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BFNHS Monthly Evening Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month (September to June). We meet in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Room or the Recital Room at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Birch Hill, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

There is a friendly atmosphere at our meetings, visitors are always welcome and there is no need to book.

Meetings start at 7:30pm and end at about 9:30pm (Doors open from 7:15pm)
Entrance fee for members £1; visitors £3; under 16 free; (annual membership £12)

Evening Meetings Programme 2017

Jan 16th 'In Search of the Jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal' by John Richardson
Feb 20th 'Adventures in Wildlife Film Making' by Dr George McGavin
Mar 20th 'Songbirds' by Ray Reedman of the Reading Ornithological Club
Apr 10th 'British Spiders' by Martin Woolner
May 15th A 'Fossil Forum' by Dr Chris Duffin
June 19th 'Reptiles' by Philip Merrin

For further information please contact Gill Cheetham on (01344) - 423 440.


Directions to South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA:

South Hill Park is reached by road following the brown 'theatre mask' signs labelled as 'Arts Centre' from either Twin Bridges roundabout (end of A329M) or from the junction of the A322 Bagshot Road at Sainsburys.

There is car parking at the Arts Centre. However, as South Hill Park is a multi-purpose venue, very occasionally parking can be difficult.

Additional parking can be found on the opposite side of Ringmead, or by turning from Ringmead into Birch Hill Road (west of SHP) and following the directions to Birch Hill Shopping Centre. From there a short signposted walkway leads back to South Hill Park.

For info and map see:

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