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Our program for Term 1, 2023 will be available here early in February 2023. In the meantime the news items below will give you a good idea of what we get up to.

We start preparing the coming term program at least mid way through the preceding term. If you have any suggestions for gardens, topics or speakers, please contact us.

For the very latest news about us, see our Facebook page.

A Smorgasbord of Talks

Talks on many varied subjects, with time for discussion and questions. Some of last term’s topics include:

  • Music inspired by Shakespeare
  • Circular economy in the Huon
  • Bees and beekeeping
  • Huon Refugee Support Group
  • Edward Burne-Jones: The Life and Art of the Last Pre-Raphaelite
  • Illuminations and Projections: imagining tomorrow, today
  • The Wallace Line – Darwin and Wallace
  • Seedlab Tasmania – Propagating food businesses
  • Rome – History, Art & Architecture, People and Culture
Book Groups

We have two Book groups, one looking at themes on a wide range of topics, with members free to select any fiction or non-fiction book which fits into the theme; and a more traditional book club where we share and discuss a specific book, based on titles in the Tasmanian Public Library Book Groups (so there is no need to buy lots of books – unless you want to).

Family History Interest Group

A small group of genealogy tragics meets to share experiences, discuss techniques and generally learn from each other.

Garden & Gourmet

In the Spring and Autumn terms Garden & Gourmet presents a series of visits, talks and workshops on all things garden, and gourmet, with plenty of opportunity to look, discuss and ask. There are always lots of fascinating gardens to visit, some social events, and some opportunities to buy assorted foods and plants.

Men’s Forum

The Men’s forum meets to discuss any topics of interest, relevance or concern. And do a bit of socialising . . .

Play Reading

Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime – experience the joys and sorrows of other lives, places and times. You don’t have to have great acting skills – just be able to read, enjoy being entertained and love laughing. Beginners welcome.

Art group

Art can be a solitary hobby, and often frustrating. This group is an opportunity to socialize, learn from, and share experience with other potential artists in an informal setting. It is not restricted to painting, and includes watercolours, acrylics, drawing and pastel (but not oils). As there is no tutor, it is designed to provide a space for those who are past the beginners stage.

Writers’ Groups

There are two Writers’ groups – a weekly skills meeting to share writing techniques
and tips, and a monthly discussion and support group where aspirant writers can exchange written work and receive constructive, encouraging critiques from fellow members.

Some of our courses have limits on numbers, especially under current Covid restrictions – for more details on this, and more information on each course, please read our most recent program, available on the Program page.

If you are presenting a talk for us, there is more information you may need, and details of what we need from you, on our For Presenters page.