Category: Art

To welcome the approach of Spring, next month we offer you a short entertainment celebrating the wonder of trees.. Five venues are private houses, and two are rooms in village halls. The start at all venues is 8.00pm, and the entertainment should end by about 9.15pm. Ring the relevant venues to book places, which are …

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Posted on: 19, February, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

Mistletoe by Walter de la Mare Mistletoe Sitting under the mistletoe (Pale-green, fairy mistletoe), One last candle burning low, All the sleepy dancers gone, Just one candle burning on, Shadows lurking everywhere: Some one came, and kissed me there. Tired I was; my head would go Nodding under the mistletoe (Pale-green, fairy mistletoe), No footsteps …

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Posted on: 20, December, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

DAPPA’s (Drawing and Painting for Pleasure Artists) held their annual exhibition and sale on Saturday 28th September in the Methodist Church Hall. The show, now in its fifth year, was organised by Mary Wells, the Beverley based artist, and once again proved to be a huge success.  In all about 25 artists presented 125 paintings and …

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Posted on: 9, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

We have started rehearsals for Landmarks. The tour starts on 25th October and runs until 17th November.  Although the play is not coming to Walkington Village Hall it can be seen at Bishop Burton, Swanland, East Riding Theatre, Etton and Skidby. Details of cast, venues, dates, times, ticketlines, etc. may be found at http://otherlives.org.uk/blog It is the …

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Posted on: 7, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

Once again the blog is pleased to announced this year’s annual art exhibition organised by Mary Wells, the Beverley based artist. This event is now well established in the Walkington Calendar and each year proves to be hugely popular and a great fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK and Yorkshire Cancer Research. The exhibition, now in its …

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Posted on: 26, August, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

Posted by Jane Just a line to say I’m living,  that I’m not among the dead, though I’m getting more forgetful  and mixed up in the head. I got used to my arthritis,  to my dentures I’m resigned, I can manage my bifocals  but God I miss my mind, For sometimes I can’t remember,  when …

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Posted on: 10, February, 2019 | Author: Author
Categories: Art

The poem this Christmas has been selected by Sue Mckinnon. The poem ‘Balloons,’ by the American-born poet Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), opens with a description of how after Christmas we find decorations that seem to hang around for longer than expected. Balloons By Sylvia Plath Since Christmas they have lived with us, Guileless and clear, Oval …

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Posted on: 24, December, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Art Uncategorized

 Last Saturday afternoon (20th) I had the pleasure of attending the Art Exhibition, ‘Its a Wonderful World’ featuring ‘Pets Corner’ in the Methodist Church Hall. This is the fourth year the event has been held and the morning session was jam packed, so I’m told. It now looks as though this exhibition is well established …

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Posted on: 25, October, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

The Viewfinder Photographic Society was formed in 2007 by enthusiastic local photographers in the village of Skidby. They all had the common aim of enjoying photography and wanting to support each other in the various aspects of the craft.  The Society meets on Monday evenings at Skidby Village Hall, although during the summer months, the …

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Posted on: 22, September, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

This poem for Christmas Eve by Thomas Hardy is called The Oxen. It is supposedly based on an old country tale that the oxen knelt at midnight in the stable when Christ was born. The Oxen was published on Christmas Eve 1915 in The Times. It is one of Thomas Hardy’s best-loved poems. The Oxen Christmas …

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Posted on: 23, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Art