Failand Society

Field of poppies in Failand
A stimulating way of getting to meet people in rural Failand

The Failand Society is a friendly, local society which currently has around 150 members, the majority of whom live in Failand. We meet six times a year in the Village Hall, on a Thursday evening, usually to listen to a speaker for 45 minutes or so, followed by a chance to socialise over cup of tea or coffee, before reconvening for questions. Topics for these talks have been incredibly wide-ranging over the fifty years since the Failand Society was started by a group of young couples in the 1970s. Recent evenings have included hearing the inside story on Clifton Suspension Bridge, an insight into wildlife rescue undertaken by Secret World, and a wine-tasting with the Bristol Wine Merchants, Averys.

Other highlights of the year are a late summer buffet lunch to which children are welcome - in someone’s garden if the weather is kind, or indoors if not - a superb four course dinner, and an organised day trip, in May, to different historic houses not normally open to the public. And for our pre-Christmas meeting this year, we’re having a family friendly Christmas Quiz, with a Ploughman’s supper and a bar.

MEMBERSHIP

Amazingly, you can join the Failand society for only £3 a year. This covers all the main Thursday meetings. There are small charges for the buffet lunch, the quiz, the dinner, and the day trip, to cover the expenses involved.

PROGRAMME 2016-17

Sunday 28 August - Barbecue
Saturday 24 September - Village Walk
Thursday 20 October - Speaker: Mike Dilger from The One Show
Thursday 17 November - Singer and Speaker: Barry Walsh and his Band
Thursday 15 December - Family friendly Christmas Quiz
Thursday 19 January - Speaker: A Life on the ocean Wave (SS Great Britain)
Thursday 18 February - Speaker: How Rock, Pop, Jazz and Blues influenced the American way of life
Thursday 16 March - The Bard of Windmill Hill - entertaining and thought-provoking poetry
Friday 21 April - Annual Dinner
Thursday 11 May - Hidden Histories: Trip to Painswick and Owlpen Manor - including lunch and a cream tea

CONTACT / JOIN

Email on info@failandsociety.co.uk
Phone 01275 393430
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FailandSociety

This page is edited by Dwara Jepson for the Failand Society.