Latest Group News

  • Outings Group social event

     March 12, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    Convener, Roslyn Byfield, writes:

    I was thinking it was high time we had another of these jolly meetings so want to propose Friday 23rd March from 3 45 onwards in the Crouch End Costa ... no need to RSVP - hope to see you there!

    Find out more about the Outings Group here

  • Music Appreciation Group Update

     March 11, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    Ewa, the convener of the Group, writes:

    The Music Appreciation meetings are once a month on Fridays at 2.30 p.m in my house. Next meeting is on the 23rd March. We are concentrating on history of classical music for the next couple of sessions and then we will select individual compositions from each period of music to study the pieces in a greater detail.There hopefully will be some concerts we could attend as well.

    Find out more about Music Appreciation Group here


  • Book Group update

     March 10, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    At each meeting we discuss the two books that we have all agreed to read at the previous session. To date most of the chosen books have been fiction but we do not rule out biographies or other works of non-fiction. To date, no one has suggested poetry but there is no reason why this might not happen in future.

    These are the books that we have discussed at our meetings so far:

    Jane Austen Persuasion Tracy Chevalier At the Edge of the Orchard Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See Lionel Shriver The Mandibles - A Family 2029-2047 Conor O'Callaghan Nothing on Earth William Maxwell The Chateau Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage Samantha Schwebling The Fever Dream Oliver Sacks The Man who Mistook his Wife as A Hat Edith Wharton The House of Mirth Gordon Macrae Burnet His Bloody Project Margaret Atwood Alias Grace Richard Bausch Peace

    There are currently vacancies in the Group.

    Find out more about the Book Group here

  • Relaxation Group new dates

     March 9, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    Come and explore different relaxation and meditation techniques. Hopefully you will find one or more to integrate into your life.

    • Start date: 3 April 2018
    • End date: 12 June 2018
    • Frequency: A 6 week block of one-hour sessions
    • When: Tuesdays, from 11.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m.
    • Where: Moravian Church, Priory Road, Room 4
    • Number of places: Maximum of 10 members

    Group Convener: Carmela Turchiarelli

    Find out more about the Relaxation Group here

  • Poetry Group update

     March 9, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    We now have two poetry groups, Poetry for Pleasure 1 & 2, hosted by members of each group.

    Poetry for Pleasure 1 will read poems chosen by members, usually based on an agreed theme, and will then discuss the poet and the poem. This group is led by Patricia Isaacs.

    Poetry for Pleasure 2 will concentrate more on analysing poems and digging deeper into poets. This group is led by Richard Kramer.

    • Frequency: Monthly
    • When: Third Tuesday, from 2.30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Where: In group members' homes

    Find out more about the Poetry Groups here

  • 1960s Group

     March 8, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    The 1960s – The decade that changed the world.

    Sign up for this brand new course and relive the decade that saw Britain rule the world. Every month, the group will agree the topics to be discussed at the next meeting. It might be a particular year, it could be art and literature, science and technology, crime and punishment, politics both domestic and international, home life and holidays, music and fashion, food and drink, media and advertising, television and cinema – or a combination of the above or something completely different. Whatever, we will recall, remember and reminisce. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, sign up. There are still some places but don’t delay. Sign up today here. It’s gonna be Fun Fun Fun!

  • World Literature Group news

     March 7, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    The World Literature Group has proved very popular and now has two groups meeting monthly. Both groups have now completed the initial book, Homer’s Odyssey. From April 2018 two different books in English translation will be discussed:

    Vasily Grossman’s modern Russian epic Life and Fate, centred on the battle of Stalingrad
    Stendhal’s classic The Red and the Black, set in post-Napoleonic France

    Find out more about the World Literature Group here

  • Next Gallery visit

     March 2, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    Our next visit will be on Friday 13th April, at 11 a.m., to the amazing Andreas Gursky photographs at the Hayward Gallery. This show is not free, sadly, but well worth the £14.50 (£7.50 with Art Pass), payable at the door. All members welcome, even if not signed up to the Galleries Visits list, but please email Jennifer on if you are interested in joining us there.

    Find out more about the Museums & Galleries Group here

  • Film Group news

     February 26, 2018   GROUP NEWS  

    The Film Group has been meeting, watching and enjoying a small selection of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger films. There is a core group and also a quota of those who have come and gone. There are still people being added to the original waiting list and it is worth being on it. Our larger space is a lot closer and might be ready for April, but no promises! After May we will take a summer break until resuming in September.

    The next series will look at how cinema changed or perhaps moved on at the end of the 50’s. Again many to choose from and on my initial list are a quite wide ranging collection starting I think with Peeping Tom(1960), other possibilities are Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The L shaped Room (1962), and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

    We are still meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month in Mount View Road.

    Find out more about the Film Group here