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The Athenaeum Liverpool

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

April 2019

Far East Prisoners of War

April 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

Have you booked your place at next Thursday’s Presidential Supper ‘Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Far East Prisoners of War connections’?   LSTM’s longest running collaboration is with ex-Far East prisoners of war (FEPOW). Now in its seventh decade, this unique relationship has led to world-class research into tropical medicine and the effects ... Read more

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Athenaeum Quiz Night

April 24, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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Younger Members Quarterly Dinner

April 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£35

Following the huge success of the Inaugural Younger Members Dinner last year - our signature dinner returns, offering fantastic value, where we can meet, dine and introduce new people to the Athenaeum in style. - Delicious Three Course Black Tie Dinner - Served with Champagne - Welcome bubbly on arrival - Bar and Disco - ... Read more

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Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre

April 30, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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May 2019

Opera At The Athenaeum

May 3, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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Literature Group and Meeting

May 9, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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New Members Informal Dining

May 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25.00

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The Film Group

May 15, 2019 @ 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. ... Read more

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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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Rose Tyler - "Discovering Prescots Elizabethan Playhouse"

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The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

An evening of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein with their fascinating story narrated by the President David Roscoe and some of their most special songs sung by local artist Sarah Chidlow. The evening will continue with a two course dinner. Main Course Salmon and Spinach En Croute, Tomato & red onion salad, lemon and ... Read more

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Restaurant Dining Evening

May 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£40

Optional Wine Flight available for £20.00pp Starter Slow Cooked Wood Pigeon with Alsace Ham, Pear, Pinenut and Frisée Salad, Beetroot 3 Ways Intermediate Parsley Soup, Scallop, Avruga, Lemon Pearls Main Course Ballotine of Rabbit, Chicken and Boudin Blanc Mousse Bramley Apple Puree, Garlic Snails  Dessert Mango Delice, Poached English Rhubarb, Ginger Crumb   Dress Code ... Read more

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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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Bring Your Own Poem ! Following the success of November's Bring Your Own session on war poetry, we are having another meeting to which people are encouraged to bring their own favorite poems (or short pieces of prose). I am proposing that the subject this time should be memories - so either a piece about ... Read more

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D-Day 75th Anniversary Lunch

June 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£35

Thursday 6 June 2019, Guests will be gathering from 12:00pm —£35.00pp Ticket includes three course lunch, wine and charitable donation On Thursday 6 June, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a special lunch in conjunction with the Alexandrians of Merseyside, who’s President, Dame Lorna E.F Muirhead DCVO DBE CStJ DL will ... Read more

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Saturday Opening

June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Saturday 8 June 2019, Newsroom Service between 11:00am & 5:00pm No Dress code will be in operation for the Saturday opening. The Club will be open on Saturday 8 June for Members to use. Full Newsroom service will be available throughout the day from 11:00am, with last orders for food and beverage 4:00pm an 4:30pm ... Read more

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Theatre Group

June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£17

Saturday 8 June—COOPED 2:00pm at the Playhouse £17.00 per person To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Spymonkey (A Christmas Carol) is offering Liverpool audiences an unmissable opportunity to catch this deliciously demented take on the pulp gothic romance - think Hitchcock’s Rebecca meets The Pink PantherTickets to be collected from the Athenaeum £17.00 per person—booking deadline ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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Wine Tasting Evening

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£16

In the hope that summer will have arrived, the event on 12 June will focus on rosé wine.  In line with some of our earlier popular events, this will be an interactive affair, as we put well-known French rosés up against rosés from elsewhere – one of the pairings will be sparkling.  Rosé wine has ... Read more

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The Liverpool Athenaeum Opera Prize.

