Fizz and Float

A July evening saw a social get together in Gina’s garden, backing on to the prom in Felpham. Following in the tradition of previous year’s Gin and Swim and Pimms and Paddle came our Fizz and Float.

11 intrepid women left the safety of Gina’s garden, on to the prom, and into the sea for a swim.  After an initial chill when we got in, we had great fun swimming and floating around in the choppy waters.

Check out our video on YouTube – proof that we actually did get in!

Then back to Gina’s garden for fizz, nibbles and a long overdue catch up. 

The evening not only benefited members but also our two local charities with £80 raised for Sage House, and two boxes of donated food for the Bognor Foodbank.

Looking forward to next year already.

Words Sue Harris

Photos and Video Joyce Aird and Gina Fitch-Roy

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

Films on TV: w/e 20th June

Here are the best films I’ve spotted in the schedules for the coming week. If I’ve missed any you can recommend, please post in the comments below.
Sunday
  • The Big Country – 1.40pm, BBC2
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 7.30pm, ITV
  • Philomena – 10.30pm, BBC1
Monday
  • Cop Land – 10pm, ITV4
Tuesday
  • Chicken Run – 5.25pm, CBBC
Wednesday
  • The Social Network – 9pm, Sony Movies
  • Pale Rider – 10pm, ITV4
  • Angels and Demons – 11.05pm, 5Star
Thursday
  • The Fallen Idol, 2.45pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • Bullitt – 10pm, ITV4
  • Harry Brown – 11.05pm, 5Star
Friday
  • Notting Hill – 9pm, ITVBE
  • Face/Off – 9pm, Sony Movies
  • Selma – 11.20pm, BBC2
Saturday
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey – 2pm, Channel 5
  • Skyfall – 8.30pm, ITV

Walk Group back in action!

Bognor Regis WI Lock Down Walks

The corona virus had the potential to take so much from us, which meant we had to think differently.   The walk group was not going to be outdone.   Jan sent the usual gang of walkers, by email each month, photographic memories and notes about 3 walks we had completed over past years:   Graffham Wild Daffodil Wood, Angmering Bluebell Wood, and Pagham Harbour.  However, with the easing of lockdown guidelines, things changed.

We’re out and back together, socially distanced of course!   

Gill suggested a walk to Sue and, within days, Jan had an evening walk organised with military precision and within social distance guidelines. Last Monday 16 members split into 3 groups – 1 group starting from the Lobster Pot at Felpham, and 2 groups starting from the Waverly, at the end of the prom in Bognor, at staggered times.  

The cross-overs were always going to be a challenge – but they worked!    Individuals kept apart and, although greetings and a bit of chat were exchanged, there was no crowd gathering.   Some bought ice-cream or drinks at the Lobster Pot, others devoured Jan’s shortbread, and some had both!   

Sheila, Frances, and Flo

A lovely sunny evening along Bognor Regis beach at low tide, with plenty of space and only a slight breeze, made a perfect evening.   Everyone said how wonderful it was to walk along with others and chat.

Jan Marsden