Group Enablers’ report – July

We do hope that you are all enjoying the summer break.  We are still looking for new members who would like to form a new Book Group, Flowers for Fun and a Moviemaking group.  At the moment the response has not been as good as we would have hoped but we will continue to promote […]

Creative Writing for Fun – September & October meetings

Although we say it, we are a friendly group of varying writing skills, but whatever our level of competence, we enjoy it. Programme: We read our written efforts at the meeting (500-600 words).  A short story of precisely 50 words on any subject is optional but fun. Forthcoming topics: September 29th – Memories. October 27th […]

Photography (Digital)

Recently three new members have joined us who are very welcome but, consequently, we have expanded to the extent that further growth in membership is no longer viable (room size and allocation of time).  There will be a waiting list (if demand requires) – people do come and go!  We have set our limit at […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June & August meetings

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In June, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began with ‘Sinfonie’ by Giovanni Pergolese (1710-1736).  After coffee we listened to ‘Ballade’ by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) featuring the violinist David le Page who leads the Harborough Collective.  We finished with the ever popular ‘Symphony […]

Architecture – July & August meetings

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  In July we spent a fascinating afternoon with Colin and Dudley looking at architecture in London under the enigmatic title ‘London Unrealised and Exhausted’.  Colin talked to us about some of the great projects to develop areas […]

French (Beyond Beginners)

Our friendly group meets on Monday mornings at 9.30 in the Bowden Room.  We have been learning French for two years, and now currently have vacancies for anyone with some knowledge of the French basics who would like to join us.  Judy Starr.

Card Craft (No 2) – September meeting

Having been busy in July making camera, monster and seaside cards, we are now taking a break until September 7th, when we shall resume as usual on the first and third Thursday morning in the month, at St. Nicholas Church.  Vivian Hammond & Carolyn Youdan.

Volunteers needed to listen to children read

Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school?  Schoolreaders is launching into Leicestershire in September and is looking for volunteers to carry out this important role.  Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children […]

Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – August meeting

Our next walk is on 17th August and the leaders are Denise and Mike Smith.  It will be from Wistow Rural Centre to Kilby, Newton Harcourt, St Wistan’s Church and Wistow Hall, and will cover about 4.5 miles.  The start time is 10am and we should finish by 12.30 pm.  The meeting point is the walkers’ car […]

Aspects of History – September meeting

We have a break in August but will be back in September.  Topic tba.  Why not come along on a regular or occasional basis?  We next meet at 2.30pm, on Thursday 28th September at St Nicholas Church, Little Bowden.  Ernie Parsons.