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The Alliance currently has about 125 Members. Under the heading Events, there is a Calendar listing some events by Member Societies.
'Talks and discussions are held at the AGM and at Regional meetings.'
>>> Events Diary
'The events listed here are those which we know about; please drop us an email if you know of other upcoming Anthony Powell related events.'
'TARS has a Regional structure in the UK, each of which organises local programmes of events ... Click on the Region's name to take you through to their pages.'
>>> News & Events
The Trust's 'main aim is to establish and develop a public centre in the Lake District, dedicated to the life and works of the English author Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)'.
'Official web site of the international literary society devoted to the English novelist Barbara Pym (1913-1980). The Barbara Pym Society was founded in 1994 at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University, where its Annual General Meeting is held every summer. In addition, the Society holds a North American conference at Harvard every spring, a spring meeting in London, and a fall tea in the Boston area. The Society's newsletter, Green Leaves, is published twice yearly.'
>>> Calendar of Events
'Founded in 1980 by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material. From the start it set out to be a focus for those with a serious interest in all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work and so it remains today. The Society is run by a small voluntary committee and is funded by Members’ subscriptions and donations.'
Members enjoy 'an annual programme which includes poetry readings, lectures, discussions, visits to places associated with Betjeman, walks, picnics and social events ... Meetings are held in London and other centres. There is also a growing number of local branches, and their details are listed ...'
'We normally organise four events per year, two indoor meetings with a local or visiting speaker, films, poetry and prose readings, and two outdoor events to places known by JB or which he would have approved of. Meetings are usually all-day events.' Note that details of the 'Shires Branch' do not seem currently to be accessible from the Website, though they are listed as organizing occasional meetings. However: 'We are delighted to announce plans to establish two new branches - full details will be posted here shortly'. [1 November 2014]
'Local and national experts are invited to give talks to the Society on specialist research. The Society also organises introductory talks on Bewick and his work.'
'The Blake Society holds events once a month throughout the year. The Society’s events are free to members unless explicitly indicated. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.'
>>> Brontë Society >>> Events and Booking
'Brontë Society events take place throughout the year. A Contemporary Arts Programme also takes place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
'The Society arranges an annual programme of lectures, visits, etc., in London and elsewhere, as well as publishing the Journal of Browning Studies ... Membership of the Society is open to all. The Society's activities centre on London and the South East, but members who live elsewhere in Britain and overseas are kept in touch through the journal and regular interchanges of news and information.'
'Established to promote the literacy legacy of Charles Causley, by organising meetings, talks and walks relating to his works ... Membership is open to all.' Note 'The Charles Causley Society has merged with the Charles Causley Trust. Members of the Society are now members of the Trust.'
'The Society meets twice a year.'
'Holds two meetings a year: a winter meeting in November, usually in London; a spring meeting in April or May, at different locations around the UK.' Non-members are very welcome at all CMYF Meetings. Meet speakers, members, their guests, and other prospective members. Learn about the Fellowship - with no pressure or obligation to join up! Costs are kept as low as possible, and are usually in the range £15 – £25 for the day. This covers refreshments, room hire and speaker expenses, and often lunch (depending on venue).'
'Members may attend meetings, lectures, conducted walks and other events organised by any part of the Fellowship and are entitled to unlimited free admission to the Charles Dickens Museum in London, as well as to a reduced subscription rate to The Dickensian.'
Charles Dickens Museum
Lists occasional lectures and related events.
>>> Attend Events
'The ever popular Bindman Talks, now in their seventh season, including several discussions of new additions to the Wordsworth Trust's collection, and three events on the contemporary issues of disability, the role of women, and the environment.'
Centre for British Romanticism | Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry
>>> Dylan Thomas Centre Events
Occasional talks and lectures throughout the year, including at the Festival, usually held late October, early November.
Dylan Thomas Festival
Offerings to Members by the Friends of the Dymock Poets include 'lectures, poetry readings, social meetings, publications'.
'The Secretary in conjunction with the Executive Committee organizes at least one literary event annually to bring members together for a talk on some aspect of E. F. Benson's life and work. We have an annual meeting in Rye (E F Benson's Tilling) each July and we also aim to organize outings to other places of Benson interest and from time to time events which relate to other members of the Benson Family.'
'The Annual Dinner of the Club is held in March each year at which the President delivers a toast to the memory of Sir Walter. Among other meetings there is a Joint Lecture with the University of Edinburgh English Dept. From time to time members also enjoy the privilege of a visit to Abbotsford ... Membership shall be open to any individual or organisation.'