Talks are open to all local residents and are usually FREE and held monthly in our new venue - West Side Church, Melody Road SW18 2QQ (on the corner of Melody Road and Allfarthing Lane, next door to Alvering Library), 7.45 for 8pm unless otherwise stated.
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Thursday 11 April, 7.45 for 8pm
Life-centred funerals - changes in the funeral ceremony. A talk by John Valentine, stonemason and secular funeral celebrant, offering alternatives to the religious format so many of us use for our loved ones, or even for ourselves, because we do not know any other way.
“I tend to talk about life-centred funerals as opposed to faith-based ones; faith-based funerals are an act of worship, life-centred ones are not. They are mostly secular although may incorporate words/music from a Christian tradition. But the story is always central.” – JV
Friday 10 May 2013, 11:00 to 12:30
What’s going on at Burntwood School, Tooting?
John Dawson has negotiated a tour of the new buildings under construction. Two new blocks should be well advanced and the refectory and dance studio block will be almost finished. The cost of the rebuild is estimated at some £40 million.
This tour will be limited to 15 people, so if you are interested please contact Valerie Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8767 3814.
Sunday 12 May 2013, 7.30 for 8pm
The Return of the Soirée
Following the Society meeting in December to discuss soirées, Stefan Byron has generously offered to host a new series at 14 Patten Road – close to the former home of the Wards, who made their ‘soirées’ a Society institution.
A small team is now putting together a varied programme for Sunday 12 May – to celebrate the start of summer! – and planning future events. The aim, as before, is to bring Society members together to enjoy a medley of music and words.
Tickets: £5 (to include a drink), payable on arrival. But book now to avoid disappointment (first come, first served). Your suggestions for future soirées will also be very welcome. Contact David Kirk at email@example.com or on 020 8874 9167.
Thursday 16 May 2013, 6pm
An Evening Walk: Wandsworth on Film
Wandsworth is the third most popular London borough for film locations. As its contribution to the borough’s Arts Festival 2013, the Society has arranged for Maria Horn, Filming Manager of Wandsworth Council’s Film Oftice to lead a locations walk around central Wandsworth. We will be finishing at the Ram Brewery site, where the manager, John Hatch, will welcome us with some of his home brew.
Duration approximately one hour; numbers limited; meeting place to be disclosed on booking. Contact Valerie Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8767 3814.
Forthcoming events: (further details to follow)
Thursday 13 June: Karen Grosch will talk about the building of her garden in Pitt Crescent which will open on Sunday 16 June for NGS.