June 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£33

The President David Roscoe is delighted to announce the inaugural Sir David Maddison Opera Prize presented by the Liverpool Athenaeum, and held in association with The Royal Northern College of Music, and produced by Athenaeum Proprietor David Cox. Five outstanding Singers from the RNCM have been selected from a shortlist of students who put their ... Read more

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The Film Group

June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Further details TBC Saboteur

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July 2019

Music Group- Jazz Concert

July 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£5

Jazz at The Athenaeum : The Melvin Peters Trio £5.00 per person (to be booked in advance) There will be 2 x 40 Minute Performances with Newsroom services available throughout. Melvin Peters is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, educator and church organist. He started classical piano lessons at the age of six and continued throughout ... Read more

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Literature Group Meeting

July 4, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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Meet the President

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

On Thursday 11 June Members and guests are invited to 'Meet The President' at a special reception in the Newsroom which will be accompanied by a gourmet buffet! Meet our new President, as well as old friends and perhaps some new ones. We hope to see you (and your guests?) from 6:00 pm to start the year as we ... Read more

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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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"From Chiots to Cypriots; The Greeks in Liverpool since 1840", by Steve Williams. 2:00 pm in the Library.  

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Members Reception

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

The first of our new bi-monthly introductory event giving a platform for members to meet and expand their circles within the Club. During the event, newer Members will have the opportunity to sign their name into Athenaeum history when they sign their share in the 1809 Share Register. If you know anyone who might be ... Read more

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August 2019

The Sweet Scent of Success with Sarah Binns

August 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£15

The first event that will form part of a series throughout the year and might be of particular interest to our lady Proprietors – although men should not feel like they are excluded! Guests will hear a presentation from Sarah Binns of Kenneth Green Associates – one of the leading distributors of fine fragrances such ... Read more

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Wine Tasting Evening

August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£30

For our high summer event on 14 August we will be having a set down meal in the Wine Servery as we taste a range of crisp dry whites suitable for alfresco enjoyment.  Here again, we will be testing some of the classic examples against lesser-known but no less enjoyable wines. Russell and the team ... Read more

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September 2019

The Literature Group

September 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Literature Group

September 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed 4th Sept 3pm. Faction with Dr Paul Burns. When does fact become fiction and when if ever, should it? I will take Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as a starting point and referring to some books about local murders.

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The Roscoe (Supper)

September 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£20

Friday 6 Sepetember 6.30pm for 7.00pm One of the great benefits of Membership is of course fine food and fine beverage. This Presidential Year will be no different as Catering continue to bolster the Club’s social programme with food and drink based events. During the coming months, we are trialling grouping these events under one ... Read more

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Library & Archives Group

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Alan Crosby on Trade Directories  

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Theatre Group

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Saturday 14 September—Nigel Slater’s Toast 2:00pm or 7:00pm at the Playhouse-£17.00 per person The Club will NOT be open on this day. A play about growing up. With Food. Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography is adapted for the stage by Henry Filloux-Bennett. Toast vividly recreates Nigel Slater’s childhood through the tastes and smells he shares with ... Read more

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The Film Group

September 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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  Les Diaboliques (1955) Dir. by H-G. Clouzot. With Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, and Charles Vanel. This was a film Hitchcock wanted to make, but the French got there first. The headmaster of a third-rate boarding-school is murdered by his wife and mistress - they drown him in the bath, and dump the body in a ... Read more

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The Royal Institution – with Ann Marie Passey

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£30

Thursday 19 September 7:00pm for 7:30pm The Royal Institution—with Ann Marie Passey We mark the unveiling of the latest addition to the Athenaeum’s collection, the Seal and Royal Charter granted to the Liverpool Royal Institution in 1821, with an after-dinner talk by Proprietor, Ann Marie Passey, who will be offering a look at the passage ... Read more

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Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre

September 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£15

Tuesday 24 September, 1:00 for 1:30pm Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre In conjunction with the Bluecoat Display Centre, the next Artist talk will feather enamel artist Ruth Ball who will speak about her artistic career. Ruth first spoke at the Athenaeum in 2014 about her practice, she now returns as her career has ... Read more

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History Group

September 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Roscoe (Call My Bluff Wine Tasting)

September 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£35

Friday 27 September, 6:30pm for 7:00pm The Roscoe (Call My Bluff Wine Tasting) One of the great benefits of Membership is of course fine food and fine beverage. This Presidential Year will be no different as Catering continue to bolster the Club’s social programme with food and drink based events. During the coming months, we ... Read more

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October 2019

Literature Group

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Thu 3 Oct. 5.30 meeting followed by optional supper at 6.30. Catherine Hayes on writing for television. Proprietor Cath Hayes has had a distinguished career writing for stage and television (including Coronation Street). She will talk informally about her experiences and the rewards and challenges of television writing.

