Events and Groups February 2023


Fused Glass Workshop at Longhorsley Art Club

Friday 24th February at 1.00pm

Places may be available for non members. 

If you are interested then keep the date free, and watch out for more details on Breaking News.

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Netherwitton Village Hall

Friday 3rd February 7.30pm - 11.00pm: Pub Night. Take this opportunity to socialise with your neighbours.

Saturday 18th February 7.30pm - 11.00pm: Curry Night. Join us for another sociable evening with a delicious, freshly prepared curry. Please register if you are interested so we know how many people to cater for.

Friday 24th February 9.00am - 1.00pm: Crafty Friday. Bring your own activity and enjoy a coffee and chat as you work.

Contact: Peter Pacepavicius  07785 577466 or see Netherwitton Village Hall Facebook page.

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Wingates Village Institute Hall

Modified on 14th Feb

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Northumbrian Concert

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More details about all groups are in the Groups Supplement that was distributed with the September 2021 edition of the newsletter.
Extra copies are available on the Back Copies page.

Longhorsley WI

At our first meeting of 2023 we welcomed Linda Davison, who gave us a light-hearted insight into the origin, language, food and customs of being a Geordie. Linda, a former Police Officer and Teacher, illustrated her talk with pictures and snippets of songs.

At our next meeting, on Thursday 2nd February, we will be welcoming Denise Howe talking about the Titanic. Any visitors would be very welcome. 

Please contact myself or Mary Stephenson for any more information.

Contact: Audrey Wiggins, Secretary  788692

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Christian Vision for Men

The Christian Vision for Men group has monthly breakfasts at the Angler's Arms. Our next breakfast will be on Saturday 25th February at 8.30am. Our speaker that morning will be one of our own members, John Marshall, who will speak on the subject “Stepping outside my comfort zone”. The charge for those attending each breakfast is £9.

For more information and to book a place, please contact 

Jim Cockburn  01670 510130 

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Exercise to Music

A New Year and we are back to exercising in the Village Hall on Monday mornings, 9.15 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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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 next upcoming walks are:

Monday 6th February: Simonside, led by Sheena and Jan

Thursday 16th February: Bothal, led by Penny  788278

New walkers are always welcome. 

For more information please contact  Sheena & Jan  07801 005634

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St. Helen’s Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 4th February at 10am in St. Helen’s Church. All are welcome. Raffle and stall as usual.

Mary Stephenson  788232

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust - Coquetdale Group

We meet on the first Monday of each month from September to April at the Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. Outings/visits are organised in the summer months.

Guests are very welcome and a fee of £5 is charged. Doors open at 7pm with tea and coffee available for a small donation.

February 6th at 7.30pm: “Howick Gardens”, a talk by Robert Jamieson, Head Gardener of these stunning gardens.

March 6th at 7.30pm: “Gough, saving one of the world's most important sea bird islands”, a talk by David Kinchin Smith.

Contact Conrad Chilvers  788351

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Wingates Reading Group

The Wingates book club is happy to welcome new members with an interest in books. We alternate between Netherwitton and Wingates Village Halls for our get togethers. 

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 Attraction’ for February in Wingates is:

9th Feb The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Absolom

If you would like to join us then please contact 

David Sayer  07952 743448

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Wingates Bridge Club

Wingates Bridge Club plays both in person at the village hall and online. Currently, for the winter, it is meeting online every Tuesday from 7.30pm. It will return to in person in the spring.

New members of all levels are very welcome, newcomers to bridge in particular. Don't be worried about skill levels - this is a very sociable club and lessons will be given. A basic knowledge of whist is helpful but not essential. And online is easy! 

We are holding some starter/refresher evenings on the 26th February and the 2nd March for anyone who would like to learn how to play bridge, or who has played in the past and would like to restart fun bridge.

And members who've dropped out will be warmly welcomed back, too.

Contact Robert Famelton 01669 620512 He will let you have login details. Do become involved - it is a genuinely fun game.

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