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Calendar of Past Events

 

Saturday

12th

October 

 Gamma

Chapter

Life as a War Artist

Graeme Lothian 

Graeme will be talking about his life as a War Artist although he does not see himself as that. He usually paints en plein air anything that takes his fancy. His first tour was as the artist to the hospital in Camp Bastion which was, for him, fascinating. He kept being asked back and subsequently went out with the infantry soldiers on patrols in Helmand Province. He met inspirational people on these travels. One of the highlights of his painting career was setting up his easel in the hills high above Kabul, in body armour with soldiers guarding him as he looked down on the cityabout. 
He and is going to bring along some examples of his work and other memorabilia.

  A meeting not to be missed!

10:00 for 10:30 at Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells,

     

Saturday

12th

October

 Alpha

Chapter

 Main Business Meeting. 2.00pm.

Agenda will be circulated. Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AL.

 Bring and share lunch 12.45pm.  

 

Saturday

14th

September

 Alpha

Chapter

Chocolate Museum, Brixton

11.45 meet at Brixton underground. the session begins at 12.00 noon where we make our own chocolates and then visit the museum. Followed by lunch locally.

 

Saturday

14th

September

Gamma

Chapter

Liz Goddard

Malawi:

Impressions 30 years on

Liz will give us her personal impressions on a return to Malawi 30 years after last teaching at the University there.

10:00 for 10:30

at Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells

 

Friday

23rd

August 

 Alpha Chapter

Visit STIR Cafe for lunch. 23 Anglesea Road, London SE18 6EG.

Run by Bridge Support (full information in our GB News Summer edition). Meet for coffee at 11.00am outside the DLR entrance to Woolwich Arsenal Station by the Costa Cafe. There is a larger cafe and market near by. Lunch at 12.30 followed by a local walk through the Woolwich Arsenal site to the River Thames.

Stir is a social enterprise café, promoting wellbeing and recovery. Recognising the link between what we eat and how we feel, the café offers good mood food where it can to boost mood levels. Wherever possible Stir uses freshly grown herbs and vegetables from their allotment, as well as coffee beans from a local supplier in Kent.

The café also provides a bridge back into employment, using a volunteer team who want to gain work experience before moving on to paid employment. 

 

 

Thursday

22nd

August

Gamma Chapter

  Summer Party 
at home of Sheila Roberts
Morvan House, Shoreham Lane, St Michael's, Tenterden. TN30 6EG

From 11 am.

Sheila will supply coffee and biscuits and has generously offered  to provide the main meal and drinks .
Suggestions for volunteers to add to the meal are a salad,or dessert.
There is a warm swimming pool (indoors-ie in a glass enclosure) so bring swimmies if you would like a dip.

 

We look forward to hearing whether you can join

 

 

Saturday

20th

July 

Alpha chapter

Main Business Meeting. 2.00pm.

Bring & Share lunch 12.45pm.

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AL.

 

Friday

5th

July 

 Alpha Chapter  

 

Join us at the wonderful Royal Society Summer Exhibition.

 11.00am inside the entrance.

 

Saturday

22nd

June

Alpha Chapter 

Visit to Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery.

Meet at Ealing Broadway Tube at 11.00am.

         

 SATURDAY

8th

JUNE

Gamma Chapter    

Sue Walton will update us on what is happening at the Pestalozzi Village and what the future holds for them.

Pestalozzi has been providing educational opportunities for some of the world’s most disadvantaged young people for over 60 years. In the early years the beneficiaries were young children from conflict zones but since the late 1990s the focus has been on providing high achieving, low income students with scholarships to enable them to complete their secondary education. Sue Walton, Pestalozzi’s CEO, will be sharing some of the stories and successes of Pestalozzi’s amazing alumni as well as explaining the exciting developments in the charity’s new programme of support.

 Saturday

18th

May

Alpha  Chapter

2.00pm Local speaker Sue Aldred, plus two colleagues, will speak about the benefits of singing for better breathing.

Q & A session to follow.

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, SE21 7AL.

       

Saturday

18th

May

Gamma Chapter  

Circle Dancing with Sue Constance.

Come and explore the origins of Circle Dance.  Find out about the cultural influences, similarities and differences between countries and regions as you try for yourself the steps and patterns of these intricate dances.  You don’t need a partner or any special equipment just come along and enjoy yourself.  You will be surprised at how beautiful the dances are and what a wonderful way to keep fit!  Looking forward to seeing you there.

10:00 for 10:30 at Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells.
 

Saturday

23rd 

March

 

 

 

 

Gamma Chapter

 

 

 

 

Portage in Kent

Tracy Harvey

 10:00 for 10:30

Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells

 

Saturday

9th

March

 Alpha Chapter

2.00pm Lavinia Soul, pictured far right, will speak about her experience of flying around Australia in a small 'plane. Anna Evans will speak about her travels in South Africa. 

