What's On at Greyfriars? 

May 2022

FRIDAY 13TH MAY

TREEN                                                                                                                                       JS

The word means ‘made of wood.’ we all have items in our homes made of wood, but do we know the difference between one wood and another?

Tonight’s speaker Brian Pollard will explain the different kinds of wood mainly from British trees and what their respective properties are. He will bring along several examples to show you.

TUESDAY 17TH MAY

The theatre visit previously announced to the Saints Group at Allesley, has now been cancelled.

FRIDAY 20 TH MAY

THE WOMEN’S LAND ARMY                                                                                   MI

Tonight we welcome back Jane Arnold, who has previously given us many memorable talks. The Women’s Land Army was formed in June 1939 to help on the land during WW2, and they were essential in the production of food. All this was necessary as the men were involved in other occupations to do with the war effort. Jane will tell us about the various jobs they were recruited to do, and the conditions they lived in. This is sure to be a very entertaining evening.

 

FRIDAY 27TH MAY

GREYFRIARS 51st AGM                                                                                                  EH

Notice is hereby given that the 51st Annual General meeting of Greyfriars Arts and Recreation Society will be held on Friday 27th May at 7.45

The majority of the committee who served in 2019-20 have indicated their willingness to serve again, with the exception of the Secretary and two others. Should you be willing to join us, please speak to one of the Committee. Another vacancy remains from previous years. Nomination forms will be on the Welcome Desk during May. Items for inclusion on the agenda should be given in writing to Sue Lindsey or Eunice Harrison by Friday 20th May 2022. (EH Chair)

 

 

June 2022

FRIDAY 3RD JUNE

QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE PUDDING CLUB EVENING

Organised by The Greyfriars Pudding Sub Commitee

We will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special Pudding Club Evening, with the puddings made by our talented members. We will be entertained with music from the Coventry Scratch Orchestra. Please note that this is a ‘Ticket Only’ event at a charge of £5 per person, which includes entrance, tea, coffee, squash, entertainment and puddings of course! To simplify the arrangements, we would ask everyone to come along with a pudding plate, cutlery, and any alternative drinks you may want. Please add your name to the list on the Notice Board. Tickets are now available. Due to catering and seating availability, this will be a Members Only Event. The list closes on Friday 27th May.

 

TUESDAY 7TH JUNE

PREPARE TO MEET THY TOMB                                                                    BC

PRIORY THEATRE KENILWORTH AT 7.00 FOR 7.30

Set in an old mansion with secret passages, this spoof and baffling murder mystery with over the top characters and shocking plot, will thrill and delight in equal measure. Tickets £10 payable by 27th May to Bob Clemons.

 

FRIDAY 10 TH JUNE CJ

A MISCELLANY

Once again we welcome the Rev Kathy Lloyd Roberts the vicar of Temple Balsall, and a lady who stands out in the male dominated world of the Anglican Church. The Rev Kathy has chosen to speak on a miscellany of subjects which can be sure to amuse and entertain.

 

FRIDAY 17 TH JUNE

EDWARD IV AND THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER MI

Eddie Smallwood, a speaker new to Greyfriars, will talk about the life of the Yorkist king, Edward IV, who had to fight for his right to be king and was the brother of Richard III. There has always been a mystery concerning the fate of Edward’s sons, the princes in the Tower, who were supposedly being protected by their uncle Richard, but they were never seen again. Come and hear more about this intriguing piece of history.

 

FRIDAY 24TH JUNE

CHOCOLATE MAKING AT HENLEY SL

Our speaker tonight Sally Daniels will give a talk about the history of chocolate and it’s journey to the U.K., the role of artisan chocolate and about her journey with Henley Chocolates. She will bring with her a variety of products that are made at Henley which can be purchased and also we will have a guided chocolate tasting after the break. This is a talk for members only and is limited to a maximum of 35 by ticket, as we need to know numbers for the amount of chocolates Sally has to bring.