News and Events


Open to everyone

Anyone may join in. The "Club" is an open group and all are welcome. To keep things simple, there is no membership fee, and no other formalities, other than a small entrance fee to cover costs. However, you may be included on our email distribution list if you care to provide an email address.
Please come along and enjoy one of our talks. 
The group meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm. Meetings are conducted in English, and are held at the Downley Community Centre, School Close, High Wycombe, HP13 5TR.  

 * * Please note, due to the proximity of Easter holidays there will be no presentation on 18th April.

For more information, and how to find us, see the Maps page.







Review some of our previous presentation



17th January 2019 - Russian cinema and Andrei Tarkovsky



The early history of Russian Cinema and its famous film director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) whose work is characterised by striking and poetic imagery.

   an illustrated talk by Mike Taylor.

2:00 pm, Thursday 17th January 
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)


21st February 2019 - Part 2 - Russian cinema and Andrei Tarkovsky



Back by popular demand - Mike will conclude his talk on the history of Russian Cinema and its famous film director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) whose work is characterised by striking and poetic imagery.

   an illustrated talk by Mike Taylor.

2:00 pm, Thursday 21st February 
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)


21st March 2019 - News from Russia


Some unusual aspects of Russian life. From Ukraine to Siberia, and from women in taxis to women in spacecraft. These are items of news that you probably won't have seen in the mainstream media.

2:00 pm, Thursday 21st March 
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)



April 2019 - No meeting


 ... enjoy the Easter holidays.



16th May 2019 - Tsars' Palaces



   an illustrated talk by Sandra Hurst.

2:00 pm, Thursday 16th May 
Oak Room, Downley Community Centre. (Map, and how to find us)

Future meetings:  We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for future activities. Tell us what you like, and don't like, and perhaps offer your experiences or expertise. Your input is an important part of our work to draw up a programme for the year ahead.