Q & A Session and update meeting for the book project.

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Dulwich Village, SE21 7AL.

Bring and share lunch starts at 12.45pm. 

 


 

 

Saturday

2nd March

Gamma chapter

 

Picasso and His  Women

Liz Strang

Picasso’s life could be described as a collage of his woman.   Beginning – naturally - with his mother and his sister followed by his early mistresses Fernande and Eva.  We see how his portraits of these women show his early development and experiments in cubism. Then come his depictions of the 5 most significant women in his life, his first wife, the Russian Olga Khoklova and then his “aphrodite” Marie Therese Walter, and the stormy revelation of his affair with her in 1932.   Later come Dora Maar, the only one  with whom he spoke his native Spanish, Francoise Gilot, the mother of two of his children and finally his second wife Jacqueline Rocque.  We look at how his styles change when each is in the ascendancy, how the character of each influenced him and how the different ways in which he depicted them show the variations and developments of his multi-fceted work.

 Saturday

19th

February 

Alpha Chapter

2.00pm Business Meeting at Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, SE21 7AL.

Includes Books to be given away to schools locally.

Bring and share lunch at 12.45.

                

Saturday

19th

January

Gamma Chapter

 Jean Brushfield

Body Language

I became interested in the subject when I went on the 3 month General Management Course
at Henley Management College, an
took it as one of my options.

 

Saturday

12th

January

 

Dr Margaret Lobo and  Lindsay McHale 

The Music Therapy Trust 

A fascinating and thought provoking talk about music therapy and how it can help in a clinical setting to facilitate: quality of life, social, cognitive and motor skills and speech and communication in children and adults.

Music therapy is the clinical evidence based use of music interventions to accomplish individualised goals within a theraputic relationship by an accredited professional who has completed an approved music therapy programme.

There was an excellent Q & A Session to follow.

Bring and share lunch at 12.45pm.

2.00pm Dulwich Hamlet Junior School SE21 7AL.

Lindsey McHale, Dr Margaret Lobo and Penny Kinnear, Alpha Chapter President. Alpha Chapter members below.

Saturday

1st

December

 

 Alpha Chapter

Christmas Celebration

10.30am Art Activity and lunch, finish at 3.00pm.

Holy Trinity Church Hall

Bryan Road, Rotherhithe

            

 

Saturday

24th

November

Gamma Chapter

Life as a Humanist Celebrant

Pat Jay

10:00 for 10:30

Beechwood School, Tunbridge Well

Thank you Delta Kappa Gamma for inviting me to lead a discussion about Humanist Ceremonies I’ll touch on the what? who? where? why? of my work and experiences as local Humanist Celebrant and   any other questions that arise.
    You don’t have to be a humanist to have a humanist ceremony!  Just to want a warm, meaningful occasion, professionally conducted and reflecting your own wishes, based on life rather than a religious text. Humanist .
     Celebrants create, write and conduct ceremonies to mark the big moments in life:  Namings, weddings, funerals, memorials.

I look forward to meeting you!

 Saturday 

10th

November

 Alpha Chapter  

Implementation Session

(Ideas from the Revitalisation Meeting)

2.00pm Dulwich Hamlet Junior School SE21 7AL

12.45pm 'Bring and share' lunch.

 

Saturday

13th

October

Revitalize GB State.

All members especially welcome.

Meet at Number 63 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH From 9.30am for a 10.00am start.

Buffet lunch provided.

 

 Saturday 

29th

September

Gamma Chapter  

The Darvell Community, Robertsbridge

Rebekah Domer

Rebekah is a member of the Darvell Bruderhof Community .  She works as a volunteer hospice chaplain and has recently published a book, “Broken but Blessed: Journeying from Pain to Peace with Unlikely Guides.”  She will have copies of her book available at the event

Rebekah will share with us about the ethos of the Bruderhof Community’s life together, their views on the education of children, and family life.  She will be happy to engage in discussion and answer any questions.

10:00 for 10:30

Beechwood School, Tunbridge Wells
 

Saturday

23rd

September

Alpha Chapter

 

Full  Business meeting 

 2.00pm at Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, SE21 7AL.

 12.45 pm 'Bring and share' lunch

 

Wednesday

1st

August

Gamma Chapter

Visit to home of Sheila Roberts

Marvan House, Shoreham Lane, St Michael's, Tenterden. TN30 6EG

11 am.

Sheila will supply coffee and biscuits and has generously offered  to provide a  Coronation Chicken dish and a lemon ice cream. Wine, water and soft drinks will also be available.

Suggestions for volunteers to add to the meal are a pasta salad, a green salad and a veggie salad-for example tomato or carrot or whatever. People may prefer to bring a dessert-au choix!

