'Inspired Landscapes' Amateur Painting Competition 2016

'Inspired Landscapes' Amateur Painting Competition 2016

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!

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Create a Miniature Garden Competition 2016

Create a Miniature Garden Competition 2016

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.

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Big Read 2016 – The book list is out!

Big Read 2016 – The book list is out!

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!

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Best-selling crime novelist confirmed for Brighton annual National Conference

Best-selling crime novelist confirmed for Brighton annual National Conference

We are excited to announce that the international best-selling crime novel author Peter James has agreed to be one of our speakers at the Annual Conference in June.

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Sounds like it is going to really interesting, and such a brave man to face the vast audience of women! Definitely a date for the ... Read More
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Short Story Competition 2015

Short Story Competition 2015

The Short Story Competition 2015 had as it’s theme, ‘Freedom’. Members were asked to enter a short story of 2,000 words or less for the chance to win two nights B&B for two people at Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire, Wales. Sittingbourne member, Jill Sidders, won the competition with her story Freedom lost and Freedom gained.

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Christmas Colouring Competition 2015

Christmas Colouring Competition 2015

Our Christman Colouring Competion 2015 was 'WIN a colouring experience worth £25!'

The winner received colouring books and a complete colouring kit – including metallic pencils.

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Guest — Linda McGee
Colouring is such a wonderful relaxing therapeutic pastime. It takes me back to happy days as a Graphic Design student in the 70's... Read More
Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:31
Guest — Pual
This news is about Christmas Coloring Competition 2015. I think this competition is very important to show your talent to others. ... Read More
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I had a great time talking to people in the book store who were browsing this colouring section of books. They were keen to tell m... Read More
Sunday, 24 January 2016 17:47
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Telephone Treasure Trail clues and answers now available!

Telephone Treasure Trail clues and answers now available!

This year the Telephone Treasure Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary! It was initially organised by Abbots Langley member Caroline Bloomer with 231 groups taking part. Because of its great success, it turned into an annual event and now – 20 years on – almost 400 groups took part. This year was organised by Crewe & District NWR.

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Not the easiest temporary password to get logged in again!
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:56
Elizabeth Hassall
I agree with Carole Ross with regard to temporary password!!!
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 22:00
Margaret Wall
Our group thought the quiz was extremely difficult although seveal of us are very interested in art- in fact we gave up altogether... Read More
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:53
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2016 theme is all about relativity

2016 theme is all about relativity

In 2016 it will be 100 years since Einstein published his theory of general relativity. It followed his theory of special relativity published in 1905. Both theories are rather complicated, but basically Einstein argued, in the theory of special relativity, that things like time and space are relative to the state (speed) of the observer – space contracts and time dilates when travelling close to the speed of light.

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They may have been but have not arrived yet! Dee
Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:27
Guest — Dilys Farrant
I have just taken on the LO job at Portishead and have been delighted to have the stimulus of the Relativity idea. My first real v... Read More
Friday, 23 October 2015 20:25
Guest — Lynne Emmerson
One comment - does the conference always have to be in the south. Since I joined it has never come up anywhere near the north-east... Read More
Monday, 09 November 2015 16:08
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Women Against the Odds

Women Against the Odds

In the spirit of NWR’s 2015 theme of Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights, NWR Warwickshire & West Midlands have organised a superb Area Day on Saturday 10 October 2015 promising to be both informative and stimulating.

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Lots in the news today about suffragettes the film Suffragette opens the London Film Festival. The granddaughter of Emmeline Pankh... Read More
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Thank you to everyone that attended our Area Day on Saturday. Our two Speakers were both very interesting and the comparison betwe... Read More
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A Good Read returns in October with a stellar lineup

A Good Read returns in October with a stellar lineup

A Good Read returns on Saturday 3 October 2015 in the tiny county of Rutland at the Greetham Golf Hotel for day filled with literary stimulation and interactive workshops.

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I took my mum with me to the Conference Location yesterday to check out the facilities in readiness for my workshop on the 3rd Oct... Read More
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Thanks Ilana. Interesting to see that photograph showing us what Elizabeth Gaskell looked like. ... Read More
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Curled up and cozy and having a Big Read?

Curled up and cozy and having a Big Read?

