German Improvers – May 2020

Since lockdown the group is in touch with each other via email and post – one person does not have a computer.   Every week I send out a short piece in German, which is either written by me (and corrected by our mentor) or from another source.  There is also an exercise to do […]

60s Music – May 2020

If you are looking at this after May 11th  you may have read in the May edition of the newsletter that Alec has arranged a weekly quiz for 60s music group members with questions ranging from  What Jam is traditionally used in Victoria Sponge  to  Who does the voice overs for Call the Midwife and  […]

Architecture – May 2020

Welcome to the second instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. I hope that you enjoyed the film “Proud City”. In case you missed it, the film is all about the damage done to London during the second world war and plans to rebuild the city, and includes quite a lot of footage of London landmarks […]

Thursday Table Tennis – May 2020

When we are in a position to meet together again we will be able to accept New members. We are a group of mixed ability players very sociable and easy going. Every Thursday 12.15-14.15 at the Leisure Centre. Contact Jenny Acaster 07530999850 

Wine Tasting – May 2020

We have heard of wine tasting groups running over video conference, but feel that opening 4 bottles on one night in a household might be irresponsible! If your supplies are running low there are local shops offering deliveries such as Duncan Murray and Majestic. Several of our group use The Wine Society and Naked Wines […]

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Book Club 2 – May 2020

Our book club is obviously not meeting together but we are talking on line about what we read in April and what is suggested we read in May. The April choice was “Land of the Living” by Georgina Harding. The main characters were quite traumatised by war experiences which led to an unhappy ethos in […]

Ukulele – May 2020

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles  Now that we cannot actually meet, we hold a virtual session every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm for those who can make it. Copies of the playlist, and songs thereon, are emailed out. Each week we have at least one entirely new song, so members can check it out on Youtube […]

Spanish – May 2020

Español por “Zoom”. I am very pleased to report to members that both Spanish study groups are holding meetings via the internet and we are all thoroughly enjoying the experience although it is an interesting experience trying not to talk when some other member of the group is speaking. It reminds one of our schooldays […]

Spanish – May 2020

Español por “Zoom”. I am very pleased to report to members that both Spanish study groups are holding meetings via the internet and we are all thoroughly enjoying the experience although it is an interesting experience trying not to talk when some other member of the group is speaking. It reminds one of our schooldays […]

Local History

Due to the continuing uncertainty of the current situation, we have now decided to cancel the planned visit to Naseby battlefield in July.  However, we aim to include the Naseby talk and visit in the 2021 programme, together with the other cancelled meetings. We will be in touch regarding the August meeting, but meanwhile take […]