When we wrote to members in October, we were able to confirm that our first Festive Lecture using Zoom will be held at 2pm on Thursday 10 December when Gillian Hovell will talk about “io Saturnalia – Happy Christmas the Roman Way!” Early Christians celebrated Christmas at the same time as the ancient Romans were feasting and partying for their pagan Saturnalia festival. Details of how to make the most of our Zoom talk are on the Welcome Page of the website. We will send out further details and the link nearer the time of the talk.
You should have received your 2021 Programme Card and sticky labels but unfortunately there were two errors for which we apologise! January’s lecture is on 14th January and October’s lecture and AGM are on the 14th October. I hope you are able to make a note of these amendments before you put them in your diary! The details sent out with the renewal, and on the website, are correct.
We are also pleased to announce that Linda Smith has confirmed that she will do her Special Interest morning (“Great Tarts in Art”) on Thursday, 16th September, 2021, hopefully at Riverside Barn. Details will be confirmed nearer the time.
This is a very challenging time and we hope that all our members are safe and well. The Committee continues to plan for 2021 and hopes to be able to bring you an exciting programme which we can enjoy “face-to-face”. We are sorry that there are some members who are unable to ‘enjoy’ Zoom and it will be such a pleasure to be able to welcome them to our lectures next year.