Virtual Events at the Hall: Paradise Found, with Robin Smith

Tuesday 16th February, in the afternoon. Wye Valley Women’s online event this month features a talk by award winning wildlife cameraman and director of photography Robin Smith, who will be presenting Paradise Found, featuring pictures from his film about birds of paradise. (This was originally scheduled for a live meeting last March.)

The meeting is open to all, and there’s no charge, although donations to Wye Valley Women are appreciated from non-members (£2 is suggested).

The session will begin at 2.15pm to give time to chat and socialise before the talk begins at 2.30pm.

To book contact Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com. A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Wye Valley members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)

For a taster see Robin’s website – robinsmith.tv


Virtual Events at the Hall: Tues 19 January ‘Forgotten Little Creatures’

Wye Valley Women are hosting an online talk, via the Village Hall’s Zoom account, by zoologist and wildlife photographer Victoria Hillman, who will be telling us about her ongoing long term project, Forgotten Little Creatures. Victoria brings together photography and science to celebrate plants, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles in a fascinating and inaccessible way.

Victoria’s description of the talk: “Forgotten Little Creatures is an exciting project that celebrates all the smaller things that we have around us with creative photography, interesting scientific and historical facts, the stories behind the images and how we can help the wildlife around us. By encouraging others to find and understand the importance of these smaller species I hope that they will help protect them and their habitats for future generations to enjoy and the health of our local ecosystem.”

The meeting is open to all, and there’s no charge, although donations to Wye Valley Women are appreciated (£2 is suggested).

The session will begin at 2.15pm so that you have plenty of time to work out how to do things before the talk begins at 2.30pm, or have a quick chat with people you haven’t seen for a while.

To book contact Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com. A link will be sent to you to join the event.

More information about Victoria and the project can be found here on her web site vikspics.com

Wye Valley Women March Meeting: Robin Smith

Event cancelled: a message from Wye Valley Women:

In light of the current health situation and after careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the meeting next Tuesday 17th. It wasn’t an easy decision and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We know that Robin Smith is a popular speaker and that many people will be disappointed. We’re hoping we can say it’s postponed rather than cancelled, and that we’ll be able to arrange another date for his talk.


The March meeting of Wye Valley Women will be held on Tuesday 17th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall (doors open at 7:15).

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The speaker is award winning wildlife cameraman Robin Smith, who will be showing pictures from a film he made about birds of paradise. For a taster see Robin’s website – robinsmith.tv

Everyone welcome. Non-members £3

Wye Valley Women: Blood Bikes Wales

Blood Bikes WalesWye Valley Women will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday February 18th at 7:30 in the Village Hall.  The speaker is coming from Blood Bikes Wales, an entirely volunteer organisation helping the NHS reduce the costs of transferring blood, emergency medicines and other health requirements around Wales.  They will be coming on one of their motorbikes so we have a chance to get a close view of an emergency bike!

On Thursday February 13th, they will be holding theirr monthly Coffee, Cake and Create session in the Village Hall starting at 2pm – an opportunity to bring along an art or craft project and enjoy a chat while you work on it.  Everyone is welcome.

Walk & Talk with Wye Valley Women Tuesday 1st October

AutumnleavesSmallThe Wye Valley Women’s October walk and talk will meet, as usual, outside the Village Hall at 9:30am on Tuesday 1st October.  This will be a stroll through Trellech Woods. There will be no stiles and plenty of opportunities to make the walk longer or shorter, depending on how people feel.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

The leaves are starting to turn so if the weather is nice we should see lots of signs of autumn.

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Quilting Skills with Wye Valley Women: 17 September

quiltingThe next Wye Valley Women meeting will be in the Village Hall on Tuesday 17th September at 7:30pm, when the speaker will be Sue Falconer who will be well known to many in the village.  Sue’s talk is entitled “Quilting not Patchwork”

Quilting is a centuries old skill.  After a brief, illustrated history of this fascinating, skill Sue will outline the main hand quilting techniques and their potential uses. Samples of different techniques and a range of quilted items will be on display.

 

Walk & Talk: Tuesday 3 September

walk-dog-clipartThe Wye Valley Women’s monthly Walk and Talks are resuming in September.  The first walk will be next Tuesday 3rd September when we will do a figure-of-eight walk through the woods towards New Mills.  There are no stiles and some gentle gradients which we will take slowly!

Meet as usual at 9:30am outside the Village Hall.

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and sensible footwear.

Everyone welcome, including dogs on leads.

 

Wye Valley Women: July Walk & Talk

walking-outside-clipart-5On Tuesday 2nd July we will meet as usual at 9:30am outside the Village Hall and go for a short 2-3 mile walk locally.  We’ll decide nearer the day on the exact route, depending on the weather, but it won’t be strenuous.

As always, please wear sensible footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Toffees and mint imperials will be provided!

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Wye Valley Women: June’s Walk & Talk

nature-walk-clipart-43The Wye Valley Women’s monthly Walk and Talk will take place on Tuesday 4th June

Please note we are meeting at a different time and venue from usual.

The group will meet at Trellech Methodist Church car park at 11.00.  From The Narth you can catch the 10.46 bus.

The walk will be about 3 miles, flat and only a couple of stiles to negotiate.

We will head over to Trellech Tump then onto the busy B4293 for 100yrds past Trellech Surgery to cross a couple of fields (one of which is Wet Meadow reserve managed by Monmouthshire Meadows Group).   Finally on good forest tracks to reach the GWT New Grove Meadows reserve hopefully to see a wonderful display of wild orchids.  Don’t forget your camera!

You can return to The Narth on the 13.40 bus.

Sturdy footwear is advisable and dress for the weather!

For further information contact Jill on 01600 860684.

The timing of the walk means that those who wish could have a pub lunch at The Lion.  Please let Jane know if you would like to do this and they will book a table – 861974