Friday Evening Talks
We are resuming our tradition of talks with two on a Friday evening - later talks may be on other days and at other times.
The first, at 7:30pm on Friday March 22, will be by Jenny Leonard, Chairman of The Arts Society, Southampton. She will talk about
Southampton City Art Gallery: Works from the Renaissance to the Present Day.
On Friday April 5, also at 7:30pm, Liz Batten, one of the founders of Clean Air Southampton, will talk about
Air pollution: a health emergency.
You can download a double-sided poster for these talks.
General Data Protection Regulations
The Friends' Data Policy was adopted at our AGM on September 29. You can download a copy for information.
Our gardeners were successful in applying for a Community Chest grant from the City Council. The funds have been used to improve the beds around the Library, to turn the small enclosed area at the back of the building into a pleasant seating area and to provide additional planting near the statue. Plants have been chosen, in part, to cope with the heavily-polluted air at this busy road junction, and should make a contribution to absorbing that pollution.
The free-standing courtyard walls were pressure-washed, and received a coat of masonry paint. The bricks are the London Rustic type with a wavy pattern, used in many Southampton buildings. Their surface detail means they used up far more paint than plain ones would have done!
Planters for the courtyard were bought from the Southampton Wood Recycling Project, and most of the plants came from Mayfield Nurseries.
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