Calendar of Events for 2013
- Tuesday 12 March 2013, 7.30pm
80 New Road, Bromsgrove B60 2LA
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The meeting will be followed by a talk on the early history of the Society by Max Hunt to mark the Society’s 40th anniversary.
- Tuesday 26 March 2013, 12.30pm
The Statue, High Street, Bromsgrove
A.E.H. BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION
The annual ceremony by the statue will be followed by a buffet lunch in the Council House, by kind invitation of the Chairman of the District Council. Robin Shaw, whose contribution to the Society over 23 years has been of inestimable value, will be Guest of the Day.
- Tuesday 30 April 2013, 11.00am
St Laurence’s, Ludlow
The ceremony by the plaque on the north wall will be followed by a tour of Ludlow conducted by Jane Caulcott. The tour will begin at about 11.30 and followed by lunch in the Assembly Rooms.
- Tuesday 28 May 2013 – early evening, time tbc
The Hay Festival of Literature
THE HOUSMAN LECTURE
The Name and Nature of Poetry
We are delighted to welcome Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, to give this year’s lecture. She is an old friend of the Society’s having judged the 1995/96 Poetry Competition. The lecture will be followed by supper – pay on the day – in the sponsors marquee, to which members are cordially invited.
- Saturday 13 July 2013
SUMMER TIME ON BREDON
Bring a picnic lunch (12.30) to eat in the garden of The Coach House, Woollas Hall, at the kind invitation of members Maurice and Beverley Juggins. Afterwards we shall walk up Bredon Hill and members are invited to bring a poem (any author) with a ‘summer’ theme to read at the top.
- Wednesday 13 November 2013, 4.30pm
Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove
SCHOOLS POETRY SPEAKING COMPETITION FINALS
Competing pupils from Bromsgrove’s schools will speak a poem by A.E. Housman and another poem of their own choice. There are categories for Sixth Formers, Seniors and for the Middle School age group. Support from members and participants’ families welcome. Free entry.
For details of any of these events get in touch with the Chairman, Jim Page on 01527 878586 or by e-mail: info [at] housman-society [dot] co [dot] uk