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'The local branch of the Thanet Beekeepers Association with members from the Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas and beyond. The Branch was originally formed in 2018 by a group of local beekeepers and we have grown in numbers now totalling more than 100 members ... We are a genuinely friendly and inclusive group, welcoming new and experienced Beekeepers alike to our weekly Sunday afternoon gatherings at the apiary throughout the beekeeping season, usually from April till September, for hands on bee keeping with help and guidance from our apiary managers and experienced bee keepers. We also meet on the last Monday of every month for demonstrations and talks by guest speakers and there is always time to chat and share experiences with likeminded people following the meeting.'

Category Local Heritage

'With a great reputation for our historic buildings, museums, gallery collections and rolling arts programmes we aim to project the Lake District’s distinctive cultural legacy, keep the stories of this amazing region alive and seed the artists and makers of tomorrow ... We represent the lives of the people of Cumbria past and present. They inform and steer our stimulating, award-winning attractions: Abbot Hall; Blackwell; Lakeland Museum and Windemere Jetty Museum. We connect with our visitors on land and on water.'

'Lancashire Beekeepers was founded in 1882 which makes The Lancashire & North West Beekeepers' Association one of the oldest beekeeping associations in England. With eight branches ... our popular and active beekeeping association spans the county of Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester with over 640 members ... For full details of what's happening at your nearest beekeeping branches please visit your local branch's website to obtain their latest meeting and event dates ... Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to see what's involved; just contact the relevant Branch secretary to confirm the meeting details.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'Formed in 2007 and covers the present County of Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester and Merseyside ... Whilst most of our activity is currently focused on the post-1974 county, in the future we hope to develop research projects in those parts of ‘historic’ Lancashire that now lie in Greater Manchester and Merseyside ... Every year we organise a series of events, usually from February until November that combine enjoyable site visits with background information researched by a member or during a guided tour by either the gardener or the owner, as to why that particular garden or landscape is important.'

'Litfest is a volunteer board-run organisation operating in Lancaster and the surrounding areas.  We put on a full festival programme every year, and we’re also involved in a whole host of other events and projects. We’ve been lucky to have lots of exciting authors, poets and illustrators involved with the festival over the years, and we hope to continue that legacy in the future.' Festival itself normally held Mid March.

'Founded in 1965, The Landmark Trust is one of Britain's leading building conservation charities ... Each year Landmark offer a programme of free open days across Britain and Italy, often organised to complement local events, for the benefit of the public. In addition to this we offer our 50 for Free scheme - a chance for charities or their beneficiaries to stay in our buildings free of charge - and our Futures scheme, developed to allow academic institutions to get together in beautiful and inspiring surrounds for study, discussion, teaching and writing purposes.'

'The Last Tuesday Society was founded in 1873 at Harvard by William James & brought to London as a 'pataphysical organisation in autumn 2006 by The Chancellor Viktor Wynd & The Provost David Piper. The society is aiming to become a non profit with full charitable status ...'

Category America - South

'As a centre for the study of the region, the LAC serves as a venue for debating ongoing research and relevant current affairs. Leading international scholars and key public figures from the region regularly contribute to the LAC’s flagship weekly seminar.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Award-winning festival bursts with the very best from Music and the Arts; wander from Film to Music, Comedy to Literature and Theatre to Poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.' Normally held Late July.

'Ledbury is a lively market town, close to the Malvern Hills AONB.  It is well-known for its black and white architecture, its wealth of independent shops and its pubs, restaurants and cafes serving delicious local produce. There are long and deep associations with local poets and poetry in Ledbury including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Masefield, The Dymock Poets: Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibbon and Edward Thomas.' Festival normally held Early July.

Category Europe

'We are a multinational, non-profit-making group dedicated to sharing personal experiences and knowledge of the people, culture, traditions and language of Germany and German-speaking countries. We welcome anyone with an interest in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the German language. We hold monthly meetings between September and June. We feature high quality guest speakers covering a wide range of subjects with a German connection. Occasionally our own members are happy to speak.'