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Opera At The Athenaeum

October 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£33.50

Friday 11 October, 6:30pm for 7:00pm Opera At The Athenaeum We are delighted to announce the next ‘Opera At The Athenaeum’! Following on from our last two concerts our new President has commissioned David Cox to produce a third Opera Concert which will be performed on Friday, 11 October. The evening’s performance will once again ... Read more

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Sunday Lunch – Following the Judges’ Service

October 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

Sunday 13 October, 12:30 for 1:00pm Sunday Lunch—Following the Judges’ Service As is customary, Members of the Club are invited to attend the Judges’ Service, which takes place every October. ‘Save the date’ information has been distributed and once formal invitations have been received from the High Sheriff’s Office they will be circulated to the ... Read more

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The Film Group

October 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Saboteur - (1942) Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock. With Robert Cummings, Prunella Scales. The film starts with a major act of sabotage; the hero, wrongly suspected, is on the run till the final confrontation with the villain at the top of the Statue of Liberty! One of Hitchcock's best films.  

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Athenaeum Film Night

October 16, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Wednesday 16 October—Whiskey Galore Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood and Catherine Lacey

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‘The Diaries of William Lloyd Holden’

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£20

Thursday 17 October, 6:30pm for 7:00pm ‘The Diaries of William Lloyd Holden’, Supper with Mr Jonathan Pepler. In the history of cartography, William Lloyd Holden is not a familiar name; however, the chance survival of his diaries provides unique evidence of the actual processes involved in producing the county maps published by private surveyors and ... Read more

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Saturday Opening

October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Club will be open between 12:00pm and 7:00pm on each of the Saturday’s listed (except Saturday 14th September), with Newsroom services available throughout. Whether you are attending the matinee or an evening show, guests are encouraged to take part in lively discussion at the Athenaeum.

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Theatre Group

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Saturday 19 October—Amelie 2:00pm or 7:00pm at the Playhouse-£22.00 per person Amélie is an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie will ... Read more

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The Roscoe (details to be finalised)

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wednesday 23 October The Roscoe (details to be finalised) One of the great benefits of Membership is of course fine food and fine beverage. This Presidential Year will be no different as Catering continue to bolster the Club’s social programme with food and drink based events. During the coming months, we are trialing grouping these ... Read more

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The History Group

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

Murder Mystery Evening – ‘Death at the Dig’

November 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£30

Friday 1 November—6:30 for 7:00pm Murder Mystery Evening— ‘Death at the Dig’ Themed Dress—1920’s For those of you who have always suspected that some of your fellow Proprietors have a shady past, there will be an opportunity at the Murder Mystery Evening—Death at the Dig—on Friday 1 November for you to detect which of your ... Read more

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The Literature Group

November 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed 6th Nov 3pm. 'Something I found in the Stacks'. Proprietors are invited to explore the nooks and crannies of the Athenaeum's library and bring something that they discover to the meeting.

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Members’ Reception

November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Friday 8 November from 6:00pm Members’ Reception The next of our introductory event giving a platform for members to meet and expand their circles within the Club. During the event, newer Members will have the opportunity to sign their name into Athenaeum history when they sign their share in the 1809 Share Register. If you ... Read more

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Library Archive Interest Group – Study Day

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£15

Find My Shareholder Study Day 10 am – 4pm November 9 (with buffet lunch, if booked)   AGENDA Introduction – our Aim Understanding our Share Registers – Ian Cubbins Three Examples of Proprietors’ Research: Maria McCann using Athenaeum resources Lunch Janet Hollinshead using External sources David Brazendale on Dr Bostock Summary of Resources available   ... Read more

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Remembrance Sunday Lunch

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

November 13, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Wednesday 13 November—The African Queen In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. 1951—Directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley.

