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Access to details of some 20 Societies.

Category Kendal
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'Abbot Hall, which opened in 1962, is a nationally significant art gallery with outstanding collections. It has one of the strongest exhibition programmes outside London.' The Hall has offered gallery talks, evening lectures, including those organized by the Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust.

Category Accrington
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Meetings ‘second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm ... The club was formed in 1979 by a group of friends intending to help one another to enhance their knowledge on the art of bonsai’.

Category Southport
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'We meet at 8 pm on the last Wednesday of each month ... Our area of interest is Ainsdale, a village in the borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England.'

Category Wilmslow
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'We have been established for over 50 years and are a group of enthusiastic gardeners, many of whom have a wide knowledge of things alpine. Come and meet us ... on the second Monday of the month, at 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start, September to April.'

Category Southport
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Meetings 'usually 2nd Saturday of month Sept. to April. 2.00 for 2.30 pm'.

Category Ellesmere Port
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Meets 'on the second Friday of each month from September until May enjoying a varied programme of talks and events and a friendly atmosphere in which to further develop the hobby of alpines'.

Category Altrincham
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'Meetings are held fortnightly throughout the year, with evening walks in summer and illustrated talks in winter.'

Category Altrincham
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'The Society provides the local community with railway and public transport based events and information, these include frequent public lectures, regular visits to places of railway interest, historical displays, celebration of historical dates and events, pamphlets, books, images and videos.'

Category Altrincham
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'Talks are from September to May, usually on the second Tuesday of the month, with invited speakers mainly on local interests.'

Category Manchester
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'Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month (except December) at 2.0 pm ... when there is an invited speaker, a talk by one of our members, or workshops and discussions.'

Category Liverpool
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'Please come and support the event. Admission free. Refreshments provided.'

Category Penrith
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Monthly evening lectures.

Category Sale
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'Meetings will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays.'

Category Liverpool
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Occasional public lectures plus other events which members of the public might be able to attend. Enquire about attendance.

Category Wigan
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'We meet every Thursday evening from 8.00 pm.'

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Category Southport
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The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport and just 3 minutes’ walk from Southport train station. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.‘

Category Crewe
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'Monthly speakers' meetings are held 3rd Thursday at 7.45 for prompt 8.00 pm.'

Category Ellesmere Port
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Winter monthly meetings, Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm.

Category Burnley
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'Lectures will be held on the Third Thursday of every month 7.30 pm. Free Admission - Everyone Welcome.'

Category Penrith
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Meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm.

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Category Ulverston
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'We run a programme usually of seven lectures on the third Thursday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April when the AGM is also held ... The lectures have over the years covered every discipline and been at various levels of technicality. Attendance is usually between 70 and 150 ... There is often a post meeting visit to a suitable local hostelry to round off the evening. The actual lectures start at 7.30 pm and last for up to an hour with up to 30 minutes questions and discussion following.'

Category Whitehaven
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'The Friends of Whitehaven Museum support The Beacon Museum and its collections by holding talks, lectures and events on the first Tuesday of each month from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.'

Category Congleton
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'Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of every month, at 7.00 pm ... Admission is free for society members and £1 for non-members.'

Category Birkenhead
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'Meetings are held Third Thursday of each month ... at 7.30 pm.'

Category Blackpool
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'Meeting on Thursday evening at 8.00 pm we cater for all aspects of photography from beginners to the more advanced worker in both traditional film and digital imaging. Our syllabus covers internal and external competitions, projects, portfolios, studios, practical and outside events and audio visual evenings. Interspersed with these are members' nights and external guest lecturers.'

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Category Blackburn
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'We meet each Monday evening at 7.30 pm (except Bank Holidays) ... We are always pleased to meet new or prospective members. Just come along to any of our meetings and introduce yourself. You will meet some friendly people and we hope you will enjoy our varied programme of events.'

Category Blackburn
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'Indoor meetings are held ... normally on the first Monday evening each month from mid September to late April (these two meetings being the exception), commencing at 7.30 pm. The meetings usually feature a well-illustrated and informative talk by a visiting speaker, a break for refreshments and the minimum of formalities.'

Category Blackpool
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'All meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month, at ... Meetings start 8 pm, doors open 7.30 pm.'

Category Liverpool
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Occasional 'Literature' events.

Category Macclesfield
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'A programme of events is organised for the Autumn, Winter and Spring - these include regular jazz and chamber music concerts, a comedy club and a series of talks on a wide variety of subjects, as well as occasional poetry readings.'

