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The Athenaeum Liverpool

Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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February 2019

Dinner with Professor David Lalloo

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Thursday 21 February, 6.30 & 7.00pm, £25.00 per person   LSTM was founded in November 1898 by Sir Alfred Lewis Jones, a influential shipping magnate, when Liverpool was a prominent port city with extensive trade with overseas regions such as West and Southern Africa. The number of patients in the region admitted to hospital with ‘tropical’ diseases soared. Sir Alfred Jones set up a School of Tropical Medicine to investigate these outbreaks. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898,…

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Lunch with Investec

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Tuesday  26 February, 12:00 for 12.30 Talk and Lunch presented by our corporate member Investec. Following the talk a light lunch for attendees will be provided. Numbers are limited so please book early for this event. There will be no charge for this event.   Brexit, Trump and Winne –the-pooh by Stephen Trowbridge Stephen is a Senior Investment Director responsible for a client bank of over £200million, overseeing the investment strategy and management of funds for individuals, trusts, charities, offshore…

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March 2019

The Library Dinner (Black Tie)

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£35

A Club Through Time’, with Dr Ian Cubbin Friday 1 March, 6.30 for 7.00pm £35.00pp   Chairman of the Library Sub-Committee, Dr Ian Cubbin, will be guiding the audience as they embark on the journey of ‘A Club Through Time’. From the Athenaeum’s inception in 1797 to present day, via a change in premises, the characters that have shaped the Athenaeum and the city beyond, and perhaps a murder trial for good measure?   A number of newer Proprietors, and…

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Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre.

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£15

Ceramicist—Attila Ollah. Tuesday 5 March, 1:00 for 1:30pm, £15.00 per person   As part of Bluecoat Display Centre’s ongoing programme of exciting artist’s talks, the next event will feature ceramicist Attila Ollah. Attila will speak about his artistic career in ceramics and making but also his involvement in creating ice sculptures. He has recently established his own workshop and runs pottery classes at Altar Pottery. Attila’s work explores the power of the vessel: over thousands of years, through association with birth, nourishment, ritual,…

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Literature Group Meeting

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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David Charters on Wilfred Owen. Local writer and proprietor David Charters will talk about the war poet, Wilfred Owen. As part of the recent commemoration of Owen and his association with Birkenhead, David’s play ‘A Dream of Wilfred Owen’ was performed to great     acclaim at the Williamson Art Gallery. His entertaining talk will include extracts from this play about the about the poet and his work.  

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The Film Group

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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13th March, 2019 The General (1926) Our classic film from the silent era is directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton himself. Johnnie Gray (Keaton), a train engineer, visits his fiancée Annabella (Marion Mack)in Georgia when the Civil War breaks out. Gray hurries to join the Confederate Army, but is rejected, because his job is too valuable. However, everyone believes it is because he does not want to fight, including his fiancée, who says she will not speak to him…

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Joint Supper with the LMI—At The Athenaeum

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Angela Samata, In Conversation with Roger Phillips Thursday 14 March, 6:30 for 7:00pm, £25.00 per person   Our special guest this evening will be Angela Samata. Angela will be in conversation with Roger Philips who will talk to her about her career in the Arts and TV but also into the sensitive area of the untimely loss of her husband. She has since done a great deal to help other people who have suffered such loss and she has a…

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History Group Meeting

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Athenaeum Film Nights – Irish Film Night

March 20 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£10

Irish Film Night TBC We begin about 6.45pm with a one course supper and go into the ‘cinema’ by about quarter to eight. All our films have a suitable intermission and we empty out no later than ten o’clock. 1 Course Supper Menu TBC Tea, coffee & mints Sweeties During Film

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Athenaeum Debates

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Free

Facilitators: David Charters & Paul McCarthy Thursday 21 March, 6:30pm in the Newsroom Paul McCarthy and Christopher Nolan will represent The Proprietors debating against Liverpool University.   The Motion is;   “ This House believes that a stable dictatorship is better than an unstable democracy”   There is no charge for attendance and there will be a late bar.   It promises to be an interesting and lively evening.  

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The Athenaeum Annual Dinner (Black Tie)

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£40

Friday 22 March, 6:30 for 7:00pm, £40.00 per person The most prestigious event in the Athenaeum Calendar, the President,  David Roscoe, invites you the attend the Annual Dinner. The dinner is over half capacity at present, please book your places early to avoid disappointment. This event is black tie. A reception drink is included in the ticket price. Schedule Reception from 18.30 to 19.00 Dignitaries photos at 18.30 Dinner Service from 19.00 to 21.30 Newsroom Manned at 21.30 Last Orders…

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April 2019

Literature Group

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wednesday 3rd April 2.00.pm-3.30 pm. ‘Translating Foreign Poetry’ with HH Richard Hamilton. Dick Hamilton was nine when he translated a LaFontaine fable from French verse into English verse. Since then he has dabbled in Spanish and  Medieval French. He will discuss this while quoting from famous translators who handled Ancient Greek, Chinese, Arabic and even Sanskrit. Be warned: the Troubadour verses are rather naughty! Later in the year we will be varying our format for two ‘meet the writer’ sessions,…

