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We shall show the famous 1974 Fassbinder film of Effi Briest on Thursday 14th September; tea will be at 4 and the film will be shown at 4·30.

On Tuesday 19th September there will be a trip to the Fry Gallery in Saffron Walden where there is an exhibition called Exploring: Inspirational Places for Great Bardfield Artists. We shall meet at 12·30 for lunch, go to the exhibition and then have a cup of tea. (The closest station is Audley End; there is a frequent bus to nearby Saffron Walden.)

On Wednesday 27th Septemberby kind permission of the Leifer family, there will be a Tea from 4–5·30 and a short talk in the Downshire Hill house in Hampstead lived in for sixty years by Amber Reeves, author of A Lady and Her Husband.

On Wednesday 4th October there will be a Lunch from 12.30-2.30 to celebrate the publication in paperback of Angela Thirlwell’s Rosalind: A Biography of Shakespeare’s Immortal Heroine: ‘a model of popular Shakespearean scholarship: engagingly accessible and contagiously enthusiastic.’ Angela will talk about the book and the actress Michelle Terry will read some of Rosalind's speeches: they are curiously 21srt century.

On Tuesday 10th October (please note change of date) at 6 pm Philippe Sands QC, author of the prize-winning East-West Street, will talk about anti-semitism in fiction with reference to Earth and High Heaven. Wine and cheese straws will be served

All the events cost £25, apart from the first two (and the Book Group, which is £10): please ring the office to book.

A reminder: the Persephone Book Group is on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.30. Madeira and bread and cheese are served. 

Find out more about past Persephone Events.

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