Category Macclesfield
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'Meets indoors from September to May (but not December) each year. All our meetings are open to non-members. Additional meetings, usually outdoor, are arranged for summer evenings and weekends.'

Category Bolton
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'Meet on the third Tuesday of every month between September and May. Each season we welcome four guest speakers on Archaeology and four on Egyptology ... Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings ... Talks begin at 7.30 pm and last around an hour. Refreshments are available.'

Category Bolton
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'Meetings are held each month on Tuesday evenings, commencing at 7.30 pm and concluding around 9 pm. Our main meeting programme runs from September to May, and features a formal lecture on the first Tuesday of the month, and a more informal "Activity Night" on the third Tuesday.'

Category Bolton
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'All our meetings are conducted in a friendly atmosphere and both visitors and potential new members are always welcome. Meetings are on Thursdays at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm prompt start, unless otherwise stated.'

Category Altrincham
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Monthly meetings, Monday evenings at 8 pm.

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Category Stockport
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'Bramhall Photographic Society is a long established association meeting weekly (Wednesday evenings, 7.45 pm - 10.00 pm) September to June for a varied programme of talks, competitions and demonstrations.'

Category Windermere
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'From outdoor theatre for all the family to lectures on art and literature, from concerts in the drawing room to our annual craft fair, there is something for everyone to enjoy.'

Category Preston
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Monthly talks, Monday evenings.

Category Ellesmere Port
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'We meet on the first Friday of each month (7.30 pm start) ... for talks by visiting speakers.'

Category Macclesfield
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'Do you want to find out more about the research that is taking place within your local university or industry and get the opportunity to chat to specialists about their work? Then Bollington SciBar is for you! ...'

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Category Manchester
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'Stop Monday night feeling like an inescapable black hole! Come along to Didsbury Scibar and get the low down on life, the universe and everything.' Meetings 'every third Monday of the month 6.30 pm'.

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Category Wilmslow
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'Meets on the first Monday of the month at 6.30 pm except for Bank Holiday - when its the 2nd Monday ... You don't have to join, you don't have to know any science; just ring and then turn up with an enquiring mind. You never know Something may strike you! ...'

Category Macclesfield
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'SciBars are open to everyone and are free (except for what you spend on drink or food). The SciBar idea came from the British Science Association and are set up and run by local volunteers. Everyone is welcome although lucky people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.'

Category Preston
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'We meet on the first Saturday of each month for a demonstration and plenty of opportunities to learn new techniques and make new friends.'

Category Burnley
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'We meet ... on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the season. Doors open around 7.10 pm and meeting starts at 7.30 pm closing around 9.30 pm prompt ... We have guest speakers giving illustrated postal related talks on a wide range of countries and subjects. Geography, historical events and social history often feature. A lot can be learnt about a place from its post!'

Category Burnley
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'Members meet at regular intervals between September and April for lectures on a variety of historical subjects, both national and local.'

Category Ellesmere Port
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'We meet on Thursdays ... talks start at 8 pm.'

Category Bury
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'The Society meets on the first Thursday of every month ... at 7.45 p.m.'

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Category Bury
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'The Society has a broad and wide ranging number of events throughout the year with something to suit every photographic taste. At the present time membership numbers over 50 with attendances at meetings usually above 30.'

Category Workington
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Meets on the 'third Tuesday of each month whenever possible (there may be exceptions, depending on speakers' availability); doors open at 7 pm and meetings start at 7.30 pm (the shop door is closed very promptly!) and end no later than 9.30 pm ... Call ... to reserve a place. Booking opens one week before the date of the Café. Please also note that you may only reserve places for a maximum of 4 people, and that a minimum age limit of 16 years old applies. If you can’t take up your reserved place please let us know as a waiting list operates when we fill the maximum of 47 places'.

Category Manchester
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Meetings 'held at ... 6.00 pm on the last Wednesday of every month'.

Category Clitheroe
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Meets 'first Monday of the month, 7.30 pm'.

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Category Carlisle
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'Meetings are at 7.30 pm on Wednesday evenings, between September and April ... New members are always very welcome, and you can come along for a few weeks and see what we’re about at no charge, until you decide whether you want to join.'

Category Carlisle
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'Held ... on alternate Wednesday evenings from October to March. Meetings start promptly at 7.15 pm (doors open at 6.50 pm) ... Winter lectures cover a wide variety of natural history subjects, both local and worldwide.'

