March Ramble, Coates – Tarlton

Thursday 23rd March
Ramblers Group

Coates – Tarlton

led by Mary Saunders (see a copy of the poster here)

A fairly comfortable ramble both in distance and terrain. We will go over the railway to Coates Church and meander through the woodland eventually picking up the path towards Tarlton and back down the slope to the pub.
Lunch after at The Tunnel House, menu choices to be made at the pub before setting off. (There is a website for a preview but menus were not up-to-date).

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

After a wet start to the morning, we were lucky that the rain had stopped and the sun came out during the morning.  We walked 4.5 miles from Tunnel House, near Coates, across fields and along muddy woodland paths eventually picking up part of the Macmillan Way until we reached the village of Tarlton.  We had a look inside the tiny little church there, before returning across the fields to the pub which provided some excellent food.

2017 AGM

Annual General Meeting

Monday April 10th, 2017
6.45pm in the Town Hall

6.45pm – open for refreshments
7.15pm – AGM business begins

Followed by Ann Taylor’s presentation about The Walled Garden Project at the Museum in the Park.

(A copy of the poster can be found here)

February Ramble, Woodchester – Selsley

Thursday 23rd February
Ramblers Group

Woodchester – Selsley

led by Allison Hope (see a copy of the poster here)

Our February ramble was a 5 mile walk starting in North Woodchester.  We walked through fields and woodland leading up on Selsley Common, where the strong winds from ‘Storm Doris’ made the going quite difficult, until we descended again through the Vineyards leading down to Woodchester Park and South Woodchester.  From there we returned to our starting point and then drove back to the Britannia Inn, Nailsworth for our lunch.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

May Theatregoers – Out Of Order

Theatregoers Group
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Out Of Order

Malvern Theatre, 2.30pm
(Depart from Nailsworth at 12.30pm)

£40 – Book and pay by 20th February 2017

When a Government Junior Minister plans to spend the evening with one of the Opposition’s typists in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window. Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, things quickly go from bad to worse.

This stellar company includes Arthur Bostrom, best known for his iconic role as ‘Officer Crabtree’ in classic sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo, as the ‘Hotel Manager’, alongside Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as ‘George Pigden’; Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass) as ‘Mrs Willey’; Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street) as ‘Richard Willey’; Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives) as ‘Jane Worthington’; James Holmes (Miranda) as the ‘Waiter’; Elizabeth Elvin as ‘Nurse Foster’; Jules Brown as ‘Ronnie Worthington’, and David Warwick as ‘The Body’. Completing the cast are Raphael Bar, Simon Murray, and Kate Sawyer.

Recognised as ‘the master of farce’ (The Telegraph), Ray Cooney’s credits also include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Move Over Mrs Markham.

March Theatregoers – Nell Gwynn

Theatregoers Group
Wednesday 15th March 2017

Nell Gwynn

Malvern Theatre, 2.30pm
(Depart from Nailsworth at 12.30pm)

£38 – Book and pay by 26th January 2017

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gywnn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre.

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s warm hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. Starring Oliver Award nominated actress Laura Pitt Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.