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9 February

Culture Trip

Hear Beethoven’s magnificent 5th Piano Concerto in E flat major, ‘The Emperor’, and Bruckner’s 4th symphony, ‘The Romantic Symphony’, at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 9 February.  ‘The Emperor’ concerto will be played by the Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son who was awarded 2 silver medals at the Tchaikovsky competition in 2011.

Seats will be in the upper circle with a good view of the orchestra and soloist and with superb acoustics.  Approximate cost per person = £39.00 (inclusive of coach travel)

If you would like to come on this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email or telephone or use the Contact Form

9 February

Classic Film

Rififi (1955; French, with English subtitles). Film noir, directed by Jules Dassin: before, during and after a robbery. The robbery sequence itself is extraordinary. "A masterpiece in acting, cinematography, directing, editing, and writing." In many critics' top 10 or top 20 films. Running time 2 hours.

19 February

Monthly Meeting

Carole Sutton: Young people as offenders:  risk, protective and preventive factors

27 February

Culture Trip

I am organising a trip to see the Matthew Bourne ballet, Red Shoes, at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, on Thursday, 27 February 2020. It is a matinee performance and seats will be in the circle.

This ballet is an adaptation of the film that was produced in the 1940/50s starring Moira Shearer and Robert Hoffman. When I was about 7 years old my mother took me to see it at the cinema and I know several members also saw it when they were young. 

Matthew Bourne's choreography/production has received rave reviews and I believe it has also received an Olivier Award. If you love ballet this is an event not to be missed.

If you would like to join this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email ( or phone as soon as possible so that I can reserve the seats.

17 March

Culture Trip

We will be seeing ‘Giselle’ at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

18 March

Monthly Meeting

Colin Aldred: Aerial Artwork (drone photography and film-making)

15 April

Monthly Meeting

Hilary Wade: 'My Life in Music ', including her time in Opera North.

14 May

Culture Trip

I am organising a Culture Trip to The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 14 May for an evening performance.

The concert is Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto played by Noboyuki Tsujii, the brilliant Japanese pianist, who is a favourite with the Liverpool audiences, and Manuel de Falla's 'Three Cornered Hat'. The conductor is Vasily Petrenko. 

Seats, costing approximately £25.00 each, would be in the mid rear gallery from which you have a commanding view of the orchestra and the acoustics are superb. Leg room, however, is limited. Travel would be by coach but, as yet, I do not have a price for that.

Because this concert is so popular tickets are extremely limited and therefore you must let me know very soon if you would like to join this trip. Please do not submit your name unless you are absolutely certain you can come on this trip.

20 May

Monthly Meeting

Meeting to follow the AGM - details to be annouced.

26 September

Monthly Meeting

Ambleside Oral History Archive: topic to be decided.

21 October

Monthly Meeting

Martin Douglas: ‘The impact of globalisation‘ both positive and negative.

18 November

Monthly Meeting

Helen Clark: Deputy Station Officer at Morecambe Bay Search and Rescue.

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