Newsletter May 2015

Next meeting  A reminder that our next meeting, the last indoor meeting before the Summer Outings, is on Friday 15 May 2015. Elizabeth Allison will be talking about ‘Follies: a look at some eccentric buildings.’

Summer Outings. There will be another opportunity to buy tickets for the three outings organised for us by Isobel Gill:

Friday 12 June 2015. [note change from programme card]  Evening visit to Westcote Manor Farm, Edgehill, OX15 6HS. Meet at the farm, on the site of a deserted medieval village, at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be provided. £2-50.

Friday 17 July 2015. Evening visit to Edgehill Hub in Radway Church and village walk. Meet outside the church at 7.30pm.  Refreshments will be provided. £5

Saturday 8 August 2015. Afternoon visit to Selly Manor, Birmingham, B30 2AETour starts at 2.00pm at Selly Manor. Own transport. Several suggestions to make a full day outing – further details from Isobel email: £8

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 2015. Brian Lewis will be opening the Windmill at the top of Pittern Hill for public viewing between 2.00pm and 5.00pm on both days.

Friday 19- Sunday 21 June 2015. Leamington Looks Back at Waterloo

A weekend of activities to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo 1815 – 2015

Rattle in a Red Coat, Art Gallery, Fri 19 June, 1pm – 1.30pm. Free Friday Focus Talk.
Discover more about the Napoleonic Wars.

 Regency Revel, Pump Rooms, Fri 19 June, 7.30pm – 11pm.
Music, dancing, readings from Jane Austen and games [tickets £25 to include a drink & canapés]

 Music, Medals and the Military, Art Gallery & Museum and Pump Room Gardens, Sat 20 June 12pm – 4pm. Free drop-in activities.
Meet ‘The Duke of Wellington’ and find out how he won the Battle of Waterloo. 

Listen to live Regency music and make a military hat or marvellous medal

 Handsome Hats, Art Gallery, Sun 21 June 11am – 4pm. Free drop-in activity.
Make and decorate a hat suitable for a Regency lady or gentleman

 Over the Waterloo Weekend there will be an opportunity to see objects relating to the Napoleonic Wars from the Art Gallery & Museum collection.

With best wishes

Peter Ashley-Smith, K&DLHG secretary

5 May 2015