There are 2 book groups, one based around Leeds and the other around Harrogate.
All are welcome to come to any of the meetings. We meet at different members homes each month and the person who suggested the book usually leads the discussion. Full details appear in the bulletin each month.
Some Books Discussed By The Book Groups
- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr
- Famine Liam O’Flaherty
- The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman
- The Nine Taylors Dorothy L Sayers
- Klara and the Sun Kazou Ishiguro
- Vaxxers : the inside story of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the race against the virus Sarah Gilbert
- The Lost Man' by Jane Harper
- A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles
- Charles Dickens A Life by Claire Tomalin
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene
- The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
- Case Histories (the first Jackson Brodie novel) by Kate Atkinson
- The Country Girls (first of ‘The Country Girl’s Trilogy’) by Edna O’Brien
- Martian by Andy Weir
- Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
- Watership Down by Richard Adams
- City of the Mind by Penelope Lively
- Wilding: the return of nature to a British farm by Isabella Tree
- Beatrix Potter books?
There are regular theatre visits to Leeds, Harrogate and beyond. Details of upcoming trips are in our monthly bulletin.
Leeds Playhouse VisitsThere are regular visits to the Leeds Playhouse. If tickets are purchased with the group we can usually get a discount of 15% as a MyPlayhouse member. We often meet in the restaurant at the Playhouse beforehand. By popular demand the plays are mainly on Thursdays.
Opera NorthSome members have season tickets to the Opera North Season at the Grand Theatre. They welcome others to join them for all the performances, either coming to them all or just individual ones.
Otley CourthouseVisits are often arranged to various events including music, theatre, films, arts and craft workshops, and talks on interesting subjects.
The group has regular cinema and film evenings.
Here is a list of some of the films seen by the group
- The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
- Breakfast at Tiffanys
- Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy
- My week with Marilyn
- Iron Lady
- The Artist
- Star Wars 3d/li>
- Woman in Black
- Midnight in Paris
- Made In Dagenham
- Disappearance of Alice Creed
- The Changeling
- Secret in their eyes
- Secret Window
- The Guard
- The Time Travellers Wife
- Man on Wire (UK/USA)
- Dorian Gray
- Julie & Julia (Meryl Streep)
- Surrogates (Bruce Willis)
- The Reader (Kate Winslet)
- Let the Right One in (Swed)
- I've Loved You so Long (Fr)
- Avatar 3D
- Shutter Island
- Looking for Eric
- Heartbeat Detector (Fr)
- Inception (Di Caprio)
- The Kings Speech
- Revanche (Austria)