Art Van Go Art Supplies

Art Van Go Art Supplies is a premier retailer of art supplies, fabrics and fibres, paints and pigments and much, much more, and they will be holding a workshop with a local textile group at North Kilworth Memorial Hall on Wednesday 27th April.  They have agreed to have their mobile shop open in the car park […]

Local History – Richard III Exhibition

On the afternoon of May 17 we will be going by coach to visit the Richard III Exhibition in Leicester.  We will be picked up outside the Market Hall in Market Harborough for departure at 1pm and will return from Leicester at 4.15pm.  The cost of this trip is £19 each and I currently have […]

Patchwork & Quilting (No 1) – March meetings

We started our group project this month and I am astonished at how quickly everyone is producing such lovely work!  We started now to be in plenty of time for the Open Morning but I think we still would have made it had we waited until September, such is the speed of our ‘production line’, […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – March meeting

At our March meeting, Peter chose a programme of music by Beethoven (1772-1827).  We began with the Overture ‘Fidelio’ and this was followed by the ‘Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major’ and the ‘Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Piano’.  The pre-coffee session finished with the ‘Symphony No. 5 in C […]

Architecture – March meeting

At our March meeting, Trish gave us a wide ranging talk on the architecture of textile mills.  We started with the ‘satanic mills’ of the early eighteenth century, through the ‘iron-framed mills’ of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century to the more flamboyant brick built mills of the late nineteenth century.  During our tour […]

Embroidery exhibitions

There are a few embroidery exhibitions in the local area some of you may be interested in: As part of Harborough Artists Cluster Open Studios, Market Harborough Embroiderers Guild will stage an exhibition in May, so do go along to have a look at their beautiful work.  To view all the details of the exhibition […]

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Walking – All Day

An unusual lunch stop today: on the footbridge over the Midland Mainline railway at Isham.  The train drivers were tooting us!  

Society Today – March meeting

We had a very interesting and absorbing talk on the situation, opportunities for development and problems in the businesses of English farmers today.  The NFU speaker, Mr Oliver Lee, was quite brilliant; he covered the advances in farming techniques, the range of opportunities available to all farmers to work hard with EU support and despite […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – March meeting

Nine members of Group 1 of the Singles Sunday Lunch Group found ourselves free for lunch on Easter Sunday where we got together at the Bell in Burton Overy.  We all had an enjoyable lunch with good food and excellent conversation.  We all agreed in future to move around after each course so we could […]

Singles Sunday Lunch – No 3

On Sunday 20 March the 3rd Group of the Sunday Singles Lunches met at the Cherry Tree Pub in Market Harborough.  The twelve members attending enjoyed a lively meeting coupled with a delicious lunch.   This Group meets every third Sunday in the month.  For more details please contact Jan Tilley on 01858 461186 or