How are you all? We hope you enjoyed the goody-bag the Committee members delivered to
you instead of our customary Christmas Film and Tea Event!
It has been quite some time, four months to be exact, since you have received a Newsletter. For
now the Committee thinks it is about time for some positive news concerning the future.
Here is a special letter from our chairman, Fred Santing:
Although the prospects of our fight against the Corona virus are improving, the committee had
to make the decision to cancel the rest of the programme of season 2020-2021. This is based on
government information and our own judgement.
Postponing this decision was no longer possible considering the timely cancellation of our
speakers from the UK and the booking of the venue. Once again we are hoping for your
This Newsletter starts with a special message from our chairman, Fred Santing:
With our Newsletter we regularly inform you on our programme and all kinds of other matters
which might be of interest for you.
Dear members, in our previous Newsletter we informed you about John Pilkington’s trip to Japan which he would be talking about in March 2021. John should have been in Japan at the moment but sadly could not travel because of the Corona crisis. That means he will be talking about his trip to Japan later, probably in season 2021-2022. Fortunately, Simon Wales, who should have been talking to us last March, will replace John Pilkington in March 2021.
So we are happy to inform you about our revised programme 2020-2021, albeit with reservations, as you will understand.
Dear members, Recently we have informed you of the regrettable cancellation of the talk by Simon Wales on 22 March and of our end-of-season event, namely the concert at De Kleine Noordijk on 18 April. Both Simon and the music performers from Wales will be re-invited next year and hopefully we will have the opportunity to enjoy their performance at a later date.
Best lid en/of geïnteresseerde,
Tot onze spijt moeten wij u meedelen dat wij als bestuur i.v.m. het protocol rondom het coronavirus in overleg met de spreker besloten hebben, de lezing door
Simon Wales op zondag 22 maart a.s. om 15.00 uur in de Schalm te Deventer te verplaatsen naar een nader overeen te komen moment.
Onder de huidige omstandigheden is voorzichtigheid voor onze bezoekers en de spreker geboden en ongetwijfeld hebt u begrip voor ons besluit.
Zodra er meer nieuws is, wordt u hierover geïnformeerd en uiteraard – op een later moment – over de nieuwe datum van de lezing door Simon Wales, hoewel deze mogelijk naar het nieuwe seizoen wordt verplaatst.
Met vriendelijke groet,
Bestuur British Society Deventer
Dear members, We are pleased to inform you about two events coming up in February and March. On Saturday 15 February there will be a Film, Tea & Cake event in Het Filmhuis. The invitation and how to register will be sent to you soon.
Please note we will be starting at 11 o’clock this time.
Christmas is just round the corner and as you know, our Christmas event with film and tea is about to take place at Het Filmhuis on 21 December. The committee would like to wish you a Merry Christmas if you cannot make it to our event this year.
As to our programme in the first three months of 2020, we have a few alterations.
We start the New Year on Sunday, 19 January at 3 p.m. with a talk by drs Muriel de Beer on “ Dream on! Kunst en Cultuur in het Victoriaanse Tijdperk”. (in Dutch). The venue is De Schalm.
We have been looking forward to the next talk which will be given by our old friend
John Pilkington on Sunday 10 November at 3 pm. The venue is De Schalm, shopping centre Borgele, Dreef 1, 7414 EA Deventer. His subject will be:
To Eritrea and Ethiopia: Retracing a Victorian Expedition
John has been speaking to a Deventer audience many times before (remember Up the Mekong to Tibet, Georgia to Afghanistan or a Balkan adventure?) and no wonder the hall has always been packed so make sure you are early to secure a good seat!
Welcome to a new season with British Society Deventer with talks, films and teas and special events. We are starting on Sunday 6 October at 14,30 pm with our Annual General Meeting followed by a short talk by Mrs Inez van Gisteren: Anglophiles: addicts, fools or the right kind?
The venue is De Schalm, Deventer, please note we will be starting at 14.30 pm this time.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Preceding the talk on 6 October our AGM will be held during which BSD matters of the previous year and of the coming year will be discussed. Further information, such as the Agenda, The Secretary’s Report and the Treasurer’s Report will be sent to you in due course.