Events calendar 2021
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The AGM was followed by a review of events in the past year, presented by Huw Griffith on Zoom.
Books that inspired, intrigued or amused members as lockdown forced its way into our lives.
Devised and narrated by Christopher North with readings by
Christopher North and novelist J David Simons explored the pleasures of the short story in fiction and also launched the Book Circle’s 2020 short story competition.
Jean Hilder talked about what it is to be a migrant, as discussed in four books written by a Bosnian, a Kurd, an Iranian and an Indian.
We welcomed members to our first virtual meeting!
Sam Laird introduced us to Dorothy Dunnett, OBE, born in Dunfermline, 1923-2001. She is best known for The House of Niccoló and The Lymond Chronicles.
We celebrated his work with bilingual readings by Julie Christie and Lalie Abad, accompanied by details drawn from his fascinating life.
Terry Gifford discussed the relationship between Georgic and Pastoral, from the Ancient Greeks to contemporary literature.
Christopher North introduced "Books and Climate Change" - a miscellany of books and writers concerned with climate change.
TheAnnual General Meeting was followed by a presentation on the Siege of Troy, given by Huw Griffiths.
Sian Bowen took a look at the work of four authors who have each given us a great Italian detective.
This holiday entertainment comprised a reading of "In the Footsteps of Cervantes", devised and directed, as always, by Cchristopher North.
Erica Meltzer presented "War stories: an oral history of World War II in France".
Huw reminded us of all the events of 2018.