NEWSLETTER No. 1/2019
“ Villagers all, this frosty tide,
Let your doors swing open wide,
Though wind may follow, and snow beside,
Yet draw us in your fire to bide,
Joy shall be yours in the morning!”
From “Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Graham.
Now that is what we promote at Anglo Norse; a warm welcome to all in the northern winter, exemplified by our Christmas Party, held by courtesy of Ambassador Richard Wood at the British Embassy Residence. Richard feared that Brexit might whisk him to London on the day, but with Parliament as ever in deadlock, he was spared to enjoy the evening. We must have a winning formula, for although the costs creep up each year, members and guests packed the rooms, for music, song, the Chairman´s prizes, and of course the mince pies. I take the opportunity to thank the Committee for working hard to get all in place on the night. Never an easy task I can assure you.
For those who made it to London on November 15th to attend the Centenary of our big sister, Anglo Norse Society, London, didn´t they do well? A day to remember, when two Monarchs honoured the event with their presence. Tall, jovial King Harald, who had a word for everyone, and Queen Elizabeth, quietly spoken, but with a twinkle in her eye, impressing us with her sense of humour and apt comments to all. The question for all of us now is: What do we do to mark our Centenary? It falls in 2021, and we need to plan ahead. Ideas from members would be warmly welcomed by the Committee.
Looking to the immediate past, those who battled the snow and ice to attend our first meeting of the year, and there were many of you, tested our new meeting room whilst listening to Iori Roberts give one of his riveting and erudite talks on “Wales & The Vikings”. At last a room with intimacy, comfort and last but not least good acoustics! I was stuck in Bergen, giving a less riveting talk on law and the Sea, but the word is out: we have a venue worth leaving home for, even in winter.
May I (gently) remind all that it’s that special time of year again: SUBSCRIPTIONS!
We need the funds to keep the Society running, and to assist your memories, attached please find an invoice, complete with giro and the bank details. Payment by direct transfers, or as you wish, but please, please as soon as possible. I do not want to be chasing some of you over the summer holiday!
Finally, and as usual you will also find attached our programme for the Spring/Summer season which we hope will include something for everyone. Please note that for the May event, Frogner Church have requested a change of date from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th. Event photographs can be viewed on the ANS Photo Gallery: www.anglonorseoslo.com
Michael Brooks. ANS Chairman
W E L C O M E! TO ALL THE ANGLO-NORSE OSLO EVENTS!
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2017 Subscription Payment details:
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