Our Spring Talks are scheduled below. Please click on the links to book tickets at £10 per person. 

7pm, Thursday 13th February 2020 The Art of Rest, an evening with Claudia Hammond Award-winning BBC broadcaster, author and psychology lecturer, Claudia Hammond is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind and Health Check on the World Service. A Visiting Professor at Sussex University, she is the author of several books. Her most recent The Art of Rest, examines the science behind our struggles to rest and relax.  Claudia will be discussing her illuminating new book and the essential importance of rest.
7pm, Thursday 27th February 2020 The Lost Pianos of Siberia, an evening with Sophy Roberts Sophy Roberts is an award-winning writer and travel journalist based in Dorset. A former editor-at-large for Condé Nast Traveller and special correspondent for Condé Nast Traveler in the US, her work has taken her to remote parts of the world where she has reported on wildlife conservation, threats to eco-systems and fragile cultures. A travel editor for The Economist 1843, and a columnist for FT Weekend and How To Spend It, Sophy will be discussing her first book, the recently published The Lost Pianos of Siberia. This literary work of non-fiction uses musical culture as a way to tell the story of Siberia and the Russian Far East.
7pm, Thursday 12th March 2020 Birds and British Wildlife, an evening with Stephen Moss Stephen Moss is a leading nature writer, broadcaster and TV producer. He won a BAFTA as producer for BBC Spring Watch. President of Somerset Wildlife Trust, Stephen is a passionate birder, and a lecturer in the MA travel and nature writing at Bath Spa. Stephen will be discussing his books and love of birds and British wildlife.
7pm, Thursday 19th March 2020 How to Make Your Wardrobe Work for You in 2020, an evening with Natasha Musson Natasha Musson. The Secret Stylist will be inspiring us with fashion advice for 2020 and beyond. Natasha will be giving us tips on how to make your clothes work for you through colour, body shape, capsule wardrobe, style personality, sustainability and creativity. Natasha regularly styles commercial photoshoots and fashion shows and advises corporate and personal clients. Following a career in TV production, Natasha built her styling business through her philosophy to be creative with what you already have. This resourceful attitude combined with her fashion knowledge, advice on developing a personal look and the importance of buying the right clothes, has established her reputation as a leading stylist. Working with a network of key boutiques and vintage suppliers, she is the founder of the popular Fashion Fix shopping events in the South West. From 26th March she will hosting regular fashion clinics in Castle Cary and Bath.
7pm, Thursday 02nd April 2020 Women & Nutrition, an evening with Laura Jane Hughes Laura Jane Hughes. Founder of the Shaftesbury based Pregnancy Food Company, Laura is a Nutritional Therapist specialising in the female body. She will be discussing how we can take back control of our own health and our own bodies! From periods, to fertility, gut health, menopause and everything in between - she will take us on a journey of discovery, empowerment and education.
7pm, Thursday 16th April 2020

 

 

 

Award Winning Writing, an evening with Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey is the award-winning author of four novels, including the acclaimed The Western Wind, Samantha will be discussing her works of fiction and non-fiction, including her latest highly praised book The Shapeless Unease, A Year of Not Sleeping. She lives in Bath and is a Reader in creative writing at Bath Spa University.