February 2023: Scone-making with Nessa

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Greetings scone enthusiasts!

Are you ready to rise to the occasion and learn all about scone making?

Our expert chef will be sharing their secrets for making the perfect scone, and you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at making a batch of your own.

We first met Nessa in lockdown for a baking lesson from her kitchen, and we’re so pleased to have her back – this time in the flesh!

You’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge about the history and variations of scones, as well as a delicious, freshly baked batch to sample. And don’t worry if you’re a beginner – this event is open to bakers of all skill levels.

We will provide butter, but please bring a plate and butter knife. You can even bring some jam!

We promise that this event will be a real “knead” to know experience.

We’ll also be hosting our traditional February gift-swap. Bring a gift that’s unused and a good quality, and either leave it on our table or swap it for some else’s gift. If you don’t have a gift to swap for another, you can leave a small donation. All monies will go to Hope Food Bank.

→ What To Bring 

  • A mug, plate, and butter knife;
  • Gifts for the gift swap;
  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

Wed 15, 19:00Supper ClubLucky Cantonese Restaurant
Sat 18, 14:00CrafternoonBeeston Methodist Church (£3)
Wed 22, 14:00Cafe SocietyChristine’s Delights
Wed 22, 18:00Committee MeetingZoom
Thurs 23, 19:00:Book ClubWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by James Robertson
Sun 26, 10:00:Walk n TalkMessage Hayley
Cinema Spontaneous

→ Email Roundup 

  • Coming soon

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 on the third 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 (19:00)

This Month: The Cadland Pub, Beeston

Cafe Society: Every last Wednesday (14:00)

This Month: Yet to be announced

A note from Katie:

As you can see, we really enjoyed our cakes at Christine’s Delights!
There were only 5 of us, but lots of interesting conversation and giggles.

The location of the next cafe event will be posted on Facebook and emailed out to members.

The Hive WI Committee Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday at 18:30 on Zoom

As a volunteer-driven organization, we rely on the time and talent of our members to make our events and activities possible.

We would love to have you on board!

If you’re interested in joining the committee or want to learn more about what it entails, please get in touch at thehivewi@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also sit in on a session to see what we’re about, with no expectation of you joining.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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

This Month: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.

Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history–performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.

Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society’s watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can’t have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.

How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages–and for the ages–about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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 at our meetings.

Find Us Online

  • Email: thehivewi@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/thehivewi
  • Facebook group (members only): facebook.com/groups/thehivewi
  • Twitter: twitter.com/thehivewi
  • Website: thehivewi.com
  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

New to The Hive WI? Click here!

January 2023: We’re Five!

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Happy birthday to us!

We are turning five years-old this January, and to celebrate we are having a five year-old’s birthday party…

There will be sausages on cocktail sticks in a foil covered potato, birthday cake and all those party games we played as children, including a Pass the Parcel.

Please bring a small plate and a beaker or mug, and don’t forget your glad rags!

Finally, we would love to see how cute you were when you were five, so please bring a photo and we will try to guess which one is you! Just drop it in the box as you come in.

See you soon!

High five!

→ What To Bring 

  • Food (for those who volunteered to bring some);
  • A photo of yourself at five;
  • A mug or beaker;
  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

Wed 18, 19:00Supper ClubLucky Cantonese Restaurant
Sat 21, 14:00CrafternoonBeeston Methodist Church (£3)
Wed 25, 14:00Cafe SocietyChristine’s Delights
Wed 25, 18:00Committee MeetingZoom
Thurs 26, 19:00:Book ClubWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by James Robertson
Sun 27, 10:00:Walk n TalkMessage Hayley
Cinema Spontaneous

→ Email Roundup 

  • Coming soon

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 on the third 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 (19:00)

This Month: Lucky’s Cantonese Restaurant

Cafe Society: Every last Wednesday (14:00)

This Month: Christine’s Delights

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

This Month: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by James Robertson

Rosemary’s young, just at college, and she’s decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we’re not going to tell you too much either: you’ll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.

Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone – vanished from her life. There’s something unique about Rosemary’s sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary’s trouble. So now she’s telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it’s a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.

It’s funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you’re telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern – it’s pretty hard to resist – don’t worry. One of the few studies Rosemary doesn’t quote says that spoilers actually enhance reading.

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 at our meetings.

