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Culture Vultures 10.06.21

Today is June 10th and an annual solar eclipse will occur! This is when the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, thereby partly obscuring the image of the Sun for viewers on Earth. In a typical solar eclipse, the moon will completely cover the sun and cast a relatively narrow shadow called the path of totality. For the June 10th, 2021, solar eclipse, the path of totality stretches from the northern shores of Lake Superior up through Canada and Greenland, across the North Pole and ends in Russia.

The question for today’s chat in the cafe page is: Have you ever seen a solar eclipse and where and what was it like?

This weeks Culture Vulture suggestions:

The science museum and the oceans.

Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and as the planet heats up, they are feeling the impact acutely. But how exactly does climate change affect our oceans, how do our oceans influence climate change and what can we do about it? From ocean acidification and changing currents to marine biodiversity loss and changing fish migration patterns, global temperature rise is having a very real impact on our oceans. The relationship between oceans and climate is complex and interlinked, and in this Climate Talk, a panel of experts delves into this relationship.

10th June at 7.30pm -

Pilgrimage and it’s enduring power

Through a series of short presentations and conversations, the speakers will discuss pilgrimage sites and routes including Canterbury, Mecca, Medina and the Tantric Shakti Pithas of Bengal.

10th June 5.30 to 7.00pm -

London GP, Martha Leigh presents a memoir 'Invisible Ink'

Drawn from the large archive of her Jewish family from all over Europe in the twentieth century. Martha’s parents were both extraordinary people living in extraordinary times. Ralph was a brilliant, poor Jew from the East End. Edith, also Jewish from a rich family in Central Europe, was a gifted pianist. They met as students in Paris in 1937 and were separated by the war. Their intimate, emotional, and sometimes humorous six-year correspondence throughout the war led to marriage in 1945. Each bore scars. She, from escaping the Nazis, he from childhood tragedy.

10th June at 6.30 pm -

The Fire Bird

Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) was an artist whose life and work encapsulate the artistic and socio-political developments in Europe at the turn of the 19th to the mid-20th century. One of the first professional women artists, and at the forefront of avant-garde, she explored and helped to define new artistic vocabularies, astounded with her interpretations of traditional scenes and charmed with her polite demeanour.

11th June at 6.00 to 7.00 pm-

The Festival of Belonging in support of loneliness awareness week.

Includes events such as laughter yoga, history, poetry, singing, belly dancing, play reading and drawing workshops just click on the link to access each day to access event, no need to book.

Monday 14rh June to the 18th June-

A passion for tea an arts lecture on making tea - reflecting social history

British tea - the story of Afternoon tea

The seventh Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell, is who we have to thank for the invention of afternoon tea, sometime around 1840.

William Hogarth - lost works of the British painter William Hogarth.

Littlecote is known for the many mysteries that shroud it: colourful ghost sightings, a cursed elm tree, tales of tragedies and many puzzling local legends inflect its knotty history.

Catherine Howard the tainted Queen.

Alison Weir discusses the fifth novel in her Six Tudor Queens series, ‘Katheryn Howard: The Tainted Queen’. In conversation with our record specialists, Alison sheds light on Henry’s ‘rose without a thorn’ fifth wife and teenage bride, who led a short and tragic life. She was a young girl, thrust forward by her ambitious family. She captured the heart of a king, who extolled her beauty and her virtue. But Katheryn had a past which Henry knew nothing about, that increasingly came back to haunt her, even as she courted danger yet again.

Eric Hobsbawn documentary

In this feature-length documentary, Anthony Wilks traces the connections between the events of Hobsbawm’s life and the history he told, from his teenage years in Germany as Hitler came to power and his communist membership, to the jazz clubs of 1950s Soho and the makings of New Labour, taking in Italian bandits, Peruvian peasant movements and the development of nationalism in the modern world, with help from the assiduous observations of MI5.

Liverpool metropolitan cathedral

A really interesting talk on one of our fabulous cathedrals, Liverpool metropolitan cathedral by the Church Conservation trust. You can Listen to this replay of this talk on you tube at your leisure.

Best wishes to everyone! Thank you and see you all next week ...


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Jun 10, 2021

Thanks Gail, am at our Laura’s for a few days in Bedfordshire, suns shining, going for lovely walks spotted a deer yesterday and mostly enjoying seeing Laura after all this time. Will see you next week many best wishes

Jun 10, 2021
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Aww am glad for you Corinne. Have a lovely time with your daughter and see you nxt week xx


Jun 10, 2021

Brilliant Corrine. The Festival of Belonging. How lovely is that. And lots of other great links. You are a WONDER thank you. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Apparently there is a couple of Great Crested Grebes in Walton Park. 😀

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