November 2022: Women’s Health with Dr. Fogarty

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Our speaker this month is Dr. Fogarty, a practicing medical doctor with a special interest in women’s health.

Women’s health is a massive topic to cover! So that we focus on the things that are most important and interesting to you, Dr. Fogarty will be answering your questions and queries (although she cannot offer medical advice) and is happy to have her talk be steered by you.

To make this easy for you, there will be a question box for you to add questions to before the meeting starts. You can also raise your hand and ask questions during the meeting if you are happy to do so.

We will also be hosting a book collection for the QMC.

The QMC has requested donations of books “of all kinds” for its wards. It is a good opportunity if you need a bit of a clear out!

We will see you there, and remember: don’t be afraid to ask questions – as a professional doctor, Dr. Fogarty has a lot of patients/patience!

→ What To Bring 

  • Books;
  • A mug for tea or coffee;
  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge.

→ Next Three Meetings 

  • 14 December: Wreath making
  • 11 January: The Hive’s Birthday Party!
  • 8 February: Cider-tasting With Cheese and Biscuits

Click here for our 2022 Calendar.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

  • Wednesday 16, 19:00: Supper Club – Lobster Pot
    Saturday 19, 14:00: Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 23, 18:30: Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 24, 19:00: Book Club The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
  • Sunday 27, 10:00: Walk n Talk
  • Wednesday 30, 14:00: Cafe Society – Fintons

→ Email Roundup 

  • Coming soon

Other News

Free online events from Nottinghamshire Federation

Nottinghamshire Federation hosting two online events that are open to all women, whether they are a WI member or not. The first event is also open to men:

10 November, 7.30pm – Jeff Buck will talk about White Ribbon Campaign – find out what this is all about and how it all started in the 1990s (White Ribbon Day is 25 November)

29 November, 7.30pm – Eva and her colleague from Central Womens’ Aid will speak about the organisation’s work and how they help women and children to live free from fear.

You can sign up to the events for free on Eventbrite here.

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

An invitation from Joanne

We don’t have any pictures for you this month, but we do have this invitation from our Joanne…

Come and join us at CRAFT GROUP next Saturday at 2pm! Bring your projects, something new perhaps, and ask any questions of our highly experienced crafters. Or just chat 

Please let me know if you will be coming (by commenting on Facebook) or by message. Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road. £3.

Supper Club: Every Third Wednesday at 19:00

This Month: The Lobster Pot

What they say

The Lobster Pot Nottingham is the Original. Opened in 2001 by Thai Chefs Wat & Pensri Pongsawang who were previously Head Chef’s at Loch Fyne Oyster Bar in the late 90’s.

Now owned and ran by their youngest child, Chatchai (Known as Der) Pongsawang. Bringing in a fresh new crowd to this already popular Thai infused Seafood restaurant.

Recently Winners of Come Dine With Me: The Professionals 2022.

The Lobster Pot boasts its reputation as #1 Seafood in Nottinghamshire and also #1 Thai Food in Nottingham.

Chatchai (Der) Opened another Venue in the Heart of Beeston Town Centre in 2016. The Beeston Pot has a Larger Thai Menu as the Kitchen facilities allows for a wider range of Thai Dishes.

What the reviews say

Let us know what you say on Facebook!

Cafe Society: Every last Wednesday (14:00 13:30)

This Month: Fintons (Breaston)

Please note the earlier start-time this month 🙂

Last Month: Alfie’s (reviewed by Katie)

Eight of us got together at Alfie’s, near the Toton tram terminus yesterday and put the world to rights over drinks & sweet treats.

The topics of conversation were wide-ranging, from air-fryers to holidays, and controversial art to dehumidifiers.

We had a variety of flavoured scones, cake and even bread & butter pudding, with our teas & coffees.

New faces are always welcome. Just look out for the FB post and the poster on display at the monthly meeting.

Book Club: Every Last Thursday at 19:00 on Zoom

This Month: The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson

If the devil didn’t exist, would man have to invent him?

For Gideon Mack, faithless minister, unfaithful husband and troubled soul, the existence of God, let alone the Devil, is no more credible than that of ghosts or fairies. Until the day he falls into a gorge and is rescued by someone who might just be Satan himself. 

Mack’s testament is a compelling blend of memoir, legend, history and, quite probably, madness and recounts one man’s emotional crisis, disappearance, resurrection and death. It also transports you into an utterly mesmerising exploration of the very nature of belief.

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!

What’s on at The Arc this month…

If you fancy a cinema trip to see one of these films, you can email us, post in our Facebook group, or ask away at our meetings.

Don’t Worry Darling: A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

Amsterdam: In the 1930s, three friends—a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney—witness a murder, become suspects themselves and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Emily: Emily tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors Emily Bronte. Sex Education’s Emma Mackey stars as the rebellious misfit who finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights. Emily explores the relationships that inspired her, from her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne to her forbidden love for Weightman and her care for her brother Branwell whom she idolises. Frances O’Connor makes her directorial debut with a biopic of one of literatures most enigmatic and provocative voices that also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Fionn Whitehead, Amelia Gething, Alexandra Dowling, Adrian Dunbar, and Gemma Jones.

All summaries taken from The Arc website.

And, finally…

Here is a photograph from our last meeting!

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