Category: Art

 This was one of the most popular posts on the blog in 2015. We visited the Memorial just before the lockdown and it’s still thought provoking, especially as you can view it from different angles and get another perspective. Posted by Peter W. Naylor Designing and building the 158 Squadron Memorial has been a life-changing …

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Posted on: 18, May, 2020 | Author: Author
Categories: Art

Neil King and Richard Avery are two local actors who are frequently seen performing at East Riding Theatre as Other Lives Productions. The walkington-life blog is part of their mailing list and we have received the following invite.   As part of our attempt to keep the Arts going at this time, Epiphany will be broadcast live …

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Posted on: 10, April, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: 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