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2022 FILM GROUP

The advertised choices may change closer to the date depending on availability of film. The website will be updated as soon as we are notified.   Usual date is first Tuesday of the month, 2 pm. 


TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER:

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN: Most of us fondly remember the original Railway Children film so this has big shoes to fill.  To acknowledge its history, former child star Jenny Agutter plays an adult in this version. A remake of the iconic original would have been laughable so this story is of different children on a different war-time adventure. Set in 1944  three evacuee children are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform is Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter) and thus their adventure begins. 

2022 AGM: DRUMMING UP SOME INTEREST

On Friday 4 November all members are invited to join us at the AGM for a quick review of the year, election on office holders (nominations to be submitted by previous Friday) and then join in the fun with a session on the African drums of our Drumbeat group. I am sure we will have a thumping good time. Photo competition entries will be displayed on big screen and winner announced.  Stay for the usual chat and afternoon tea.

2022 END OF YEAR LUNCH AND FILM

The 2022 event is scheduled for Friday 9 December. As usual it will be a bring a plate shared lunch at the Blyth Institute, 12 for 12.30, before a short walk to the Blyth Cinema at 2 pm for the wonderfully light-hearted "Mrs Harris Goes to Paris". It sounds like a great note on which to end the year and I hope the men won't begrudge us this unashamed Chick Flick.

This film has received overwhelmingly positive reviews: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, with the incomparable Lesley Manville in the leading role, is a frothy fantasy that is a bit silly, very feminine, and utterly delightful.

In 1950s London, a widowed cleaning lady falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook -- but the very future of the House of Dior.

2022 GROUP LEADERS EVENT

Group leaders were invited to the annual meeting on Wednesday 9 February but the usual lunch to follow was cancelled due to COVID concerns.

We rescheduled lunch for Thursday 7 July and used t as an excuse to have another meeting in the Function Room to assist social distancing..

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Nothing planned until post COVID. No it isn't post COVID yet. It has been a long, long journey.

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