Calendar for 2018

 Sunday, March 11th 2.30pm

A Po’di Musica: this will be held at the Concert Artistes Association, 20, Bedford Street, London WC2. Kate Garner, composer and pianist will be playing music associated with the Mapp & Lucia novels and those that admired them. Kate Garner has composed music for her Mapp & Lucia musical which is hoped to be performed very soon. There will be Afternoon Tea afterwards. Cost £28.50/person. Bookings through the Society.

Saturday, May 19th 2.30pm

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held in the Conference Room, ground floor, of Tudor Rose Court, 35, Fann Street, London EC2. The AGM will be at 2.30pm, and that will be followed by an E.F.Benson short story read by Richard Crowest. Afternoon Tea will then be served. Tickets £12.50 through the Society


Saturday, July 14th 

Rye Day

The Society’s Rye Day will be held on the date above and will include a Buffet Lunch and Tea at Fletcher’s House Tea Rooms in Lion Street, Rye. It will begin 12.30pm for 1pm. In the afternoon there will be a walk round the town looking at places of Benson interest and a visit to Lamb House. After Tea there will be the Benson Quiz, In the evening we will have a Po’di Musica by kind permission of the Lanigans at The Flushing. It will begin at about 6.15pm. Pianist Kate Garner will play music that interested Benson and also from his time, plus a ballad for which he wrote the words. Fuller details in June’s Newsletter.

Saturday, September 8th

Visit to Winchester

We will meet in Winchester and go and see the house they lived in after having to leave Lambeth after the Archbishop died. We will then go to St Cross and see where Benson stayed with his favourite McDowell cousin and spent many weeks at a time and where he enjoyed the golf. Tea will end the afternoon. Full details in August’s Newsletter.