A walker's legs

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – October & November meetings

It was a lovely sunny day on Tuesday, 3rd October, when the Tuesday walking group set off on a woodland walk from Lyvenden New Bield, an unfinished Elizabethan summer house in the East of Northamptonshire.  The group enjoyed the open views and lovely autumn colours.  Lunch was then taken at the Sondes Arms in Rockingham.  The […]

Mike’s Monthly Musings – November

Jazz Duets and Test Pieces: Apart from my love of jazz, I also have another weakness: crime novels.  Reading Michael Connelly’s recent book, I was amused and surprised to come across a reference to a recent jazz issue by tenor sax player Houston Person and bassist Ron Carter.  The disc is called Chemistry and involves […]

Local History

As you may be aware, we are taking over the roles of Group Leaders of the Local History group from 1st January 2018 and we have pleasure in enclosing a list of speakers for the first quarter of the year:  Local history programme 2018 A full list of speakers planned for 2018 will be published in […]

Sunday Lunch

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – November meeting

On Sunday 5th November eleven members of Group 2 of the Sunday Singles Lunch Clubs met for a really enjoyable lunch at The Royalist pub in Market Harborough.  This pub did not disappoint with an extensive and reasonably priced menu, friendly staff and ambient surroundings.  We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal together with plenty of […]

Ukulele – November meeting

November will see us complete our journey into Country music.  We also have our eye on the upcoming festive season, so we will be taking a look at some of the Christmas classics.  November also sees us following up our performances in October with some more concerts, some of which are new venues and some […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – October meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In October, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began the morning with the ‘Symphony No 1 (Titan)’ by Mahler (1860 – 1911).  This is a monumental work lasting an hour – it was great to have the opportunity to hear it uninterrupted.  After […]

Society Today – October meeting

‘The Right to Privacy’ – a matter of growing concern in our times. The Press has long exploited any notable failings it can unearth in social behaviour.  Nowadays it has fresh ‘friends’: TV, radio and Facebook etc, which extend the scope for intrusive prying.  There is, of course, commercial exploitation of personal details.  There is […]