'The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 following a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given by Cambridge University. The aim of the Association was to further the knowledge and experiences of geological matters by, wherever possible, study of the rocks and landscape of the local area. This very much remains the same today, although as knowledge of the subject has expanded, topics now range from the earth’s core to planetary bodies to climate change.'

Category Leeds

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Yorkshire (West) Grouping

'Leeds Lit Fest is delivered by a partnership of 9 Leeds-based creative arts and literature-based organisations which are committed to celebrating and championing literature and writing in Leeds and to engaging and inspiring its people to get involved in creative activities linked to literature.' Normally held Late February.

'The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is today a registered charity dedicated to promoting the advancement of science, literature and the arts in the City of Leeds. To this end it makes grants and provides a range of lectures and other cultural activities.The Society is keenly interested in cultural developments in Leeds and the region, and is constantly looking for new ways to further its aims.'

Category Leek

Member of the Photographic Societies - Staffordshire Grouping

'The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (the “Lit&Phil”) was founded in 1835. Every year, from October to May, our members enjoy a programme of lectures held at the magnificent Victorian Gallery of the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk. Lectures range from Shakespeare to Space Science, from Natural History to Volcanism, from Art to Astrophysics, from Banking to Bruegel. The Society also has Natural History and Geology sections. We have adopted a hybrid approach to the presentation of our lectures. They are still held in the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, but they are also streamed using Zoom and therefore available online to a wider audience. We are now attracting National and International participants.'

'An ecumenical organisation founded in 1958. Our aim is to provide a platform for serious theological debate which is both challenging to those with theological training and intelligible to the thinking lay person. The Society welcomes both new members and others who may find it more convenient to attend occasional meetings.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'Founded in 1997 with the aim of increasing public awareness of the immense value of parks and gardens and other designed landscapes as part of our local and national inheritance ... We run a series of lectures, visits and social events throughout the year, to which guests are always welcome. These can include visits to sites where public access is limited. We have garden visits throughout the year, spring and autumn lectures and a “Celebrity Lecture” at Leicester University.'

'The Leo Baeck Institute London, founded in 1955, was named after the last public representative of the Jewish community in Nazi Germany. Its members conduct and support research into the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry from the 17th century to the present day. The Institute aims to facilitate academic exchange among all of those engaged in understanding the history and culture of German-speaking Jews in Europe and throughout its diaspora ... The Institute organises a range of events, which are advertised on our website. All our scholarly events, such as lecture series and conferences, are free and also aimed at a broad audience.'

'Previously known as the Stevenage & District Astronomical Society, LDAS moved to a new home in 1991, and the society changed its name to reflect the move. With over 100 members from all over the region, ranging from interested amateurs to those with sophisticated home observatories, LDAS is a friendly and welcoming society whose main aim is to promote the enjoyment of looking to the stars through meetings and public events ... LDAS meet ... on the last Wednesday of each month, from 1930hrs. The meetings feature an external guest speaker presenting on an astronomy topic of interest. Occasionally LDAS hold other meetings featuring presentations or workshops by members of the society.'

'The Lewis Carroll Society was formed in 1969 with the aim of encouraging research into the life and works of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) ... The Society has members around the world, including many leading libraries and institutions, authors, researchers and many who simply enjoy Carroll’s books and want to find out more about the man and his work ... The Society holds several meetings each year ... These usually feature a guest speaker but sometimes take the form of panel discussions, or collections of short papers. In addition we organise occasional day visits to place with a Carrollian connection, such as Oxford or Guildford.'

Category Blackburn

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Bury

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Chorley

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Blackpool

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Accrington

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category London

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Preston

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Rochdale

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Rawtenstall

Member of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (LFHHS) Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'A charity that provides inspiring multi-arts experiences for anyone and everyone in the Midlands and beyond ... We aim to inspire creativity through performance and participation at our annual summer Festival, with diverse events and activity ranging from dance to drama, classical music to comedy and folk to family workshops. Alongside our ticketed events, we run a full programme of free events and Aspire! - a year-round learning and participation programme in schools and the community.' Normally held Mid July.

