Monthly Meeting – 22nd May 2019 – A Day in the Life of a Thoroughly Modern Milliner

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Next Wednesday Louise Brooks will be coming to talk to us about all the materials and methods she uses to make many different styles of hats.   Hopefully, we will come away inspired with ideas for those special occasions that pop up at this time of year when a hat might be required, such as summer weddings.   Also, don’t forget you might need a hat if you are joining us for ‘Ladies Day’ at Leicester Racecourse on 6th July!

 

June in bloom - purple daisy flowersIn addition, there will be a Plant Sale next Wednesday.   Plants will be provided by Fiona or from our very own allotment.   If members have any plants they wish to donate, please bring them along –  they will be very much appreciated.

 

 

Also, don’t forget we have a bumper weekend of social events this coming weekend with our trip to Barnsdale Gardens, near Oakham, tomorrow, 17th May, and then our trip to Thornby Hall’s Open Day, Naseby Road, Northampton, on Saturday, 18th May.

Hope to see you soon at one of these events.

 

 

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Trip to Barnsdale Gardens on Friday, 17th May 2019.

Just a reminder that is our trip to the delightful Barnsdale Gardens near Oakham this Friday.   There are 38 individual gardens to see so hopefully we will collect lots of inspiring ideas for our own gardens.   We will be doing a self-guided tour so you can go at your own pace!  Their popular tea rooms are open for light lunches or snacks throughout the day.   Most people spend an average of 3 hours there.

Entrance fee is £9.50 per person – pay on arrival.   It is about a 40 minute drive, so car sharing is encouraged.   We will be meeting at 11.30 am just near the entrance kiosk.

If you have any queries about the trip, then e-mail Tricia at:

triciablake@msn.com

For further information about Barnsdale Gardens, visit their website at:

http://www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Confessions of a Country Vicar’ Wednesday, 24th April 2019.

It’s our monthly meeting this Wednesday at 7.30 pm when the Reverend Canon Alan Haydock will be entertaining us with some humorous anecdotes from his life as a country vicar!

In addition, we will be having our ‘Craft Stash for Cash’ sale, so bring along any craft materials, magazines, etc that you no longer want, clearly labelled with the price and your name (donation from each sale to MHWI funds).    Further details can be found by clicking on our leaflet ‘Calling all crafters.

Also, payment is now due for the following two social events:

  • Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland – Friday, 17th May 2019 – Cost £9.50.
  • Ladies’ Day at Leicester Racecourse – Saturday, 6th July 2019 – Cost £37.

If you wish to pay by BACS, details can be found by clicking here or, alternatively, bring a cheque made payable to ‘Market Harborough WI’.

We still require further tips for our booklet on reducing plastic, so don’t forget to bring along your ideas on Wednesday or send to our special e-mail account: reduceplasticMHWI@gmail.com.  We already have an offer to produce and print this booklet free of charge, which is amazing!

Finally, looking ahead to our May meeting, we will be having a plant sale, so if you have any spare seeds or plants, you can bring them along then.

 

 

 

 

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Monthly Meeting on 27th March – Social Evening and Quiz with a Gardening Theme

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We have a lovely, fun social evening lined up for you at MHWI this coming Wednesday!  The theme is loosely based around gardening with practical tasks and quiz for you all to try out together.       These sorts of evenings are always a great opportunity for you to have more time to chat to your WI colleagues and get to know each other a little better.

Book and Jigsaw Sale

If you have any books or jigsaws you no longer want and wish to donate to our sale this Wednesday, don’t forget to bring them along with you.  You’ll then have a chance to replenish your stocks, from as little as £1 each.

Forthcoming Social Events

We will also be opening up bookings for the following social events, if you wish to reserve a place:

  • Trip to Barnsdale Gardens – Friday, 17th May 2019
  • Trip to Thornby Hall Open Day – Saturday, 18th May 2019 (Open Day moved from April)
  • Trip to ‘Ladies Day’ at Leicester Racecourse – Saturday, 6th July 2019

If you can’t make it to the meeting, but would like to attend one of these events, just drop us an e-mail and we will reserve a place for you:

marketharboroughwi@gmail.com

April Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, 24th April, we have the Reverend Canon Alan Haydock’s talk entitled ‘Confessions of a Country Vicar’.

In addition, we will also be having a ‘Cash for Stash Crafters’ Sale’.   Do you have any craft items, magazines, materials you no longer want?  Then bring them along to our April meeting – full details can be found by clicking our leaflet:

Calling all crafters.

 

 

 

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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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