George Eliot Fellowship

The George Eliot Fellowship

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

27
May
2022

Looking at Middlemarch

Fri 27 May 2022 7:30 pm - Fri 24 Jun 2022 7:30 pm
£30 for all 6 sessions
Looking at Middlemarch

We want to try to make up this year for what we were unable to do last year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Middlemarch in 1871 and 1872.

We have permission from the BBC to show the Andrew Davies 1994 adaptation which was widely praised at the time. Davies did not stick to George Eliot’s time sequence but we are setting up six dates at mostly fortnightly intervals to show the six episodes and to follow each with an hour for discussion. Refreshments will be available. You do not need to have read the novel in advance, nor to have seen the TV adaptation, but the nearly three months from first to sixth episode is leisurely enough for you to read the novel in your own time as well as watch the series with us!

The charge for each session is £6 alternatively you can book all 6 sessions for £30, saving you £6. The session dates are as follows:

Friday 8 April - Episode 1

Friday 22 April - Episode 2

Friday 6 May - Episode 3

Friday 27 May - Episode 4

Friday 10 June - Episode 5

Friday 24 June - Episode 6

11
Jun
2022

George Eliot Fellowship AGM

Sat 11 Jun 2022 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
George Eliot Fellowship AGM

The George Eliot fellowship AGM will take place on Saturday 11 June at 2pm and will consist of the following items:

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2021 AGM
  3. Chairman's report 2021
  4. Treasurer's report 2021
  5. Election of trustees
  6. Any other business

After the official business has taken place Juliet Hopper will give a round up of her favourite discoveries whilst cataloging the contents of the GEF archive, including an agreement between Robert Evans and his son, Isaac Evans dated 21 July 1829 about the sale of a sheep!

26
Jun
2022

Nuneaton Wreathlaying

Sun 26 Jun 2022 3:00 pm
Nuneaton Wreathlaying

Viv has now moved away from the area to Somerset but her enthusiasm for George Eliot remains as strong as ever. She was vice-chair of the Fellowship for many years, adapted four novels and a short story for the stage, as well as abridging Silas Marner for the bicentenary.

Traditionally, about 20 groups are invited to lay a wreath in honour of George Eliot. This will be the first time since 2019 that we can invite members and visitors to participate. At the time of printing we are not sure whether the traditional practice of tea, coffee and cakes at the Museum Tea Room will be possible. We should know in time for the next Newsletter.