'Since its formation in 1985 the Society’s membership has grown to over 370, amateurs and professionals, of all ages and from all walks of life. It has held more than 200 lectures ... and has arranged more than 150 visits. The Society’s steady growth in membership, the growth of its reputation in the Lichfield area and beyond and the regular “full house” attendances make it the envy of many similar groups and a tribute to the many people who have served it ... The Society’s reputation is such that it can attract speakers respected in their professions from all over the UK and from abroad; surgeons, engineers, biologists, chemists, physicists, archaeologists, medical doctors, in fact anyone with an authoritative view on an interesting subject.'

Category Rail Transport

Founded 1937: 'The Association promotes the development of modern trams and light rail, particularly in the United Kingdom. Our worldwide membership includes many professionally‐involved managers, planners and operators from the public transport industry and from technical businesses as well as enthusiasts. The Association is a non‐profit making, non‐political organisation'.  Regular meetings organized nationally and regionally.

'The Friends are from a wide range of backgrounds with interests ranging from archaeology through natural, social & industrial history to fine art and artefacts.The Museums & Gallery contain an extensive range of subjects which allows us to explore our broad range of interests & the relationships between them.The money we raise by subscriptions and from the talks, visits and holidays which we organise goes entirely to support the Museums & Gallery.'

'Set up in March 2011 with the specific aim of providing an opportunity in Lincoln to hear respected and published theologians of all denominations and faiths ... We operate as an "open" network with no actual membership and no specific affiliation to any Church or faith group. Some people who attend claim no religious faith but are interested in the place religion has in society and current thought. Lectures are open to all people who are interested in the subjects being presented. Our approach encourages lively discussion and debate in a constructive atmosphere.'

'Aiming to encourage, improve and advance apiculture across the county of Lincolnshire and increase public awareness of the importance of bees in the environment. Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association (or LBKA) is made up of 10 districts, which cover the whole county. Each district has its own programme of meetings and events, and members are able to visit any LBKA district meeting and join in ... We aim to promote and provide an open and enthusiastic atmosphere at any of our events and all are welcome ... We also run events ourselves, either directly, or by one of our districts. These include the annual Spring and Autumn Lectures, the Lincoln District Bee Auction and the Bee Health Day.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'The charity was set up in 1995 to bring like minded people together to share interests and skills for the benefit of gardens and gardening, and to encourage the next generation of gardeners ... Membership of Lincolnshire Gardens Trust is inexpensive and would give you the opportunity to: * Receive guided tours of gardens and parks (many not open to the public); * Hear experts talk about their special subject, often linked to a themed garden visit ...'

Category Booksellers

'Linghams bookshop has a long history on the Wirral and is a real asset to the local community ... We stock a wide range of books with many titles on display. If there is a title you would like to order we can generally get customer orders within 24 hours, it’s not unusual for a book to be ordered at 4:30pm and be available by 10am the next morning. Books can be ordered over the phone or online ... Linghams host regular events with a variety of international bestselling authors. Some of our events are based online but many are held in our Heswall bookshop.'

Category Wiltshire

Member of the Local Nature Partnerships: England Grouping

'The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active society devoted to natural history. Founded in 1788 by Sir James Edward Smith (1759–1828), who was its first President, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in our keeping since 1829 ... Members (Fellows) come from all walks of life and include anyone passionate about the natural world ... The Linnean Society's diverse programme of events covers everything from plant and animal diversity to remote sensing and in vitro fertilisation. We offer a range of events including talks, meetings, workshops and tours ... We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Fellowship, and to providing opportunities for those usually excluded from the study and appreciation of natural history.'

Category Europe

'Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and appreciation of Hungarian culture, the Hungarian Cultural Centre organises and supports a wide spectrum of innovative programmes to promote Hungarian art and artists in the UK. Our mission is to familiarise people with all the treasures of Hungary, and to highlight the values that Hungary owes to other cultures, and in turn to emphasise Hungary's key bridging role in intercultural relations and cultural diplomacy.'

'The Society hosts a wide range of events including book launches, concerts, lectures, readings and workshops that cover a variety of topics and issues ... Both members and non-members are welcome to attend these events ... Please reserve your seat ... If you reserve a ticket and are subsequently unable to attend, please let us know as we often have a waiting list. Thank you.'

