New Group


To contact the organiser   Vivienne Maunder      click here to email

or call 07710716607

Operation & objectives

Culture Vultures is an opportunity to discuss a wide variety of cultural interests including art, music, sculpture, poetry, historical artifacts, media and science.

Each member is to take a turn in presenting a topic, so that we experience a wide variety of cultural interests and makes a commitment to do research and lead a discussion. Each member also makes a commitment to do some research of their own prior to the meeting in order to engage in the discussion.

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 2.30 pm. The meeting will last approximately one and a half hours. It will begin with a 15 minute presentation from the “leader” followed by a 45/60 minute discussion about the topic. This discussion is to be followed by tea/coffee and general chat about upcoming and recent cultural events. The host receives 50p from each participant to cover costs.

Meetings are to be held mostly in members’ homes, although it may be necessary to make changes according to numbers.  The optimum number of members of the group is to be 12-14. 

All arrangements regarding money are to be kept as simple as possible.

Programme for 2020


Programme for 2020





Feb 18

Peter Glen

Richard Wagner: The Ring Cycle

Peter Glen

March 17

Chris Gregson

William Wordsworth: Daffodils

Vivienne Maunder

April 21

Alexandra Carter

Theatre dance

Liz & Peter Thompson

May 19

Vivienne Maunder

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights

Vivienne Maunder

June 16

Mavis Masters

Guiseppe Verdi: Otello

Mavis Masters

July 21

Rena Mayoff

Bill Viola: video art

Rena Mayoff

Sept 15

Liz Thompson

TS Eliot: Four Quartets 

Liz & Peter Thompson



Film month


Nov 17

Peter Edwards

Elizabeth Bishop: the best C20th American poet?


Dec 15

Peter Thompson

Charles Darwin

Liz & Peter Thompson