SIX STREETS DERBY

A VIBRANT, INNOVATIVE AND NURTURING COMMUNITY GROUP THAT ENHANCES THE LIVES OF LOCAL RESIDENTS

BOOK GROUPS

The Six Streets Group has been very good for Book Groups! Contact Us (emailing [email protected] is usually the quickest way) to ask if either group has space for new members or if you would like our support in starting a third group.


Wheeldon Ave Group


Meets on the second Monday of the month. Originally, back in 2007, all members lived on Wheeldon Ave but that is no longer true. Attendance is usually around eight.

Each member chooses a book a year and then in the summer, we meet to swap books as holiday reads and for a social to choose new books. Members set the discussion questions for book they chose and also host a meeting for another book on the list. As well as the monthly meetings, as many of the group as possible get together for a "Christmas" meal out - usually around the beginning of February!


Park Grove/ White St Group


Our group was helped to get started through a sharing of experiences and recommendations from people in the original Wheeldon Avenue Book Group.


We meet monthly, usually on the first Wednesday evening of each month.  We select books in advance for a few months, trying to choose quite varied titles. We rotate hosting each meeting around group members on a voluntary basis, people also offer to prepare discussion questions on the books. We don’t always stick to the questions, but let the discussions flow and then check back to see if any questions haven’t been covered and would still be interesting! It seems to be working well for us.  We started in September 2009 and have around eight or so coming each month.