Dulwich Picture Gallery Trip – January 2018

An interesting and full day out to Dulwich and the Picture Gallery. We started with a guided tour of the gallery looking at the most notable paintings in the permanent collection and learning about the history of how it all come to be. We then visited the Tove Jannson exhibition which showed her to be an artist of diverse styles – there were painted portraits and landscapes as well as the more graphic Moomins, for which she is famous. Some of us then went on to the Crown and Greyhound for a hearty pub lunch after the excellent gallery shop.

Happy New Year!

We hope all our members had fantastic break. We will be back on Thursday 18th January (please don’t be confused by date on image!) with a beginners session of Iyengar Yoga with senior teacher Wendy McGuire . In the meantime, we have almost completed our programme for 2018 meetings, please see our website events page for… Continue reading

Carolyn’s Christmas Fizz

    1. Bellini Cocktail The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink colour reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini. The classic recipe is 2 parts Prosecco – or any… Continue reading

Prepping the wreaths!

Busy preparing the rings ahead of our wreath making workshop at our December meeting this Thursday. Our committee meeting became a moss party- we also sampled the Bellini cocktail we will be serving to make sure everything is just so! Please remember to bring your pinny, secateurs (or scissors), gloves plus any foliage to personalise… Continue reading