Events and Groups May 2022


Wingates Village Institute Hall

Dance Taster Sessions with ‘Forever Yung Dance’

‘Forever Yung Dance’, Ken and Lisa Yung, are experienced dance teachers who present a whole range of regular dance classes in Alnwick and Harbottle - see

They will be running two Dance Taster Sessions:

Monday 23rd May at 7.00pm: Ballroom and Latin Line Dance

Monday 30th May at 7.00pm: Beginner Ballroom and Latin Class

For more information and to book yourself a place, please email: or 07710 453148. Numbers will continue to be limited so as to promote safe social distancing.

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Netherwitton Village Hall

Friday 6th May: 6-7pm AGM, followed by Pub Night 7-11pm.

Friday 13th May: 7-11pm Quiz Night, with bar & light refreshments. Individuals and teams welcome, please register to help with catering.

Friday 27th May: 10am-4pm Craft & Chat, bring your own activity and a packed lunch.

Contact:  Peter Pacepavicius 07785 577466

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Bewick Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday 14th May, 7.30pm

St James the Great, Morpeth

  • Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture

  • Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No. 2

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

In support of the British Heart Foundation.

Tickets £10 (students and children free) from Morpeth Chantry or on the door.

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Save the Date - Saturday 11th June

Coffee morning fundraising for Ukraine between 10.00 and 12.00 in the Village Hall.

More details from Sally 788869.

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More details about all groups are in the Groups Supplement that was distributed with the September edition of the newsletter.
Extra copies are available on the Back Copies page.

Longhorsley WI

There were 14 members present at our April meeting to hear all about the great service that is the Great North Air Ambulance. Unfortunately, the booked speaker cancelled at short notice, but Amanda Simmister from the GNAA was an excellent and enthusiastic replacement. The GNAA covers 8000 sq. miles from its bases in Eaglescliffe, Teesside, and Langwathby, near Penrith, and has the largest area in the country to cover. All services are funded by public subscription with no government funding (or intervention!). We are lucky to be able to access this service which, perhaps surprisingly, had its busiest year in 2021.

Our next meeting on Thursday 5th May, at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall will be our Annual Meeting - the first actual AM since 2019. Jo Dickson, WI Adviser, will be joining us to oversee proceedings and also to outline this year’s Resolution regarding women and girls with ASD or ADHD.

We would welcome anyone who feels able to join us on committee to fill the gap left by our loss of Pam. Please join us for a social evening after the business and come along to see the bunting which some members have been designing and producing for the Federation.

Contact: Marian Chilvers, Secretary 788351

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Longhorsley Local History Society

The next meeting is on Tuesday 10th May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

The subject of LV50 stations (lightships) will be presented by members of the station at Blyth. Entrance is free.

Contact Derek Knox 788329

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Walking Group

The walks are usually 4 to 6 miles long and it’s a good idea to bring a drink and energy snack on the walk. Where suitable there may be the option of a picnic lunch or a meal out after the walk.

The planned walks for May and June are:

Monday 2nd May: Wingates, led by Sheena & Jan 07801 005634

Thursday 19th May: Rothbury/Tosson lime kiln, led by Brenda 788470

Monday 6th June: Netherwitton, organised by David 772225

Thursday 16th June: Rothbury to Angler’s Arms, organised by Leigh and Neil 787115

For more information please contact Sheena & Jan 07801 005634

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Wingates Reading Group

The Wingates book club is still going strong. We would be happy to welcome new members with an interest in books. All the books we read are chosen by members of the Group, so you would be able to pick your favourites for us to read and discuss.

Our ‘Forthcoming Attractions’ for the next few months are:

12th May The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

9th June The Louder I will Sing by Lee Lawrence

14th July The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott

11th Aug Waverley by Walter Scott

8th Sep The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

13th Oct Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende

10th Nov The New Men by CP Snow

If you would like to join us then please contact

David Sayer 07952 743448

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Exercise to Music

We are continuing to exercise in the Village Hall on Monday mornings 9.15am to 10.15am. New members are most welcome.

Shirley Forster is our instructor and sessions are in conjunction with Age UK.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Christian Vision for Men

The Christian Vision for Men group has monthly breakfasts at the Angler's Arms. We shall be meeting on Saturday 28th May at 8.30am.

Our speaker that morning will be Paul Gask, Voluntary Network Enabler with CVM. His title is “Extreme Prayers for Extreme Men”. The charge for those attending is £9.

For more information and to book a place, please contact

Jim Cockburn 01670 510130

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Wingates Bridge Club

Wingates Bridge Club continues to meet online every Tuesday at 7.30pm. We also send out regular tips and puzzles by email.

New members always welcome.

Contact: Neil Fowler 07787 641385 or

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St. Helen’s Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning will be held in the Church on Saturday 7th May at 10am.

There will be refreshments, stall and raffle. 

All are welcome.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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