Lit­er­a­ture and books com­bine for a sea­son

Rochdale Observer - - WHAT’S ON WITH ALL ACROSS THE ARTS - Steve@aata.me

IN Castle­ton 123 years ago, a so­ci­ety was formed to im­prove adult ed­u­ca­tion.

In 2017 the Castle­ton Lit­er­ary and Sci­en­tific So­ci­ety is still go­ing strong and has just an­nounced its au­tumn and win­ter sea­son pro­gramme:

Oc­to­ber 6 - Pres­i­dent’s Evening - South Korea Dr David Shreeve - From Soul to Seoul

Oc­to­ber 13 - Post­cards from Pass­chen­daele - A play by Touch­stone writ­ers, Pulling Threads - A story of what hap­pens to a wounded sol­dier, in­ter­spersed with new and old po­etry and First World War era mu­sic

Oc­to­ber 20 - The Magic of the Gala­pa­gos Kath­leen Miller

Oc­to­ber 27 - An­coats - The World’s First In­dus­trial Sub­urb El­iz­a­beth Sib­ber­ing, Manch­ester tour guide

Novem­ber 3 - The Holo­caust - the Rev Di New­ton, St Martin’s Church

Novem­ber 10 - In the Foot­steps of David Liv­ing­stone - By Land Rover from Cape Town to­wards Lake Vic­to­ria - pho­tog­ra­pher Brian White

Novem­ber 17 - Is­lay - Queen of the He­brides - Gor­don Yates - Wildlife and birds on 16mm film

Novem­ber 24 - Walk­ing the Pen­nine Way - Barry Hob­son, Mar­garet Ker­shaw and 268 miles from Edale to Kirk Yetholm - Mike Row­ley of Syke Walk and Talk

De­cem­ber 1 Christ­mas lunch at the River­side Restau­rant, Hop­wood Hall Col­lege

Jan­uary 12 - Where Ea­gles Daren’t and a song, One Love Manch­ester - Rod Barry and Gra­ham Mar­shall, ded­i­cated to the fam­i­lies of the Manch­ester Arena vic­tims

Jan­uary 19 - Trav­els in south Africa, sail­ing by Union Cas­tle Line Heather Slater

Jan­uary 26 - An Amer­i­can ad­ven­ture from San Fran­cisco to Las Ve­gas - Gra­ham Bel­lenger

Fe­bru­ary 2 - Book evening - Read out loud from your favourite books - Barry Hob­son

Fe­bru­ary 9 Ch­er­nobyl’s Chil­dren Teresa Novotny

Fe­bru­ary 16 - From Chem­i­cal Works to Coun­try Park in Walk­den - Judith Atkin­son

Fe­bru­ary 23 - Writ­ers and Po­ets Evening - An open mic event for lo­cal word­smiths

March 2 - The Nat­u­ral World of Zam­bia, Botswana and south Africa - Ge­off Green­hough

March 9 - An­nual gen­eral meet­ing and quiz night

March 16 - An­nual din­ner

The Lit­er­ary and Sci­en­tific So­ci­ety meets on Fri­day evenings from 7pm un­til 9pm. The pre­sen­ta­tions last for an hour and are fol­lowed by ques­tions, tea and bis­cuits. Mem­ber­ship costs £20 per year, non-mem­bers £2 per evening. Call 01706

632275 or 07724135099 or visit www.castle­ton­lit and­sci.webs.com.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Brian White, who will give a talk on his work on Novem­ber 10

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