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The Athenaeum Film Nights – The Musical – Showboat

April 4 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£10

The Musical - Showboat (1926) Show Boat is a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on Edna Ferber's best-selling novel of the same name We begin about 6.45pm with a one course supper and go into the ‘cinema’ by about quarter to eight. All our films have a suitable intermission and we empty out no later than ten o’clock. 1 Course Supper Menu TBC Tea, coffee & mints…

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The Film Group

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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10th April, 2019 The Death of Stalin (2017) A political satire, written and directed by Armando Iannucci, this modern film is based on a French graphic novel “La Mort de Staline”. The actors include Simon Russell Beale as Beria, Steve Buscemi as Kruschev, Michael Palin as Molotov and Jeffry Tambor as Malenkov. One of the funniest characters is Marshal Zhukov, played by Jason Isaacs. While enjoying the comedy, remember that much of this actually happened. On its release, Iannucci  said,…

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Library and Archives Group

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Thursday 11 April: 5:30pm in the Library 6:30pm informal supper (reservation required )  

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Supper with Meg Parkes

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

The Art Work of Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOW)’ Thursday 18th April, 6.30pm for 7.00pm £25.00 In conjunction with the Alexandrian’s of Merseyside. Meg Parkes MPhil, trained as a nurse in Manchester in the 1970s. She is the daughter of a survivor of WWII Far East captivity and in 2002 self-published the first part of her late father’s POW diaries, the sequel following in late 2003. In 2007 she started working with Dr (now Emeritus Professor) Geoff Gill at…

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Athenaeum Quiz Night

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Wednesday 24 April, 6.30pm for 7.00pm £12.50 per person The Athenaeum quiz returns for its second year! Organisations from across the city have been invited to enter a team for the quiz, and there will of course be a team from the Athenaeum. These teams will compete between themselves for a trophy. However, the event is open to all members of the           Athenaeum, so please do attend and take part. You can organise your own team of four if you…

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Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£15

Textile Artist & Illustrator — Rachael Howard. Tuesday  30 April, 1:00 for 1:30pm, £15.00 per person Textile artist & illustrator Rachael Howard will speak about her artistic career. Rachael first spoke at the Athenaeum in 2014 about her practice, she now returns to show how her career has developed. In particular Rachael has worked as artist in residence at Royal Liverpool University Hospital as part of Bluecoat Display Centre’s outreach programme, teaching drawing to those living with dementia. This had a significant effect on…

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May 2019

Opera At The Athenaeum

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£38.50

Friday 3 May, 6.30pm for 7.00pm £38.50 per person Tickets include Champagne Reception & Three Course Dinner During Interval The unprecedented success of last Septembers opera concert staged at the Athenaeum, and the very positive feedback from the Proprietors and Guests in attendance, has persuaded our club President to commission David Cox  to  produce a further Opera concert which will be performed on Friday May 3rd.   The evenings performance will once again feature some of the best loved and most…

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Literature Group and Meeting

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Thursday 9th May 5.30 pm Local writer Deborah Morgan published her first novel Disappearing Home, set in inner-city Liverpool, in 2012. It was described by Alan Bleasdale as ‘a remarkable first novel – both heartbreaking and wonderfully lacking in any                   sentimentality’ and by Jimmy Mc Govern as ‘wonderful, authentic, compelling’. Debbie is currently working on further novels and a play.    

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The Film Group

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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15th May, 2019 In the Heat of the Night (1967) A mystery drama directed by Norman Jewison, it tells the story of Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a black policeman from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in the investigation of a murder in a small town in Mississippi. The chief of Police is played by Rod Steiger. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rod Steiger. (Running time 109 mins)

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History Group Meeting

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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June 2019

Literature Group

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Film Group

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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12th June, 2019 Lady in the Van (2015) We finish our season with Alan Bennett’s comedy-drama about an elderly lady, (Mary Shepherd) who lived in a van which she parked on Bennett’s driveway, for 15 years. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, Mary is played by Maggie Smith and Bennett by Alex Jennings. Maggie Smith was nominated for both a Golden Globe and BAFTA for her performance. (Running time104 mins)

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July 2019

Literature Group Meeting

July 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Southport writer Kate Conlon has written many novels and short stories under the names of Kathleen Conlon and Kate North. Among them are My Father’s House, Face Values,Unfinished Business and The Best of Friends. She has ‘a talent for exposing the quivering tissues and raw nerves of life’ (Sunday Telegraph) and ‘writes warmly as well as convincingly’ (Woman’s Own’).    

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History Group Meeting

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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October 2019

History Group Meeting

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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November 2019

Remembrance Sunday Lunch

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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December 2019

Christmas Carol Concert

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Christmas Informal Dining

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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