South Lakes

Events

Monthly Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday in the month, 10.00-1200 at Castle Street Centre

Many indoor Group Meetings are held at Abbot Hall or Castle Street Centre


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Sep 21st Monthly Meeting
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Wed Oct 19th Monthly Meeting
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Wed Nov 16th Monthly Meeting
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Wed Dec 21st No Month;y Meeting
Wed Jan 18th 2023 Monthly Meeting
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Wed Feb 15th 2023 Monthly Meeting
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Wed Mar 15th 2023 Monthly Meeting
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Wed Jul 19th 2023 Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline.
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the
rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and passions.
Wed Jul 19th 2023 Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline.
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the
rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and passions.
Books on Tuesday
Tue Jul 19th Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and #passions.
Tue Aug 16th We do not meet in August
Tue Sep 13th Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Balwin led by Wendy
This semi-autobiographical book tells the story of John Grimes, a black teenager growing up in Harlem. It focuses on the influential role of the Pentecostal church in the life of the community.
Tue Oct 11th The Testaments by Margaret Attwood led by Bob
This sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was the joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019. Gilead’s world and future are viewed by three women - a girl raised in its confines, another on the run and one at the heart of the regime.
Tue Nov 8th History Of Wolves by Emily Fridlund led by Marion
Young Madeline lives with her parents in northern Minnesota. An outsider, she is drawn to enigmatic Lily and her teacher Mr. Grierson. When she becomes the babysitter for a family who has recently moved in she finds that the choices she makes over a few days will reverberate throughout her life.
Tue Dec 13th We do not meet in December
Tue Jan 10th 2023 Members’ recommendations for next year.
Books available as a book box from Carlisle library can be found at www.cumbriacc.gov.uk/libraries/readinggroups
Tue Feb 14th 2023 Where The Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens led by Marion.
An exquisite ode to the natural world, it is a heart-breaking coming of age story with a possible murder mystery. A richly imagined story of innocence undone and a small town torn and reshaped by crisis.
Tue Mar 14th 2023 Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout led by Suzanne.
Although now older Olive Kitteridge remains blunt and contradictory yet deeply loveable. She now has to come to terms with the changes in her own existence and in those around her.
Tue Apr 11th 2023 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo led by Catherine.
Joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019, the book follows the life stories of twelve very different characters, mostly black and British.
Tue May 9th 2023
→Wed May 10th 2023
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell led by Stella.
The short life of Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son is told in a profoundly moving account of grief, family and genius at a time when all life was precarious.
Tue Jun 13th 2023 East West Street by Philippe Sands led by Margaret.
Winner of the Baillie Gifford prize, 2016, the book charts the birth of international human rights legislation after WW2. Sands also reveals his ques to uncover the history of his own Jewish family.
Tue Jul 11th 2023 Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline.
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the
rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and passions.
Tue Aug 8th 2023 NO MEETING IN AUGUST
Tue Sep 12th 2023 Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Balwin led by Wendy.
This semi-autobiographical book tells the story of John Grimes, a black teenager growing up in Harlem. It focuses on the influential role of the Pentecostal church in the life of the community.
Tue Oct 10th 2023 The Testaments by Margaret Attwood led by Bob.
This sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was the joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019. Gilead’s world and future are viewed by three women - a girl raised in its confines, another on the run and one at the heart of the regime.
Tue Nov 14th 2023 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen led by Monica.
At the age of ten impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy aunt
Bertram and her family. As well as concerning the love interests of the various protagonists the book also touches on attitudes to the theatre and slavery.
Tue Dec 12th 2023 NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
Classic Films
Thu Jul 7th The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Errol Flynn, colour)
Thu Aug 4th Alone Across The Pacific (1963 Japanese, English subtitles
Thu Sep 1st Fanfare (1958 Dutch, English subtitles). Delightful comedy by Bert Haanstra. Plus two Haanstra shorts. Total running time 1 hour 50 minutes.
Poetry and Prose Reading
Thu Jul 28th Upheaval
Themes in World History
Mon Jul 4th Global Resources Security with specific reference to water and China (Chris Shearin)