friends of arthur machen - annual general meeting and dinner 2012
Saturday 3rd March 2012 10:00AM (Saturday 3rd March 2012 10:00AM)
“But the chief passion of his life was Stratford-on-Avon. He never forgot it. Amid all the wild whirl of that London life—and it was a wild whirl then, a foaming torrent of such passions, political, sensual, emotional, intellectual, that our poor attempts at being alive in London now are pretty much as the green stuff on a duck-pond is to Niagara—he thought of the friendly fires and the good taverns and the solid, stolid, worthy people and the beloved fields. 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Hamlet,' 'Othello,'—so many steps nearer to the haven where he would be, to the true, secure life that he loved.” Machen on Shakespeare
Next year’s Annual General Meeting and Dinner, held as always on the weekend close to Machen's Birthday, will be in the Mercure Shakespeare Hotel, the same 17th-century inn we used as in 2008. (See Machenalia Summer 2008 for details of our exploits). Machen used the inn when appearing on the stage in Stratford and it was a town that he loved. The inn, which has a ghost, is just down the street from Shakespeare's house.
Full details of the inn can be found here:
The meeting and dinner is on Saturday and many members arrive and meet the night before. The weekend as always will involve a little society business but mostly good taverns and worthy people.
If you are interested in attending please let the secretary of the society know.