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Exploring the Arctic
Friday 11 June at 11am
"Where's your favourite place?" That has to be the question most asked of Hazel Griffiths - a Destination Speaker on cruise ships for more than a decade. The answer is always Greenland. This talk will take you there - and many more places - including Norway and Iceland. Full of photographs, the talk touches on history and culture as it showcases this fascinating region.
Friday 18 June at 11am
Kevin Little, who recently retired after 54 years as a fishmonger, recounts some of his “fishy tales”. Find out why Batman uses the expression “holy mackerel” and why we are misled by a “red herring”. Why was the price of butter so crucial to a fishmonger? How his wife threatened divorce when lampreys escaped into his car. The health inspector who was muddled by the fly book, and didn’t approve of Kevin’s first aid kit.
Katherine of Aragon
Friday 25 June at 11am
Spanish Princess, Princess of Wales, Queen of England, Discarded Wife. Katherine was a much loved, and very popular queen of England for 24 years who deserves to be better known than simply part of a rhyme to remember a king who used and abused six wives. This is a chance for a complicated, passionate and determined woman to be seen in her own spotlight rather than in Henry VIII's shadow.