Talk by Joe Studman. A look at ghosts, murders and witchcraft in the old parish and the history behind them. £3 per person.
Talk by Georgie Perrot. During her long career at Covent Garden Opera House Georgie worked in a variety of roles, mostly in the Costume Department but latterly working as Administrative Assistant to the Directors of the Opera House. During this time she met many of the famous performers from the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet and says she will be ‘shamelessly name-dropping’ during her talk! Georgie will also display some of the fabulous costumes used in performances at the Opera House along with a pair of Darcy Bussell’s shoes.
Talk by Judith and Christine Hughes. Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Judith and Christine will describe the history of quilling from when paper was first invented through to the modern day. They will talk about some of the famous people who have been involved in this art form and show examples of quilling that they have produced. There will be an opportunity to buy items they have made.
Talk by Joe Studman. The most genial of the local literati and his love/hate relationship with this area. £3 per person.
A talk by Michael Priaulx, Swift Conservation. The wildlife with which we’ve shared our towns and cities for centuries is disappearing fast. Swifts, sparrows, and starlings are all now officially “endangered” in the UK as we deck our gardens and convert our lofts. But find out how we can easily help these and other species, especially relevant now London is the World’s first National Park City.