Art

A happy social painting group using all mediums and our members have all levels of expertise.

Members help each other with guidance and resolve artistic problems.

Meeting: Mondays @ 10.00 am

  • Contact Jeanne (01425 271810)

Meeting: Tuesdays @ 10.00 am

Meeting: Tuesdays @ 2.00 pm

  • Contact Margaret Gambriel (01425 280162) or Claire Sherringdon (01590 643635)

Meeting: Wednesdays @ 2.00 pm

  • Contact Barry (01425 271604)

Meeting: Thursdays @ 9.30 am

  • Contact Shirley (01425 276064)
Art class

Craft Group

If you enjoy crafts, a good natter and pleasant company, our craft group is for you! We offer interesting and varied workshops from easy embossing to challenging mizuhiki or bring your own projects to work on in a friendly and relaxed environment

Contact: Brenda via Reception (01425 271604) and leave a message.

Meeting: Weekly Thursday @ 13:30

Drama

We meet every week from September to May. We read a wide selection of plays, explore different forms of drama and theatre by ‘walking through’ each play. We always read from books and do not perform to an audience, although occasionally we perform poems as a Speech Choir. Over the past year our plays have ranged from the arena theatre of Bertolt Brecht to French farce and ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’. From Dylan Thomas voice play ‘Under Milk Wood’ to ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Coward.

Contact: Beryl 01425 275535

Meeting: Weekly Thursdays @ 2pm

Flower Arranging

A small, friendly class who interpret a class title twice a month with fresh and artificial plant material; there is a discussion session at the end of the class. Newcomers are most welcome, with help available if required.

Contact: Daphne 01425 275674.

Meetings: 1st. and 3rd. Wednesdays @ 10.00 am

Literary Group

We meet for a general discussion about literary topics with one or two choice readings from the authors and poets that currently interest us.

For instance we have looked at Keats’ Great Year of 1819 and marked Iris Murdoch’s Centenary. John Ruskin and Charles Kingsley also have significant anniversaries this year, and because of ‘The Durrells’ television series with have read some Lawrence Durrell. There was a memorable session with Karen Blixen’s ‘Out of Africa’ since one of the readers had visited the farm.

We have just listened to a BBC radio feature about the young tank commander and poet, Keith Douglas, killed shortly after taking part in the D-Day crossing.

For general interest we try to track down some of the literary quotes in the annual competition hide and seek – without searching the internet.

 

Contact: Tom 01425 272822

Meeting: 1st Wednesday of each month @ 2.00pm

Machine Quilters

In the Machine Quilting group all members are at different levels of accomplishment; for this reason we have plenty of help to go around and good ideas for projects.

Never a dull moment and lots of camaraderie.

Contact: Susy (01425 275403) or Cherry (01425 272593) or email (Click here)

Meeting: Fridays @ 1.00pm (except 2nd. Friday of the month)

Photographic

The Photographic section is dedicated to helping members improve their photographic skills in a non-competitive social setting. Members enjoy a varied programme of discussions, demonstrations, lectures and outings. Space is available for members of every level of experience to display their work. The current programme and meeting times are to be found in the Photographic section notice board at Greystones House and in the monthly Newsletter.

Contact: Anna 01425 274926

Meeting: Monthly 2nd Thursday @ 10:00 hrs

Quilters

We, the Tuesday Quilters,  are a friendly group of  ladies who mostly work on their own projects. At times we also make individual and communal quilts for the Project Linus UK Charity, which provides these home-made quilts for sick children in hospital as a comfort and to keep them  thereafter. We may  have a workshop by one of our members where we learn new techniques to apply to our works.  We meet weekly every Tuesday  morning from 10-12am.

It is such a popular group that we cannot accommodate new members and  have a waiting list.

 

Contact: Philippa (01425 271604) or email (Click here)

Meeting: Weekly Tuesday @ 9:30am – 12:00pm

Quilters

Sewing Group

Sewing is creative, productive and fun. Make yourself a new outfit or something for the house – you can do it! Advice is always at hand. Enjoy the thrill of wearing or using something YOU have created.

Contact: Brenda via Reception (01425 271604) and leave a message.

Meeting: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:00am to 12:00pm