- 31st March - 8.15: My Career in Silver Smithing by Andrew Putland.
- 18th April - 8.15: Poems That Please by Marianne Martin.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Art Techniques Presentation by Michelle Diprose

On Tuesday evening the W I were treated to a presentation by Michelle Diprose. Michelle is an independent freelance artist/illustrator and photographer who lives in Hollingbourne.
During the evening we were shown to some of her wonderful work and to the techniques she employs.
 Michelle specialises in painting portraits, both animal and human, but also enjoys photographing wildlife and seascape scenes.
Towards the end of the evening her audience was asked to participate by drawing random shapes on a large sheet of paper. Michelle would then, using her artistic skills, transform these into meaningful pictures.

All had an enjoyable evening.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Dance and lunch at the Great Danes

60'sTheme Christmas Dance and lunch at the Great Danes. Won "Best Dressed Table" and the manager gave both tables complimentary wine.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Music Fest at Horton Kirby

They sang "Gals Who Can't Say No"

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Remembrance Poppy Wreaths

On a very hot September day we gathered in Jean Talboys garden to make two poppy wreaths and button holes with more than a hundred poppies knitted by members and friends.

One of these will be laid in Hollingbourne Church on Remembrance Sunday and the other will be taken to Templeuve on the 11th of November. We used several shades of red, with bright green leaves and centres made by Mary Henderson to produce an attractive new take on the traditional poppy wreath.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Thames Trip on the MV Princess Pocahontas

The weather behaved itself on this wonderful full days outing. Eleven members including guests made their way in two cars to Gravesend where we boarded the Princess Pocahontas at the Tilbury Landing Stage.
An option to eat on board was on offer and some of us took advantage of this.

We passed many historic sites along the river. Pictured below is the bow of HMS Belfast 
There was full commentary all the way to Westminster Bridge where we eventually turned to make our way back to Gravesend.
A good time was had by all.