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Theatre Group

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Saturday 16 November—Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 2:00pm or 7:30pm at the Playhouse-£22.00 per person An eighteen-year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come. A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately ... Read more

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Saturday Opening

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Club will be open between 12:00pm and 7:00pm on each of the Saturday’s listed (except Saturday 14 September), with Newsroom services available throughout. Whether you are attending the matinee or an evening show, guests are encouraged to take part in lively discussion at the Athenaeum.

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The Film Group

November 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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HMS Defiant - (UK 1962). 1797; the country is at war with Revolutionary France, and they depend upon the Royal Navy. A captain (Alec Guinness) takes possession of his new ship Defiant, at a time when there are mutinies as Spithead and the Nore. He also has to deal with a cruel and despotic First ... Read more

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Cookery Demonstration with Russell Hough

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Full Details to Follow in due course.

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The History Group

November 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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December 2019

The Literature Group

December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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wed 4th December. 'Bring Your Own - Christmas'. If you can, please bring along a poem or piece of prose on a seasonal theme to read to and discuss with the group.

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The Athenaeum Film Night

December 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Friday 6th December—The Bishop’s Wife An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. 1947—Directed by Henry Koster, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.

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Saturday Opening

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Club will be open between 12:00pm and 7:00pm on each of the Saturday’s listed (except Saturday 14 September), with Newsroom services available throughout. Whether you are attending the matinee or an evening show, guests are encouraged to take part in lively discussion in the Athenaeum.

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Theatre Group

December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£17

Saturday 7 December—Miracle on 34th Street 7:30pm at the Playhouse-£17.00 per person Conjure up the perfect Christmas. Think of tinsel and tingles, whispers and wishes, those thrilling hours when childhood dreams take flight. Now imagine if Christmas was all common sense. No whispers, no secrets. Just cold hard facts wrapped in paper destined for the ... Read more

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The Christmas Carol Concert

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

Wednesday 11 December—6:00 for 6:30pm The Christmas Carol Concert Our Annual Carol Concert. Festive hits in the Newsroom will follow a supper in the Dining Room. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available during the evening. £25.00 per person, including supper and refreshments.

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Saturdays Opening

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Club will be open from 12:00pm for Members, with the Club’s Christmas Ball taking place in the evening. Food will be available in the Newsroom until 4:30pm with the Ball commencing at 7:00pm that evening.

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The Christmas Ball

December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£50.00

Saturday 14 December—7:00 for 7:30pm The Christmas Ball Dress: Lounge Suits Ticket Price: £50.00 The main event of the Christmas season is The Christmas Ball. This will be a special occasion to enjoy The Athenaeum in its Christmas splendour. A gourmet Christmas carvery buffet will be accompanied by music provided by the Phil Shotton Big ... Read more

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The Christmas Lunch

December 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

Monday 16 December—12:30 for 1:00pm The Christmas Lunch We enter the Club’s last week before the Christmas period with the Annual festive lunch. Christmas jumpers optional! £25.00 per person, including three-course lunch.

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The Film Group

December 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wednesday Dec. 18th 2019 at 2.0 p.m.  SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS,(1937). Dir. by David Hand.  You can probably remember the marvellous images and storyline of this film, but had you forgotten the terrific songs as well, Hi Ho, Whistle while you work, and so on? The perfect Christmas film. (Running time  about 90 minutes)

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The Roscoe (Christmas Dining Evening)

December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

Thursday 19 December— Service from 7:00pm The Roscoe (Christmas Dining Evening) We finish 2019 in relaxing fashion with informal Christmas dining. 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 ... Read more

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January 2020

Ladies Evening

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£15.00

Wednesday 8 January, 5:30 for 6:00pm Dress: Smart Casual Ticket Price: £15.00 The next in a series which previously featured the Fragrance Evening and Givenchy Evening. We are still finalising the details for this special evening which will be sent around shortly! Gentlemen, you are also welcome to attend!

