February 2020 GENERAL MEETING

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February 2020 GENERAL MEETING
February Speaker: – Richard Brooksbank – the Story of Ma’s Lace.
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Time: 09.30 for 10.00
Cost: Monthly attendance – R100 for members, R120 if not pre-booked, R150 for guests. A required name badge will cost an additional R75. No show charge is R100.
Venue: Bryanston Country Club, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston
Booking: Please print your name on the booking sheet for the September 2019 meeting. If you missed it when the sheet was handed around during the talk, you can sign at the Hospitality Table on the way out. Alternatively, Bookings can be made on the Wednesday before the meeting via email at iwcjoburgsa.hospitality@gmail.com.
Cancellations: Must be made by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the General Meeting; otherwise you will be required to pay in full.
‘Story of Ma’s Laces’ relates the story how one Belgian woman, Louise Liénaux-Vergauwe, came to create six unique and exquisite pieces of lacework during The Great War. She created these laces as a way for her to express her pride in her small country, her anger at the German occupation of it, and most importantly her desperation and grief at her separation from her two very young children who were living as refugees in Rotterdam. ‘The Story of Ma’s Laces’ was written by one of those two young children, Yvonne Brooksbank-Liénaux and is told by her grandson, Professor Richard Brooksbank of Wits University.
Richard was born in the UK and emigrated to South Africa with the rest of his family in 1982 at the age of 16. He has called Johannesburg his home ever since. For the last 25 years he has worked as an academic at the University of the Witwatersrand where he is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in the School of Physiology at Wits Medical School.
Despite his academic credentials, Richard will be the first to admit that he knows almost nothing about lace and lace making. However, the same cannot be said for other members of his family. In this talk he will relate the story of how his great grandmother, Louise Lienaux-Vergauwe, came to create six unique pieces of lacework as her response to the trauma of The Great War in Belgium.

November Speaker: – Dr Anna Trapido – renowned anthropologist, chef and cookbook author.
If we are what we eat who are we? An A-Z of South African cuisine.
Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Time: 09.30 for 10.00
Cost: Monthly attendance – R100 for members, R120 if not pre-booked, R150 for guests. A required name badge will cost an additional R75. No show charge is R100.
Venue: Bryanston Country Club, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston
Booking: Please print your name on the booking sheet for the September 2019 meeting. If you missed it when the sheet was handed around during the talk, you can sign at the Hospitality Table on the way out. Alternatively, Bookings can be made on the Wednesday before the meeting via email at iwcjoburgsa.hospitality@gmail.com.
Cancellations: Must be made by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the General Meeting; otherwise you will be required to pay in full.
Dr Anna Trapido trained as an anthropologist at King’s College Cambridge and as a chef at the Prue Leith College, Centurion. She uses both disciplines in her work. She works as a food writer and broadcaster and has twice won the World Gourmand Cookbook award – first for To The Banqueting House; African Cuisine, an epic journey and subsequently for Hunger for Freedom; the story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela. Anna was born in Britain and grew up in Oxford. Her father was an historian and her mother is a well-known novelist. Both parents were born in South Africa, which may explain why she says she feels very at home here. Anna is a regular contributor to Radio 702’s weekend lifestyle programmes, where she has gained many fans with her lively wit and adventurous attitude to food.

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