Happenings in May

Eleven members got together to learn how to make resin jewellery – a fun evening and some amazing designs were created. 

Here they are in the moulds and bottle caps …

Many thanks to Elicia for this workshop 🙂

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The Arts and Culture Club had their bi-monthly meeting in the Rams Head to discuss and arrange some cultural outings. The latest Culture Club programme is available from Maggie or our Facebook page

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Moira arranged a gentle keep fit class for members …

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The Thursday Book Club read ‘spill simmer falter wither‘ by Sara Baume

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The Bridge Club met for their monthly get-together …

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The Lunch/Supper Club went to the Three Bears in Hazel Grove for lunch 

 

Arts and Culture Group

The Arts and Culture Group is now well into their Winter/Spring Programme for 2017.  We have already enjoyed two trips to The Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor to watch two wonderful Live on Screen Performances of Amadeus and St. Joan

and next week we are going to see a performance of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabbler.

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Last Sunday a couple of us enjoyed a trip to Manchester’s latest addition to the theatre scene when we went to see The MGM Story at the wonderfully quirky Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats.  A brilliant musical performance which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Coming up we have more trips to the cinema, theatre, comedy, galleries and museums.  If anyone would like to see the current programme it is published on Facebook or you could e-mail the group organiser.  If you fancy something cultural but nothing in the programme excites you then why not come along to our next meeting on 21st March at The Ram’s Head and share your  own ideas.
Meetings are normally held every couple of months on the second Thursday but the eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the 21st actually a Tuesday, we had to move the date because of clashes.

John Rylands Library

Three members had a trip into Manchester for lunch at Bills Restaurant and an ‘Explorer’ tour of John Rylands Library

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The Explorer Tour enable us to have a behind the scenes look at the 1920’s extension, the cellars, and other areas closed to the general public

The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester It opened to the public in 1900 and was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands.

The special collections are believed to be among the largest in the UK and include medieval illuminated manuscripts and examples of early European printing, and the earliest extant New Testament text (Rylands Library Papyrus P52, also known as the St. John’s fragment). The library also holds personal papers and letters of notable figures, among them Elizabeth Gaskell and John Dalton.

Five Go To Centre Parcs

Five members went to Centre Parcs in Sherwood Forest for a short break.

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The arrival couldn’t have been easier. The reception staff were lovely, and we didn’t even need to leave the car to check in.

Our villa was comfortable and had everything we needed.

We went to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise every day and played on the large and small flumes, the Grand Cascade (a water slide on a boat), the wild water rapids, the outdoor pool (yes in February!), the spa bubble pool, and the wave pool

The rest of the time was spent eating delicious food ( we took it in turns to cook), drinking wine, chatting, doing crafty things – the highlight was making a needle felted hare.

It was a great success and will definitely be repeated (maybe with more members if anyone else wants to join in the fun!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart of Glass Exhibition

Saturday 14th January was the preview day for an exhibition in the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from two of our very talented members, Lesley and Yvonne

Some other members went along to the preview of this Costume, Mixed Media and Textile Art Show – a very enjoyable afternoon!

Here are photos of Yvonne and Lesley in 2 of the dresses created by Lesley

 

Here are some photos of their work inspired by Carnevale di Venezia

The exhibition runs until 17th February

Afternoon Tea

The baking group decided to take a break from the Christmas cooking and meet at the Cakery in New Mills for afternoon tea. We were treated to a lovely selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and mince pies. It was a lovely treat for a dreary Monday afternoon, some of us even had enough willpower to save something to take home!

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Christmas Party

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Our Christmas party/December meeting took place in the Rams Head as usual and a great night was had by everyone!

Quiz’s galore including one of Sarah’s infamous picture quiz’s, stand up bingo (aka Irish Bingo), Secret Santa presents and much laughter!!

A lot of delicious food was eaten and much wine was drunk!!!

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And finally, the morning after the night before ….

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