Monthly meetings are held on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month at 2.30pm, usually in St Laurence Church Hall, The Shambles, Stroud. Except for the AGM, there is a charge of £2 to cover the speaker's fee and the hall booking cost.
We do hold some events away from here. These are our monthly IT Drop-in workshop, our Annual Tea Party and our Christmas Lunch.
Some Group meetings/outings are also listed.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Sat Dec 21st||Singing for Pleasure||Welcome Christmas on Saturday 21st December at Christ Church, Chalford at 7:30 pm. |
Soloists: Lavinia Redman - Oboe, Beatrice Marshall - Soprano
Conductor: Christine Samuda
Accompanist: Barrie Cooper
Admission £7.50, to include Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
|Thu Jan 2nd||Meeting||A monstrous commotion: the mysteries of the Loch Ness monster - Dr. Gareth Williams tells us about advising on a new film|
|Thu Feb 6th||Meeting||The U.S.A - Boom Bust and Beyond - Paddy Hannigan analyses American economic climates and their effect on us|
|Thu Mar 5th||Meeting||The Permaculture Revolution - Seb Buckton tells how Stroud is teaching groups from many different lands this important eco-friendly system|
|Thu Apr 2nd||Meeting||Glorious Coloured Gemstones - Local gemmologist Helen Plumb delves into the geology, history and value of gemstones|
|Thu Jun 4th||Meeting||The other Michelangelo: the life & loves of Caravaggio - Ian Cooper|
|Thu Jul 2nd||Meeting||The artistry, craftsmanship and challenge of Stonemasonry - Caroline Horwood, who has worked on Gloucester Cathedral, tells about her special skills|
|Thu Aug 6th||Meeting||Wytchfinder - John Putley tells the history of witches and witch-hunting (postponed from last year)|
|Thu Sep 3rd||Meeting||A lifetime in Music - with live jazz piano illustrations - Roger Browne|
|Thu Oct 1st||Meeting||AGM - to be determined|
|Thu Nov 5th||Meeting||Tackling emergencies in world disaster zones - Richard Silverwood describes his dramatic role with the German Technische Hilfswerk Service|