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Passing Clouds

A group for those interested in Art, Literature, Philosophy. We hope to hold regular discussions and talks.

If you are interested in the Arts please join us

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Comment by liang hai on February 3, 2016 at 23:12

no echo still,it is a fresh thing for them,I think。

Comment by Richard Paul Roman on September 1, 2015 at 14:59
Passing Clouds

Sunday evening talks at World Life Center

6th September
P. G Wodehouse. An homourist who wrote in a unique fashion. He created some of the 20th centuries great comic characters and viewed the world through a kindly rose tinted Wodehousian way.

13th September
Raymond Chandler. A highly literate outsider who used his ironic vantage on American culture to transform hard-boiled fiction. His most famous character Philip Marlow embodied the image of the noble but world weary Private Detective

20th September
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Created the world famous Master detective Sherlock Holmes

27th September
G.K. Chesterton. A Traditionalist with a kind of other worldliness gave us the very original Father Brown detective stories

4th October
George MacDonald Frazer. Possibly the most enjoyable way to read up on 19th century history is to read through the rollicking adventures of harry Flashman as he takes his adventures from the Civil war in the USA to the Boxer rebellion in China and all points in between

11th October
George Orwell. Wrote two of the most important books of the 20th century - 1984 and Animal Farm. Both hugely influential when first written and a sobering read today

18th October
Evelyn Waugh. Clive James, ,the literary critic stated "Nobody ever wrote a more unaffectedly elegant English . . . its hundreds of years of steady development culminate in him".

25th October
T.S. Eliot. A poet who wrote the magnificent extended poem The wasteland

1st November
W. B. Yeats The mystical lyrical poetry lingers in one’s memory long after having been read
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on August 26, 2015 at 19:06
The Autumn season of talks will kick off will start with /seven writers starting on September 6th with PG Wodehouse. Other writers that will be discussed include: Raymond Chandler, Evelyn Waugh, George Orwell, G K Chesterton, George Macdonalds Fraser and Arthur Conan Doyle.

The talks will be on every Sunday starting at 7.30

All talks will be held at the World Life Center

Check out the events board for details
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on June 4, 2015 at 20:23
Below post- should be wisdom!
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on June 4, 2015 at 20:22
Courage- to do what is right and not to do that which is wrong.

Come and listen to the talk on the life and eisdom of Leon MaClaren on Sunday. Check the events for details!
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on May 31, 2015 at 22:50
Ok. We have 2 more events organised - on the 7th and 14th June. Check out the events pages for information
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on May 14, 2015 at 22:16
Ok. Slight delay but hopefully we are up and running.

Talks on the following:

I Asimov, Charles Dickens, P.G Wodehouse, Raymond Chandler, George Orwell, Jack Johnston.

Will post more info as it comes up
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on April 9, 2015 at 21:56
Yes! A talk by Len on Jack Johnston and a talk about Isaac Asimov coming soon!
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on April 8, 2015 at 19:37
And more to come!
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on April 8, 2015 at 19:36
Other talks planned include:
Global Warming- real or a false alarm?,

Advaita Vedanta- the most complete philosophy?

P.G. Wodehouse- the greatest writer in English of the 20 th century?,

Raymond Chandler, the Ennglish writer who captured the soul of Los Angeles, California?

George Orwell, the writer who predicted the future.

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