...of various sorts:
A date for your diary: Sat Nov 8th, Festival of Catholic Culture at Westminster Cathedral Hall. Yes, yes of course I know it's months ahead. That's the whole point. Put it in your diary now and then it's fixed and you won't plan other things on the same day. We had our first planning meeting a few days' back, lots of good ideas some fine speakers, choir etc lining up. The Festival is now in its 8th year, and I remember a gleeful report announcing, when the first was under way, that surely it would all be a terrible flop...(this was wishful thinking, from the don't-let's-ever-have-any-good-news-about-the-Church school of thought). Each year, attendance always tops the 1,000 mark...
If you are interested to hear Fr Aidan Nichols - author of, among many other books, The Realm, an unfashionable essay on the Conversion of England - consider getting a ticket for the 2008 Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon, at which he is guest speaker, this Autumn. The date is Oct 10th, venue the Thistle Hotel, at London's Marble Arch. Details: send SAE to the Chairman, CWYL, 22 Milton Rd, WARE. Herts. Funds raised this year go to Youth 2000.
Domestic notes: an enquirer to this Blog asks how I manage to watch videos without owning a TV. You may be interested to know that you can get, v. cheaply, a flat screen, unconnected to any TV, enabling you to watch videos and DVDs. No TV licence required, of course. And the thing folds away under a desk so itsn't a dreary grey permanent presence. Try it.
Monday, March 17, 2008
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Both those events sound great, I'll definitely try and make it over to London for the Festival of Catholic Culture, in fact I think my choir would be really interested in going, we're trying to start a wee bit of a revival of Catholic Culture in Northern Ireland and the festival could give us lots of ideas:)
Joanna, you plug this event year in and year out. It's nine months ahead, for heaven's sake, and summer has not yet arrived. Doubtless it will crop up time and time again between now and November. Don't you think it is sufficiently well-established to need this overkill? What with that and endless accounts of roaming the country by train and bicycle talking about Family Fasts and Festivals, combined with breakneck scrambles at short notice to talk on obscure radio channels which few listen to, makes we wonder if you are on auto-pilot for most of the time.
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