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BEAVERBROOK CIRCLE  – NEWSLETTER 2

The first great success of many suppers was held on the last Tuesday Evening of February
at Edmond’s in Cap D’ail, and was well attended by 29 rather more than predicted for the restaurant.
Feedback from membership and from prospective members on what Beaverbrook should be doing best.
Apart from the main answer which seemed to be just to enjoy a good party, the general view
focussed on activities and that we should push out the second newsletter, however
we have had some good feed back responses by email.

Whilst the mailing list has grown to 53 email addresses now reaching about 75 or more people.
One aim is to find other Cap d’Ail residents with interest and keep the focus of activities very local,
We would also like to welcome and invite ‘Borderers’ (Monaco, etc) who like Cap d’Ail,
to join our group with an interest to attend the Beaverbrook activities.            

For your diary the following events are confirmed dates:

Tuesday 28 March from 7 pm, evening meeting and supper at Edmond’s.

March 29, The 150th Anniversary of Canada at the Canadian Club de Monaco
Beaverbrook members are invited to a tea party at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco
RSPV – Respond direct to,   monaco@international.gc.ca  
if you want to attend please state that you are a Beaverbrook member

Thursday May 18, Beaverbrook Day,
an evening event from 7 pm at the Chateau des Terrasses
an invitation from,  Maitre Xavier Beck, Mayor of Cap d’Ail,
who has been the inspiration behind the Beaverbrook Circle.
The late Lord Beaverbrook’s actual birthday falls afoul of Grand Prix Week.
we have chosen the week before to this commemorative as  ‘Beaverbrook Day’
The price with include food and drinks.
Please RSVP us now please to help our planning. More detail in next bulletin.

Winston Churchill’s Birthday, 30 November.
As this is also St Andrew’s Day, Edmond’s offers
a ‘Scotch Denner’; haggis served to the skirl o’ the pipes and a dram o’ the best.

Lenten Study at Saint Paul’s Church Monaco. The Joy of the Gospel
Throughout Lent on Thursday’ at 6:30pm until 6 April.
Call for Beavers to shine in joyful exuberant spirit comes from St.Paul’s Church Monaco,
where Paula Gooder will be hosting six study sessions at 6:30 pm on Lenten Thursdays.
We welcome will be those wanting to get back in the spirit of churchgoing.
For more, contact chaplain@stpaulsmonaco.com  
Easter Sunday this year falls on April 16, service 10:30 am.

FUTURE MEMBER ACTIVITIES;  
please express interest
Villas. our report after the Beaverbrook visit Tuesday 21st February to the Villa Les Camelias,
it was voted star status and we propose return visits each time the Museum stages an exhibition.
It is one great Cap d‘Ail villas of the Grand Epoque era that is open.
Again Curator Helene Bonafous and others have offered to help gain access to more,
including the private Jean Cocteau museum and hopefully La Capponcina,
where Lord Beaverbrook entertained Winston Churchill. our endeavour, as expressed
providing lots of interest as The Eden holds an evening Fete des Voisins is a future prospect

Walks. Stephane and Martin took their dogs up the ridge behind La Turbie leading
afterwards to a sports centre with tennis courts just above the Moyenne Corniche,
leading to a pathway that is open to dogs off the lead.
Though voted that La Turbie should become a regular meet location due to its multiple attractions.
we learnt to avoid Thursday market day, so please aim to arrive before ten
as the parking fills up in no time.
Anyone for regular meetups at La Turbie please let us know  email us

More Walks
Members interested in walks will do well to visit the Tourist Office
at the west end of the Place Beaverbrook car park to receive
free copy of the new Guide Book and the separate Map.
There are four routes of  ‘Walk Circuits’ internal to Cap d’Ail and describes
the villas and movie
land memories on the way.
Three of them pass by La Pinede restaurant,  two of them take in the Cap d’ail pocket-size volcano,
leading to another celebrated restaurant, Le Cabanon, as well as nearby small beach.
The fourth explores the network of paths on the upper slopes of the Tete Du Chien,
the mountain that falls into the sea at Cap d’Ail.
please come and enjoy together this superb terrain for walking

There is also an interest in staging a Beaverbrook walk, upwards along the
famous Friedrich Nietzsche path that leads from Eze-Bord de la Mer up to Eze Village.
The route is a wild and savage gorge; one small piece of Riviera that is natural and undeveloped.
Good climbing shoes and walking stick are required, please come and capture the best of it.
Anyone ready to walk of that Sunday afternoon lunch.

Regatta. Member Axel Zeppegno owner of the paddle boats at Plage Mala,
has offered us the use of his fleet to stage a boat tour along the shoreline and
secluded beaches along the way to the Cap Estel.
Book now for the Beaverbrook Plage Mala Regatta in early July
Date and details follow in due course.

Sports and Pastimes.
C
an you swing a club, smash a tennis ball or make a cute call at Bridge, 
Member Susan Feaster and daughter Nicole have volunteered to advise
members with Golf opportunities and contacts.
Member Joanna Langhorne hopes to find us a Tennis advisor.
Olivier Marechal has given us leads on Bridge opportunities.
And so things will develop. More news in due course
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please email us at Beaverbrook on sports or pastimes interest.

Lectures. Stephane Mirc has proposed we consider the odd lecture,
This could be on the last Tuesday of the month at evening meetup
at Edmond’s or perhaps at Chateau Les Terraces.
Please Email us with your suggestions

FINALLY. The new Guide Book to Cap d’Ail.  
The first great Beaverbrook quest will be to promote the
Mayor’s marvellous new Guide Book to Cap d’Ail.
A list services in Cap d’Ail under the headings Sporting and Culture,
Shops and Services, Restaurants and Cafes, Hotels, Emergencies, Health,
Transport, and Administrative Services.
New notifications include a new Lebanese Restaurant next to the petrol station.
and the new shop Cabinet of Curiosities,
We will add file data on broader Riviera services useful to anglophones.
For example we have already drawn attention to the English library at St. Paul’s, Monaco.
more at www.stpaulsmonaco.com


Email : beaverbrookcircle@yahoo.com.
Or call JoAnn,  00 33  (0) 492 41 32 62.