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Cheap & Cheerful Supper

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£14.00

Friday 10 January, 6:30 for 7:00pm Dress: Lounge Suits Ticket Price: £14.00 The brainchild of the Athenaeum stalwart, the late Frank Moran, this Club favourite begins the year in convivial fashion with a two-course supper that does exactly what it says on the tin

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The Film Group

January 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed. Jan 15th 2020 at 2.0 p.m.  ARGO ​   (USA 2012) In November 1979 the American Embassy in Iran was stormed and its diplomats taken hostage. However, a few of the staff managed to escape and were given shelter in the Canadian Embassy, The pressure was then on the Americans to extract them, before the Iranians discovered them. Argo ... Read more

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The Athenaeum Film Night

January 15 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Wednesday 15 January— Pygmalion A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society. 1938—Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard. Starring Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller and Wilfrid Lawson. Written by George Bernard Shaw.

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Ferrari’ Dinner with John Pogson

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£28

It was whilst negotiating the purchase of a ‘Ferrari red’ MG TD recently, that life-long ‘Petrolhead’ Athenaeum Proprietor David Cox met and became friendly with Six times Champion Ferrari Racer John Pogson.    Although living his life mainly in the fast lane on four wheels, John had always had a soft spot for the Avro Vulcan ... Read more

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The History Group

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Details TBC

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Library & Archive Group

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Thursday 23 January: 11:00am Meeting & Lunch—£12.50 per person

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Burns Night

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£37.50

Friday 24 January—Burns Night- 7:00 for 7:30pm Dress: Black Tie Ticket Price: £37.50 We celebrate the life of Robbie Burns, with all his associations to The Athenaeum, at our black-tie event. A piper, the haggis, the Immortal Memory and whisky galore!

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February 2020

Saturday Opening

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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The Club will be open between 12:00pm and 7:00pm on each of the Saturday’s listed (except Saturday 14 September), with Newsroom services available throughout. Whether you are attending the matinee or an evening show, guests are encouraged to take part in lively discussion at the Athenaeum.

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Theatre Group

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Saturday 1 February—The Woman in Black 7:30pm at the Playhouse-£17.00 per person A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips ... Read more

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The Literature Group

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Malcolm Lowry’s ‘Under the volcano’, with Diana Lane

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The Athenaeum Film Night

February 13 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Thursday 13 February— The Cruel Sea The next of our classic film showings accompanied by supper and interval refreshments is The Cruel Sea. Despite his guilt over a recent harrowing sea battle in which many of his men were lost, Lt. Cmdr. George Ericson is assigned to helm the new H.M.S. Compass Rose with the ... Read more

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Valentines Day Dinner

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£49.50

Valentines Day Dinner Friday 14 February , 7:00 for 7:30pm Dress: Smart Casual Ticket Price: £49.50  

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The Film Group

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed. Feb. 19th 2020 at 2.0 p.m. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (US 1944, dir. by Frank Capra.) Mortimer (Cary Grant) is a drama critic, and has two delightful maiden aunts.  Except that they take such pity on lonely old men that they poison them and bury them in the cellar.  Mortimer’s brother (Raymond Massey) is even more sinister, and ... Read more

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Members Reception

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50
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“A Life At Altitude”with Mal Creasey

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£22

Friday 21 February, 7:00 for 7:30pm Dress: Smart Casual Ticket Price: £22.00 Mal Creasey, a British and International Mountain Guide, will give us an insight into some of his adventures at home and in far-flung mountain ranges. Guests will also en-joy a two-course supper.

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Arts Group Outing – Tate Liverpool

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£5

An Artist who has been working in Guatemala's rain forest for over 30 years. She lives on the edge of a village near Lake Atilan. The exhibition should be of particular interest to all as it is a record of the passage of time and the environment conditions in which Suter lived. Please book at ... Read more

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The Library Dinner

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Thursday 27 February , 7:00 for 7:30pm Dress: Black Tie Ticket Price: £35.00 Our guest speaker will be Proprietor, Dean Paton, founder of Big Heritage, who will give a talk on Nicholas Monsarrat and his links to the Atlantic Convoy and the Western Approaches. Monsarrat’s collection is now held in the aforenamed room by reception ... Read more

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March 2020

The Literature Group

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Robert Burns’ ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ with Willie Williams

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Joint Supper with the LMI (at the LMI)

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Thursday 5 March—Joint Supper with the LMI (at the LMI) ‘Forty Years In The Air’, by Bill Cotterell, Senior Pilot, British Airways. A welcome drink will be served upon arrival followed by the talk and supper.

