Thurs 15th Dec Hudsons Cocktail and Buffet Night

This week is our long awaited night out at Hudsons for cocktail making and a buffet!

Here’s a reminder of the food menu, plus we’ll be making 2 cocktails each and quite possibly setting fire to the bar again!!

Warm frittata with Feta cheese, cherry tomato, rocket & basil
Cold meat Selection of Parma Ham & Roast breast of Turkey
Baked feta with chilli flakes on a beef tomato
Selection of chips with humus & dips
Garlic & herb olives & warm festive nuts
Garlic & basil freshly baked bread
Warm potato & coronation salad

Tues 18th Oct (NEW DATE) Polymer Clay Creations

We’ll be giving everyone a chance to have a go with some polymer clay (AKA Fimo) and some air drying clay. Our AGM should also be this month hopefully, but after that we’ll get stuck into the clay making! More details to follow… PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ON THE 18th NOT THE 25th!

Tues – 27th – Colouring, Doodling & Zentangles

This month we’ll be introducing you to the gentle art of Zentangle, combined with some optional doodling and colouring. Zentangling can create an almost meditative state and colouring and doodling is well known for helping relieve stress and helping you relax! We will be guided by the very talented Linda Andrews who is a bit of an expert Zentangler and amongst many other things, has worked as a demonstrator for Derwent art products and created some amazing works of art and portraits using coloured pencils/pastels and other media. We’ll be giving you some ideas of patterns to try, as well as giving you the freedom to do your own thing and the option to colour in your own art or some samples we’ll provide. Looking forward to seeing the end result which could be made into a greetings card or framed, but the beauty of this activity is that the pleasure gained from doing it is reward in itself!

If you have any of the following, please bring them along. We will have spares of most things and materials to share so don’t buy things especially. We hope also to have some quality drawing pens that you can buy at a discounted price to take away, plus of course a lovely raffle prize, so don’t forget your pennies!

Pencil/pencil sharpener/rubber/ruler/scissors

Drawing pens/ fine and or thicker (but not thick marker pens) even biros can be used, but a range of thicknesses can make an effective image

Coloured pencils

Clipboard or A4 sized book to rest on if the meeting is busy (just
in case!)

Any examples of zentangling/doodling/colouring or drawing you’d
like to share!

Tues 26th July – 8pm – Local Tour with Kevin Gordon

Another interesting and entertaining local history tour with Kevin Gordon, this time at Tidemills. We learnt how to kidnap the bones of a saint (minus one hand), how to navigate a sea-plane with bombs in your pockets and a live pigeon tucked down your shirt, as well as how to mill flour using the power of the tide and some pretty anti-social shift working. History lessons at school were never this good!

Tues 24th May – 8pm – Breadmaker Challenge!

Our ever talented Marie will be hosting this evening where you will have a chance to make a couple of different types of breads, some we can cook on the night, others you can ‘take and bake’! Should be a delicious night.

A simple list of things to bring for next week’s breadmaking night – you will need two mixing bowls, if you have two! A couple of mixing spoons, cling film, a baking tray/sheet, measuring jug, scales and baking parchment. We will provide the rest! As always, please comment/email us/ add yourself to this event to help us make sure we have enough supplies, thanks!

Tues 22nd March – 8pm Bath Bombs

This month we’ll be creating some delicious smelling pampering treats.

We will provide the majority of materials needed, if you have the following, please bring them along:

Two bowls for mixing up in and a couple of mixing spoons – metal tablespoons or similar

An apron

A scoop – 50ml approx – for example, a vanish powder scoop or large measuring spoon

If you have any hard/plastic type moulds you can bring them along, the silicon ones are probably too soft and flexible for the purpose of bath bombs but anything which you can press the mixture into should work!

Any essential oils you might have that you like to use.

A box/tub to take your bath bombs home in (we will have some boxes too)