Wine Explorers

In October we compared New and Old World red wines made from the Malbec grape variety. This time it was a very close run thing between an Argentinian wine, Dos Minas costing £8.99 from Majestic (if purchased as one of 6 mixed bottles), and a French wine from the Cahors region, Latis Reserve costing £10.99. […]

Country Dancing – November

October’s monthly meeting of the Country Dancing Group was very enjoyable as always, particularly as we had five new members join the group. Our repertoire is becoming quite accomplished as we are learning dances which include a “grand chain” We have only one more meeting this year as December’s meeting falls on Christmas Eve. We will […]

Book Club 1 – November

Our House – Louise Candlish A woman returns home to find strangers moving into her beloved house and finds herself and her two young sons homeless. The plot is long and convoluted but it is a page-turner even for the minority who disliked the novel. The rest thought it very good. There followed an interesting […]

Singles Sunday Lunch 1 – November

“On Sunday 17th October,  11 members of Group 1 in the Sunday Singles lunches, enjoyed a very good meal at The Fox Inn, Wilbarston . The Pub has been taken over by new people and they are clearly doing a good job. The next Group 1 lunch will be on Sunday 24th November at Boboli […]

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Play Reading – November

This month, Joe Orton’s ‘What the Butler Saw’ reaches its taboo-defying apogee in Dr Prentice’s highly disturbing psychiatric clinic.  And we might even have time for  ‘One for the Road’ by Willy Russell, in which a yearning for past dreams of freedom is thwarted by more materialistic aspirations for upward mobility!  Two for the price […]

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All Day Walking – November

The next walk, which will be led by Frank Carruthers, is on Thursday 28th November starting at 10.00am from the car park of the Shires Inn, Main Street, Peatling Parva, LE17 5PU. This will be the first of our “winter walks” and will be 6 miles over fairly easy terrain, followed by lunch. The Shires […]

Music Appreciation 2 – November

At our October meeting  we listened to a selection of music from three centuries. Starting with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No  20 with its dramatic and pensive first movements. It is suggested that that Brahms used this formula for his 1st Piano Concerto which  he completed when he was 26 after encouragement from Robert Schumann and […]

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Walking Half Day Third Thursday – November

 Our next walk is on 21 November starting at 10.00 am. It will be from Welford. The walk will cover about 4.7 miles via the village, bridleways, and the Welford Branch of the Grand Union Canal. The meeting point is the public car park accessed through the Wharf Inn pub car park. The Wharf Inn is on […]

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Langton Lunch Clubs – November

LANGTON LUNCH CLUBS Our regular THIRD THURSDAYS and LAST WEDNESDAYS gatherings at The Langton Inn – just off the McDonalds roundabout on the A6 bypass north of Harborough – are this month on 21st and 27th November. There are ample car parking facilities and we assemble at 11-45am for 12 noon. You can order as […]

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Langton Lunch Clubs – November

LANGTON LUNCH CLUBS Our regular THIRD THURSDAYS and LAST WEDNESDAYS gatherings at The Langton Inn – just off the McDonalds roundabout on the A6 bypass north of Harborough – are this month on 21st and 27th November. There are ample car parking facilities and we assemble at 11-45am for 12 noon. You can order as […]