From Nat and Alan:

WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY – Return of the tribes. Nationalism in the Age of Global Disaster The Left Bank online discussion evenings continue to try new formats. For this evening, we invite you to sign up for Simon Schama’s talk, ‘Return of the tribes’ at the free, digital, Hay Festival, earlier in the day (4pm – 4.45pm). The link is here but hurry – there are only 1800 tickets left!

We’ll then share our impressions of the event as a way of starting the discussion. If you didn’t manage to catch the event, you can of course listen to the impressions of those who did – and then join in yourself. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81750402273?pwd=TFY4MW5zakFUSjlzbHhRdGhJcEwwZz09 Meeting ID: 817 5040 2273 Password: 198633

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE – Covid-19 and Connectedness: In Terms of God, Religion and Humanity  An open dialogue, with prompts, about understanding the need for developing the belief of the unity of humanity and religion in the light of global challenges we face. With presentation and facilitation from Rob Thistleton & Pete Hulme, humanitarians, Baha’is & World Citizens.

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE – Reviving our High Streets (Part 2) The next part in our continuing conversation about re-imagining the city-scape and the future of our urban centres. Full blurb to follow…

Thursday Evening Stories for Life Join us every Thursday evening for the privilege of listening to two local storytellers, Austin Keenan and Alison Newsam. The stories will come from Scotland, the Middle East and beyond. The session will last from 7.30 to 8.45pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89387817722?pwd=Qk1qSkRzdm4wTUZ4TnlZaVUyeEVEdz09  
 
Friday Bedtime Stories for Children Children and their families are invited to listen to two local storytellers every Friday evening (until further notice). Alison Newsam and Austin Keenan will be telling stories from around the world. The session will last from 6.30 to 7.00pm. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2792563240?pwd=UWdTTldNMGNjOEFQYWkrcUJ1Y3dyQT09

For Zoom access or any info please email nataliawaring2@gmail.com or you can sign up to the mailing list for The Left Bank Village talks and discussions here: http://eepurl.com/gxCmen. Please, as ever, do pass on to individual friends and family, but please do not share this access information publicly on social media. 

Help with the technology… Please could everyone join a little early so that we can make a prompt start? If you are new to Zoom, please give it a go at least an hour beforehand. If you have difficulty, contact Nigel Higgs on nigelhiggs@me.com