Notices for February


We are delighted that Chris Ridley was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours for services to finance and campanology.

Alpha 2014 Follow-up Supper

This is on Monday 9th February at 7.30 – a bring-and-share meal. Please contact Alison ([email protected]) with suggestions of what food you will bring.

Next Parish Lunch

Sunday 15th February – hosted by Area 4 Around the Park.
Please let the coordinators know if you are coming – Sue Hughes (7738 9919 / [email protected]) or Chris Sage (07896 229 610 / [email protected]).

House Communion

This term’s house communion and lunch will be on Saturday 21st February at 11.30 at 5 Beechmore Road. Please contact Alison ([email protected] / 7720 9708).

Film night at the Royal College Of Art Battersea arranged by the Battersea Society:

Up The Junction By Nell Dunn.

Nell Dunn moved from Chelsea to the heavy industrialised area of Battersea, south of the river in 1959 and worked for a while in a sweet factory. This experience inspired much of what she would later write. Dunn came to notice as an author with the publication of a series of short stories, Up the Junction (1963 ) It was a controversial success at the time because of it’s realistic and non judgemental portrait of the working class.

Dunn’s books Up the Junction and Poor Cow had an impact on the understanding of working class women in the days before contraception was widely available and abortion was legalised.
The book was adapted by Nell Dunn and Ken Loach as a television play broadcast in 1965. The cinema version with script by Dunn was released in 1968.

Please check the seperate article regarding this film showing.