We aim to organise occasional exciting competitions with great prizes. This enables our members to bring their creative juices to the forefront and shine. We always strive to put together a judging panel of experts in the area of the competition.
Happiness. It's a word that packs a lot of emotion. The kind of emotion we all seem to be in pursuit of. Some of us have more luck than others, but there are endless ways out there of finding your inner place of wisdom.
On 12 May 2016, anyone in the UK could record their diary and send it to the Mass Observation Archive, which is housed at The Keep in Brighton. The Mass Observation Archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain and our members were asked to send their diaries in, not only to The Mass Observation Archive, but to NWR as well so that we could get a glimpse into a day in the life of our members.
WIN! A quality sketch pad and liquid pencils
Do you like to paint? What's your preferred medium? Oils? Acrylics? Gouache or pastel? Choose what you enjoy most – or even mix them up – and paint a landscape!
WIN! Fabulous garden equipment from Garden Divas!
Create your very own miniature version of a garden and run the chance to win a gorgeous Rosa chinensis print garden tool set with soft yet hardwearing gloves, fabulous memory foam garden kneeler and RHS quality, durable secateurs.
Last week was Facial Palsy Awareness Week and to highlight it, I wanted to share my personal story…
I thoroughly enjoyed my career in education and gave no indication of slowing down. However, one morning I awoke with severe vertigo. I tried to get out of bed but this just instigated a series of vomiting and seizures. The transfer to the ambulance was horrific because any movement exacerbated the vertigo, causing vomiting and further seizures.
Devourers of books and stories, hold your breath, the 2016 Big Read book list is here. We've taken this year's theme 'It's all Relative' – inspired by the 100th year since the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity – to generate a book list that will get you all excited and rearing to read!
One of our members has a daughter in a Zazu tribal dance group, so it was suggested that, for a slightly different meeting, we could invite them to entertain us one evening.
Our group decorated a tree for the St. Leonards Church Christmas Tree Festival in Penwortham.
The Christmas Tree Festival is on 14 & 15 November 2015.
We have decided to decorate the tree with faces of important women throughout the ages.
Each cardboard bauble of a woman’s face has a little information about her on the back.
We hope you like it.
It is nearly five years since my husband and I took the unusual step of inviting strangers into our home for a weekend of cultural exchange, and we’re glad we did. Through a small charity called HOST we have welcomed some delightful international students from across the world and had the unique opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures from the people who grew up in them.
In June this year, I was delighted to receive the Mary Stott Award for my play writing. The plays are for all-female casts and are hired by NWR and other women’s groups.
It is wonderful to be able to combine my hobby of writing with raising money for two of my favourite charities. I’d like to thank the NWR groups around the country who hire the plays and keep them circulating by posting them on to each other.