Subgroup Dates 2017
Our readers will be discussing Baking Cakes In Kigali by Gaile Parkin, in which a middle aged woman from Tanzania settles into a new life in Rwanda with five orphaned grandchildren. Baking celebration cakes provides her with both a livelihood and an introduction into a whole new network of friends and neighbours, their secrets and their stories.
Keen readers can collect a copy of the book from Avril Dart at our January meeting.
Main Meeting Dates 2017
Siarad Cymraeg? In the run up to St. David's Day, we'll be joined by Dr. Dylan Foster Evans, Reader in Welsh Language and Literature at Cardiff University. With specialisations both in the Welsh language culture of Cardiff, and in the poetry of the fertile late medieval period, when the likes of Dafydd ap Gwilym and Guto'r Glyn flourished, Dylan is well placed to talked to us about the varied past, present and future of our national language.
We'll round off with an opportunity to learn to sing the Welsh national anthem, Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. Whether your heart swells with pride each time you hear it belted out from a packed stadium, or you couldn't pick it out in a round of Name That Tune, there'll be no need to fear an embarrassing 'John Redwood moment' once the Birchgrove WI scratch choir has taken up the chorus!