“Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time” Presentation in Amersham 8th March 2017

“Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time”
John Webster

Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Humanist Out of Time
John Webster

John Webster, from the Oxford Humanists group, will give an audio-visual presentation on Shelley and the humanistic aspect of his thought.  A reprint of Shelley’s ground-breaking essay, The Necessity of Atheism, edited by Nicolas Walter, has recently been made available on Amazon by The Freethinker; it closely follows the original edition of 1811.

John will point up some of the humanism-related issues arising from Shelley s work and show a DVD  Shelley s Golden Years in Italy , which includes songs (progressive folk) drawing on his lyrics, narration by Benjamin Zephaniah, who is a Shelley admirer, and images from Italy.  It is an innovative approach to the poet, putting him into a contemporary format, and this promises to be an inspirational evening.

Bring your friends!

date: 8th March 2017

time: 19:45

venue: Small Barn Hall, Chiltern Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH

Free parking.

cost: Free. All welcome

web: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House – Sunday 11th July

The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House

Set in the beautiful gardens of Ashridge House, The
Hospice of St Francis Garden Party offers a perfect
afternoon for all the family. The event is jam-packed
with a large selection of quality stalls with a delicious
choice of food including our popular cream teas, local
craft beer, ice cream and Pimms.

Children have plenty of activities and entertainments to
keep them happy – circus skills, sumo fun, Punch and Judy
shows, face painting, bouncy castles and much more!
Last year the Garden Party attracted 4,000 people from
across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and beyond and
raised nearly £40,000 to fund the Hospice’s free, expert
care for people living with life-limiting illnesses
Advance tickets will be on sale from April. £5 general
admission tickets will be available from the Hospice’s
main reception, our charity shops, Number Twenty and
Returned to Glory. £7 on the gate. Children under 16 go

date: Sunday 11th July 2017

time: 1 – 5pm

venue: Ashridge House
Little Gaddesden

cost: FREE – £7

email: fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk

web: www.stfrancis.org.uk/gardenparty

tel: 01442869555

Bubble Rush Bucks – Sunday 9th July

Bubble Rush Bucks

Join The Hospice of St Francis on Sunday 9th July for our
bubble-tastic, fun-filled 5k, complete with 4 different
coloured bubble stations. Feel bubbles of excitement as
you are soaked in safe frothy foam while running, walking
or dancing through each station.
It s guaranteed to be an incredi-bubble event for all the
family, so get the whole family involved, or team up with
friends, to support The Hospice of St Francis
Register NOW at stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush and have fun
fundraising to help us offer care and support when it
matters most to people living with, or affected by, life-
limiting illness.

date: 9th July 2017

time: 12pm

venue: Lowndes Park, Chesham.

cost: Free – £25

email: fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk

web: www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush

tel: 01442869555

The Making Change Stick Workshop – 25 February

You’ve tried it your way, now try ours!

We create and deliver workshops that are insightful, coherent and practical and which show you how to take care of what really matters to you.

In this workshop you will learn to really understand the change that you want to make, how to make it easy, successful and forever.

Based on understanding how our brains work (neuroscience) we will give you some simple and powerful techniques to make the change you want; where, when and how you want it.

Please Note: The Making Change Stick workshop is being delivered in the morning (9am – 12:30pm) and in the afternoon (1:30pm – 5pm). When you get to the ticket section you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the morning or afternoon session.


Cost: £25

Date: 25 February, 2017

Time: We have 2 sessions planned for the day – 9:00 am till 12:30pm and 1:30pm till 5:00pm

Where: Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1PE

Further Information: Contact- Teak Rehman. email teak@thelifearts.com, website – www.thelifearts.com Mobile – 07817 989124

Amersham Concert Club 50th Season Concerts 25 February & 25 March

Saturday 25th February 2017 at 8:00 pm

50th Anniversary Gala Chamber Music Concert given by

Ugne Tiskute – viola Alexandra Vaduva – piano


Sonata in F minor for viola and piano                    Brahms

Prelude (1st cello suite, viola version) in G major  J S Bach

Fantasy                                                        Edwin York Bowen

Kinderszenen Op15                                               Schumann

Sonata for viola and piano                                     Rebecca Clarke
date: Saturday 25th February 2017 at 8:00 pm

time: 8 pm


Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7pm      (please note earlier start time)

Acacia Flute and Harp Duo

Samantha Pearce – flute, Heather Wrighton – harp

“Classical Moments.”  Programme includes Sonatas by Bach and Donizetti, pieces by Faure, Debussy and Piazzola, some less familiar composers and concludes with Borne’s dramatic “Carmen Fantasie”.
venue: Dr Challoner s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB

cost: £15, free for Under 18’s

email: tickets@amershamconcerts.org.uk

web: www.amershamconcerts.org.uk

tel: 01494765420

Rotary in Amersham – Presents an Evening with Tracy Edwards at Dr Challoner’s High School on Saturday March 11

‘Tracy Edwards has informed Amersham Rotary that she is now abroad on Saturday 11th March and is no longer able to attend this special evening as guest speaker. Therefore Amersham Rotary has reluctantly had to cancel the below event



Rotary in Amersham – Presents an evening with Tracy Edwards at Dr Challoner’s High School ( Girls ) on Saturday March 11th at 7:30pm

‘Never Give Up’

In her time, Tracy Edwards has seen great success, and faced disaster. The theme of her talk ‘Never Give Up’ defines her approach to life, and audiences around the country, ranging from major corporations to schools, have been inspired by her story, and the lessons she has learned from it.

In 1985, Tracy became the first woman to race on a Maxi in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. In the 1989-90 she skippered the first all-female crew to the best performance in the race by a British boat since 1977. She was awarded an MBE and became the first woman to be voted ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ by the Yachting Journalists’ Association.

Tracy is a highly sought after and acclaimed motivational speaker; as can be seen in these many warm testimonials http://www.tracyedwards.com/index.php?page=Testimonials.

For tickets ( £15pp ) please go to billetto.co.uk and ‘Search‘ Tracy. Tickets will also be on sale at Waterstone’s in Amersham after January 25th.