Silhill

EVENTS


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Jun 7th Core Meeting - Speaker Pam and David Humphris - The No 11 Bus Route
Fri Jul 5th Core Meeting - Speaker Ashley Groves - Home of the Hummingbird
Fri Aug 2nd Core Meeting - Speaker David Howe - An Inspector Calls
Fri Sep 6th Core meeting - Speaker - Mike and Wilma Watkins - The Swinging Sixties
Fri Oct 4th Core Meeting Speaker - Sheena Terrace - Flora and Fauna of New Zealand
Fri Nov 1st Core meeting Speaker - Georgina Hale - Shipwrecked in the Antarctic
Fri Dec 6th Silhill U3a - Christmas Dinner
Outings
Tue Jun 25th BREAKFAST AT BECKETTS AND OUTING TO WYTHALL TRANSPORT MUSEUM

11am Enjoy a late breakfast at Becketts Farm, Alcester Road
followed by
1PM Guided tour around Wythall Transport Museum &
a trip on a classic bus
Cost £10 to include entrance, tour and bus ride
Wed Jul 10th CHURCHFIELDS FARM SALWARPE DROITWICH

2 PM Enjoy a tour of this working dairy farm and see production of ice cream,
which is sold locally including the famous tea shop and ice cream parlour in
Henley in Arden.
Afterwards we will be served an afternoon tea to include sandwiches, cakes and ice cream plus tea and coffee.
Cost £16 to include tip.
Fri Aug 23rd WALSALL LEATHER MUSEUM AND LUNCH IN WALSALL

11 AM A guided tour of this interesting museum which is housed in a restored Victorian factory,
including a demonstration and an opportunity to make a keyring.
Cost to include tip £5

Join us afterwards for lunch in Walsall—details later
Travel by train---details later.
Thu Oct 24th BEER AND SKITTLES EVENING WITH SUPPER
Details later.
Arts Appreciation
Tue Jun 4th This unique Art on Screen exhibition comes to us from the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam via the Mockingbird Cinema in the Custard Factory, Digbeth. It focuses on the influence of Japanese art on Van Gogh's work.

The film starts at 7pm on Tuesday, 4th June and tickets £10, are available on the door.

