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Plant Sale

10am to 12pm Saturday, 29 April 2017

Casterton Village Hall

Come to Casterton Village Hall on Saturday 29th April from 10.00am-12.00 and choose some new plants for your beds and borders. This is an ideal time to perhaps introduce a new ‘look’ to your garden!! Then enjoy a coffee and homemade cake.

NW Cancer Research Plant Sale and Coffee Morning

10am to 12pm Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale

Come and stock up for a new look to your garden from a wide selection of plants on our plant stall. We are al-ways tempted by the odd new item for our garden and this will give you the opportunity to select something different. We are also serving coffee and scones so just come anyway and have a chat with friends and support this vital charity.

Dementia Choice & Creativity Consultation Workshop

10.30am to 12.30pm Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Hornby Institute, Hornby

When I can’t speak for myself, what do I want to say?

Most people have strong views about the treatment and care they want, do you? Hear about Compassion in Dying’s first ever nation-wide campaign urging people to think about and record their wishes for future treatment and care, should illness or injury leave them unable to make these decisions for themselves. Learn about Pioneer Projects’ creative engagement with people with dementia and their carers in North Yorkshire. Share your ideas in the Lancashire wide consultation into how Compassion in Dying can help local people to understand their rights and make their wishes for end of life known and respected. Everyone is welcome to come & share thoughts on Dementia and Choice at end of life. Tea, coffee and plenty of cake provided.

This event is part of the National Dying Matters Awareness Week (8-14 May 2017).  Throughout Dying Matters Awareness Week, events and activities are being held up and down the country to raise awareness about end of life issues.

Plant Sale & Coffee Morning

Kirkby Lonsdale Gardening Association

10.30am - 12.30pm Saturday, 13 May 2017

Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale

Please come and buy plants and seedlings to raise funds and enjoy a convivial social gathering.  If possible please bring plants in advance so as to give more time to set up.  Plants can be left either at 10 Bective Road beforehand, or outside the main door in front of the hall on Friday evening or early on Saturday morning.  If you would like plants collected please ring Margaret Clarke 72045 or any committee member.

The Scottish Colourists

Lunesdale Decorative and Fine Arts Society

2.15pm Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall

A talk with Alice Foster MA

The work of S J Peploe and J D Fergusson was seen in Edinburgh and London in the decade leading up to World War I, but G L Hunter and F C B Cadell were less well known. All were bold pioneers in the field of rich colour and exuberant brushwork. The strong light and bright colour they discovered in France was easily harnessed to their favourite places in Scotland. People, places, interiors and still life were among their favourite subjects.

All four painters knew each other but they did not work together as a cohesive group. The labelling “Scottish Colourists” was given to them posthumously because of their similar interest in subject matter and their insistence on strong colour as a primary tool.

Alice Foster has lectured for Oxford University, Department of Continuing Education since 1998. She lectures at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Her busy free lance career also includes organising themed study days with colleagues, and regular weekly classes in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. In 2004 Alice joined NADFAS and has lectured in Great Britain and Europe. Since its inception in 2003 Alice has been a tutor on study holidays with Learn Italy Ltd. In 2012 she was elected President of Banbury Fine Arts Society.

Tea/coffee available before and after lectures. Guests by prior appointment with the Membership Secretary - £5 guest charge per meeting. 

Spring Concert 'Stage and Screen Across the Decades'

Kirkby Lonsdale Choral Society

8pm Thursday, 25 May 2017

St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale

Performed by Kirkby Lonsdale Choral Society with Musical Director Anastasia Micklethwaite'. All Welcome. Admission Free. Retiring Collection.


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