Category Ulverston
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'Please note that all our meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm.'

Category Warrington
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Evening Lecture Programme 'All lectures begin at 7.30 pm ... Refreshments are provided ... All are welcome: attendance is free to Friends of Catalyst, and open to others for a small charge of £2 to help cover costs.'

Category Manchester
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‘Acts as a focus for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester and also as the hub for the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. It is home to a number of outstanding academics in the fields of Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic Judaism, Jewish Thought, Holocaust Studies, ancient, medieval and modern Jewish History, Film Studies, Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, and Israel Studies ... Our activities include research seminars, the Sherman Lectures in Jewish Studies and the Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies.’

Category Manchester
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'Our unique events bring the best-known contemporary novelists and poets to Manchester to discuss and read from their work. Everyone is welcome, and ticket prices include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink (except Colm Tóibín Public Events).'

Category Chester
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'We meet ... normally on the last Friday of the month. The Hall is open from 7.30 pm. Presently, there are no meetings in December or July.'

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Category Wilmslow
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'All meetings are held ... on the first Friday of the month, unless otherwise stated - please check the programme.'

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Category Cheshire
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'Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association is organised into five branch areas, each with its own branch secretary and the branches organise their own programme of events throughout the year ... From September to April the meetings are usually at an indoor venue and consist of talks mainly, but not exclusively of a beekeeping or related nature.'

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Category Cheshire
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Occasional lectures and talks.

Category Cheshire
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'Information about the various meetings around the county can be found by clicking on the appropriate society on the Members page.' (The Association itself also has a Programme of Events.)

Category Chester
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'Between the Autumn and Spring (usually September to April) we organize a programme of monthly lectures on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.'

Category Chester
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Offer a range of lectures and talks, some organized by the Society of Friends of Chester Cathedral.

Category Chester
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Monthly lectures, Wednesday evenings.

Category Chester
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'We meet on the third Tuesday of each month ... at 7.00 pm.'

Category Chester
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‘One of the UK’s oldest literature festivals. It was established in 1989 by volunteer organisation Chester Arts 89 and booksellers in the city.’ Held November.

Category Chester
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'Meets on a weekly basis from September to April ... on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm ... Our meetings consist of a programme compiled to provide a varied and interesting mix of Lectures, Demonstrations. Competitions, Social Events and Outings ... All Lectures are given by experienced Photographers and Trade Sponsored Speakers. These evenings are designed to be both entertaining and instructive, providing something for everyone from the beginner to items on more advanced techniques that will be of interest to even the most experienced worker.' (Also meet at the Grosvenor Museum.)

Category Chester
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'The Society meets for monthly lectures, usually in the months of January, February, March, April, September, October and November.'

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Category Chester
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'We hold four or more meetings in the year. Guest speakers with national and international reputations are invited to give lectures, and then to respond to questions and comments from the audience ... Most meetings have a door-charge for entry and refreshments: there is no other membership fee and usually no requirement to book, and some events are free.'

Category Clitheroe
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Monthly, Tuesday evenings.

Category Preston
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'Meetings and talks are held every third Tuesday of the month from 7.30 pm ... and feature a wide range of topics from vegetables to design and wildlife. Visitors are most welcome - tea, coffee & biscuits are included in the entrance fee of £2 (only £1 when you become a member) and there is a licensed bar. We celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2009 with a garden party, a recording of Gardeners' Question Time and talks by Matthew Biggs and Roy Lancaster.'

Category Preston
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Evening meetings, normally third Thursday of the month.

Category Preston
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'Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except July) ... We start at 7.30 pm.'

Category Manchester
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'Branch meetings are held six times a year and take the form of lectures with visiting speakers ...'

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Category Clitheroe
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'Each month, we host a, usually illustrated, talk by well known speakers on a wide-ranging series of topics.'

Category Workington
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Winter monthly programme, usually first Wednesday: 'All lectures start at 7.30 pm ... Visitors welcome (small charge).'

Category Congleton
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Programme of evening talks organized by the Friends of Congleton Museum.

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Category Whitehaven
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'We are a small, but growing, society with over 25 members who meet on Monday evenings.'

Category Sandbach
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'This group meets at 7.30 on the fourth Thursday of the month from September to April.'

Category Ormskirk
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'This group, of around 110 members, meet monthly on a Wednesday evening in autumn and winter.'

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