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September 2021

Barry Jackson – Theatre Pioneer

September 14 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road
Kingswood, B94 6LD
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A Talk  by Sylvia Gill about the History of Birmingham Rep Looking at the life and work of Sir Barry Jackson (1879-1961 ) who founded Birmingham REP in 1913, the first purpose built Rep theatre in the world and with George Bernard Shaw, the Malvern Festival. Jackson was the first post-war director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford.

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October 2021

Life in the Mad House: Warwick County Lunatic Asylum

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road
Kingswood, B94 6LD

A Talk by Carolyn Ewing The first part of the meeting will be our AGM, a bar and nibbles will be available from 7pm. The talk will start at around 7:45 to 8pm The history of the Hatton Asylum provides an insight into how the Victorians  treated the mentally ill. The Hatton records are kept at the Warwick County Record Office and include admission notes, case books and photographs. This illustrated talk by archivist, Carolyn Ewing will introduce this intriguing…

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November 2021

Of Material Service to Him: Women in the Life of James Watt

November 23 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road
Kingswood, B94 6LD

Unfortunately our speaker on the Women in the Life of James Watt has had to withdraw.  We are working to find an alternative speaker and subject for the same date.   More details in due course

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