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 – March

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (3) – March

Despite the difficulty trying to park in Great Bowden, twelve members of Group 3 of the Singles Sunday Lunch Groups met up at The Shoulder of Mutton pub and had a fantastic lunch, full of laughter, humour and anecdotes, whilst enjoying a delicious and good value lunch. I think we all left with a warm feeling, […]

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Singles Sunday Lunch (2) – March

For the first meeting in this New Year, Group 2 also met on Sunday 4th February at The Royalist Pub.  It was, as usual, an excellent and tasty lunch in a very friendly atmosphere. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and now very much look forward to our next meeting in March. Further details of the […]

Treasurer’s Bits and Pieces

I hear on the grapevine that a Citation with my name thereon is in the post. I have apparently been acknowledged as the most persistent, irritating but charming and polite collector of annual subscriptions of any treasurer within 155 miles of The Wash. I rest in anticipation. My rest in anticipation takes me also – […]