Felmersham Gravel Pits Nature Reserve
Join us for our next summer event evening walk on Tuesday 26th June.
The nature reserve is an area of various habitats including lakes and the river Great Ouse. It is known for its range of birds and flowers.
It is recognised as one of the best places in Bedfordshire to see dragonflies and damselflies.
We will meet outside the reserve at 6.30pm.
To find it, take the road from Felmersham towards Sharnbrook. The nearest postcode is MK44 1JW. Cross the bridge over the river onto the Causeway. Continue past the raised walkway and ahead on the left you will see a lane just before open fields. Opposite is the entrance gate into the reserve.
We will park and meet up on the lane.
Please contact Linda on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming so we make sure we all meet up before setting off.
We look forward to another walk in good company and, hopefully, again with perfect evening weather.
For our next summer event join us next Tuesday, 19th June at 6.30pm for a riverside walk.
Beginning at the Twin Bridges in Oakley (Church Lane MK43 7RU – past the church on the road towards Bromham and Stevington) we will walk alongside the River Great Ouse towards Stevington.
Our route will take us past Stevington windmill.
Moira and Clive will be our guides for the evening.
There is some parking by the bridges, otherwise park by the church or in the village. We will meet up by the bridges.
Please contact Linda on email@example.com if you are coming so we know to expect you.
Pole to Pole
Wildlife photographer, Ursula Clare Franklin brings her stunning photographs to St Paul’s, Bedford for 3 days only, 22-24 June 2018.
Ursula loves focusing on the detail that the naked eye often misses, for example the hairs on the legs of insects and the stamens of flowers.
Since early childhood Ursula has spent time in the countryside, developing a real love of nature.
Ursula lives in the Quantcocks from where she often heads for the Exmoor National Park, a photographer’s paradise with its red deer, ponies and birdlife.
She also loves taking photographs further afield and has travelled from the Arctic to Antarctica with many places in between hence the exhibition title ‘Pole to Pole’.
Come along and see Ursula’s wonderful nature photography for yourself.
Open Daily Friday 22-Saturday 23, 10-4, Sunday 24 June, 2-4
Admission £1 (children under 16 FREE)
St Paul’s church, St Paul’s Sq, MK40 1SQ
Supper with Music Friday 22nd June 7 for 7.30 pm
Come and hear Ursula talk about her work at St Paul’s church, listen to Cantamus Chamber (3) choir sing, eat a delicious supper AND see the exhibition all for only £25.00 (pre booked).
A few tickets still available, Tel 01234 340163
In aid of St Paul’s church and Bedford Hospitals Charity.
Ursula was a chorister at St Paul’s Bedford whilst her late husband Ralph Franklin was its organist.
All images are for sale and commissions taken for different sizes and canvases.
There is also an extensive range of greetings cards for sale and a 2019 ‘Pole to Pole’ calendar of some of Ursula’s favourite images from her recent travels.
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Of course, the event on 9th and 10th June is the International KITE festival, not a balloon in sight.
Just a quick update to let you know of some summer events coming up in the next few weeks.
9th and 10th June International Kite Festival at Russell Park
12th June Evening walk to Woburn Safari Park – an opportunity to photograph woodland, wild flowers, rhododendrons and any wildlife we come across from the perimeter of the park. Meet at Horsepool Lane, Husborne Crawley, MK43 0XD at 6.30. Please contact Linda via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are going so we know who to expect.
17th June 10k run in Russell Park
23rd and 24th June Classic and Sports Car Show at Bicester
24th June Haynes Village 100 Festival of Motoring
Please go to the website, news > summer activities for further details of all these events.
Any ideas you have for other summer outings, please contact Bruce and Linda on email@example.com. If you would like to organise an event, please let us know.
We need your images! After attending an event, please send in up to 10 images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can be found on the website – go to galleries, events for submission guidelines.
Looking forward to seeing you at an event soon.
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Kirtlington Park Polo Club Open Day
On next Sunday 27th May, Kirtlington Park Polo Club, Oxfordshire are holding an open day to which we are invited (to take photographs that is, not play polo!) Doors open at 12.00.
The day’s polo provides a perfect backdrop for lots of fun activities including the KPPC dog challenge, raffle, half time treasure hunt and many more.
The club house bar will be open all day and Oxford Fine Dining will be providing delicious food.
Several members went to last year’s event and had a very successful day.
This is only a week away so please contact Bruce as soon as possible via email@example.com so he can co-ordinate arrangements.
Keep checking the website for further summer events.
You may well remember the excellent talk we had not too long ago from Sue Bishop and her delightful flower photography.
Bruce has been in touch with her and she has agreed to run a one day workshop for us at Kathy Brown’s garden.
We don’t have a date as yet and the cost will be in the region of £25 plus entry to the garden, depending upon how many attend – the more of us there are, the lower the price.
So that Bruce can assess levels of interest, please get in touch with him as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep checking the calendar and summer events pages on the website for the current list of summer events. The list will be updated regularly.