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Renoir, de Beauvoir, and the Artist of Kouroo

In 2012, there was a film made about the old age of Renoir. The film was lovely, but painful to watch, as Renoir coped with rheumatoid arthritis as he kept on painting, having to have assistants wrap his fingers around the brush to get him started. 770 more words

Fab Hatter

For our April meeting we are very excited to welcome J Smith Esquire, De Beauvoir’s new milliner, whose wonderful creations can be see through the windows of his establishment on Southgate Road.   130 more words

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1947: When Now Begins (Review) - Elizabeth Åsbrink

Scribe, 2017

(Featured image: still from the 1947 movie Somewhere in Europe)

The partition of India and of Palestine; the legacy of the holocaust and the beginning of the Cold War; Simone de Beauvoir, George Orwell, Billie Halliday and Christian Dior; Åsbrink talks us through the year 1947 month by month, following a large cast of real-life characters and a long list of historical threads. 1,297 more words


The History of Hackney & De Beauvoir Town

A huge thank you to Hackney Archives who came along to our February meeting to talk about their work.  They collect, preserve and provide access to records that contribute to our understanding of Hackney’s socio-economic and cultural identity. 189 more words

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Decorate A Christmas Cake

From pretty in pink through the night before Christmas and all manner of festive fondant foliage inbetween, we rolled, crimped and decorated a whole host of Christmas cakes at our December meeting. 135 more words

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Wise Birds Quiz Night

What a great night of general knowledge quizzing at our Wise Bird’s Quiz Night. Congratulations to the winning team the Purple Pansies who shot through in the last round and proved themselves to be the wisest birds in the room. 66 more words

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Summer Social

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our Summer Social in August where we will meet in the Scolt Head instead of the Crypt.  Come and find us in the back room from 7:30pm onwards.