Art Club Open Day
Last Monday, Fearnan Art Club held an Open Day in the Hall. Not only were there examples of the Club’s own work on display, but there was also an opportunity for visitors to have a little ’dabble’ in a range of media, including charcoal, water colours, acrylics, and pastels.
Felting seemed to be the most popular, and there was soon a little production line of felt pictures being made, guided and encouraged by Cath McGregor.
The Art Club may be small, but it is very productive and is keen to expand its membership. Any creative souls, residents or visitors, who would like to join them on one of their outdoor or indoor sessions will be more than welcome. The Club’s programme for the next few weeks is on the What’s On page of this blog here.
June Coffee Morning
Last Tuesday was another lovely sunny day and the warmth outside was reflected in the friendly, happy atmosphere inside the Hall. There was a lovely mix of people (and one dog), and some of the regulars had brought their friends, visitors, or relatives along.
As ever, there was a great selection of sweet and savoury goodies and pancakes, fresh from the griddle.
The Poppy Box got a boost as well, with at least 2 people dropping off significant contributions, and the total is creeping up towards 500 hand-knitted poppies. That’s impressive!
Fran and Elaine kindly hosted the May Book Club meeting in their house as the hall was in use. It was quite a focussed session, but very relaxed – so relaxed, in fact, that one of the group contributed whilst almost horizontal on a recliner (a testament to the comforts provided by our hosts!).
We discussed The Other Hoffman Sister, by Ben Fergusson. The general consensus was that the setting provided an interesting historical context for the events that transpired. We were transported from SW Africa to Berlin during the era of German Imperialism, a time of snobbery, status and aristocratic hierarchy. As the story progresses, the old order crumbles and the characters’ lives change as socialism develops in post-WW1 Germany.
The story grew stronger towards the end as lots of threads and strands were pulled together. The lives of the two sisters turned out to be very different and one member of the group commented “it was a murder mystery without a murder!” (Don’t want to give too much away as you may be inspired to read it!)
Our choice of book for June is Force of Nature by Jane Harper, which will be discussed on June 13th. We enjoyed her debut novel The Dry, which became an international bestseller. We are keen to read this much-awaited second novel and follow the trials and tribulations of the detective, Aaron Falk. The synopsis is that five people go on a corporate hike in the bush, but only 4 return ….……. so, how well do you really know your colleagues?
Coming Soon – Strawberry TeaZ!
There isn’t a coffee morning in July, but there is that strawberry fest to beat all strawberry fests, Fearnan Strawberry TeaZ on Saturday 21st July, 15.00 -17.00
It’s afternoon tea with a difference and everyone is welcome (residents, visitors and passers-by) to join us for this feast of strawberry delicious-ness. We would be delighted if you would like to make or bake a contribution, but please let Sue know by email here (it helps with the planning).
We’ll have live music and it’s pay at the door as usual, £7 pp for as much as you can eat, school age children are half price and under 5’s get a free pass.
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Wow! Cakes and they are lovely as are all the rest!