A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Local Society: Kingston upon Thames

Category Arts and Crafts

'The Embroiderers' Guild exists to build awareness of stitch and textile art. We educate, encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence ... We have a number of independent stitch groups who are affiliated to the Embroiderers' Guild.' (NOTE At the time of Review, the Guild no longer provided Links to the Websites of their affiliated Groups.)

'Through its meetings and its advice and information service, IFN, with its member bodies, helps make better known and understood the teachings, traditions and practices of the different faith communities in the UK and the pattern of their inter faith work and builds good relations between people of different faiths in the UK.'

'Founded in 1927 ... We meet on the first Thursday and the third Friday of each month from September through to the end of June. Meetings start at 8 pm and we finish by 10 pm ... Members are encouraged to bring guests to our meetings ... We usually hold 20 meetings a year ... Meetings are a mixture of guest speakers, themed members events, and joint auctions with other societies.'

 

'Talks and discussions on a range of fascinating philosophical topics, seriously and rigorously in a convivial setting – meaningful conversation about interesting ideas with interested people.'

'Since its formation in 1954 the Surbiton and District Bird Watching Society has grown to become one of the foremost ornithological societies in the South East of England, located about 25 miles to the South West of London. The Society has grown in strength and reputation, providing its membership with a consistently wide range of activities.'  Membership offers 'monthly indoor meetings feature a guest speaker giving an illustrated talk'.

'British beekeeping is unusual in that it is mostly undertaken by enthusiastic amateurs. The main organisation supporting this is the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The BBKA is made up of area associations. Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is one of the largest area associations. It was founded in 1879 ... and has over 1000 members. Beekeeping is organised at a local level and area associations are broken down into smaller divisions. Within SBKA, we have eight local divisions covering the whole of Surrey. Most activities are organised by the local divisions.'

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