Has your group chosen a book from the Grantham group's proposed list for The Big Read 2015? We look forward to reading your reviews so please remember to send them to the NWR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 14 September so that we can include them in the Autumn issue of NWR magazine.

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Members of Alrewas Group (in Staffordshire) read The Last Runaway which led to an excellent discussion about slavery, Quakers, a w... Read More
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National Conference & AGM in Glasgow – A shining success!

National Conference & AGM in Glasgow – A shining success!

The NWR National Conference & AGM 2015 took place in Glasgow on Saturday 20 June in the beautiful and historic Grand Central Hotel. The trustees, staff and conference committee were delighted to welcome 260 members. Many made a weekend of it and enjoyed wraparound events including a guided tour of Glasgow’s historical sites.

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NWR Short Story Competition 2015: Freedom

NWR Short Story Competition 2015: Freedom

Do you have a way with words? Enter our short story competition for the chance to win two nights B&B for two people at Gladstone's Library, kindly donated by the Library.

Your story needs to be 2000 words or less and titled, Freedom. Other than that, let your imaginations run wild!

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NWR Photography Competition 2015 'A Flash of Colour': The results

NWR Photography Competition 2015 'A Flash of Colour': The results

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NWR Photography Competition 2015 is Lynn Welsher for her photo, The Acer Leaves.

The theme was ‘a flash of colour’ and the judges, artist Kate Lycett and photographer Alison Walker, were looking for inspiration, originality and quality. Thank you to everyone who entered. Both the quality and number of entries we received were extremely high, which made judging very difficult. 

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I was really delighted and very surprised when I had the phone call from Trustee Jeanette House telling me I had won the competiti... Read More
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:53
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We’re going to Glasgow - are you coming?

We’re going to Glasgow - are you coming?

This year’s NWR National Conference will be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow at the Grand Hotel and will be on the theme of 'Diverse Connections’. We have some excellent speakers already confirmed and events will include guided tours of Glasgow’s historical sites, an evening meal and of course a quiz.

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I would add The House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park. Unique and stunning.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:33
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If you're interested in all things canal-related, why not pop over to Falkirk to visit the Falkirk Wheel (boat lift linking the Un... Read More
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Celebrating International Women's Day: Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson

Celebrating International Women's Day: Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson

To mark International Women’s Day on the 8 March, Trustee, Jeanette House visited St Mary’s Church in Morpeth to learn about suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson.

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I didn't celebrate International Women's Day. But I went to Aintree on 11th April for the Grand National with my family, this was ... Read More
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Mary Stott Award 2014

Mary Stott Award 2014

In 2014 Carol Crane received the Quaich and book tokens for setting up the Rosie Crane Trust which supports bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age. She told us about her experiences...

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Steph Savill
You deserve this Carol after such unimaginable grief. What an amazing way to celebrate your daughter's all too short life.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 15:08
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Theme 2015: Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights

Theme 2015: Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights

This year's theme is Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It was authenticated on June 19th 1215 at Runnymede by the Great Seal of King John.  

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The website at Lincoln Castle Museum is a good starting point to investigate Magna Carta - http://www.visitlincoln.com/magnacarta ... Read More
Monday, 16 February 2015 18:01
Kim Kitson
A good summary of King John and the Magna Carta can be found by watching Horrible Histories - Magna Carta Special on iPlayer. If ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 20:49
Judith Roddis
If you live near Lincoln, a visit to the Castle is well worth the entrance fee. 5 of us visited recently. We viewed the Magna Cart... Read More
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Themed Evening 2015: Japan

Themed Evening 2015: Japan

Have you started thinking about your group's themed evening? Here are a few facts and figures to get you started!

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Elizabeth Carless
That is some useful information - thanks to whoever has done some research. We have a themed evening planned.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:37
Judy Windwood
Thanks for this start! we have a themed evening in the programme but we need to sort the details of it!
Monday, 26 January 2015 15:12
Julie Berry
I'd be interested in Japan and whaling as a sub topic.
Monday, 16 February 2015 13:57
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Are we extroverts? Aspects of Personality Day conference report

Are we extroverts? Aspects of Personality Day conference report

More than 145 NWR members (and a few non-members) from across the UK gathered at Chafyn Grove School Salisbury on October 25th to consider various aspects of ‘who we are’.

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