Our Autumn 2020 walks

Covid-19 influenced our Autumn Walks with a vengeance!     

That did not stop us getting out and about, however, and our walks were managed within coronavirus guidelines 6-person rule and NFWI guidance for WI activities.  18 of our members, please note – not all at once, have taken part in one or more walks.   Recruitment of additional walk leaders has gone very well, and sincere thanks goes to those volunteers.

Pier to Aldwick Sage Fancy Dress Hat

Bognor Pier to Aldwick along the beach at low tide was the first walk.  As it coincided with a dress down day at Sage House, one of our WI charities, walkers wore unusual hats and raised £40.00 for their funds.   

Halnaker

Halnaker Windmill walk, on a bright sunny morning, was a tribute to our late member Stella.  The information our walk leaders share about key points on the walks, extended to a reading of a poem, written by Hillaire Belloc, about the similarity of Halnaker Windmill’s dereliction in 1923 to the state of the country at that time.

Middleton to Climping ACWW Walk – with Manuela

The erosion that the last winter’s storms caused at Climping shocked some of us on the walk along the shoreline from Middleton to Climping.   Does anyone know when Climping was spelt as Clymping?   Jan, our main walk leader, had to concede that Climping spelt with an ‘i’ seems to have been around longer than Clymping spelt with a ‘y’.   £41.50 was raised for ACWW, Associated Country Women of the World – we were taking part in Women Walk the World Day.

Pagham Harbour – with Heather

The next walk took us back to Pagham Harbour North Wall to Siddlesham Quay.   Sadly, no one saw the Cattle Egrets, that had recently arrived, with their yellow beaks – however, there was plenty of other wild life to spot, along with some rather tricky puddles!

Now looking forward to the rest of Autumn.   Details will be sent out shortly, and more WI members would be welcome.

Jan Marsden

The Return of the Upcycling Group

Lockdown thwarted the newly formed Upcycling Group, led by the lovely Sarah, after only one project. But we are WI and will not be kept down. Keeping to the “Group of 6” restriction, the group returned with a project to up-cycle jam jars into candle holders.

Sarah patiently led us through the process and we all got to try a glue gun….the glue is hot. In addition to bringing home some beautifully crafted candle holders it was an opportunity to catch up, chat and have a laugh. Such a tonic for your mental health in these surreal times.

Coming next…..a festive wreath.

Sue Harris

Films on TV w/e 25th July

With lockdown easing, and signs of rustling in the undergrowth from local cinemas, this will be my final ‘films on TV’ posting.
My hope is that I’ll soon be able to resume ‘normal service’ for our Flick Chicks group, with emails about upcoming films at the cinema. If you’d like to be added to the circulation list for trips to the Picturedrome and other local cinemas, please let me know via the comments section here, or by contacting a member of the committee.
Meanwhile, here are the best of this week’s TV screenings:
Sunday
  • Stand By Me – 4.25pm, Channel 5
Monday
  • Das Boot – 6.05pm, Sony Movies Classic
Tuesday
  • Odd Man Out – 4.35pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • Eddie the Eagle – 6.55pm, Film4
  • Love Actually – 10pm, Channel 5
Wednesday
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – 9pm, Horror
Friday
  • The Shining – 10.50pm, BBC1
  • For a Few Dollars More – 11.20pm, BBC2
Saturday
  • Zootropolis (animation) – 5pm, BBC1
  • The Black Orchid – 7.10pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • The Pelican Brief – 8.20pm, TCM Movies
  • You Only Live Twice (James Bond) – 9pm, ITV
  • The Post – 9.15pm, Channel 4
Karen

Films on TV w/e 18th July – and cinema news

It seems that the more the lockdown restrictions lift, the fewer good films there are to watch on TV. But I have managed to find a few to recommend this week:
Sunday
  • The Ipcress File – 3.45pm, BBC2
Monday
  • Joan of Arc – 2.55pm, BBC2
  • Macbeth (2015) – 11.10pm, Film4
Tuesday
  • Coogan’s Bluff – 10pm, ITV4
Wednesday
  • Crimson Tide – 9pm, ITV4
  • Dirty Dancing – 9pm, 5Star
Thursday
  • The Birdman of Alcatraz – 5.55pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • The First Wives Club – 7pm, 5Star
Friday
  • An Affair to Remember – 6.40pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • Good Will Hunting – 9pm, 5Star
Saturday
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – 2.05pm, BBC2
  • A Touch of Larceny – 6pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 9.15pm, Channel 4
  • Jackie – 11.10pm, Channel 4
In other news, I’m delighted to report that the Picturedrome will be reopening soon. Exact date TBC, but you can find more details here of the new post-lockdown measures they will have in place
Picturedrome cinema news

