Railway Exploration – October meeting

Our last meeting studied the classic ‘Five Ages of a Railway – from birth to death’ as exemplified by the remains of a former GWR Midlands line.  We saw some work of the great American artist Edward Hopper who epitomised American life sometimes through his railway scenes.  An architectural tour of the grandeur of Dunedin […]

Art History – December meeting

We will watch a DVD: Quentin Blake:  Paintings from the National Gallery to tie in with Compton Verney exhibition until 17th December and a second DVD: Soup Cans & Superstars – How Pop Art Changed The World.  Some interesting discussion will follow the DVDs.  Linda Carruthers.

Bridge (Tuesday) – December meeting

We meet at the Market Harborough Community Church in Bath Street and normally draw for starting tables at 10am then play progressive rubber bridge in two one-hour sessions.  Our next ‘Gentle Duplicate’ (pairs) competition will be on 6th December.  New members are welcome as long as they have a basic knowledge of the game and […]

Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – November meeting

Our next walk is on 16th November.  It is circular and goes from Braybrooke to the Brampton Valley Way, just over 4 miles.  From Market Harborough direction turn right by the church in Braybrooke into Newland Street, and park on Griffin Road just past the Baptist Church.  We start at 10am and we should be […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

We have settled down into a large and friendly group, mainly working on our own projects, though often there is something to inspire those lacking inspiration!  This is a mixed-ability group meeting in the Langton Room from 2-4pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  If you fancy joining us just give one […]

Transport Group – December meeting

The Transport Group meets at the Little Bowden Bowling Club, Kettering Road, Market Harborough, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon.  The last meeting of the year takes place on Wednesday, 6th of December, when Tony Cook will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Freezer Pioneer: The ‘Dunedin’, and the Port Chalmers […]

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 […]