Humanism and Green Politics – Amersham – 11 October

Humanism and Green Politics
Siân Berry AM

Siân believes it is up to us, and us alone, to look after our wonderful planet and all its people. She is a green campaigner, politician and author, and a Patron of Humanists UK.  Since joining the Green Party in 2001 she has been a candidate in numerous council and parliamentary elections, and was the Green candidate for London Mayor in 2008 and 2016. In 2016 she was elected as a member of the London Assembly.

Siân has worked on a range of green and social issues, setting up the Alliance Against Urban 4x4s in 2004 and Reheat Britain, which successfully brought in a boiler scrappage scheme. A supporter of the Atheist Bus Campaign, she also focuses on social justice issues, and is a patron of the Fair Pay Network.
It will be interesting to learn how far Siân’s Humanist outlook has inspired her political activity, or vice versa.

date: 11 October 2017

time: 20:00

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

cost: Free (including parking). EVERYBODY WELCOME



Helen Fry and Derek Nudd Launch Their Wartime Books at Amersham Museum – 6 October

Helen Fry and Derek Nudd Launch Their Wartime Books at Amersham Museum

Acclaimed authors Helen Fry and Derek Nudd will be launching their new wartime books at the museum on Friday 6th October.


Acclaimed author Helen Fry continues to research the role of British Intelligence in WWII with London Cage, which explores the interrogation of German prisoners of war behind locked doors in Kensington Palace Gardens. Helen’s extraordinary original research paints rich portraits of the interrogators and their prisoners, and gives disturbing, compelling accounts of daily life revolving around systemic Soviet-style mistreatment. Fry also provides sensational evidence to counter official denials concerning the use of ‘truth drugs’ and ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques.


In Castaways Derek Nudd focuses on German prisoners of war who were brought to Latimer House and Wilton Park and who were questioned and ‘spied’ upon until their secrets were uncovered.

Derek notes, “I ignore the movers and shakers, the German generals and senior staff whose egos were carefully groomed in long-term stays at Trent Park. Instead I look at the constant procession of ordinary matelots and seagoing officers, who passed through Latimer House and Wilton Park, were drained of their useful information, and ‘dumped’ to regular prisoner-of-war camps.”


Helen and Derek will be in the museum from 2pm-4pm on Friday 6th October, talking to visitors (usual museum admissions apply). In the evening they will also each give a talk, take questions and sign copies of their books in the Market Hall, Old Amersham. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets for the evening event cost £8 per person, £6 for Friends of the Museum and can be booked in the museum or online (




The musicians of the Chiltern Camerata open their new
season of concerts on Saturday 25 November

The orchestra will perform music by Mozart, Dvorak,
Sibelius and Lutoslawski

We open with Mozart’s popular Divertimento in D (K136)

and follow this with Sibelius’s majestic Suite:
‘Rakastava’ and

Lutoslawski’s stirring ‘Funeral Music’, composed in 1958.

After the interval the orchestra will perform Dvorak’s
dazzling Serenade for Strings.

date: 25 November 2017

time: 7.30 pm

venue: Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6

cost:  £12 (concessions £10).  Under 18s: free

event email:


event tel nos: 01494883112

Autumn Amersham Art Workshops – 27 Sept, 18 Oct and 22 Nov

Autumn Amersham Art Workshops
Amersham Art Group have 3 Wednesday art workshops in the Amersham Community Centre, on 27th Sept, 18th Oct, 22nd Nov, all starting 7:30pm.
Bring your own materials and subject, enjoy painting in a social atmosphere with like minded artists.
£12 for all 3 meetings, please book in advance.  More information & booking: or calling 01494 771760 .