Find Us Online

  • Email: thehivewi@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/thehivewi
  • Facebook group (members only): facebook.com/groups/thehivewi
  • Twitter: twitter.com/thehivewi
  • Website: thehivewi.com
  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

New to The Hive WI? Click here!

December 2022: Wreath-Making

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This week we will be making Christmas wreaths!

These wreaths will be made with real plants. We will provide all of the materials needed to make the wreaths, but it would be a good idea if you can bring any of the following if you have them…

  • 🧥 An apron or jacket to protect your clothes
  • 🧤 Gardening gloves (or any kind of glove that you can work in and protect your hands)
  • ✂️ Secateurs or a strong pair of scissors

If you can, please arrive early (from about 18:50) to help us set up.

We will need help setting up the tables and chairs, and then our demonstrator and her team will set up the supplies.

We will also need help clearing everything away at the end of the evening, and we really appreciate everyone’s help with this, too.

There will be cake in the side as usual, but please bring your own hot drinks as the kitchen will be closed so that everyone can take part in wreath-making.

You can even bring mulled wine!

We will be continuing our tradition of a Christmas donation this year.

We asked Hope House what they would like, and this is what they said…

Regular items

  • Tinned Meat/Fish/Vegetables
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Sponge Pudding (Tinned)
  • Rice Pudding or Custard (Tinned)
  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Fruit Juice (carton)
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Tinned spaghetti/macaroni
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee
  • Jam
  • Biscuits or snack bars
  • Please note we currently have excess stock of Pasta, Baked beans, Soup and Cereal so do not need donations of these items at present.

Christmas Items

  • Cupboard treats
  • Mince Pies
  • Yule Log
  • Christmas pudding
  • Selection boxes
  • Biscuits
  • Stuffing
  • Christmas Crackers
  • Chocolates
  • Festive Drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Toiletries

As always, thank you for your generosity. It is always a joy to see what you bring!

Finally, make sure you have a plan to get your wreath home with you… the weather is cloudy with a chance of reindeer 🦌

→ What To Bring 

  • Drinks;
  • Items for the donation (see above);
  • An apron, gloves, and scissors;
  • Name badge.

→ Next Two Meetings 

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

→ Subgroup Calendar 

  • Crafternoon: Sunday 17, 14:00
  • Book Club: Thursday 29, 19:00

→ Email Roundup 

  • Coming soon

Supper Club Special: Christmas Dinner

Where: Amores

A meal at Amores is becoming a Hive WI winter tradition!

This year, 20 Hive members went to the restaurant.

Cheryl (green hat) sent in this photo for the newsletter…

It is always so lovely to look back on your photos, so, if you have any, feel free to post them in our members-only Facebook group!

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

Your pictures 😍

Amanda made this unique leather shell with a mirror inside:

Joanne made some new friends for Christmas:

Sarah’s decorations are handmade chic:

Ruth’s amazing mosaic birds had everyone a-flutter:

Join our crafters on the 17th of December for some pre-Christmas crafting and relaxing.

Cafe Society: Not this month, but…

Last Month: Fintons

Here is another photo of you! This time at Fintons with our Cafe Society:

Here is Katie’s review:

Seven of us ventured further afield for Café Club this month, enjoying soup, sandwiches and scones at Fintons bakehouse and café in Breaston.

We will be adding it to our list for another visit sometime next year.

Thank you, Katie! You’ve put me in the mood for soup 🥣

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

This Month: Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

I am not imaginary…

Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He’s been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear.

Max is different from other children. Some people say he has Asperger’s, but most just say he’s “on the spectrum.” None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max unconditionally and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, a teacher in the Learning Center who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy.

When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save Max—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max’s happiness or his own existence.

Matthew Dicks’ Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend is a triumph of courage and imagination that touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.

Find Us Online

  • Email: thehivewi@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/thehivewi
  • Facebook group (members only): facebook.com/groups/thehivewi
  • Twitter: twitter.com/thehivewi
  • Website: thehivewi.com
  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

New to The Hive WI? Click here!

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!

Find Us Online

  • Email: thehivewi@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/thehivewi
  • Facebook group (members only): facebook.com/groups/thehivewi
  • Twitter: twitter.com/thehivewi
  • Website: thehivewi.com
  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

New to The Hive WI? Click here!

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.

Find Us Online

  • Email: thehivewi@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/thehivewi
  • Facebook group (members only): facebook.com/groups/thehivewi
  • Twitter: twitter.com/thehivewi
  • Website: thehivewi.com
  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

New to The Hive WI? Click here!