Lapworth Ladies Supper Club Programme for 2022/23

5th October 2022  7.00pm                                                      Shirley Golf Club B90 4EW  Life on the Royal Yacht Britannia

David Rushforth served on the Royal Yacht as part of his career in the Royal Navy. His talk will take us on a pictorial walk around the Yacht with appropriate anecdotes. He will also explain the development, operation and the demise of the Yacht and the effects it had on the royal family.

Book by Tuesday 27th September

2nd November 2022  7.00pm                                                   Hogarths Hotel B93 8QE Canals- a local asset

Ralph Gaskin has been a Lead Volunteer for the Canal and River Trust since 2012. He is a qualified Helmsman and Lock Keeper, indeed was lock keeper at Hatton. We will hear some of the history of our local canal network and the current work of the Canal & River Trust.

Book by Tuesday 25th October

30th November 2022   7.00pm            Our Christmas evening at     Copt Heath Golf Club

The Man Who Creates Invisible Art                                       B93 9LN

 Graham Short produces the smallest engravings in the world such as the Lord’s prayer on the head of a pin. He has a prestigious client list including Buckingham Palace, Harrods and Chanel among others. His presentation promises to be different and entertaining but more theatre than classroom. We will hear to what extraordinary personal lengths he goes to, to achieve his micro art that is invisible to the naked eye but sells for thousands of pounds.

Book by Tuesday 15th November

4th January 2023      7.00pm                                                       Olton Golf Club B91 1JH

From the Beat to Obama

Sir Matthew Baggott served for 37 years as a police officer in four of the most challenging areas of the United Kingdom. He became Deputy Chief Constable of the West Midlands, Chief Constable of Leicestershire and of Northern Ireland. Whilst in Northern Ireland he oversaw the Queen’s Jubilee Visit, G8 Summit and assisted in the devolution of policing powers to Stormont. Nationally Matthew Baggott has also led innovative UK wide programmes on neighbourhood policing.

Book by Tuesday 27th December

1st February 2023   7.00pm                                     Limes Country Lodge Hotel B94 5JZ

 Through the Decades

Our very own Maggy Farmer will give a talk illustrated with songs from the past 100 years marking some of the events of those decades. Maggy has been singing from when she was a little girl and intended to pursue it as a career. However, fate intervened and she didn’t take up singing seriously until she was in her thirties. When she came to live near Lapworth, Reg Fox introduced her to the Lapworth Players and she sang with the Square Pegs. She formed a band, then a duo and finally joined a swing band as their lead singer.

Book by Tuesday 24th January

1st March 2023     7.00pm                                        Ladbrook Park Golf Club B94 5ED    

‘Words That Dance’- Language of Literature

Dr Vivian Thomas had a career in economics before he pursued post-graduate study in Renaissance Drama at New College, Oxford, and became a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham. Now a free-lance lecturer he has lectured for the University of Warwick, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Sovereign Education. A specialist in Shakespeare Studies, he is the Academic Patron of the Open University Shakespeare Society. His is a contributor to the most recent Oxford Companion to Shakespeare.

Book by Tuesday 21st February



Further information and how to book Supper Club Meetings

Time:  Supper club starts at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm meal.  Members are politely reminded to arrive no earlier than 7.00pm. Thank you for your co-operation in allowing speakers to set up prior to this time. After dinner talks last approx. 45mins

To Book a Place: Please return the relevant slip (attached) to the treasurer with the correct payment to arrive a minimum of 8 clear days prior to the supper (i.e., by Tuesday of the week before the supper at the latest). Booking forms are also available to print off from which is also updated monthly with reports and photos of our suppers.

Please note the Christmas supper this year is on 30th November.  The booking form must arrive a minimum of 15 clear days before the supper to allow time for table group planning.

Special dietary requirements: Please remember to indicate on the booking form any dietary requirements including any vegetarian requirements.

Guests: You are very welcome to bring a guest (who can only attend once as a guest in a season) to any of the meetings, please fill in the appropriate part of the slip enclosing payment for your guest. Guests need to pay membership subscriptions if they wish to attend more than one meal in a season.

Cost: Each supper club Meal is £28 for a two-course meal (except our Christmas supper which is £37 and when male/female guests are also welcome)

Annual Subscriptions:  The subscription remains at £15, which is used primarily to pay for speaker’s fees, meals, and travel and room hire/equipment charges. Please include your subscription as a separate payment with your payment for your first meal.

Payments can now be made by: 1.BACS transfer (we would prefer this method) Please let Heather know if you wish to pay online. She will send you a new Google booking form each month.

Lapworth Ladies Supper Club
Barclays Bank account number             13326152
Sort code                                      20 84 13

Or 2.By cheque payable to Lapworth Ladies Supper Club All booking forms and cheques are to be sent to our Treasurer:

Heather Day, Serenity House, 23 Chapel Lane, Chessetts Wood, Lapworth B94 6ET

NB Cancellations- Please cancel by contacting Heather at the earliest opportunity Tel 01564 783638 . No refunds can be given after the last booking date (unless there are members on the waiting list) as the final numbers will have been forwarded to the venue. Refunds can be arranged for early cancellations, but there will be no carry forward facility of payments to future suppers.

Thank you. We look forward to an interesting and entertaining season