NEWSLETTER No. 1/2020
Winter appears somewhat elusive this year, with little snow in Oslo, and temperatures going up and down like a yoyo. However, at Anglo-Norse we aim to deliver, so to open the year properly here is an unusual picture of an English post box. If anyone can say why it is unusual the Chairman is prepared to offer a small prize for the first correct answer.
“The holly in the windy hedge
And round the Manor House the yew
Will soon be stripped to deck the ledge,
The altar, font and arch and pew,
So that the villages can say
“The church looked nice” on Christmas Day”
from “Christmas” by John Betjeman.
And what a Christmas Party we had this year! Entertainment was in a double dose, opened by our special guest Lady Carnarvon, who delivered an illustrated talk on Christmas at Highclere, her beautiful home, which to most will be more familiar as its alter ego, “Downton Abbey”. And then to Per Husby who made the piano pour forth style from Classical to folk and to then to his forte jazz, all indispersed with tales of life brilliantly observed. Who could forget his recounting of teenage boys being forced to dance school where that alien species –the girl- lurked. Mince pies, good wine, and our usual caroling rounded off the evening. I had to virtually throw some of you out to allow the Residency staff a chance to go home the proper side of midnight.
But enough of the past. On, on to the future and 2020. You will find the program for the first half of the year attached, and I hope there is something for all to look forward to. However we will not be looking forward to anything unless those subscriptions are paid, and it is that time of year again. So please go to it now. The details of the Family and single subscriptions, and how to pay are also attached.
I look forward to seeing you all soon,
Michael Brooks, Chairman
W E L C O M E! TO ALL THE ANGLO-NORSE OSLO EVENTS!
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2020 Subscription Payment details:
Family Subscription NOK 500,- individual membership NOK 350,-
Please pay to: Norsk-britisk forening, c/o Michael Brooks, Nils Collett Vogts vei 7, 0766 Oslo
DnB Account no. 7020.20.02143
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