Photography Talk last Wednesday

On Wednesday, 24th January 2018, MHWI members were entertained by Glen Tillyard’s fascinating tales from his 30 year career as a professional press photographer with the Leicester Mercury.

DSC_0350Glen talked about how being in the right place at the right time resulted him getting the shot that led to the start of his career.  He went on to describe some of the more hair-raising situations he found himself in taking photos, such as precariously climbing up scaffolding or trying to take photos from a plane that was doing somersaults!

He talked about the famous celebrities and royalty he had met during his long career.  His one regret was that ‘selfies’ were not the thing at the time, so he had no personal record of these encounters!

DSC_0348Glen is also a well respected local photography tutor, based at Smeeton Westerby.  See his website for further stunning photographs and/or to book courses:




christmas-party-w500-h500MHWI’s Christmas Party this year will be on Wednesday, 20th December at 7.30 pm.

Come and join in the festive fun with music, games and a Dutch supper.  Look out your Christmas jumpers,  reindeer and elf hats too!

Bring a plate of food to share and don’t forget your favourite tipple and a glass!

See you there!

MHWI did Burlesque!

On 22nd November, the lovely Doe Demure from Sky Tribe Dance Studios took members through a very enjoyable dance routine that encompassed Burlesque pin-up poses, walks and routines.   Members enthusiastically embraced the occasion by donning long gloves, feather boas and high heels.    Lots of fun and always tasteful!

Burlesque night 22-11-17

As some members asked about beginner burlesque courses, Doe has provided the following link for further details:



Just a reminder about our new style Christmas Raffle this year.   For starters, there will be about TWENTY FOUR PRIZES!!!   First prize will be an amazing £50, and a further four cash prizes.  In addition, there will be a huge assortment of other goodies for you to win.

This is one of our fundraising activities for the year and, as such, we hope that you will generously support it.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets at the next monthly meeting on 20th December.  Price:  £1.00 each.



Get your heels out ladies! Doe Demure, performer, instructor and Skytribe Dance Studio owner will be leading us through an interactive dance class at our monthly meeting next Wednesday, 22nd November 2017.  She will take us through various walks, routines and burlesque pin-up poses.

Doe advises that you wear clothing that you can move in and, if possible, a pair of heels you are comfortable walking in.   If you wish, you are most welcome to dress up with gloves, stockings, bustles, etc.

Sounds like a really fun evening so come and enjoy and do what ever feels comfortable for you!


Things to remember – September monthly meeting

Tonight is our annual meeting.  Your chance to celebrate another successful year with other members and the Committee.   Maybe you have some great ideas on what you’d like to see happening next year?  If so, It’s your chance, too, to step up, and make those things happen.

We’ll be celebrating with a Dutch Supper (everyone brings a plate of food, sweet or savoury, to share).  Bring a couple of glasses, too, and your favourite tipple.

Other things to remember:

  • Bring along any unwanted books you wish to donate to the Book Sale.  Pick up some more autumn evening reading for just £1 a title. or 4 for £3.
  • Raffle – bring along a decorated jar of small items for this month’s raffle  Can’t wait to see what surprising things members can put in a jar.  Now there’s a challenge!
  • Pick up a scarf bargain for the autumn – we’ll have some for sale.
  • Guess the number of buttons in a jar – £1 entry and a prize for the best guess.