MHWI Book Club, Monday 18th March

MHWI’s Book Club will meet on March 18th 2019, at 8pm at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.

The group will be discussing Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

New members are always welcome. For more information please contact Valerie Hitchcox on Vhitchcox50@hotmail.com

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Missed out on recent events at MHWI? Catch up here ….

Love and Romance in Art was the topic for our monthly meeting on 27th February and our speaker, Grainne, led a fascinating session on exploring the details and secrets of famous paintings portraying couples.   Grainne works for a charity called ‘Magic Lantern’ which uses works of art to help children and adults observe more closely the world around them.  We certainly came away feeling that our eyes had been well and truly opened!

If you missed the session, here is a list of the paintings we explored together:

  • 1434  –  The Arnolfini PortraiTt by Jan Van Eyck (National Gallery, London)
  • 1622  –  A Marriage Portrait by Frans Hals (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
  • c1767   The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard (The Wallace Collection, London)
  • 1853  –  The Awakening Conscience by William Holman-Hunt (Tate Gallery, London)
  • 1908  –  The Kiss by Gustav Klimt (Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna)
    as shown below, and then zoomed in on the couple.

 

On Wednesday, 6th March, we also had our Greek Street Food evening in the Lounge at the Congregational Church when Margarita Pap came to talk to us and demonstrate three traditional Greek dishes – a Greek Salad, Tzatziki, and Courgette and Feta fritters.    Margarita gave us many tips about choosing and preparing Greek food and we all had a chance to sample the delicious dishes she made at the end of the session.  So authentic was the taste, that we could imagine ourselves whisked back to holidays relaxing by the shores of a sun-baked Greek island….!

If you missed the session and/or want to try out these delicious recipes, they can be found on Margarita’s website here:

www.margaritastastykitchen.com

Off to try out the recipes for dinner tonight!

 

 

 

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Allotment News – Greenhouse goes up!

Great day at the allotment yesterday! Greenhouse frame jigsaw finally solved and erected thanks to our WI members and two ‘honorary members’, Richard and Mick!

The sun shone all day and a picnic lunch was enjoyed by everyone.

 

Greenhouse goes up

 

 

 

 

 

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Monthly Meeting this Wednesday, 27th February 2019.

Our next monthly meeting is this Wednesday, 27th February when our speaker, Grainne, will be talking to us about ‘Love and Romance in Art’.    She will be showing us how to look more closely at famous paintings and explaining what the details can reveal.  Sounds intriguing!

A few other things to remember are:

  • Payment of your 2019 subs of £42 is due.
  • Payment of £28 is also due if you have put your name down to go and see ‘Menopause the Musical’ in Corby on Saturday, 15th June 2019.

Details of how to pay can be found on our website here .

Also, we will be having a sale of books and jigsaws at our March meeting.   If you have any books or jigsaws you wish to donate you can bring them along on Wednesday or in March.    Monies raised from sale of jigsaws will go to support the cost of the new greenhouse on our allotment and sale of books will go into our WI funds.

Hope to see you all on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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Book Club Next Meeting 18th February

MHWI’s Book Club will meet on February 18th 2019, at 8pm at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.

The group will be discussing The Ghost Road by Pat Barker.

New members are always welcome. For more information please contact Valerie Hitchcox on Vhitchcox50@hotmail.com

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MHWI Allotment Meeting 11th Feb

Whilst it may not be the most inviting weather to be pottering around on the allotment, behind the scenes the enthusiasm for planning the growing season to come is thriving!

Members met earlier this month (indoors!) to chat about what they would like to do with the allotment. We have decided to try out some unusual or untried varieties. Aubergines, corn and kohlrabi were mentioned. Craft club have been asked to help make a scarecrow! Hopefully our greenhouse will be glazed by March.

We are trying to get a bit extra allotment space, ideally the adjacent plot to the north of ours.

We would love to plan social events at the allotment, both for us and other WI members. Let us know if you have any ideas you’d like to share.

We plan to sell seedlings at the March garden themed meeting.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 11th February at 3pm. If you are interested in helping out with the allotment or would just like to pop down to see how its coming along, drop Anne an email anneclayton@outlook.com

focus photography of green cabbage

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

MHWI Craft Club, 7th February

MHWI’s Craft club will meet Thursday, 7th February 2019, between 7pm-9pm in The Lounge at the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.

In line with our ambition to reduce our consumption of single-use plastic, this month we are working on crocheting a reusable string bag. We have various experience levels in the group, from complete crochet novice to accomplished expert and all are itching to get started!

New members always welcome. There is a small charge of £2.50 for room hire. For more information, please contact Sarah Trappit on sarahtrappitt@btinternet.com

 

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