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Re: Marple Branch NWR [Alternate Mondays]
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2023, 08:17:14 AM »
MARPLE NWR SUMMER PROGRAMME 2023

The Marple Branch of the National Women's Register (NWR) meet fortnightly on Monday evenings in members' homes to discuss all subjects, for example cultural and political matters. They also have trips to the theatre and meals out etc. and there is a book club too.

All meetings start at 7.45 pm unless otherwise stated:

17th April: Have you ever had a Saturday or Student job in addition to your later career? What skills did you learn? Host: Sue D.
24th April: Free Speech. How safe is it to speak out? Are we being silenced? Host: Gini
15th May: Your place in the family. Were you an only child or from a large family? How has this influenced you in later life? Host: Chris S.
22nd May: Research a Saint. More or less well known. Host: Kate
5th June: 'Benelux'-NWR themed countries for 2023. Research one of these 3 countries and we will taste some typical food and drink. Further details nearer the time. Host: Sue S.
12th June: Informal social afternoon Dobbies Garden centre 2pm
19th June: Invasive species-Is our wildlife under more of a threat than ever?
3rd July: Evening walk and/or possible walking treasure hunt around Marple followed by programme planning in a local hostelry! Further details nearer the time. Host: Sue P.
17th July: Summer BBQ-Please wear your favourite colour. Venue to be confirmed.

** Possible extra meeting at Dobbies, 2pm on Monday 10th July if enough interest**

You will need to become a member to gain access to the list of member addresses.

New Members welcome: Contact: Sue Palmer Tel 0161 427 5487 Email mrsguard301@gmail.com.

Note: Previous programmes are left below to show the wide variety of activities that the group enjoys.


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Re: Marple Branch NWR [Alternate Mondays]
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2023, 05:59:28 AM »
MARPLE NWR SPRING PROGRAMME 2023

9th January: Meeting at Dobbies - informal get together: Dobbies Garden centre 2pm.
16th January: AGM and Research  'New Year Customs Around the World'. Host: Sue Davies.
30th January: Visit to CHADS theatre - Alan Ayckbourn's play 'Round and Round the Garden', Names and money (£12) to Sue Davies asap.
13th February: Share a piece of your favourite music. Host: Kate.
27th February: Discussion evening 'Is social media making us less social?' Host: Dorothy.
6th March: Informal afternoon meeting at Dobbies: Dobbies Garden centre 2pm.
13th March: Who would you like to invite for dinner and why? Host: Sue Seal.
27th March: The Big Read - NWR 2023. Choose, read and discuss a book from the 12 books listed in the Autumn magazine. Host: Shelagh.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2022, 07:24:47 AM »
MARPLE NWR AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2022

12th September Visit to the Garrick Theatre to see 'Happy Jack' by John Godber. 2 for 1 offer on Monday evenings-£6 each (Names to Sue P asap as booking now open).
26th September Discussion about alternative energy-green/hydrogen/nuclear fusion. What does the future hold?
10th October MHA and TR? Want to know more? Kate and Sue will talk to us about their very different roles in these 2 organisations.
24th October Possible trip to our local Regent Cinema or The Light cinema in Stockport - further details nearer the time depending on the programme.
31st October Afternoon tea at Dobbies garden centre- meet there at 2pm.
14th November The famous Annual Telephone Treasure trail-further details nearer the time.
28th November Come and try your hand at Bottle painting. All equipment supplied apart from a favourite empty bottle (or two).
12th December Christmas Miscellany with Mince pies- please bring along your favourite poem/reading or Christmas memory.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2022, 09:01:31 AM »
MARPLE NWR SPRING PROGRAMME 2022

10th January: Guess the Year. Have 5 clues ready for us to guess the year you have chosen.
24th January: The origin of place names-tell us about where you were born or have lived.
7th February: What is the scariest thing you have ever done? Are you risk averse or do you welcome a new challenge?
21st February: How Green are you?  Have you visited 'Lentils and Lather' in Marple?  Do you try to live a sustainable lifestyle, re-using and refilling to reduce plastic waste?  What else could you do differently?
7th March: Overlooked spouses of famous people. Do they choose to live in the shadow of their well known partner?
21st March: Do It Yourself Quiz. Please come prepared with 5 questions beginning with the same letter eg What, Which, How etc.
4th April: Afternoon walk-(weather permitting). Meet at 1pm in the Old Hare and Hounds car park at Otterspool for a circular walk to Woodbank, Bredbury Green and Chadkirk. Approx 4 miles. Stout shoes or boots required.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 10:43:46 AM »
MARPLE NWR AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2021

6th September: The oldest book in my bookcase
20th September: Your favourite poet and why. Share an example of their work with us
4th October: X and Y – discuss anything you choose which begins with either of these letters
18th October: Discuss a literary or artistic connection with any place that you have visited
1st November: It has been proposed that we should have an afternoon social depending on prevailing circumstances. Obviously this plan may be subject to revision
15th November: Telephone Treasure Trail!
29th November: Tell us about your least favourite fictional character
13th December: The traditional Christmas get together with mince pies, Christmas readings and jolly festive cheer. An afternoon meeting was suggested but this can be discussed again later – and in light of the situation at the time
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 06:18:04 AM »
MARPLE NWR SUMMER PROGRAMME 2021

12th April: Tattoos – history of, opinions of, do you have one? If you got one what design would you choose?
26th April: What was your favourite childhood book? Tell us about it and why you loved it
10th May: Grannies – do you remember yours? Are you one?  What does the role mean to you?
24th May: Spain – NWR country of the year. Research a topic, discuss the food, reminisce about past holidays in the sun
7th June: Tell us about a bridge, be it a civil engineering feature or a person of that name
21st June: Famous sisters – research some famous sisters and then tell us about them
5th July: Summer walk. Details to be discussed
19th July: Statues – do you like them? Have a favourite? Approve disapprove of retrospective censure/removal of statues on public display? Anything to do with statuary
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2020, 06:39:38 AM »
MARPLE NWR SPRING PROGRAMME 2021

11th January: Women in Film - Present your favourite actress/director
25th January: What was the first record you bought? Do you still have it? Do you still play it?
8th February: Hobbies you used to have. Why were they abandoned? What has replaced them?
22nd February: Play reading – “The Mad Professor”
1st March: What positive aspect has 2020 had for you? What difference will this make to you as you go forward?
15th March: The Big Read: The Actress by Anne Enright; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; Hamnett by Maggie O’Farrell.
29th March: The Colour Purple! Present anything you like about this shade + Planning for Summer Programme.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 06:58:51 AM »
MARPLE NWR SPRING PROGRAMME 2020

13th Jan: Chairs – arm, deck, high, bath or just your favourite. Describe/discuss/research any you choose.
27th Jan: Finland. Research an aspect to share with the group and bring food
10th Feb: Why did you choose to live in Marple? If you could live anywhere else where would you choose and why?
24th Feb: Playreading – “A Most Bizarre Case”
9th March: Theatre visit -  “ Silver Lining” by Sandi Toksvig
23rd March: World Heritage Sites – research one and share or discuss the concept
6th April: Room 101 – vent your pet hates. What 3 things/activities/actions would you select for destruction?
20th April: Discussion – Gender issues.
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Marple Branch NWR [Alternate Mondays]
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 06:24:50 PM »
This thread contains the latest programme for Marple National Women's Register.


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