Issue 39

June 2011







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Group Updates Cont’d

Sketching on Location

We were joined by three new members when we began another year in October. We try to meet indoors during the winter months, so we began with a rather chilly visit to Skipton. Many of our trips are in outdoor locations and we do depend on reasonable good weather. It was a hot and sunny day when we went to Pateley Bridge in April, but was rather cold when we planned to go to Ripon Marina in May. We decided to abandon that idea and went into the Cathedral after which we met in Morgan’s Café for tea.

There is still room for more members in this group. You don’t have to be an expert, and we are a small friendly group who enjoy going out to various local places travelling by public transport.


Jill Pullman

Sunday Lunch Orange Group

The Sunday Lunch Orange Group is seeking new members either singles or doubles (if you`ll pardon the pun).  We meet about every 3rd Sunday in the month and visit local hostelries for Sunday Lunch in and around the Harrogate area.  The  meals average between £12 & £15 and having your own transport is more than helpful.  Please contact   if you are interested or require more information

Textile Crafts

Our group is having a challenge at the moment. I asked the Photographic Group if they would provide us with some of their photographs so that we could use them as sources for a piece of embroidery. They supplied us with so many lovely photos that we were spoilt for choice but eventually we all picked a favourite and we have been working on these for the last two months. We are not trying to produce a faithful copy but to use the photos as inspiration and various techniques are being used. As of now, we should have some in goldwork, quilting, machine embroidery, crewel work - and lots of others.My original intention was to exhibit them at our AGM in September. However, the spirit of co-operation between groups has gone even further and we've agreed to join with the photographers - and with the U3A Painting Group - in another venture. From August Bank Holiday, we are having a joint exhibition in the United Reformed Church at the lower end of Victoria Avenue : this will last for a week.We hope as many members as possible will come to see this - and bring friends, too.

I have two vacancies in the group so anyone interested - please ring me.


Julie Clark

Writing for Pleasure

We are busy at the moment gathering stories,poems, limericks etc. for an Anthology to be published in time for the A.G.M.Peter Kearney has kindly agreed to produce the cover.The books will be on sale, and we hope as many members as possible will buy a copy as the proceeds will be donated to a charity,as yet to be chosen.Apart from that we contine to produce something every month,sometimes with great difficulty.Try writing a story, incorporating four totally random words.... .mountain bike,rain,swimming costume,coriander. Daunting, but I have no doubt, some one will come up with something,amusing or clever. At the moment my mind is blank,still it exercises the grey matter.


Julie Eldridge