The year 1815 was a pivotal one in English and European History. It brought to an end over 20 years of warfare throughout the continent. Our study will examine the new country and continent that emerged and look at the new forces in society. No need to contact me in advance. Just turn up.
We meet at the leaders house to discuss the previous month’s choice. Each member takes a turn in choosing so we have a wide range of authors and subjects to talk about while we enjoy coffee and biscuits.
The group is suitable for mixed abilities, though experience with drawing helps, as work is self-directed. At each session we make observational drawings in cafes and other public spaces, including outdoors, mainly in central Bury St Edmunds.
Venue to be confirmed. This group will look at a generous selection of cantos from each of the three books, aiming to complete the journey in about three terms, Autumn, from September 2018, Winter/Spring 2019, and Autumn, from September 2019, (avoiding the summer months).
Suffolk’s Best Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable are two of England’s greatest artists. They were born within 30 miles of each other and only a generation apart. Our study will concentrate on their work set in the context of their lives and contemporary art practice. No need to contact me in advance. Just turn up.
We are a mixed group, from those with more than 25 years of experience to those who have yet to begin. If you have ever wondered about your ancestors this is the group for you
This group explores events from the 19th century – events that changed the lives of average people. We look beneath the layer of queens, kings and battles. We are looking for the evens that affected the day-to-day lives of ordinary people in Victorian Britain. Ours is a discussion group, not a lecture session. We choose a topic; each member researches the topic. The shared discussion provides new knowledge. If you are interested in discovering what made the people of Britain great,…
Each December the Group decides on the programme for the coming year. Members organise the visits to the church or village of their choice, finding a person to talk to the Group about its history, architecture and other features of interest.
This self-help group aims to give support to its members by sharing memories thus prompting recollections of our own past. Each month everyone reads something they have written and the Group discusses each piece and makes (helpful) comments.
We are a friendly group, interested in trying new crafts as well as sharing ideas and skills to create solo and joint projects.
Our aim is to promote friendship by reading a wide range of books from the classics to contemporary fiction.