Karen

Films on TV, w/e 11th July

Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can get to the cinema. But meanwhile, here are the best of the films coming up on TV this week:
Sunday
  • The Truman Show – 2.30pm, Sony Movies
  • Ice Station Zebra – 3.40pm, BBC2
  • Erin Brockovich – 10.25pm, 5Star
Monday
  • Thelma and Louise – 11.05pm, Channel 5
Tuesday
  • Ex Machina – 11.15pm, Channel 4
Thursday
  • The History Boys – 10.40pm, BBC4
  • Dracula (Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing) – 11.10pm, Horror channel
Friday
  • Shirley Valentine – 10pm, Channel 5
  • Rush – 10.45pm, BBC1
Saturday
  • Monsters University (animation) – 5.15pm, BBC1
  • The Bridge at Remagen – 6.35pm, Paramount Network
  • From Russia With Love (James Bond) – 9pm, ITV
  • Good Will Hunting – 9pm, 5Star
Karen

Cinema news + Films on TV w/e 4th July

There is some light at the end of the cinema tunnel at last! In Chichester, Cineworld are reopening on July 10th, with new distanced seating and staggered film times planned.
New Park Cinema has been working with the Chichester Festival Theatre to arrange a ‘drive-in’ cinema experience in Northgate Car Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend (with tickets on sale in July).
I can find no news of our lovely local cinema, the Picturedrome – there are no recent updates on their website, facebook page or twitter feed. If anyone has any up-to-date information do please pass it along!
In the meantime, here’s my pick of the films coming up on TV over the next week:
Sunday
  • The Sting – 11.25am, ITV4
Monday
  • F/X: Murder by Illusion – 9pm, Paramount
Wednesday
  • For Your Eyes Only (James Bond) – 8pm, ITV4
Thursday
  • The Fugitive – 9pm, ITV4
  • Touching the Void – 10pm, Channel 4
Friday
  • Frozen II (animation) – 7pm, Sky Premiere
  • 3.10 to Yuma (2007 version) – 10.45pm, BBC1
  • Borg vs McEnroe – 11.20pm, BBC2
Saturday
  • The Jungle Book (2016 live action version) – 5pm, BBC1
  • Destry Rides Again – 5.55pm, TCM Movies
  • Dr No (the first James Bond film) – 8.30pm, ITV
  • The Goldfinch – 8pm, Sky Premiere
  • The Spy Who Came In From the Cold – 9pm, Talking Pictures TV

Films on TV: w/e 27th June

If you have Netflix and haven’t yet caught up with ‘Julie and Julia’, do take a look – it’s a lovely, feelgood film, just right for a bit of lockdown escapism.
Films to watch out for this week on TV include:
Sunday
  • The Magnificent Seven – 2pm, BBC2
  • The Train Robbers  2.50pm, BBC2
  • The Man in the Iron Mask – 3.55pm, Channel 5
  • All the Money in the World – 9pm, Channel 4
Monday
  • Hour of the Gun – 1.50pm, Paramount
  • Plenty – 11pm, Talking Pictures
Tuesday
  • The Devil and Miss Jones – 5.30pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • The Road – 9pm, Sony Movies
Wednesday
  • Highlander – 9pm, Horror channel
  • Mask – 11.30pm, Sony Movies Classic
Thursday
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets – 2.30pm, Talking Pictures
  • The Imitation Game – 6.45pm, Film4
  • To Sir, With Love – 9pm, Sony Movies
Friday
  • Downton Abbey – 8pm, Sky Premiere
  • The Lady in the Van – 10.45pm, BBC1
Saturday
  • Spectre (James Bond) – 8.30pm, ITV
  • The Girl on the Train – 9pm, Channel 4

The Book Group Meets Up Again

7 of us met yesterday on the Green at West Meads. Chairs, flasks and cakes.

We booked tickets at CFT for the Taxidermist ‘s Daughter in October before lockdown, and are hopeful we might still get to go.

Of course we talked about Clovid 19 and how it had affected us and our families.

We returned and exchanged some books, wipes always at the ready.

We aim to do it again next week. I am thankful for my WI friends who are always great company.

June Salter