Book Club

Play Reading (Modern) – July meeting

At our next meeting we’ll be back at the Old Bailey, following a murder trial which is turning out to be anything but an open-and-shut case.  Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ continues on July 18th – still a few seats available in Courtroom No 1!  David Ginns.

jazz - Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong

Mike’s Monthly Musings – July

Hot, Cool, Swinging…. As I write this, I’m sitting in air conditioned apartment in Colmar in Alsace with an outside temperature in excess of 37C and listening to the ex-Basie trumpeter Harry Edison swinging his way through a typical Basie-like tune, with Edison quoting nursey rhymes and joined by another ex-Basie musician, tenor saxist Lockjaw […]

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Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – June meeting

Ten of us got together from Group 1 of the Singles Sunday Lunches on Sunday 25th June, at the Waterside Restaurant in Market Harborough.  It was lovely to be able to catch up with everyone but, unfortunately the service was excruciatingly slow.  The fish was off the menu and the beef was rather tough.  This […]


Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – July Meeting

The next walk on Tuesday, 4th July, is a picnic walk around the Pitsford water nature reserve.  We will meet at the Fishing Lodge at the end of the causeway at 1030am then we will walk around the reserve which is seven miles long.  We will stop for a short break and then lunch along the way. […]


Ukulele – June meetings

We’ve played through a number of different song styles recently, including some Pop songs, some Gospel and some Rock ‘n’ Roll.  We’ve even had a go at Elton John’s ‘Crocodile Rock’, would you believe.  Additionally, as ‘Strictly Ukuleles’, we performed two concerts in June, so we’ve been busy. Have Uke, be happy!!  David Evans.

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Walking (All Day) – Summer break

All ready to set off from Wyre Forest at lunch time with Bruce, who has arranged it all with Pauline, briefing us!    ‘…. as high as an elephant’s eye’.  Thankfully, no-one was lost on manoeuvres through this rapeseed field! All day walk in the delightful countryside around the village of Arley.  Several sightings of […]


The Treasury Team – July ramblings

Receiving and chasing members’ subscriptions for the 2017/2018 continues to prevent the treasury team from falling into an overdue phase of inactivity.  Our daily round of reminder telephone calls and letters to members continues.  Either a cheque or cash to cover well-overdue £15 subscription payments will be received with much joy.  Please phone 01858 463545 […]


Card Craft (No 2) – June meetings

June has passed in a flash, with perhaps less activity than usual on the cardmaking front.  Having said that, the first session in the month was gentle but productive.  We made lovely summery cards portraying poppies and birds, using paper serviettes.  A huge success!  During the second it was ‘do it yourself ‘, a fun […]