Arts, Books and Culture

Arts, Books and Culture

Global History

Meets: 3rd Tuesday. 10.00 – 12.00 Venue: Friends Meeting House Contact the Group Leader:See below

Recorder Intermediate

f you already play and enjoy making music in a group come to this session. The Group Leader has recorders available to borrow and all music is provided. Meets:Fridays from 14:00 to 16:00 Venue:Collingbourne Ducis Contact the Group Leader:See below


Members Homes                                            First Wednesday of each month 14.00 – 16.00 The Books! Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in a member’s house in Marlborough and environs. We read a wide range of fiction and occasional non-fiction. Each month we vote on a shortlist of three suggested by a different member. A wait …

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Recorder Beginners

IIf you have never played and would like to learn or if you have played and would like to play again, then come along and make music. The Group Leader has recorders available to borrow if you would like to try before you buy. All music is provided. Meets:Tuesdays from 14:00 to 16:30 Venue:Collingbourne Ducis …

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Music Maestros

This group meets once a month in the leader’s home to listen and discuss many aspects of the music of selected composers, performers, conductors and specific musical works as previously agreed. Only a member’s interest in the music is required without the need to perform or, indeed, to know any.  Refreshments are enjoyed in comfortable …

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Poetry Appreciation

A small friendly group welcoming new members who enjoy reading, sharing and discussing poetry.  We touch upon a wide range of eras and genres depending upon the various choices made by members.  Some enjoy taking the lead in selecting the poems and poets and leading discussions while other members prefer to listen and reflect in …

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Music Appreciation

During the year musical subjects are chosen and then presented to the group by some members.  These are illustrated with recorded music.  Presentations usually include both excerpts from the music chosen and information on the composer and the background to the compositions. Meets:3rd Friday of the month from 14:15 to 16:15 Venue:Currently using Zoom, but …

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Jazz Appreciation

Members present an informal recital or illustrated talk or just come and share their love of aspects of jazz – historic vintage performances, classic ‘golden era’ jazz, British jazz – trad or modern – Swing Era greats – Ellington, Goodman, Basie, Heath etc. – Bebop, West Coast, Cool, Progressive.  There’s a huge, free CD and …

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Book Circle

No longer constrained by Zoom we now meet in Marlborough and read and discuss a diverse range of books, most recently The Sealwoman’s Gift (Sally Magnusson), The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett) and We are made of Earth (Panos Karnezis).  In 2023 we plan to read Hilary Mantel, Sylvia Plath, Matt Haig and Rose Tremain; lively …

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Book Group

The group meet once a month to discuss a book that they have all read.  The books to be read are chosen by the members.  Over the last year we have read a variety of novels – some recently published and others that were several years old.  All led to lively discussions which gave the …

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