TALK MONDAY 17 SEP 8pm KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL – HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a UK charity which trains dogs to alert deaf people – both adults and children – to a variety of sounds at home and in public. Each hearing dog also helps to bring a visibility to their recipient’s deafness thanks to the burgundy jackets they wear when out in public.

Although Jane Harrison is the speaker, the real star of the show will undoubtedly be Indy, who is also coming, and has featured in her talks about the charity for some time. However Jane wrote to us yesterday as follows:

“Indy will be retiring on 27th September. I too will be taking a break from talks so I have mixed feelings at the moment”, so next Monday will be one of his last gigs!”

“An Evening at the Opera” with Gaynor Keeble

The Fundraising committee for the Knowle Village Hall has arranged “ An Evening at the Opera” with Gaynor Keeble ( mezzo soprano) and Friends on Saturday 8th September at the Hall  : 7.30p.m.  Gaynor is a well known Opera singer, having been with the English National Opera, and has sung many roles at the Royal Opera House and other places. The programme will be of popular classics as well as some G. and S etc. She has also sung in oratorios such as “The Dream of Gerontius”

Tickets £8.50 . Available from me, (Carolyn Abbott) on 
01564779898 and from Stephen Yeomans 01564778163.

It should be a lovely, tuneful evening with some great singing !

Society talk MONDAY 16th JULY 8pm SILVERSMITHING

Silversmithing is the art of turning silver sheet metal into items for the home like tableware and candlesticks, for the church, like collection plates and more candlesticks or for personal use, like jewellery, and the Society’s July speaker is a specialist. She taught it at Stafford College for 36 years. Now, since retirement, she takes that expertise on the road, telling groups across the West Midlands about this specialist skill, crafting a precious metal into objects of beauty.

Naturally, Penny brings a variety of exquisite items  with her to illustrate the talk and invites her audience to marvel at the detail of the craft and information about those who make them.
Come and join us for Penny’s talk on 16th July at 8pm in the Village Hall, all welcome.