25 January 2010

Powell-related Photographs Online

Those of you who take photographs, and no doubt others, will be aware of the Flickr image sharing site, www.flickr.com.

We are pleased to announce that there is now a Flickr group called "Anthony Powell" for photos etc. relating to the Anthony Powell Society and indeed Powell himself, as its description says:
This group is for images relating to the English author Anthony Powell (1905-2000) and the Anthony Powell Society. It is intended that the group include not just images of Powell himself but also people, places or objects related to Powell, his life and his work and the activities of the Anthony Powell Society ...

Please observe copyright and other legal restrictions on images; for instance do not post images of Powell which are owned by image libraries, newspapers, etc. Images which are believed to contravene copyright rules, or which have no obvious connection to Anthony Powell, will be removed.
Basic membership of Flickr is free and there is a small annual charge for "enhanced" membership.  Anyone on Flickr may join the "Anthony Powell" group and add images.  Currently only some of my photos are there.  So if you're on Flickr, or interested in photography, please join the group and contribute.

Anthony Powell Society Events 2010

We are delighted to announce the following Society events for 2010; hopefully there will be others to follow.

Saturday 13 February 2010
London Group Quarterly Pub Meet
Venue: The Audley, Mount Street, London, W1
Time: 1230 to 1530 hrs
Join us for good drink, good food, good company and Powell chat in a Victorian pub which AP would have known.  Open to members & non-members.  Booking not required.  Further details from Keith Marshall.

Saturday 24 April 2010
St George's Day & AP Soc 10th Anniversary Collage Event
Venue: The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1
Time: 1230-1630 hrs
Come along and learn about collage, one of AP's artistic pastimes. Make your own collage and help us build a large communal collage to celebrate AP and the Society's 10th Birthday. The session will be led by artist Laura Miller. Buy your own lunch; tea/coffee and biscuits provided. Small charge on the day to cover room hire, materials and refreshments. Members & non-members welcome. For further details & booking contact Keith Marshall.

Saturday 8 May 2010
London Group Quarterly Pub Meet
Details as Saturday 13 February

Tuesday 1 June 2010
Society 10th Birthday & 50th Anniversary of Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
Time: evening
As seems appropriate we will visit one of London's renowned Chinese restaurants. Members & non-members welcome. Details to follow. For further details & booking contact Keith Marshall.

Saturday 19 June 2010
Bodleian Library Tour & Oxford Pub Lunch
Meet: Bodleian Library Main Entrance
Time: 1015 hrs prompt
Cost: £12 per person for the tour
The Bodleian is one of the great libraries of the world and was an essential research resource for Powell's biography of John Aubrey. The 1½ hour guided tour will include the basement and reading rooms. After the tour we adjourn across the road to the King's Arms for pub lunch. Even if you can't come on the tour you will be welcome to join us in the pub. All welcome. Advanced booking (with payment) essential as places are strictly limited. For further details & booking contact Keith Marshall.

Saturday 26 June 2010
Extraordinary London Group Pub Meet
Venue: The Audley, Mount Street, London, W1
Time: 1230 to 1530 hrs
Special Guest: Dr Nicholas Birns, the leading expert of Powell's work, will lead discussion of What's Become of Waring
Join us for good drink, good food, good company and Powell chat in a Victorian pub which AP would have known. Open to members & non-members. Booking not required. Further details from Keith Marshall.

Saturday 14 August 2010
London Group Quarterly Pub Meet
Details as Saturday 13 February

Saturday 23 October 2010
Whitechapel Bell Foundry Tour
Venue: Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32/34 Whitechapel Road, London E1
Time: 0930 hrs
Cost: £10 per person
The Guinness Book of Records lists the Whitechapel Bell Foundry as Britain's oldest manufacturing company, having been established in 1570 (during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I) and being in continuous business ever since.  An unusual tour of this working foundry which is a genuine part of Britain's cultural heritage and gives an intriguing look at the quintessentially English art of bell-ringing. All welcome. Advanced booking (with payment) essential as places are strictly limited. For further details & booking contact Keith Marshall.

Saturday 23 October 2010
10th Annual General Meeting
Venue: V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green Road, London, E2
Time: 1400 hrs
AGM will be followed at 1500hrs with a talk "Anthony Powell's Edwardian Childhood" by Noreen Marshall, Senior Curator, V&A Museum of Childhood.
Members only at the AGM; all welcome at the talk.  Further details from Keith Marshall.

Saturday 13 November 2010
London Group Quarterly Pub Meet
Details as Saturday 13 February

Saturday 4 December 2010
London Group Anthony Powell Birthday Lunch
Venue: tba
Time: 1200 for 1230 hrs
The London Group's annual celebration of Powell's birthday and marriage. The venue will be a moderately priced restaurant, probably in central London. Open to members & non-members. Further details when available from Keith Marshall.