Rebekah Holding, Head of Cultural Development, Enfield Council, looked at culture in Enfield and future developments. She covered a wide range of topics including the future of the Dugdale Centre, the borough archive and theatres.
We hope to post a video of her talk along with her slides slides here once we have sought her permission.
The August/September issue of Forum Focus is out now and full of news about social events, Forum groups /clubs, upcoming meetings and our fund-raising events. It introduces the new Executive Committee and outlines the great discounts that Fusion Leisure Centres offer to our members.
All members should have received their copy of Forum Focus in the post. If yours did not arrive, check if your membership is up to date. If not, renew now.
We will hold a short AGM at 10.30am, including presentation of the annual report and accounts for 2020 – 2021, election of Executive Committee Members and any other business that members wish to raise.
Then we will be treated to Peter and Christine Padwick giving us a light-hearted survey of banning and censorship over the past 100 years or so with pictures, songs & anecdotes touching on George Formby, Reith and the BBC, cricket, Marilyn Monroe, Sooty, G.B. Shaw, Donald McGill, the Crazy Gang, Dr.Crippen, Alfred Hitchcock, Eartha Kitt, Thomas Hardy, Henry Hall, adverts, Frank Sinatra, D.H. Lawrence, Max Miller, George Gershwin and much more along the way.
To join the meeting and talk, use the following link at 10:30 on Tuesday:
It is well known that the UK has an ageing population, especially as those born during the 1960s baby boom start to reach retirement age. However it is not just about how long we live, but how well we live, says Anna Dixon, Chief Executive for the Centre of Ageing Better. She gave a presentation in February at one of our regular webinars to explain how the centre is working towards ‘a society where everyone enjoys later life’.
Here is a video of her talk. There are some moments when sound quality is a bit marginal. After her slideshow, we finished with some questions and answers moderated by Christine Whetstone, our chair. You can download or view Anna’s slides here.
A Zoom talk by Ruth Bourne, one of the wartime Women of Bletchley Park (see her Wikipedia biography). Ruth was a serving WREN during the war and one of the team who successfully decoded the messages transmitted from the notorious ENIGMA machines.