Calendar 2020

1920 – 2020, Centenary Year of Queen Lucia

Saturday, February 29th 2.30pm 

To mark the 20th actual anniversary of E.F.Benson’s death on February 29th 1940, our Chairman, Keith Cavers will say a few words at Benson’s grave. The Society will leave a floral tribute. Those who wish to attend may care to have Tea afterwards. If you are to be there, please advise the Society’s Secretary.

Sunday, May 17th 2pm

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 2pm. Afternoon Tea will then be served. Richard Crowest will be reading an Amy Bondham short story, Five Foolish Virgins.  She was very much in the Lucia style and a good introduction to this, Lucia’s centenary year. Richard, who is a member of the Society and well known to members for his readings to us, is a professional reader and script writer and his voice is heard on the Lamb House telephones. We are delighted he can read to us again. Tickets £12.50, through the Society. Details in April’s Newsletter.


Saturday, July 11th 

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 are plans to be announced later and will include a visit to Lamb House. After Tea there will be the Benson Quiz. Full details in June’s Newsletter.

September – Queen Lucia Centenary Event

The Society is planning a special Queen Lucia Event for the Centenary and details will be announced on this, our website, in due course, and in members’ Newsletters in April or June, as soon as they are finalised. The relevant Newsletter will have the details for members to be able to book. It will be a very special event: not to be missed.