A Day at the Museum

If you have to stay in all day and are running out of things to do, why not spend an hour or so at a museum?

Not as mad as it sounds: Most of the larger institutions offer audio guides and virtual tours on their websites. So do a bit of virtual travelling and have a look!

Here are a few links to get you started:

National Gallery London

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours/google-virtual-tour

J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum?hl=en

Vatican Museum Rome

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/rijksmuseum

British Museum London

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

On some of the links you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to get to the virtual tours. It is also worth looking at the various lists of content as some also offer audio guides and commentaries on their sites. There are many more available – why not enter ‘virtual museum tours’ into your browser and see where it takes you?

Have you got any tips or ideas to share with the rest of the group? Please email us at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com!

Stay safe wherever you are!

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For all fans of classical music

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra had to close their concert hall due to the corona virus epidemic. So instead of playing to a live audience they have now opened up their digital concert hall for 30 days free of charge.

If you would like to enjoy some of the concerts on offer, please go to:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/tickets

In order to get access for 30 days register for a free account (no obligation) and then activate the voucher code BERLINPHIL before the 31st March.

There are both pre-recorded and live concerts to choose from.

Enjoy and stay safe!

PS – don’t forget we also now have a WhatsApp group where many of you are already sharing ideas, tips and tricks to avoid getting bored at home. Why not join them? Email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com to get access.

 

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The Ladies Who Can

In the committee group we have put some though into how we can all stay in touch and support each other in the coming weeks with tips, tricks, physical support and fun stuff to keep us going until we can all get back to normality.
We will of course continue to provide information via our website and the usual social media streams, but these tend to be uni-directional broadcasting means. So in addition to this we have also set up a WhatsApp Group called
 
MHWI Ladies Who Can! 
 
Many of you will be familiar with WhatsApp already: It is an app that can be loaded onto most smart phones and allows groups of people to post messages, photos and videos. 
If you would like to join the new WhatsApp Group, please send your name and mobile phone number to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com and we will join you to the group. Message service will start from tomorrow.
And finally you can of course contact us on the WI phone on 07547 890 756 if we can be of any assistance.
 
Your Committee
Bridget, Caroline, Carolyn, Denise, Fiona, Jane, Janet, Tricia, Valerie and Kirsten
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Corona Virus Update

Following this announcement yesterday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eauc67Ba-8k

about the acceleration of the preventative measures the government is putting in place to slow down the spread of the Corona Virus. With this in mind the committee have discussed the options for our published program of monthly meetings and social events. We all agree that the health and well-being of our members is paramount and therefore have decided on a number of measures:

  • The monthly meetings planned for 25th March and 22nd April will be cancelled. We may be able to re-schedule at least one of these during the summer break, but we will look at this once we have a better idea how long the restrictions will remain in place.
  • The same applies to our social events: The Amazon Trip had already been cancelled, but we will also now have to cancel the Film Night on the 20th March.
  • The various Club activities (Craft, Book, Walking, Allotment) will be cancelled until the end of April. Club leaders will keep their members informed as we move through the next couple of months.
  • We are keeping the Bistro Night at Wistow on for the moment and will update you on this in due course.

As this is a somewhat fluent situation we will try and update you all via this website www.marketharboroughwi.org.uk on a regular basis.

Most importantly though we are asking all of you to ensure that you follow the various guidelines and stay safe. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you need assistance because you are having to stay at home. We will try our level best to help everyone get through this – in the end that is exactly what the WI is all about.

Stay safe and see you again just as soon as this is over

Your Committee

Bridget, Caroline, Carolyn, Denise, Fiona, Jane, Janet, Tricia, Valerie and Kirsten

 

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Film Night 20th March Cancelled!

Due to the recent restrictions on social interactions and non-essential travel put in place by the government yesterday we will unfortunately have to cancel the Film Night planned for 20th March. We will advise all subscribers in due course about any applicable refunds.

 

Enjoy an evening out at the Harborough Theater for our Film Night

The bar will be open to purchase drinks so you can watch Downton Abbey in style!

Film night (002)

 

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Book Club Cancelled!

In view of the current situation, Louise Jenson has decided to postpone her visit as advertised below and so we have decided to cancel Monday’s meeting. We will rearrange it at a later date and of course keep you posted!

 

At the next book club meeting on 16th March the bestselling author Louise Jensen will be joining us to talk about her book ‘The Family’ and discuss members’ comments and views

Louise Jensen

Even if you don’t usually attend the book club you are very welcome to join in at the Angel Hotel at 7.30pm. If possible let us know by email to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you are planning to attend so we can get an idea of number to expect (and chairs to put out…).

Hope to see  you there!

 

 

Dates for the Diary – March 2020

It’s going to be a busy March!

Here are some dates for the diary for this month – please get in touch via marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you would like any additional information on how to join any of the events.

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2nd March

Allotment Group Meeting at Farndon Fields Coffee Shop at 2 pm

5th March

Craft Club Meeting at the Congregational Hall at 7 pm

World Book Day

8th March

International Women’s Day

9th March

Committee Meeting at the Angel Hotel at 7.30 pm

16th March

Book Angels Meeting (Meet the Author) at the Angel Hotel at 7.30 pm

20th March

Film Night (Downton Abbey) at Harborough Theater at 7.30 pm

22nd March

Mothers Day

25th March

Monthly Meeting at the Congregational Hall at 7.30 pm

29th March

Start of British Summer Time

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