2019 Talk / Tour / History

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

Tours of Royston Cave
Royston & District Local History Society

Tours of Royston’s Grade I listed subterranean chalk cave, decorated with extensive low relief wall carvings which are religious in depiction and medieval in style.
www.roystoncave.co.uk, Facebook: /roystoncave, Instagram: @theroystoncave Twitter: @roystoncave
Access: No wheelchair or pushchair access. No step free access. The Cave can be slippery underfoot. Visitors are advised to take care, use the handrail and wear appropriate footwear. No pets allowed except for registered assistance dogs. No unaccompanied children.
Tours at 2pm, 2:40pm, 3:20pm, 4pm, @ Royston Cave (#5).

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Tours of Royston Cave – see above

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Dr Stuart Clark: The Search for Earth’s Twin Planets
Creative Royston in partnership with Hertfordshire Libraries and sponsored by Curwens

One of the oldest, most intriguing questions we have is whether life exists on other worlds. Award-winning author and journalist, Dr Stuart Clark, who specialises in bringing the complex world of astronomy to the general public, will tell the gripping story of our search to find another habitable world. Describing the seemingly impossible: lava worlds, hurricane planets… all will be described in this exciting presentation. And all force us to look at our planet with new eyes.
www.stuartclark.com, www.curwens.co.uk
www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/roystonlibrary
Access: Wheelchair access and disabled parking bays nearby. Hearing loop.  7:30pm, @ Royston Library (#7)
TICKETS: £5 (including a glass of wine or soft drink)

The Life & Times of Simon Gogerly
The Royston Fringe

Simon is a Grammy award winning music mixer and producer for some of the world’s most successful artists including U2, New Order, Paloma Faith, Gwen Stefani and Gang of Four. He has worked extensively with Danny Boyle and Underworld on film, TV and theatre projects as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. Since 2015, he has been a senior lecturer in Music Technology at Anglia Ruskin University.
www.royston-methodist.org.uk, Facebook: /roystonfringe
Access: Wheelchair access, disabled toilet and loop system available. Advance warning of a wheelchair user would be appreciated.
7.30pm, @ Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road (#6).
TICKETS: £5 from 01763 243815, walter962@btinternet.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmc1

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Tours of Royston Cave – see above

Our Planet: Exploring the landscape around Royston -FREE
The Ramblers Royston Area Walks

Explore the variety of landscape that Royston and its surroundings has to offer on this range of walks organised by the Ramblers, starting and finishing at Royston Bowling Club. Capture the essence of our portion of the planet by taking photographs along the way for collective display. Following the walks, there will be a tea from 4pm-6pm – please bring food to share. The Bowling Club bar will be open! www.ramblers.org.uk/royston
Access: Walkers should be able to cope with the chosen length of walk and wear suitable clothing Children must be accompanied. Well-behaved dogs welcome on leads on 11am, 1.15pm and 2pm walks.
Details: 9.30am (15 miles), 10am (12.5 miles), 11am (10 miles), 12pm (8 miles), 12.45pm (6 miles), 1.15pm (4.5 miles), 2pm (3 miles), @ Royston Bowling Club, Green Drift (#9). All walks finish by 4pm

Kaleidoscope of Life
The Royston Fringe

Judy Wynn was the Flower Guild Chairman of Ely Cathedral and co-designer of their recent flower festival – ‘Kaleidoscope of Life’ – which produced designs interpreting the seasons in nature and in life with additional inspiration from the colourful nave ceiling, depicting Old Testament and New Testament scenes. She will share memories portrayed, with a riot of colour, in plant materials.
www.royston-methodist.org.uk, Facebook: /roystonfringe
Access: Wheelchair access, disabled toilet and loop system available. Advance warning of a wheelchair user would be appreciated.
Details: 2:30pm, @ Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road (#6).
TICKETS: £5 from 01763 243815, walter962@btinternet.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmc1

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Tours of Royston Cave – see above

ONLINE: 18 – 27 September 2020