The BLS

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 350. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page. Membership entitles free entry to each of the six evening talks. No tickets are required.

NEXT MEETING

Tracy Chevalier

A Single Thread

8pm Tuesday 22 October 2019
St Mary’s Church, Barnes

A Single Thread is a timeless story of small-town politics, friendship, love and a woman trying to craft an independent life for herself in the long shadow of the approaching Second World War. It follows Violet Speedwell, an unmarried ‘surplus woman’, still mourning the loss of her fiancé and brother, as she decides to escape from her suffocating and judgemental mother. Saving enough money to allow her to move out of the family home, she strikes out to build a new life for herself in the small town of Winchester. But when forces threaten her new-found independence and the rumblings of war appear on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots.

NEXT MEETING

Tracy Chevalier

A Single Thread

8pm Tuesday 22 October 2019
St Mary’s Church, Barnes

A Single Thread is a timeless story of small-town politics, friendship, love and a woman trying to craft an independent life for herself in the long shadow of the Second World War. It follows Violet Speedwell, an unmarried ‘surplus woman’, still mourning the loss of her fiancé and brother, as she decides to escape from her suffocating and judgemental mother. Saving enough money to allow her to move out of the family home, she strikes out to build a new life for herself in the small town of Winchester. But when forces threaten her new-found independence and the rumblings of war appear on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots.

The BLS

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 300. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page. Membership entitles free entry to each of the six evening talks. No tickets are required.