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Cold Coffee / Холодна кава – This is Kharkiv

Cold Coffee / Холодна кава – This is Kharkiv

Today, Iva Repnytska spoke with Ukrainian Olea and she shared about Kharkiv. A large city in Ukraine, which today suffers from bombs every day.

You saw her in a play at the local theater in Petersfield. When you meet this young woman, she will often be smiling and full of energy. She likes to dance and draw, plays in the theatre and participates in charity events to support Ukraine in Britain.

The community came to find out how they can contribute to our green spaces in Petersfield

The community came to find out how they can contribute to our green spaces in Petersfield

The Petersfield United Reform Church played host for the latest open forum event held by the Petersfield Society

They spoke of the many challenges that face them in an ever changing climate. The strong theme from all speakers was how much they valued their volunteers.

We hear from Jane Brundle from the Merritts Meadow Conservation Trust, Sue Edberg from Petersfield Community Garden, and Cllr David Petche from Petersfield Town Council.

Jennifer Selway speaks about the Medieval Bed

Jennifer Selway speaks about the Medieval Bed

Jennifer Selway, journalist (including at the Daily Express) and playwright, lives in Petersfield. She has recently completed an MA in Medieval Literature (50 years from her first degree) and studied the significance of The Bed.

In an entertaining talk at the Petersfield Bookshop on Thursday 6 June. she quoted Shakespeare, Chaucer, Malory’s Morte D’Arthur, as well as displaying paintings from 600 to 700 years ago that prominently featured beds and bedding, as symbols of growing wealth (bequeathed in wills) and status, the common practice of strangers bed sharing, but also how the bed had a public side ; as a meeting place as well as a symbol of power and authority.
Jennifer spoke to Mike Waddington after her talk.

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