Although you may associate Muddy Matches with more muddy activities, “curling up with a good book” is a very popular activity with our members.
In celebration of our book loving members and of World Book Day on 7th March 2013, here is a list of literary festivals in 2013 that are perfect for a date or for meeting up with new friends: › Continue reading
How can I help?
If you’re male, single and fancy meeting with the lovely CTS in London, she is looking for men to join her for dates between 11pm on Friday 28th February and midnight on Saturday March 1st 2013. Dates will last approximately 45 minutes and will be at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington. You might also earn yourself a place on her blog and Twitter feed. Get in touch with CTS by clicking here.
If you don’t fancy being one of CTS’s 25 dates, you can sponsor her through Just Giving or by texting “DATE52 £5″ to 70070.
To find out more about the challenge, take a look at CTS’s blog, entitled 52 First Dates.
Don’t forget to let us know if you’re taking part, we’d love to hear all about it!
On Monday 18th June 2012, I (MM’s Lucy) embarked on a 1040 mile bike ride from Lands End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland. Along with my brother Andrew and two friends, Simon and Miles, we aimed to cycle roughly 100 miles a day for 10 days and end up at the glorified car park that is John O’Groats on Wednesday 27th June.
Our friends at the RABI have come up with great new fundraising idea that also focuses on bringing art into the countryside.
As RABI Regional Officer Milly Wastie explains, “the idea of ‘Art in the Box’ is to encourage farmers to clear out any spare loose boxes or stables they may have and turn them into miniature art galleries to host their own art exhibitions. It would be absolutely wonderful if farmers up and down the country get behind Art in the Box, it is a very straight forward event to organise, and one that could be hugely effective in raising much needed funds. Not only will ‘Art in the Box’ bring art into the countryside but it would also encourage people from towns and cities to venture into the country too.”
The first ‘Art in the Box’, which is to be held at Pastures Farm in Grendon, Northamtonshire in July, will feature 30 local artists, all of whom will be exhibiting a maximum of three pieces each. Money will be raised by charging exhibitors a small hanging fee and taking commission on any picture that is sold. In addition, visitors to the ‘Art in the Box’ will be asked to buy an exhibition sheet.
‘Art in the Box’ will be held at Pastures Farm, Grendon, Northampton NN7 1JD from 1st – 8th July and will be open daily from 2pm – 6pm. More information is available from Debbie Skinner, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07890 917325.
Anyone wanting to organise their own Art in the Box exhibition in aid of RABI in the East Midlands should contact Milly Wastie on 07525 323450 or email: email@example.com.