Programme for 2020


Thursday March 5 Our chosen charity this year is Refuge which supports women and children experiencing domestic violence.  Kirsty Bates will tell us about their important work

Thursday April 2 Members' meeting with time to talk, a 'scarf swap' and raffle and table quiz.  Find a bargain and clear out your cupboards!

Thursday May 7 Surrey TV weatherman Ian Currie on clouds and what they tell us about the weather

Thursday June 6 Former Wimbledon Centre Court steward Alan Chalmers on his 40 years behind the scenes there, many stories of working with players and celebrities.

Thursday July 2 Art workshop led by artist and City Lit teacher Kate Hardy - no talent is necessary, just try out something new

No formal meeting in August but we aim to have an informal get-together with food and drink

Thursday September 3 Find out about the remarkable Mrs Ganley, unsung local pioneer, with author Sue Demont

Thursday October 1 Learn about balsamic vinegar with a tasting and  lovely recipe ideas from Burren Balsamics, makers of infused balsamics

Thursday November 5 Annual meeting - followed by a quiz

Thursday December 3 Skandi-themed Christmas - traditions, food and maybe something small to make

Recent trips

We've been to the Clink restaurant in HMP Brixton for lunch, to the special exhibition at Strawberry Hill House, had a tour of the Royal Hospital with a real Chelsea pensioner, been to the Mayfield Lavender Farm, and to the recycling centre at Smugglers Way.  Just before Christmas we went to Dennis Severs' house in Spitalfields for an atmospheric experience. Our first trip ever was to the little-known National Opera Studio - in Chapel Yard right on the Wandsworth one-way where we heard trainee singers.


Upcoming trips

We hope to get to Eltham Palace and Fenton House in Hampstead, plus possibly go on the Strictly Come Dancing costume tour too.