Suffolk Book League Author's Talk
01 Nov 17 7.30pm
Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)
CELEBRATED NATIONAL POET
Wendy Cope OBE has won 3 significant poetry awards since her debut publication in 1980. Her latest anthology (and first in 10 years), Family Values, is rife with simplicity and bathos whose effect on her readers is not simple at all.
The Mysteries of Easter Island - a Polynesian buffet
15 Nov 17 19.00 - 21.00
Tickets £12.50. Members may bring non-member guests to this event
Life today in one of the furthest outposts of Polynesia (now a province of Chile). Chris will give us an outline of the history of a culture which developed almost in isolation and the role of the famous statues.
Our catering team will serve up another appropriately themed culinary treat.
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Spain 1937-39: a fight to the finish
Birkbeck Room, Tavern Street
25 Nov 17 9.30 - 3.30
Cost: Members £17.00
Following on from 1936: Spain in Crisis, this study day continues the story of the Spanish Civil War from 1937 onwards.
Through the witness of combatants, medical teams, war correspondents, and civilians, our focus covers key events such as the bombing of Guernica (and Picasso’s response), the battle of Teruel – fought in sub-zero temperatures, the audacious, but doomed, offensive across the river Ebro, the fall of Catalonia…and the plight of 500,000 refugees.
For the Republicans, the war’s end in April 1939 brought disillusion and defeat.
For the country as a whole, division and dictatorship.
Note: It is not necessary to have attended 1936:Spain in Crisis