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CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE IN 2016 AND BEYOND
21st September 2015 6.15pm
Speakers from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company and King Edward VI Grammar School talk about their capital projects to mark the quatercentenary of his death.
PLANNING MATTERS – THE CORE STRATEGY
19th October 2015 6.15pm
We have invited a senior member of the Stratford District Council’s Planning team to bring us up to date on this vital policy and to answer members’ questions – and, hopefully, to address their anxieties.
WHAT EVER HAVE THEY PUT THAT THING THERE FOR ?
16th November 2015 6.15pm
Artist, designer and local historian Sarah Hosking looks at twentieth century works of art put in public places in Stratford and nearby Midlands. Public reaction is often mixed and the debate continues into the twenty-first century….
STRATFORD'S FIRST TOURISTS AND THEIR GUIDEBOOKS
18th January 2016 3pm
Roger Pringle, historian, poet and former Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace
Trust, illustrates his talk with rare early guidebooks and maps. This promises to be an afternoon of discovery and surprises.
STRATFORDARTSHOUSE: FROM A HALL TO A WHOLE LOT MORE
15th February 2016 6.15pm
Jenna Harvey, General Manager, reports on the first year of the re-vitalised former Civic Hall and shares the hopes and plans of the new ArtsHouse Trust.
KEEPING STRATFORD ON TRACK
21st March 2016 6.15pm
For a town with a growing population, not to mention several million visitors every year, Stratford does not have a rail service commensurate with its international status.
Canon Andrew Dow looks at how Stratford used to be better connected by rail and suggests how it might be again in the future. ‘A more ‘green-way’ to travel, perhaps .
Our programme of meetings and presentations is designed to focus attention on important local conservation and historical issues.
We investigate emerging “good practice” and stimulate debate about matters affecting the quality and attractiveness of the town.
We also organise seminars and study tours to enable us to learn from the experience of other historic towns.
All meetings, unless otherwise stated, are held in the Verona Suite at the Falcon Hotel, location details below.
Guests pay £5 to attend the talk (refundable if taking out membership).
Following the evening meetings there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and enjoy a free glass of wine.
If you have any queries, comments or suggestions for future speakers so please don’t hesitate to EMAIL or telephone 01789 295393.
The car park at the Falcon Hotel is Pay & Display and operated by a third party.
Members attending Society functions at the Falcon are still able to park without charge in the Falcon car park but on arrival they must take a ticket from the machine in the car park and present it to the Reception desk for validation
Please note that The Society does not provide transport to members meetings. Members are required to provide their own transport arrangements and to ensure that there is adequate insurance in place.