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Next Thursday, October 22, artist Greta Paradine-Palmer will be giving a talk to the Harborough Embroiderers’ Guild. Following her travels in India, Greta published a book, Jhools in the Dust, about the textiles and other accoutrements used to dress elephants for ceremonial purposes.
Greta is a member of the Harborough Artists’ Cluster. Examples of work by Greta and by some members of the Embroiderers’ Guild can be seen in the Galleries section of the Harborough Artists Cluster website, www.harboroughartists.co.uk
The Harborough branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild meets at the Roman Way Day Centre, 36 Roman Way. Please arrive at about 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. Visitors are welcome and admission for non-members is £5. Contact 07811 098581 for more information.
Little Bowden Society
The next meeting of the society is on Wednesday, October 21, at 7.30pm at the Church Hall, Rectory Lane, Little Bowden.
The speaker is society member Phil Baildon, who will be giving a slide show of new aerial photographs of the village recently commissioned by the society and taken by members of the gliding club at Husbands Bosworth. The talk will be followed by refreshments. Visitors are welcome and entry is £2. Further details are available from the secretary, Di Potter, on 01858 468767.
Diabetes UK fair
The Harborough Group of Diabetes UK is hosting its annual Autumn Fair on Saturday, October 24, from 9am to 1pm in the church of St Dionysius.
The branch has been going for more than 30 years and in that time has raised well over £100,000. The group gives an average of £5,000 each year for research into the eventual cure for diabetes. Sadly though, as we are getting older we do need some younger people to come along and help us.
Lutterworth Townswomens Guild
At the October meeting, colour analyst Linda Lonsdale gave an interesting insight into how to choose colours that truly suit us and can help to make us look younger.
Linda used material swatches against member Janet Pawley’s face and pointed out the difference the right shade and colour made to her face.
To find what colour group we fall into hair colour, eye colour and skin tone have to be considered.
Linda gave several tips on how we can all improve any look by wearing jewellery or make-up or even by carrying a stylish handbag.
At the November meeting Dorothy Kenmore will be reflecting on her time as a health visitor. For more details please take a look at our Facebook page or telephone 01455 554323.
Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society
The Midlands Counties Photographic Federation 2015 Travelling Photofolio Exhibition was shown at a meeting of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society on Friday, October 9.
Beginning with the monochrome and colour print sections the audience heard a recorded commentary on each photograph. After the break the projected digital images were shown, again with a recorded commentary. All the award-winning photographs were shown plus a selection from the exhibition held at Smethwick earlier this year.
A wide variety of images was seen, and the members of the society were given a clear idea of the type and quality of photographs needed to get into major exhibitions such as this.
Thanks go to programme secretary Derek Buckett for organising this showing.
On Friday, October 23, the society holds its Members’ Audio-Visual Evening, starting at 8pm at Marlow House, Desborough.
Saturday, October 24, sees the Terry Chapman Memorial Trophy Competition at Irchester, and the society is once again taking part, having come second to Duston Camera Club last year.
October 30 is the Digital Projected Image Of The Year, starting at the earlier time of 7.30pm. The judge is Jim Hartje.
A portrait evening is being held on November 6, provided by Liz Birchall.
Another exhibition, this time Dingwall 2014, will be shown on November 13.
An evening for lovers of projected slides takes place on November 20, when the annual Slide Trio, Slide Plaque and Slide Of The Year Competitions all take place.
For more information visit www.drpsphoto.co.uk, find the society on Facebook, or phone Geoff on 01536 505442
About 32 members and two guests were present at the AGM on October 8. Usual business, which included a report on the actual 100th birthday of the WI celebrated with a dinner in the community centre followed by the AGM.
Reports were made by the treasurer, Christine O’Reilly, and the secretary, Denise Bott. Retiring president Julie Newman then gave a heartfelt speech on the privilege and pleasure of serving a term as president, especially as her term had included the Centenary. She thanked her committee and all the members for their support over the past three years.
It was announced Denise Bott was prepared to stand as president for the forthcoming year. The appointment was voted for unanimously.
The meeting then became a Members Evening with various crafts being both demonstrated and sold; photograph albums and scrapbooks were on display; quizzes were run and a very pleasant evening ensued.
Refreshments were provided and served by Christina Williams, Deirdre Bacon, Julie Cromack and Val Read.
The competition, for a fancy serviette, organised by Denise Cattell, was won by Val Read, second Sue Wilson and third Catherine Digby. The raffle, organised by Mary Crowther, was won by Deirdre Beavon, Pippa Lucas and Penny Ainsworth.
St Nicholas Flower Guild
St Nicholas Flower Guild is having an open meeting on October 22.
The title is Around the World in Eighty Minutes (ish) by Shirley Henderson.
Tickets cost £8 which includes a glass of wine and nibbles.
There will be a sales table and raffle. It starts at 7.30pm in the church hall. Everyone is welcome.