'We are a registered charity, and work to inspire communities, develop writers and celebrate the literary culture of Wales. Literature Wales works in Welsh, English and bilingually across Wales ... We empower, improve and brighten lives through literature. Our projects are designed to make a difference and through words we help shape our society, economy and culture in Wales.'

Category Publishers

'Little, Brown Book Group is one of the most successful and dynamic publishers in the UK. Across our fifteen imprints, we publish as wide a range of titles as anyone in the industry, and pride ourselves on the quality, variety and diversity of our publishing output. Our team of over 150 people is based in the offices of our parent company, Hachette UK, on the banks of the river Thames in London’s Blackfriars – an area steeped in centuries of publishing history, just yards from the famous Fleet Street.'

Category Widnes

Member of the Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

'Founded in 1998, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is the UK’s longest running, premier Arab arts and cultural festival, platforming the best UK and international Arab artists. The festival creates a dynamic between traditional and contemporary Arab artforms, encouraging informed debate that explores, and increases, appreciation of Arab people and their rich cultures. Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s work continues throughout the year, with a wide range of events and participatory projects that bring together artists and diverse communities. From Liverpool to the Arab world, LAAF builds connections that help more people to encounter and experience Arab culture in Liverpool and beyond.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Taking a representational voice for the Irish in Britain -and sharing Irish culture as widely as possible- the Festival is a celebration of Irish creativity, influence and connectivity. We have an all Ireland approach, inclusive of Republic, Northern and dual/multi-heritage Irish communities. Running over 10 days in October, the Festival is a charity and a cultural fixture in Liverpool’s calendar. We take part in national celebration day programmes and city events, as well as serve as active contributors to various networks, which help us collaborate in the sector and represent the community in equal measure.'

Category Ceredigion

Member of the Local History Societies - Mid and West Wales Grouping

'Discover how local authorities work with organisations to take action for nature and how this benefits you and your area.' Localities providing access to details of 'live' Scottish Councils' and Regions' Local Biodiversity Partnerships discovered so far.

A Record created to provide access to the Entries in Open Lectures and Talks referencing UK-based Federations of Local History Societies. Each Federation is given an Entry in the relevant BROWSE by LOCALITY Category on this Website. Click on the 'MEMBERS of Grouping' Link or the appropriate Locality Tag in the 'Full' Record to discover the Entry of interest.

'Human beings are social animals, and we often feel the need to get together to find support, learn new things, meet new people, and work together for a common cause. Very often we just want to get together to relax and have fun with like-minded people. There are dozens of local humanist groups affiliated to Humanists UK across the country, as well as Humanists UK events and activities taking place that individuals can get involved with in their local communities.'

'Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are partnerships of a broad range of local organisations, businesses and people who aim to help bring about improvements in their local natural environment.' (NOTE At the time of Review there did not seem to be a readily accessible official list with Website Links of current English Partnerships. However, I have prepared Records within the relevant Localities for the 'live' English Partnership Websites discovered so far.)

'Nature is not only beautiful but it is also fundamental to our lives. We can’t survive without it, but Wales’s natural environment is in decline and so are the benefits that it delivers. The LNP Cymru project will build a nature recovery network to help reverse this, engaging people and communities, businesses and decision-makers in both practical action and strategic planning for a healthy, resilient and nature-rich Wales.'

Category Rail Transport

'Join Us for the following Benefits: * Opportunity to participate in Overseas Study Tours; * Receive Ten Issues of Club magazine The Bulletin every year; * Meetings, normally monthly, at seven local Branches; * Annual Christmas and Overseas Study Tour Reunions in London.; * Access the Club Library.'

Category London

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'A volunteer-run members' organisation and Registered Charity that represents the interests of beekeepers and urban beekeeping in the central London area .. We provide education and advice, promoting responsible bee keeping and raising awareness of the issues affecting bees.'

'The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Staged annually, our in-person event typically welcomes more than 25,000 publishing professionals to London for the week of the fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.' Normally held Early April.

