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No. 126 April 2014
Chairman: Liz Lattimore [9260 1860] Vice Chair:Betty O'Rawe [90586439]
Secretary Arlene Spiers 90812741; Treasurer: Gavin Stewart 90660499;   Membership Sec: Mavis Turner 90798416


Please note that tea / coffee will be served at the monthly meetings 10.15 – 10.45 a.m. to allow official proceedings to begin promptly at 11.00 a.m

Please bring your own cup!


AGM The AGM will be held on 24th April at the monthly meeting.

Nomination forms for vacant positions on committee will again be available at the March meeting. Closing date for nominations is 2nd April.


All Weather Walkers Group

Please note Brenda McHugh has a new email address:

Thurs. a.m. - Short, flat walks with Amblers (Veronica Browne) or longer walks with Ramblers & ad hoc Smart Walks  (Brenda McHugh). 1st Thurs. of month Scramblers (Brian Bridge) 
Click here for details of current Smart Walk

Archaeology Group
Mon.7th April 10 a.m. The White House, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey.

History with a bit of Archaeology - £5 for tour and refreshments. Please contact convenors.

Art Appreciation
Mon. 14th April 10.30 am
Study morning at Belvoir. “Women in Art” – illustrated talk by Mary McFadden. Donation £1...
.  Please contact Ann .

Art Club.

The Club meets on Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm at Belvoir Players.  All media acceptable.

                    For the moment the Group has full capacity. ..

Book Group 1

“Stoner” by John Williams. Meet Mon. 7th April 8 p.m. at Briad McCallion’s home.

Book Group 2
“On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan. Meet Mon. 28th April 10.30am at Judith Loder’s home

Book Group 3

“The Gingerbread Woman” by Jennifer Johnston. Meet Tues. 29th April 2.00 pm in Finaghy Library.


Meets weekly on Fridays at 10.00 a.m. in a member’s house. For those with basic knowledge to develop their play and gain confidence.  For now the Group has capacity membership.

Duplicate Bridge

Meets each Friday 10am-12.30pm at St.Anne’s Hall, Dunmurry [at Blacks Road traffic lights].   For now we have maximum numbers. To be put on waiting list, please contact convenors.A small fee is charged to cover hall hire..

Brunch Group
Alternate Saturdays at 12 noon
29th March Cutters Wharf, Lockview Road, Belfast
12th April The Wallace, Riverside, Lisburn
26th April Secret Garden, Old Dundonald Road

Chatter Box

Fri. 1.30pm in Community Centre, St. John’s Church, Knockbreda. New group to explore and discuss topical issues and encourage active participation by all members.

Computer Group

The Working Group has not found it possible to organise a series of workshops, as had been hoped. Regrettably it has been decided that no further work will be undertaken at present.

.Concert/Theatre Group.

Wed. 9th April 1.05pm Ulster Orchestra, Lunchtime Concert - Ulster Hall. Tickets: £6. Lunch in Harlem afterwards.
Please contact Maureen

Sat. 12th April 2pm “Sive” by J.B. Keane at the Abbey Theatre. Dep. Belfast Central Sta.10.35am, return from Connolly Sta. 7.00pm. Tickets: £13.
Please contact Richard. .

Sun.13th April 7.45pm Theatre at the Mill: Ruby Wax – ‘Sane New World’. Tickets £15..
Please contact Maureen

Craft Group

Meet each Wed. at 10.30 a.m. in Ormeau Library   For all those interested in needlework, knitting and nattering! All new members will be welcome.  For more info contact Jill Quinn.


Creative Writing

Meets Ormeau Road Library 2-4 p.m. Monday.. Class is now full..

Film Group

Usually meets for cinema visits alternate Mondays. Check the Film page for notices. If you are interested please contact Daphne; alternatively if you give her your Email address at she will advise you.

Gardening Group

Fri.25th April 2.30pm Visit to Cedarwood Garden at Lorne House, Craigavad. Tour, tea/coffee: £6, tour only: £3. Please sign sheet or contact convenors.
Would those going on the Donegal trip in June (now fully booked) please meet convenors at Belvoir after the April meeting.

Italian Class

Italian class – Suspended until further notice.

Jazz Group

Thurs.8.30-11.00pm The Parador, Ormeau Road – Bourbon Swing Band with guest                    

Second & Last Fri. each month 8.30 – 11 pm East Belfast Jazz Club, Downshire Hall, Cregagh Road.

."Let's Go" Club.

Tues.29th April Visit to Shackleton Endurance Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire, €4.50. Dep. Belfast Central Sta.8 am Enterprise (& DART to Dun Laoghaire). Return 4.50 or 7 pm. Lunch option: Royal St. George Yacht Club, €11 approx. Afternoon: Sacred Heart Oratory (Celtic art & Harry Clarke Studio windows) – no charge.
Please contact Clare

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Literature Group

Wed.1030-12.30 at Finaghy Library.

For now the group has a capacity membership.

Military History Group
1100-1230 2nd/4th Friday each month. .Meets in Belvoir Players
Newcomers welcome

Pilates Group

Mon 2.00-3.00p.m. and Wed 2.00-3.00 p.m. at Belvoir Players
Thurs 2:00 - 3:00pm at Belvoir Players Our Wednesday & Thursday class still have a few free places. Please contact relevant. convenor..

Play Reading Group

Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30 pm at Convenor Meriel Grant’s home. New members & new ideas always welcome.

Rambling with a Sketch Book

Group meeets 2nd Sun. and last Tues. each month. Quick 10-minute sketches during the course of a walk. Check with convenor for details.

Singing Group

Meets each month in Belvoir Players. Next meetings 7:30 Wednesday 9th & 30th April. Ladies only, for the time being.

T'ai Chi
Wednesdays. 11.00am in Divis Community Centre, Ardmoulin Place. Cost: £1.
Fri. at 11.00a.m. Grove Well Being Centre Tel. 9072 6363 to check July/Aug. availability. tel. 9072 6363. Concession rate £2:10.  Newcomers please contact convenor

The Last Word

Our discussion group meets Fridays 1.30p.m.-3.00p.m. at Belvoir Players. The subject matter is wide-rangingi

The class now has capacity membership (but see Chatter-Box).

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Click here for contact details



11.00a.m. Thursday 24th April

VENUE : Belvoir Players Theatre, Belvoir Estate

Annual General Meeting
This Newsletter is circulated to all paid-up members.

All copy to the Editor Saturday 19th April

  Editor: Carol Rusk 028 9086 2129