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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 […]

Drawing and Painting – March

We should like to thank everyone who showed an interest in the display of some of our work at the Open Meeting in February.  Your positive comments were very encouraging, and much appreciated.  As a result of that meeting, we have four lovely new members to the group, which means we are now virtually full […]

Book Club 1

The Distance Between Us   by Maggie O’Farrell From childhood, Stella harbours a dark secret which profoundly affects her adult life.  Jake’s life is turned around after a tragic event that happened in Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Neither is aware of each other’s existence, but circumstances eventually bring them together. Except for one member, most of […]

Discovering Poetry (Friday group) – March

By the time you read this newsletter we will have celebrated the approach of Spring in poetry and will be preparing to look at the pleasures (and perils?) of Drink. We meet on the first Friday of the month upstairs in the Congregational Church at 10 am and would give newcomers a warm welcome.

Book Club 2 – March

At our first proper meeting in February there were eight of us present. We had read A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman. Three of us really loved it and the others either disliked it or were ambivalent about it. That’s what book clubs are all about.  Next month we will read Reservoir 13 […]