Nine small islands in the middle of the Atlantic have enchanted sailors and adventurers from the 15th century to the present day, and fuelled speculation as to whether they once formed the lost land of Atlantis mentioned by Plato in c400BC. Richard Footitt explains his own life-long fascination with the Azores - and with the myth of Atlantis.
An exhibition of the latest collection of work by artists from St Augustine’s Drawing Group in a variety of styles and medium. Wine and nibbles available throughout.
Come and enjoy a choral concert of Brahms’ German Requiem with the St Augustine’s Singers conducted by Paul Jackson. Soloists include Alanya Reynolds (soprano), Alistair Bamford (baritone) – with Philip Mead (piano).
To be followed by an Italian Buffet Supper at 7.30pm prepared by Antonio and Celeste Potenza.
Robin Cormack, Emeritus Professor at the Courtauld Institute, shows Byzantine mosaics, icons and books in places now difficult to reach but built in the Sixth Century AD as pilgrimage destinations for Christians. He uncovers new questions in old art.
Hosted by Richmond Road Residents’ Association, this popular annual quiz is open to teams from the local area who compete across a range of subjects for the magnificent Challenge Cup awarded to the winner on the night. Teams of 6 pay £12 pp to take part and the price includes a buffet meal and drinks. Book a place now (01223 364929).
Douglas Zanders was a New Zealander who joined the Australian Army at the outbreak of WW II in the Pacific, firstly as an infantryman and then as part of a concert party providing entertainment to fighting units in Australia and New Guinea. This talk by his son, Ed Zanders, will provide the background to the unit and describe some of their experiences as they performed in various shows, often under arduous conditions in the jungle or outback.
We live in a universe perfectly suited to our existence, in a galaxy of 100 000 million stars and possibly as many planets, containing giant molecular clouds full of the building blocks of life and yet it is silent out there. Dr Robin Catchpole of the Institute of Astronomy will consider the question as to whether there is life and in particular intelligent life beyond our planet and if not perhaps why not.
Hear about the natural history of this enigmatic bird of prey, how and where it lives, and why it might be missing from our lives. Conor Jameson works for the RSPB and explains how his search for the Goshawk took him to some unexpected places at home and abroad, from city centres to dense forests. And how this adventure turned into a prize winning book sharing its title with this talk.
All the churches will share a morning communion service. There will be no other morning services.
This project is to make a bowl or vessel using merino wool and silk.
The number of participants is limited to 15, so please book early. Your tutor is Margaret Waring (Embroiderers' Guild and Textiles Society). Please email Margaret Waring for more information and to book.
Payment is in the form of a donation of £50 which includes all materials. All funds raised go towards the work of the Friends of St. Giles' Church.