'Outstanding academic expertise, outstanding global perspective, outstanding results. London Business School is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world ... Our world-class events bring together a vibrant, international community of business leaders and thinkers; creating a unique platform to debate, inform, engage and inspire the business community at large.'

'There are two themes in this unusual London museum. London's canals have a fascinating past and you will learn not only how they came to be built but about the lives of the workers, the cargoes, horses and how canals work. We are a waterways museum first and foremost, but also an industrial museum telling the story of the ice industry in London. It is the only London museum of inland waterways.'  Monthly programme of illustrated lectures.

Category Arts and Crafts

'We are dedicated to the study of British and International Ceramics, both porcelain and earthenware, from the earliest Roman time up to the present day. We offer illustrated lectures by leading ceramic experts at London, visits to places of ceramic interest, and a Seminar in October each year. New members are always made very welcome and we all enjoy sharing knowledge and discussing the pots they collect.'

'The London Climate Change Partnership is the centre for expertise on climate change adaptation and resilience to extreme weather in London. We are driving forward awareness and action on climate change so that London is able to remain a great place to live, work, visit and do business.'

'Celebrates the City's role as a global hub of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice.' Normally held annually in June.

'Exisrs to share informed and informal talks and discussions on the paranormal, weird culture, folklore and other fortean topics ... We do not have a membership, we create the society when ever we do an event. All are welcome to our gathering, we have no agenda to promote aside from a broader and deeper understanding of the paranormal; particularly, but not exclusively, in London.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'A small charity with a big mission to champion London’s historic parks, gardens, squares and green spaces for the benefit of everyone ... London Gardens Trust Inventory provides public access to a wealth of information on over 2,500 parks, gardens, squares, churchyards, cemeteries and other sites of historic interest across the whole of London ... Throughout the year, we organise a number of talks in order to bring together members of our community and discuss a range of issues.'

Category London

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'Members have access to over a million books and periodicals, a superb online offering and an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square. 7,000 members, including some of the most familiar names in the literary world, find the Library’s resources invaluable. We would love you to join them ... We have an active programme of talks and events with paid-for talks for members and non-members in the Reading Room and regular free events in the 6th floors members' suite.'

Category London

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Grouping

'The UK’s learned society for mathematics. Its purpose is the advancement, dissemination and promotion of mathematical knowledge, both nationally and internationally ... The Society ... sponsors and organises UK-wide scientific lectures and meetings for research mathematicians, together with an annual lecture series specifically aimed at the wider public.'

'London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is owned, funded and managed by the City of London Corporation on behalf of London and the nation. It is London’s archive service, collecting, preserving, celebrating and sharing the stories of London and Londoners and its many communities through collaboration, innovation and learning. It is responsible for 100 kilometers of the capital’s documentary heritage dating from 1067 to the present day, from parchment rolls to digital files .... London Metropolitan Archives continues to host events including talks and workshops, as well as our regular LMA Book Group and LGBTQ+ History Club.'

'In addition to open events for prospective students, we also offer an array of free lectures, workshops and talks which are open to the public. These events, on a stimulating range of subjects, are ideal if you live nearby, are visiting London, or if you have previously studied at London Met and would like to reengage with our community.'

Category London

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

Category Arts and Crafts

'London Potters is a voluntary organisation formed in 1986 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences of all those involved with an interest in ceramics. We are a London based society (but not restricted to London) offering memberships to both professional and non-professional potters and ceramicists and on a non-selected basis.'  Objectives include: 'To develop members knowledge and ceramic education and promote the exchange of ideas and techniques through workshops, talks and demonstrations'.

Category Booksellers

'Opened in 2003 by the ​London Review of Books in the heart of Bloomsbury, just a Rosetta Stone’s throw from the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop has now established itself as an essential part of the capital’s cultural life, a place for people who love books to meet, talk, drink excellent tea and coffee, consume delicious food from the cake shop, and of course, browse ... Twice a week or so, we turn our shop into a miniature auditorium and sometimes a cinema in which authors talk about and read from their work, meet their readers, show films and engage in lively debate about literature, history, politics and everything in between.'

