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The Athenaeum Liverpool

Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
+44 151 709 7770

December 2018

The Film Group

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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11th December, 2018: Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) A musical which could only be on film, it was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and choreographed by Busby Berkley. The gold diggers in question are four aspiring actresses: Polly (Ruby Keeler), Carol, an ingenue (Joan Blondel), Trixie, a torch singer (Aline MacMahon) and a glamour puss, (Ginger Rogers). Made during the Great Depression, the film is about a production which is ready to be shown, but is closed for non-ppayment of bills. The producer…

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The Athenaeum Film Nights – Meet Me in St Louis

December 12 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£10

Meet Me in St Louis (1944) In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. 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,…

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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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£25

Our Annual Carol Concert this year will feature the Formby Silver Band who will be performing some festive hits following a supper in the dining room. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available during the evening.   Further details to follow.  

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Christmas Informal Dining

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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We finish 2018 in relaxing fashion with an ever popular informal dining     occasion. There are no speakers – just good food, company and wine. You may wish to bring along family and friends with you or join one of our larger club tables. Please specify this on booking.  

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January 2019

The Film Group

January 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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9th January, 2019 Song of Summer (1968) This is a joint presentation with the Music Club (and we hope that it will not be the last.) Written and directed by Ken Russell for BBC’s Omnibus, this black and white TV film covers the last six years of the life of composer Frederick Delius, when he had become blind and paralysed. Based on the memoir “Delius As I Knew Him” by Eric Fenby, it describes Fenby’s life with the composer and…

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The Athenaeum Film Night -The Count of Monte Cristo

January 10, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£10

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. 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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Restaurant Dining Evening

January 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Music Concert

January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Burns Night

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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History Group Meeting

January 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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February 2019

Athenaeum Quiz Night

February 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Literature Group Meeting

February 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Athenaeum Film Nights – The Pickwick Papers

February 7, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£10

The Pickwick Papers (1952) The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law. We begin about 6.45pm…

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New Members Informal Dining

February 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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New Members Informal Dining

February 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Film Group

February 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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13th February, 2019 Gaslight (1944). This is the second version of a mystery-thriller about a wife whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing that she is becoming insane to distract her from his criminal activities. This version is directed by George Cukor and stars Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Jospeh Cotton. (See if you can identify the 18-year old maid.) The film won a Best Actress Oscar for Bergman and was nominated for Best Picture. It received seven nominations in…

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Library and Archives Group Lunch

February 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

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Dinner with Speaker

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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March 2019

Library Dinner

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Literature Group Meeting

March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Film Group

March 13, 2019 @ 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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The Athenaeum Film Nights – Irish Film Night

March 13, 2019 @ 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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Wine Tasting Evening

March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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History Group Meeting

March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Annual Dinner

March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£40

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White Smoke

March 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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April 2019

Literature Group

April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Athenaeum Film Nights – The Musical – Showboat

April 4, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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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, 2019 @ 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 & Archives Interest Group

April 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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May 2019

Literature Group

May 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Film Group

May 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

History Group Meeting

July 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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November 2019

Remembrance Sunday Lunch

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

Christmas Carol Concert

December 13, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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