Join us for Menorah’s varied ARK (Adults Requiring Knowledge) presentations and discussions on Sunday mornings from 11:00–12:15.
Bagels and coffee are available beforehand.  Non members are welcome.
A voluntary contribution of £1 per session is requested, payable on the day


ARK 24 June
The Water and the Wine: Bohemian love and life on a Greek island with Tamar Hodes. It's the 1960s and a group of young writers and artists gathers on the Greek island of Hydra. Leonard Cohen is at the start of his career and in love with Marianne Ihlen, who is also muse to her ex-husband, Axel. Australian authors George Johnston and Charmian Clift write, drink and fight. It is a hedonistic time of love, sex and new ideas. As the island hums with excitement, Jack and Frieda Silver join the community, hoping to mend their broken marriage. However, Greece is overtaken by a military junta and the artistic idyll is threatened. In this fictionalised account, Tamar Hodes explores the destructive side of creativity and the price that we pay for our dreams. Refreshments of tea/coffee & bagels available from 10.30 am.
ARK 1 July
Presentation and discussion, led by Judy Bavin. What does it mean to live a good life? Philosophers have pondered this question for centuries. Does it mean a life of virtue, bravery, selflessness and generosity, or does it mean a life of pleasure and indulgence? Or does it mean a life of happiness....but how do we define happiness? Come and debate these and other fascinating but unanswerable questions. Refreshments of tea/coffee & bagels available from 10.30 am.
Presentation and discussion - speaker and topic to be confirmed. Refreshments of tea/coffee & bagels available from 10.30 am.


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