There is a warm swimming pool (indoors-ie in a glass enclosure) so bring swimmies if you would like a dip.

We look forward to hearing whether you can join us.

 

 Saturday

21st

July

 

Alpha Chapter

 

2.00pm Helen Mead. Helen with her colleague Maimunat will talk about the work of the Greenwich Migrant Hub which supports vulnerable migrant families in Greenwich and the surrounding boroughs with problems regarding housing, employment, education etc.

Unfortunately this could not take place.

12.30pm Bring and share lunch. Speaker, followed by a Business meeting. Discussion session regarding revitalisation. 

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School SE21.

 

 

Friday

13th

July

Gamma Chapter

  Visit to Herstmonceaux Castle

BN27 1RN

Meet at 11am at Chestnut Tea Room

 

 

 

Tuesday

3rd

July

 

 

Alpha Chapter

 The Royal Society Summer Exhibition - a 'must see' experience.

Meet at the entrance to The Royal Society at 11.00am.

 

 The photographs shows members at one of the 22 exhibits - this one  about 'Guardians of the Gut'.

     

   

 

 

Saturday

23rd

June

 

  

 

Alpha Chapter

Alpha Chaper Summer Outing to Greenwich. 

We meet at 11:00am on the concourse at the foot of Canada Tower outside the main entrance/exit at Canary Wharf Station. We journey to Heron Quays Station on the DLR and travel to Island Gardens (Isle of Dogs). A short walk will take us straight to the North Tower which is the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, (lift available).
     A lift at the South Tower (or spiral staircase) will bring us out close to the Cutty Sark, now being refurbished. We will look at Greenwich Market, the National Maritime Museum and then have lunch and walk up to the Observatory and admire the views across London.
Mid afternoon we travel back via boat to Westminster.

     

 Alpha Members at Greenwich

       

Saturday

19th

May

 Alpha Chapter

Brunei Gallery at SOAS,

Visit to the Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Russell Square tube). Admission free. 

 
       

Friday 13th

 - Sunday

15th April

 

GREAT BRITAIN STATE CONFERENCE

Specialist Provision in Education

Antoinette Hotel Kingston
Beaufort Road
Kingston
London, KT1 2TQ

For full details follow link

 Eirinn Carroll is in her final year as a student of The Brit School - a school founded and supported by the entertainment industry.  As a singer Eirinn studies in the Music strand of the school and will talk about her life as a student there with some musical interludes to describe her experience and entertain us."

Saturday

17th

March

Gamma Chapter

Works of Feeling,
Pre Raphaelite Book Illustration
Amanda-Jane Doran

Amanda-Jane Doran worked as Publishing Manager and Curator for Punch magazine for fifteen years. At present, she is cataloguing Victorian illustrated books in the Royal Academy Library and is a freelance writer and lecturer

Beechwood School Tunbridge Wellls.

 

Saturday 

10th

March

 Alpha Chapter

Lindsay McHale speaking on 'Music Therapy in Africa' had to be cancelled.

Claire Purcell, Head of School, pictured on the left, gave a very interesting talk about the school  website and updated us on aspects of education at Dulwich Hamlet Junior School.

Venue: Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AL

Bring and share lunch from 12.30pm.

 

 Saturday

24th

February

 Alpha Chapter

Visit to the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.

Founded by social historian Robert Opie, the museum tells the story of product marketing from Victorian times until today.

Exhibits range from tins of shoe polish to cereal boxes, radios and vacuum cleaners. 

New display on Sustainable Packaging.

 
 

 

   
       

SATURDAY

13th

January

2018

Alpha Chapter 

 

Harriet Goodman - 'Philosophy for Children (P4C)'.

 2.00pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Bryan Road, Rotherhithe.

Bring your own sandwich for lunch. Raffle. Parking in the Church Car Park.

 

Saturday

9th

December

 

 Alpha Chapter

Christmas Visit to The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AN.

This year The Charterhouse opened its doors to the public - the first time since its foundation in 1348. It has served as a monastery, private mansion, school and almshouse.

Followed by lunch at the Fox and Anchor. 

 Charterhouse
       
   

 

 

Saturday

 11th

November

Alpha Chapter

Last minute change of speaker as Lindsay McHale is travelling due to business.

Mental Health - an insight on the role of psychiatric health workers today

Anne Ross, Mental Health Worker

Holy Trinity Church Hall. 3 Bryan Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5HF

 

Saturday

14th

October

Alpha Chapter

Tour of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School. 

14th October, 2.00pm. Claire Purcell will guide us on a tour of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School - an outstanding and technically very up-to-date school. 

Cancelled due to illness. 

Alternate programme:  Coffee in Dulwich Village followed by a meeting and visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery.