Shaftesbury & Gillingham

Events

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Alan Jones talk entitled "Look Into My Eyes" - The history and mystery of Hypnosis.

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

Mention hypnotism and people fear being turned into chickens! Yet the history of hypnosis dates back to the dawn of civilisation, so sit back, relax and discover the history and mystery of hypnosis, plus the benefits of Hypnotherapy today. AND NO, you won't become a chicken!
Thu Feb 6th 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Malcolm Wells talk entitled "So Far So Good"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

The talk is an informative, light hearted and fast moving, covering stories from behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace and state occasions, experience of serving in a mobile hospital in the Gulf War and his time as a national speaker at Canine Partners.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Philip Browne entitled "A Freezing Horror : the wreck of the Halsewell, 1786"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

One of the most dramatic shipwreck disasters on an English shore is the subject of the talk by Dorset writer Philip Browne. Drawing on his recent book "The Unfortunate Captain Peirce and the Wreck of the Halsewell", he will describe the terrible events that shocked the nation when a huge East India Company ship was wrecked on the Purbeck coast.
Philip Browne will bring copies of his book for sale at a discount price of £10.
Thu Apr 2nd 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Keith Hooper talk entitled " Charles Dickens"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

Having been awarded a doctorate from Exeter University for his work on Charles Dickens his commissioned biography of the author has been published.
Thu May 7th 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Bob Kelley entitled "Shaftesbury - a victim of the Industrial Revolution"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

The speaker was born and grew up in Shaftesbury.
Thu Jun 4th 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Brian Freeland entitled "The View From The Wings"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

Developed from his experience with everything from variety (Butlin's Holiday Camps and the London Palladium) to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Scottish Opera and Sadler's Wells Ballet. The stage manager's view from the prompt corner is very different to that from your comfortable seat in the stalls or circle. Reality theatre; no retakes. Reviews say -"slightly saucy"!
Thu Jul 2nd 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Susan Brattin entitled "Horrible history of Scotland"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Aug 6th 2020 Following the successful lunch in August 2019, provisional arrangements are in hand for a repeat lunch at Rushmore Golf Club,
Thu Sep 3rd 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Rupert Hague-Holmes entitled "We must take the castle site" (Korean War)

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Oct 1st 2020 AGM followed by a talk by Brian Percey "Salisbury Street Pastors"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Nov 5th 2020 Monthly meeting will have a talk by Nicola Tallis entitled "Crown of Blood:The deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Greys"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.