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Joint Meeting of LMI and The Athenaeum

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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6pm – welcoming drinks 6.30pm – ‘Forty Years in the Air’ - Mr Bill Cotterell, Senior Pilot, British Airways. Followed by supper.

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The Athenaeum Film Night

March 12 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Thursday 12 March—Irish Film Night As we close in on ‘Paddy’s Night’ March’s Film Night has an Irish theme. A ballot will take place on the night to choose which film with an Irish connection will be shown. Pionta Guinness, le do thoil!!!!

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The Film Group

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed. March 18th 2020 at 2.0 p.m. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)  Dir. by Gene Kelly, with Leslie Caron. Gene Kelly made three great musicals – On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain (his most popular film) and An American In Paris. Which is now mostly forgotten.   Kelly is an artist, and the film  ends with the terrific American in Paris ballet  - perhaps the most ... Read more

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The Annual Dinner

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£40

Friday 20 March — The Annual Dinner Dress: Black Tie Ticket Price: £40.00 We are delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess of Derby as our guests of honour for The Annual Dinner, the most prestigious event in our calendar. This event last year sold out in January so please do book early to avoid ... Read more

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Arts Group Outing – L’pool World Museum

March 23 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£4

Taki Katei's Japan The exhibition showcases exquisite preparatory ink drawings and watercolors used for teaching, for preparing some of his major commissions and as an aide-memoir. Members of L'pool Museums are free, all others £4.00 Please book at reception before Monday 16th March.

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Library & Archives Group

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Thursday 26 March: 5:30pm Meeting & Supper—£12.50 per person

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April 2020

Spring Opera Concert: An Evening with Danielle Louise Thomas

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£29.50

In response to many requests from the clubs membership, Athenaeum President Dr Gaynor Bresnen, has commissioned Proprietor David Cox to produce a further concert with Opera as its main component.   David is pleased to announce that Danielle Louise Thomas, will present her Internationally acclaimed showcase performance featuring some of the best-loved arias from the world ... Read more

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The Film Group

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed. April 15th 2020 at 2.0 p.m. THE BICYCLE THIEVES (Italy 1948)  Dir. by Vittorio de Sica. The hero needs a bike to get a job, and has to pawn all his belongings to get one.  But whilst he’s working, someone steals the bike, so what can he do now?  This poignant film was the first of the great Italian neo-realist ... Read more

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Quiz Night

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wednesday 15 April — Quiz Night

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The Athenaeum Film Night

April 22 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£12.50

Film Night: The African Queen (1951) Wednesday 22 April, 6:15 for 6:45pm Dress: Lounge Suits Ticket Price: £12.50 The next of our classic film showings accompanied by supper and interval refreshments is The African Queen! After religious spinster's (missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, dissolute steamer captain offers her safe passage. She's not satisfied ... Read more

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St Georges Day Dinner

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£28.50

Thursday 23 April — St George’s Day Dinner Ticket Price: £28.50 An Athenaeum St George’s Day celebration! Further details to follow.

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May 2020

VE Day Lunch

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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£25

Thursday 7 May —VE Day Lunch Dress: Lounge suits Ticket Price: £25.00 We commemorate Victory in Europe Day one day early due a bank holiday. Further details to follow.

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The Film Group

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Athenaeum Liverpool, Church Alley
Liverpool, L1 3DD United Kingdom
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Wed. May 20th 2020 at 2.0 p.m. THE MIRACLE WORKER ​(1962) Based on a biography of Annie Sullivan, the blind teacher who reaches out to blind-deaf Helen Keller, it shows her turning Helen from a frustrated, sometimes violent child into one who overcomes her dreadful disabilities, and is one of the most heart-warming films you can see.   Anne Bancroft ... Read more

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