Exercise and Keep Fit (No 2)

We will be having a summer break from 14th July until the 1st September, and members of the Thursday group who are not also members of the Monday group are very welcome to come to the Monday sessions (9:30 to 10:30) during the summer break.  New members for the Thursday group are actively sought, so do […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – June meeting

At our June meeting we listened to a selection of music suggested by dance.  Starting with Maria von Weber’s ‘Invitation to the Dance’, we swept into a selection of waltzes from Richard Strauss’ ‘Der Rosenkavalier’.  ‘Turkey Trot’, an arrangement made in forty minutes of Vincent Youman’s ‘Tea for Two’ by Shostakovitch completed the first part […]

Play Reading (Shakespeare) – July meeting

We will finish watching the DVD of King John at our meeting on Wednesday 13th July, and we will choose a new play.  We have a few ideas there, then we will start to read.  If you are interested in Shakespeare, why not join us?  We have a spare copy of his plays if you […]

Cycling – August meeting

Thanks to Peter for organising and leading the June ride.  The next ride is on Friday, 5th August.  Please meet at the Fox Inn, Wilbarston, at 10.45 am.  The ride is being led by Rob (01858 466737/07799627145), assisted by John D (0116 2598345/07724107130).  Remember that we shall need to order lunch before setting off.  Graham […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June meeting

At our June meeting Peter presented the programme of music.  To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare this year, we began the morning with the ‘Incidental Music to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) and this was followed by the ‘Piano Concerto No 10 in G minor’ by Beethoven […]

Architecture – July meeting

We now have a programme of talks arranged for the rest of the year and this can be displayed by clicking here: Architecture programme 2016.  The next meeting is on Tuesday, 26th July, when Peter will give a short talk on St. Benet’s Abbey, Ludham, Norfolk and Geoff, Trish and Peter will talk about Open […]

Scottish Holiday

Fifty-two members enjoyed a memorable coach trip to Scotland where we stayed at the Ardgartan Hotel, which is superbly located at the end of Loch Long. Memorable trips were a boat trip on the calm waters of The Kyles of Bute, fabulous views – weather a little overcast – but a magic journey.  Next was […]

Wine Tasting – June meeting

Once again the rain blessed our summer party, forcing us inside to taste seven wines from the North Mediterranean coast which were accompanied by a selection of delicious French cheese and pate.  Sylvia and Mick identified the Joker amongst the wines tasted:  it was Muscadet in a bottle labelled Chardonnay/Viogner.  The most liked wine was […]

Card Craft (No 2) – June meeting

We are fast approaching our summer break – there are no meetings in August.  Our June cards were a delight as ever.  After a productive session spent doing individual projects (some of which were catch-up ones), we dabbled once again with a Zentangle design.  Thank you Sue for a most enjoyable demonstration!  The next meeting […]