Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

March 2018

Dates for your diary:-

1st, 14th & 22nd March: WI meetings – see below

26th February, 23rd March & 20th April: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

13th & 27th March: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Advance notices:–

5th, 17th & 26th April & 3rd & 16th May: WI meetings – see below

Change of date: the film ‘Marie Curie’ has changed from 27th to 20th April

21st April: Village wine tasting: see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 1st March at 2:30pm: our monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS – Peter Lawrence: “This policeman’s lot” (from the Krays to the Crown)

Wednesday 14th March at 3:00pm: afternoon tea at Costa Coffee on the National Construction College site. Advance booking required.

Thursday 22nd March for 1:00pm – our spring lunch at Briarfields. Advance booking necessary.

Advance Notice:–

Thursday 5th April monthly meeting (as above): Judith Key, all weather, plein-air painter, will demonstrate, advise, and relate anecdotes. This is an open meeting, and all are welcome – male and female, any age. Advance booking required, to ensure availability of a chair!

Tuesday 17th April at 3:00pm: afternoon tea

Thursday 26th April: a visit to Langham Glass for afternoon tea and a glassblowing demonstration. Final details to be confirmed; advance booking necessary.

Thursday 3rd May monthly meeting: Ruth Smith “The inconvenience of loose elastic”.

Wednesday 16th May: ethnic lunch at Tham’s Cantonese restaurant at the King’s Head, West Rudham. Advance booking necessary.

For further information on any aspect of our WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033).

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We continue our Spring Season with:

Goodbye Christopher Robin: (PG) biography/drama on Monday, February 26th at 7:30pm

This film looks at the relationship between children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother and nanny, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to many after the First World War but the cost to the family was greater than any of them anticipated.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm.

For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191).

Dates for Your Diary:-

Please note that the date for the film ‘Marie Curie’ has changed from 27th to 20th April

Friday 23rd March Breathe

Friday 20th April Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Village Charity Wine Tasting:–

Saturday 21st April, 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Tasty simple buffet and 6 wines to taste inspired by Earth Day and St George. Tickets a great value £16 per head, all profits in aid of Stanhoe Village Hall and Reading Rooms.

Contact Nic Hopkins and Kate Jewell, Lavender Cottage, Stanhoe,, 07785 387683. Details to follow shortly on the Village website and other noticeboards

Mystery Christmas Gift:–

Many thanks to Robert Cocks for his sterling help in trying to locate me. The sorting office also did some great detective work and successfully delivered the parcel – a lovely silk scarf. It appears an elderly relative neglected to put my full address on the package and due to the integrity of those involved I received the gift. I am very grateful to all concerned. Diana Bamber

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Unless otherwise specified our evenings take place in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm. Contact details: Jim Till (Chairman) 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow 01553 674725. Visitors are always welcome.

We have two special evenings planned for March:–

Tuesday 13th March: A welcome return by David Tipling, International Wildlife Photographer & Author. David will be talking about his 25 years of Wildlife Photography & introducing his new book ‘A Bird Photographer’s Diary’.

The evening starts at 7:30 pm in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall. Entrance is £5 to include refreshments. Visitors are most welcome.

Tuesday 27th March: An evening with Professional Photographer Jo Halpin-Jones. Jo is a local photographer & we are looking forward to this very much. www. johalpinjones. com

And finally:–

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

“March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.”

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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