The Mockingbird Cinema in the Custard Factory is a short walk from Moor Street station. There is car parking nearby. Sign up sheet and details at Arts Appreciation desk at core meetings.
Fri Jun 14th June 14th 2019. Our monthly discussion will take place at the British Legion Club in Solihull and focus on the Japanese influence on the work of Van Gogh. Members are invited to do a little research beforehand and to bring along an image of one of Van Gogh's less familiar paintings for sharing and discussion. Meet for a 2pm start.
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D
Mon Jun 10th GROUP A - The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier chosen by Linda.
Mon Jun 10th Group B - Dot's Group
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore (Deidre's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest - 3:30pm
Mon Jul 8th A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini - chosen by Pauline
Mon Jul 15th Group B - Dot Emm's group
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Malcolm's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Aug 12th Group B - Dot Emm's Group
Book:-Big, Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Jenny's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Sep 9th Group B - Dot's Group
Book:-My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (Margaret L's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Oct 14th Group B - Dot's Group
Book:- The Silence Of The Girls by Pat Barker (Dot's Choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Nov 11th Group B - Dot's group
Book:- The Child by Fiona Barton ( Bev's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Dec 9th Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop ( Aileen's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Group B - Dot's house - Social
Please contact Dot for more information
Film: The Zookeeper's Wife on Netflicks
(Most of the group have read the book!)
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Milkman by Anna Burns (Marg T's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- Somebody I Used To Know by Wendy Mitchell (Wendy's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Apr 13th 2020 Group B - Dot's Group
Book:- A Ladder To The Sky by John Boyne (Colette's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon May 11th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- The Gap Of Time by Jeanette Winterson (Pat's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Mon Jun 8th 2020 Group B - Dot's group
The book:- Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler ( Di's choice)
Meet at Woodman's Rest (Union Road, Solihull)- 3:30pm
Cribbage Group
Thu May 30th The next crib session will be on Thursday 30th May at 2:30 at Shirley Social Club, Marshall Lake Road. Shirley Solihull, B90 4RB.
As usual, it is useful but NOT essential if you can let us know if you plan to attend.
Looking forward to seeing you all then,
Best wishes, Marg and Barry
Gardening
Thu Jun 13th Trip to Chelsea Physic Gardens in London
Travel by Train from Solihull
For details click here --> Chelsea Physic Gardens
Please select BRUNCH food choice and email to Marylou before 5 June 2019. Menu --> NEW Brunch Menu
Sun Jun 23rd Dorridge Open Gardens
Dorridge – 5 Gardens Sunday June 23rd 2pm – 5:30pm £6.00 entry
Click here for details --> Dorridge Open Gardens
Car Share
Fri Jun 28th
→Mon Jul 1st
Great Gardens of Sussex
Click Great Gardens of Sussex for details
Fri Jul 5th DATE CHANGE
Visit to Martineau Gardens - a Hidden Gem in the centre of the city.
FREE - Bring a picnic lunch
Click Link for Details --> Martineau Gardens Picnic
Sun Jul 7th Bournville Village Open Gardens
Sunday 7th July 10am – 5pm
Admission: Adult: £7.00
Click here for details --> Bournville Village Open Gardens
Mon Jul 29th Summer Lunch at Ardencote Manor
Monday 29 July 2019 12:30 for 1:00pm
Ardencote Manor 3 Course Lunch
£28 per person (£30 for non-Gardening members)
Click for Details --> Ardencote Menu
Fri Sep 6th Lunch and Garden Visit (following Core Meeting)
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre -- George Cadbury's former home
Fri Oct 4th Talk: Nicky Stitt from Alexandria College
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Fri Nov 1st Talk: "Pruning" by Duncan Coombes
Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Location: Methodist Community Hall (Bring packed lunch if desired)
Historical Figures
Tue Jun 18th Group A Discussing Alfred Wainwright time and venue to be arranged
Thu Jun 20th Group B Discussing Alfred Wainwright time and venue to be arranged
Rummikub & Bananagram
Fri May 31st Please note the change of venue!!!

From today we will be will be meeting at:
The Shirley Social Club
135 Marshall Lake Road
Solihull

Parking is behind the club
The club is next door to the retail park and Next

Time:2-4.30pm
For more information please contact Mary Stokes via the website
Singing
Tue May 28th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Jun 4th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Tue Jun 11th CHOIR PRACTICE - 7:00 - 8:30pm Marie Curie Hospice
Sun Jun 30th Choir Concert and Open Gardens
Join us for the Marie Curie Hospice Open Day and Blooming Great Tea Party
The event will run from 11am to 4pm
Our choir will sing at 2:00pm
Trips and Events
Wed Nov 27th
→Thu Nov 28th
TRIP TO THURSFORD

2 DAY TRIP TO THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR NOVEMBER 27th/28th 2019

PRICE £162 PP

INCLUDES:

RETURN COACH TRAVEL
LATE LUNCH ON ARRIVAL
BED AND BREAKFAST AT THE "LE STRANGE ARMS HOTEL" HUNSTANTON
ENTRANCE TO THE SHOW
ALL TIPS.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT £10

£50 Deposit required to be paid at the May Core meeting PLEASE
Walking
Tue Jun 11th Meet at 10.00 am at Fleur de Lys pub, Lowsonford B95 5HJ. 5 mile walk with lunch at Fleur de Lys afterwards. Walk leader Keith Mawdesley.
Thu Jul 11th Meet at 10.00 am at Tom o the Woods pub, Finwood Road, Rowington CV35 7DH. 4 mile walk with lunch at Tom o the Woods afterwards. Walk leader Ann Wilkins.

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