March Walk Report

The rather wet weather we’ve had lately manifested itself in some particularly gluey patches especially in the gateways!! Avril and Joy’s walk from Gumley to Saddington, Laughton and back to Gumley was enjoyed/endured/suffered (delete as appropriate) by the 21 of us who, at the very  least, could enjoy the wonderful views on a fine, sunny […]

The bird watching group

March outing details

The venue for this Thursday’s meeting (15th) is Thornton Reservoir. Toilets, hot/cold drinks, cold snacks all at Fishing Lodge. Please park in car park at village end of reservoir for a 10 o’clock start. Light rain forecast so come prepared! Good paths all around Bruce White

Franz Schubert

Music Appreciation (Friday) – March

At our February Meeting the Group listened to an Orchestrated version of five of Schubert’s Lieder-not appreciated by some of the purists in the Group who preferred the original versions for voice and piano. The first half our programme ended with Schubert’s 8th, or Unfinished Symphony in a recording made in 1978 by the Vienna […]

Wine tasting – March

This month the existing group tasted four red wines from Northern Italy – a Valpolicella Ripasso from Veneto in the Northeast, and three from Piedmont in the Northwest.  Historically Piedmont has produced the most expensive and sought-after red wines of Italy and after the group overwhelmingly preferred instead the Valpolicella, the least expensive wine of […]

Card Craft 2 – March

The cards we completed in February were a delight, a Daisy Delight in fact, during our first session, when we completed two birthday cards, but the design could be used for other occasions too. The second session it was ‘that cut-away staircase card’ which demanded a great deal of concentration, but with the addition of […]

piile of books with glasses on top

Modern Play-reading – March

On Tuesday, March 20th we’ll be completing ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’, and uncovering yet more secrets at the Brooklyn home of the Brewster sisters who, it turns out, aren‘t quite as innocent as everyone believes. It’s true that their nephew Teddy is as mad as a hatter, but his unshakeable conviction that he’s Theodore Roosevelt […]

Strollers – March

Thank you to Kath & Sue for our stroll at Pitsford Water, we had a good turnout of 20 strollers, the paths were solid and the weather was kind. On April 13th our stroll will be led by Gill Kirby. Please gather at the Horseshoe pub, Overstone Road, Sywell, post code NN6 0AW, tel. number […]

Railways – March

Our sessions regularly take a brief look at the railway through the eyes of an artist, writer or film maker – a surprising number of famous artists liked trains!  Recently we have had presentations on: Brunel’s participation in Cotswold railway riots, a 1950s train stuck in Yorkshire snowdrifts for 3 days, the role of the […]

Walking Half Day Third Thursday – March

Our next walk is on 15 March. It will be from East Carlton along field and tarmac paths to Wilbarston and Stoke Albany. We will start at 10.00 am, cover about 5 miles and finish around 12.30 pm. The meeting point is East Carlton Country Park, the car park on the left inside the main […]

Art History – March

Following on from John Constable last month, we will continue to explore ‘Romantic’ art with a look at some of the German painters of that period.  On Monday, 2nd April we will watch a DVD about the work of Friedrich, Runge and Richter who were key figures of German Romanticism. These artists hoped to promote […]