Monthly Meetings 2018/19 Season

September to December 2018
Thursday 6 September
Film evening - “Que Dios Nos Perdone” (May God Save Us) by Rodrigo Sorogoyen;

Thursday 4 October
Lesser known Cantabria
Carol Shepherd

Thursday 1 November
La España Blanca: the art of Joaquin Sorolla
Raymond Calcraft

Thursday 6 December Fiesta de Navidad!
January to July 2019
Thursday 3 January**

GIBRALTAR THEN AND NOW - Part Two.......
Josie Wheeler
Josie spent 16 of her first 18 years of life living in Gibraltar and returns there now and then. This is a continuation of her June talk. The title of this talk allows her indulge in a small dose of nostalgia whilst outlining the turbulent history of The Rock and taking a look at how this history has over the years influenced the Llanitoculture and forged the unique Gibraltarian identity.
**Originally we planned to hold the meeting on 10 January but the venue is not available to us then, so the meeting will be on 3 January

Thursday 7 February
Ecuador and the Galapagos
Andy Tucker, NatureTrek
Andy takes us from the humid lowlands of the Amazon rainforest, through cloud forests populated by sparkling tanagers and hummingbirds, right to the roof of the Andes above the treeline, showing us the wildlife highlights as we go. After refreshments, we head 1,000 miles out into the Pacific Ocean and to the fabled Galapagos Islands astride the equator. Here Giant Tortoises, an other-worldly volcanic landscape, and approachable sealions and nesting seabirds await us.

Thursday 7 March
Guitar Trio

Thursday 4 April
Butterflies of the Pyrenees
Brian Fletcher
This talk covers some of the wildlife, flowers and scenery seen on a Summer holiday. We were based in Berdun, near the Rio Aragon in Navarra, and visited various locations in the Pyrenees and Pre-pyrenees.
We saw over 100 different species of butterflies and moths as well as birds and other wildlife.

Thursday 2 May
CHAMOS
Venezuelan charity

Thursday 6 June
Men of the International Brigade
Alan Lloyd
Alan's talk will cover the period from the election of the democratically elected Republican Government in February 1936, the beginning of the fascist coup d’etat on 17/18 July 1936 through to the end of the civil war on 31 March 1939. During the talk he will introduce the men and woman connected to Hampshire who went to support the Government, either at the front line or offering medical aid.
In particular he will major on Ray Cox, Harold Laws, David Guest and Ivor Hickman, from Southampton, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Moore and Roy Watts from Portsmouth, and Albert Rabone from Gosport, who were killed in Spain – or in the case of Jimmy Moore died of their wounds.
Comprehensive information on the British battalion of the International Brigades can be found on the website of the International Brigades Memorial Trust www.international-brigades.org.uk/

TBA, July 2018

Summer Social Event


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