Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SUNNY ORMONDE (LILIAN BELLAMY FROM "THE ARCHERS)" IS OUR GUEST SPEAKER TODAY





Looking forward to meeting writer friends and guests at our SWWJ Autumn Lunch to be held at the National Liberal Club in London Thursday 29 September, As a great fan of The Archers I hope Lilian Bellamy (played by that super actress Sunny Ormonde) will allow me to interview her and I can take some pictures, too. For more details, check our SWWJ.com website.

  
29 September 2016  Members of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists and guests enjoyed a fabulous performance ttoday from Sunny Ormonde who is delightful and so entertaining.  A superb performer.

Friday, September 23, 2016

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FAMOUS BRENTWOOD WRITERS' CIRCLE OUR ANNUAL WRITERS' DAY -

Saturday 1st October, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm 
ORDER YOUR TICKETS NOW

Special day coming up.  
The Ursuline Convent School, Queens Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4EX
These annual Writer Day Sessions are always successful and great fun.  This year's speaker is the acclaimed writing coach and poet Sarah Hymas, who works with writers in a variety of ways. The day promises to be an entertaining and informative one and not to be missed.  

If you are an amateur or professional writer, or just interested in the written word, come along and meet and socialise with fellow writers and like-minded people. The venue, The Ursuline Convent School, is a short walk from Brentwood Station.

Non-members pay just £20, and this includes refreshments and a buffet lunch, which represents excellent value for money.

Please purchase or reserve tickets by emailing or telephoning the Secretary, Ena Love: Tel 01277 226840 Email: ena@enalove.co.uk


Thursday, September 22, 2016

IMPORTANT BILLERICAY EVENT HAPPENING ON SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Thankfully local press have picked up news of our Museum's Centenary Exhibition to be held at The Reading Rooms in Billericay High Street on Saturday 2.00pm - 5.00pm.   We hope you will visit us at this Exhibition on Saturday afternoon.  This event commemorates the town's involvement in the Battle of the Somme, Battle of Jutland and the crash of the L32 Zeppelin on the night of 23/24 September 1916.  Entry is free and refreshments will be available in the Reading Rooms during the Exhibition.  A warm welcome awaits you. 

During the evening, there is a talk scheduled by the Western Front members, which again is free, but seats are limited, so  should anyone wish to attend at 7.00pm-9.00pm, do let the Cater Museum know on 01277 622023


Sunday, September 18, 2016

BILLERICAY'S UPCOMING EVENTS

We have quite a few events on the Billericay calendar over the next few weeks.  Yesterday's History Day  in the Library was a great success and good fun - community at its enthusiastic best - an opportunity to get together with  members from some of the town's other groups.

At the end of next week, we mark the anniversary of one hundred years  since the L32 Zeppelin was shot down over Great Burstead, just a mile from our ancient High Street. A commemoration plaque is being prepared and work is in hand for an exhibition on Saturday 24 September in the Reading Rooms, High Street from 2.00pm - 5pm.  The award-winning aviation author/illustrator  Ray L Rimell has written THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE L32 which will be on display at the exhibition and can be obtained from Ray Rimell, www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk or via the Cater Museum, 74 High Street, Billericay after Saturday, 24 September 2016. 




Staff at the Cater Museum will be joining the Essex Branch of the Western Front Association and the 10th Essex Living History Group to present NOT JUST THE FIRST OF JULY: THE AIR WAR COMES TO BILLERICAY.  The exhibition will cover the major events of 1916: The Battle of Jutland, The Battle of the Somme and the Zeppelin L32 crash.  


After the exhibition, presentations and a talk will cover the same topics at 7.00pm.   The exhibition and the presentations are free, but the evening presentation will be ticketed. Apply to the Cater Museum:  01277622023

Alongside, we are  preparing an updated version of Ted Wright's book first published in 1977.