The next Book Club is on Monday 4 July when we’ll be meeting upstairs at The Woods, at 7.30 pm, to discuss The Hen who Dreamed she could fly by Sun-Mi Hwang.
This month we’re visiting Yorke Gate Garden, in, Adel, on Wednesday 29 June. Tucked away in North Leeds, York Gate is a magical one-acre garden created by the Spencer family between 1951 and 1994. It is one of the finest small gardens in the country with a design of ‘rooms’ interlinked through a succession of vistas with meticulous attention to detail. There’s also a tea room, plant nursery and gift shop. Our plan is to meet in time for a 2pm entrance slot, look around the garden and then stay on for tea or coffee if people wish to. Admission is £7, paid on entry, but we do need to book tickets in advance so please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 20 June to reserve your place.
Join us online at 7.30 pm on Monday 27 June when we will be having an informal chat about two films. “Concrete Cowboy” is available on Amazon Prime (small fee) or Netflix. Sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, a rebellious teen finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. “Man in the Hat” is available on Amazon Prime for £1.99. A man journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroen. Travelling north on his escape, he encounters mysterious strangers, coming face-to-face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country while trying to evade the pursuers who are always relentlessly on his tail.
Join us at St Matthews Church Hall on Wood Lane, from 7.45 pm, on Monday 20 June for a friendly, information crafting and catch-up session. Any and all crafting welcome!
This month’s meeting will be a social event, in celebration of the Queen’s platinum jubilee, complete with a cream tea, quiz and fizz! Join us at St Matthews Church Hall on Wood Lane, from 7.45 pm, on Monday 13 June.
The next book club is on Monday 6 June when we’ll be meeting upstairs at The Woods, at 7.30 pm, to discuss The Virago Book of Fairy Tales, edited by Angela Carter.
Join us at 3.30 pm on Tuesday 24 May for a circular canal and riverside walk of approximately 6.5 miles from Rodley to Kirkstall and back. Drop an email to email@example.com to let us know if you’re coming along.
Join us at St Matthew’s Church Hall on Wood Lane, from 7.45 pm, on Monday 16 May for a wire knitting session with Heather. We’ll be crafting some embellishments for tea-light glasses which are easy to make – you only need to be able to make a basic plain knit row! Please bring along some beads and metal knitting needles, size 3mm-4mm, if you have them.
This month we will be having a tour of the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility in Cross Green. The Facility is designed to remove recyclable waste from black bins and recover energy from what is left over to significantly reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. Our tour is booked for 5pm so we’ll be meeting at the Facility at 4.45 pm. Booking is essential so drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to come along. Further details to follow nearer the time.
In view of the May Day bank holiday, our book club for May will take place on Monday 25 April. We’ll be meeting upstairs at The Woods, at 7.30 pm, to discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.