Members are invited to attend a coffee morning in the Walton Village Hall to hear a guest speaker talk about the work of Katharine House Hospice. This is the first of a series of coffee mornings where a representative from one of our chosen charities will be invited to talk about their work and explain how our contributions are used. David Middleton, the Community Fundraiser for KHH, will give a 30 minute presentation illustrated with slides followed by a Q&A session. Complimentary coffee/tea and biscuits will be served from 10 am when you will be able to talk to David prior to his talk which will start at 10.30 am. A raffle will be held during the event, with the proceeds going to KHH.
Pat has secured tickets for the stage musical version of the popular film. An Office and a Gentleman. Full details and booking form will be included in the November edition of your Newsletter
The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ is based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’ along with many 80s classic anthems including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ and ‘Alone’.
Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman.
With direction by Nikolai Foster (Artistic Director Curve, Annie, Calamity Jane), choreography by Kate Prince (Into The Hoods, ZooNation) and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd, Sister Act), this inspiring, breathtakingly romantic musical celebrates triumph over adversity and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen. Let Love Lift You Up where you belong!
An outing has been arranged to the Museum of Carpet , Kidderminster on Tuesday February 13th. 2018
Fascinating displays, hand loom & power loom demonstrations and hands on activities. The Museum of Carpet has lots for you to enjoy as you discover over 300 years of Kidderminster’s integral history.
Full details and booking form will be included in the November edition of your Newsletter.
October 31st. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Luckily, as Westonbirt is home to 15,000 trees, a succession of plants from different areas of the temperate globe burst into a succession of bright, golden or burnished tones meaning there is something to delight the senses throughout the autumn period – from September to November
November 10th. Baddesley Clinton, National Trust Estate
Discover a secluded, intimate estate set in the heart of the Forest of Arden
with 500 years of fascinating and unexpected stories
December 1st. Worcester Victorian Fayre
2017 is the 25th anniversary of the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and organisers are planning lots of activities and surprises in celebration!
All the Fayre favourites will return, including the traditional Victorian carousel, juggling stilt walkers, Victorian characters and local choirs. Plus the event will host more than 180 market stalls selling gifts and crafts.
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is the leading themed street market in the West Midlands. Hundreds of stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas.
Make it an exciting, fun packed day out by combining your trip to the Fayre with a visit to Worcester’s historic attractions and exceptional range of independent boutiques and popular High Street names, or take the weight off your feet and relax in one of the city’s many welcoming cafes, pubs and restaurants.
May 21st. 2018 SPRING HOLIDAY at CRICKET St THOMAS , Somerset (Warner)
Regency elegance, with sweeping staircases? Vast landscaped gardens and history, with croquet on the lawn and boules? At Cricket St Thomas, you’ll feel ‘To The Manor Born’ (much of the TV series was filmed here!). But you’re here to relax – so will it be tennis or disc golf, unwinding in the pool or exploring the coast and countryside?
Leisure Club, Beauty treatments at the Day Spa
Variety LIVE – decades collection, party to the best of 60s, 70s, 80s and more
Our group last visited the Anderton Lift and Salt Mine in September 2008, so a return visit has been arranged on Tuesday August 22nd.
The Anderton Boat Lift is one of Cheshire’s most popular tourist attractions. Built in 1875 and then restored in 2002, the lift is now in fully working condition providing visitors with a unique Boat Lift experience.
After £7 million was raised to fund the complete restoration, the attraction now houses the interactive exhibition “The Story of The Anderton Boat Lift” with a gift and coffee shop.
Full details and booking form will be included in the MAY edition of your Newsletter.