October 2022: Mildred Freeman, Lady Historian

The photo above is the profile picture of our speaker this week: Mildred Freeman, Lady Historian!

Join Mildred Freeman, The Lady Historian, for a gruesome galivant through Nottingham’s perilous past, with Nottingham’s Victorian Vice and Villainy. Following the themes of addiction, insanity, jealousy and lust, poverty and dept discover the murders and crimes of our Victorian counterparts.

Put on your favourite time travelling gear and we’ll see you this Wednesday 200 years ago.

Mildred will make lady historians out of all of us yet!

→ What To Bring 

  • Orange poppies* if you’ve made them;
  • A mug for tea or coffee;
  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge.

*We’re collecting your orange poppies for the Federation’s display outside of Nottingham Playhouse. You can see a photograph of Michelle’s amazing contribution below in the crafty section.

→ Next Three Meetings 

  • 9 November: Women’s Health with Dr. Fogarty
  • 14 December: Wreath making
  • 11 January: The Hive’s Birthday Party!

Click here for our 2022 Calendar.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

  • Thursday 13, 18:00: Cinema – Ticket To Paradise (see the trailer near the end of the newsletter)
  • Saturday 15, 14:00: Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 19, 19:30: Supper Club – Sanchan’s Thai Restaurant
  • Wednesday 26, 14:00: Cafe Society (TBC)
  • Wednesday 26, 18:30: Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 27, 19:00: Book ClubThe Familiars by Stacy Halls
  • Sunday 30, 10:00: Walk n Talk

→ Email Roundup 

  • Coming soon

Crafternoon: Every Third Saturday at 14:00, Beeston Methodist Church (£3)

You’re always making amazing things. Here’s some of the talent on display this month…

Michelle’s Perfect Poppies

Michelle made this amazing collection of orange poppies for the orange poppy display.

These look so good together already. Well done, Michelle!

Rosa’s Recycled Yoga Bolster (and Poppy)

I also had a go at making a poppy – it is my first knitting project that I’ve seen to completion.

The yoga bolster is made from an old pillow case that I boxed out at the corners to make it 3D. The stuffing is entirely from old clothes and other fabrics that were too worn for the charity shop. A removable cover is forthcoming…

Sarah’s Cute and Cuddly Cardigans

Every new parent needs a crafter like Sarah in their lives. She’s our Crochet Queen 👑🧶

Morag’s Famous Knits and Preserves

I think I need a knitting lesson from Morag. She always has a hat or tiny cardigan on the go!

Amanda’s Amazing Owl

This is such a unique gift from Amanda to her friend. Her friend’s five year-old daughter asked if the eyes were real diamonds. So sweet!

Supper Club: Every Third Wednesday at 19:30

This Month: Sanchan’s Thai Restaurant

What they say:

We are a family run business with many years experience of cooking wonderful Thai food, delicious, healthy, traditional, affordable and fresh. 

We offer you, your friends or your family delectable cooked meals to eat at our traditional warm welcoming Thai restaurant.  We can tailor a meal just for you, and of course, we also cater for events large and small.  Takeaways are also available.

Take a look at our menu, and please visit us soon.  Thank you, Khob khun khrab/ka!

What the reviews say:

Let us know your reviews on Facebook!

Cafe Society

Location TBC

Keep an eye on the Facebook group for the location of this month’s cafe, or email thehivewi@gmail.com to ask for more information.

Book Club: Every Last Thursday at 19:00

This Month: The Familiars by Stacy Halls

Shortlisted for the British Book AwardsDebut Book of the Year 2020

In a time of suspicion and accusation, to be a woman is the greatest risk of all

Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir.

When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn’t supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.

As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye? Soon the two women’s lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood’s stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake. Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other.

Find our 2022 reading list here

Walk ‘n’ Talk: Every Last Sunday at 10:00

An invitation from Hayley

We are a friendly group who enjoy walking. We meet in most weathers on the last Sunday of the month at 10am for a walk approximately 4-6 miles long and we always have a refreshment break involving cake! If you would like to explore footpaths and beautiful places close to home that you may not have noticed before and all within an hours drive of Beeston. Please do come and join us – we can’t wait to welcome you!

Cinema Trips: Spontaneous!

Your suggestions this month…

Hive members are meeting to see Ticket To Paradise (trailer below) at The Arc Cinema on Thursday 13th October at 18:00. If you’d like to join them, meet them upstairs before the film begins.

Ticket To Paradise: A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.

The following films have also been suggested by you…

The Lost King: An amateur historian defies the stodgy academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III’s remains, which were lost for over 500 years. Based on the true story.

See How They Run: In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris: A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

All summaries taken from IMBD.

And, finally…

A note from our secretary, Sally, about our September meeting

Twenty-seven members enjoyed another fun meeting in September.  Elaine Tomlinson came to lead us in Ballet Fit, which included many ballet-style moves to some upbeat music.   We may not be the most graceful of dancers but once again members demonstrated they love to participate – whatever age or ability!!

Members very kindly donated items for those in need and our thanks go to Margaret C who delivered a car boot full of items to the Hope charity.  There were also cash donations which have added to monthly refreshment takings and will be sent to Hope at a later date.

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