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“Birds, Beasts & Befriending”

On the afternoon of Thursday 28 February 2019 the Friends gathered, in the Assembly Room of the Old Cathedral School, for an illustrative and most interesting talk by Dr Ian Brown about his charity trek up remote mountain valleys in eastern Nepal revealing stunning natural beauty and enriched hospitality in a changing country.  His talk was illustrated by some beautiful slides and short videos.  The event was preceded by a delicious cream tea.

Love in 4 Seasons

On the evening of 30th January 2019, an audience of 55 thoroughly enjoyed a programme of music and light hearted readings on the theme of love through the seasons featuring St Mary’s Singers, directed by Joseph Wicks, and with readers Juliet and Richard Lingham.

Talk by Dr Michael Tedder

On the evening of 17 October 2018, Dr Michael Tedder, assisted by Daphne Skinnard, gave a talk on the early Bishops of Truro from Benson to Frere their families and households.  The event included a drinks and canapes party beforehand and was the first evening event organised by the Friends in the Old Cathedral School.  It was well supported and greatly enjoyed by all.

2018-19 Film Club

Our popular Film Club will be restarting on Friday 14th September with “Tea with Mussolini”; please visit our calendar to view further details.

Annual membership is £15 for the whole programme, or £5 for a single film.

Gilbert & Sullivan Evening

On Wednesday 25 July, a group of 72 Friends were entertained by the Gilbert and Sullivan Singers from Penzance.  The group comprised Kate Wood (Soprano), Angela Thomas (Contralto), Rob Murdoch, Simon Matthews (Tenor) and John Isles (Bass Baritone).  The Accompanist was Philip Chant.  They sang a selection of songs from 4 Operettas.  During the interval a delicious cheese and wine supper was provided by Marilyn and her team.  The event was enjoyed by all attendees.

AGM 2018

After a carvery lunch, on 20 May, the AGM started at 1.45pm with Reports from the President (The Dean) and our Chairman (Canon Alan).  Business concluded with the presentation of 2 bouquets of flowers to our retiring Secretary, Roberta Evans, in appreciation of her many years of service to the Friends.  Formal proceedings concluded we then had an interesting talk by our organist, Joseph Wicks, on his life and career in music.  He illustrated his talk with extracts of pieces of music which were particularly dear and significant to him.