Category Local Heritage

'The Society is for all those who love London. It was founded in 1912 by a group of eminent Londoners concerned about the lack of planning in the capital ... Today we continue to be the society for all those who love London and as such, we strive to be representative of the city and its communities ... We are building up a full programme of events to inform and engage the widest possible audience with tours, walks, roundtable discussions, debates and lectures. We aim to bring urban enthusiasts together to collectively contend with the challenges of the 21st century city.'

'Our vision is to transform lives, communities, businesses and society through applied education and insight ... We will have research and innovation that enhances teaching and tackles global and civic challenges, generates critical insights and sustainable solutions that transform the lives of individuals, communities, businesses and society.'

'We explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of London, its culture and society since 1800. By sharing this story of innovation, ingenuity, creativity and design, we ignite curiosity about the world around us and how to shape its future.'

'London Vegans is a London's longest established social group, open to vegans and those with an interest in veganism.' The Website offers 'a list of events which may be of interest to vegans and others interested in veganism in London and its environs'.

'The Lord Caradon Lectures Trust was established to commemorate the life and work of Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Lord Caradon (1907-1990). Lord Caradon had himself been involved in the original planning of an annual lecture on international affairs to be given in Plymouth by an eminent speaker. As it happened the inaugural, and by now commemorative lecture, was given in 1991, the year following Lord Caradon’s death. By the terms of the Trust all lectures are open to the public and admission is free ... The lectures are always on a theme of international significance related to Lord Caradon’s life and work.'

'Throughout the year the University and the Students’ Union organise a variety of events which are open to the local community to attend. These include the annual bonfire and firework display, a variety of musical and theatrical performances and a series of lectures by Loughborough academics and guest speakers.'

'If you are interested in Astronomy and Space Science then the Loughton Astronomical Society will be of interest to you and your family. We welcome all levels of experience, whether you are serious and want to learn more, or are just curious to fill an evening ... Our programme covers a varied range of topics: scientists and astronomers presenting their latest research, cosmology, observing, the history of astronomy, equipment and software functionality, and much more. We always continue our discussions after the main talk in the bar ...'

'The Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society (Ants & Nats for short) was founded by a group of young men in 1884, who met each week to discuss local and natural history. The Louth Ants & Nats is still a thriving society today. As well as operating Louth Museum, the society owns and controls other historic buildings in the town. Our present-day aims : * To promote interest in and research into the history, natural history, archaeology and literature of Louth; * To organise lectures and excursions connected to the local history and natural history of our area; * To provide a museum for Louth and the local area, which is open to the public and tells the story of our town and its people.'

Category Publishers

'Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life ... Luath offers you distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Established as a Community Interest Company in 2013 to provide an annual inclusive, vibrant and diverse Arts Festival within the town of Ludlow during June and July.'

Category Christianity

'We are inspired by Martin Luther King’s vision of equality, justice and peace and seek to be a small part of making that dream, and the dreams of our students and faith communities, a reality in our world. In keeping with that vision of working together for the good of all, we have a strong tradition of colleges for ministry training working together, sharing academic programmes, worship and life together, and this continues to this day.'

Category Rail Transport

Formed in 1972. Aims are 'to provide a non profit making organisation to promote interest in all forms of railway knowledge and general transport both at home and abroad.' The Society 'runs its own series of talks annually, members still support many preservation groups, and the society has a successful modelling section'.

'LYRA is the annual Bristol Poetry Festival. Lyra is a festival which brings together local, national and international poets and speakers, representing Bristol as a centre of world class poetry and booking artists from across the UK and world. Our aim is to showcase poetry in the widest range of forms possible, including poetry readings, slam competitions, poetry film screenings, poetic walking tours, digital media, discussion panels, open mics, lectures and more.' Normally held Late March - Early April.

'Lyth Arts Centre (LAC) is the UK’s most northerly mainland arts centre in the heart of Caithness, Scotland. Every year from February to December, we present a programme of live performances from touring companies and visual arts – from Scotland, the UK and the world. This includes theatre, dance, family events, jazz, folk, classical and world music, comedy, circus, and much more. LAC also presents performances in around 12 village halls and community centres across Caithness and North Sutherland.'

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