SSC Guild – New Season Starts Wednesday 14th Sept 2016 at 7.30pm.

19 Aug 2016
By Barbara Mayall

 

This season we will, once again, offer an exciting and varied programme of speakers with something to suit everyone, ranging from history, theatre, laughter, art, medicine and Tibetan monks.

The Guild is open to everyone and meets in the Reading Room (opposite St Lawrence Church) on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm and ending about 9.00pm after tea/coffee and biscuits. The annual membership fee is only £6, guests on the night £2. Great value, I’m sure you’d agree, so why not come along. We are always happy to welcome new members.
 
Sept 14th - We will be treated to a talk by Ian Caskie, who is a volunteer and guide for the SS Great Britain. He will take us along the ship’s remarkable journey from her original design, through the different phases of her working life, her restoration, preservation and ‘re-launch’ as a multi-award winning museum of international renown.
 
Oct 12th - Lynda Warren will tell us her personal reminiscences, story lines, cast, settings and more (including music) about ‘The Golden Age of Musical Theatre - from the Prairies of Oklahoma to anti-war Hair.’ 
 
Nov 9th - Robin Miller will have you all laughing with his hilarious mixture of themed verbal whimsies, cartoons and photographic imagery calculated to tickle the ribs.
 
Dec 14th - We have our Christmas get together, with a delicious buffet and drinks. Tickets will be on sale nearer the time. Following the success of the entertainment last year, there will be something (hush, hush) special to delight you. 
 
Jan 11th - The new year will be started by Nick Griffiths, giving us an insight into how the Roman Soldiers wrote letters home and, more intriguing, what they wrote.
 
Feb 8th – Jane Rasch will tell us all about her adventures and work from ‘Wiltshire to Little Tibet’ including working with Tibetan refugees, the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in south India and touring the UK with eight monks.
 
March 8th – Local resident and art expert Noel James joins us again, this time to talk about ‘How to care for your art.’
 
April 12th – Adam Moors had to postpone his talk last season, due to circumstances beyond his control, so we look forward to his walk through gynaecological surgical history. ‘From the Dark Ages to the Da Vinci Robot.’
 
May 10th – is our AGM followed by our very own Mary McGill telling us about her experiences as a Blue Badge Guide. Come along and ‘Follow the Umbrella.’
 
June 14th - Having enjoyed a great season of speakers, we end the year in style with our Summer Social Evening.