Music Group September 2017

Five of us attended the September meeting of the Music Group, sadly Christine and Pat could not be with us.  Despite being few in number we had a good range of music to enjoy interspersed with refreshment, chat and laughter.

Rosalind chose Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, Andrias Schiff pianist with the Camerata Academica Salzburg.
Ann chose Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Nicola Benedetti violinist with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dorothy’s choices were Scherzo No.l. by Clara Schumann, Marina Kan Selvik, pianist, and the lst movement of Grieg’s Symphony in C minor played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sylvia chose “Where corals lie” and “The Swimmer” from Elgar’s Sea Pictures, sung by Janet Baker.
Margaret’s choice was Joaquin Turina’s Three Fantastic Dances, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Enrique Batiz.

Report by Margaret.

Music Club

A few of the music group attended a concert at the Minster in Newport to hear the pianist Varvara Maggs in Concert.
Born in St. Petersburg she was a legendary child pianist and studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire.   She now spends her time giving concerts in Great Britain and St. Petersburgh, Russia.  The recital included works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky.   What a fantastic pianist and what a wonderful, enjoyable time we had.

Report by Dorothy Maskell

Scrapbooks

All of Creeksides scrapbooks are now on-line. You can access these from the main menu above. I have split them up into annual files which you can view, download and even print if you want.

Sadly the years 1985 to 1991 are not available.

In some years where the original scrapbooks span two books for a particular year there may be more than one file available. Once you have navigated to the year you wish to view just click the scrapbook cover image and the file will open in a new tab in your browser. All the files are in PDF format so you will need a PDF Reader to view them. A link to Abobe Reader is provided for you to download the free app should you need it. Have fun.

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Creekside 50th Year Garden Party

Held in Wootton Methodist Church because of the inclement weather everyone enjoyed the 1960’s Theme.   The lively 60’s music , dress of many members,  and the afternoon tea reflected 1967, the year Creekside WI started.   The food included tinned salmon, egg and cress and ham sandwiches, cheese and pineapple on sticks etc.   Cakes were black forest gateau, fairy cakes and fruit cake.  Also on offer was trifle, orange jelly with mandarin oranges with carnation milk.

There was a wide variety of items on the sales stalls and competitions included, from 83 photographs of Wootton, taken by Sylvia Burrows, to find the treasure won by Shirley Worthington and guess the photographs of members taken in 1967.

The parade of those in 1960’s dress was won by Linda Flack and finally a toast to Creekside in its 50th birthday year. 

What a jolly afternoon we had!

C. Downie

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Party in the Park 2017

Sunshine and showers did not stop the intrepid members of Wootton Creek WI manning their gazebo at Party in the Park on Saturday 22nd of July. Despite the worsening weather conditions, a steady flow of passers by stopped to enjoy taking a risk on the Wine or Water stall, chose from the delicious cakes and biscuits to buy or dipped into the children’s Lucky Dip. There was also a choice of books, DVDs and jewellery and hand made crafts to purchase. Were you the lucky winner who found the lost watch somewhere in Wootton?


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Wonderful Wisley!

Wonderful Wisley! Creekside WI were off on their travels again and ‘Whew’ was it hot!


An excited and happy coach of members and visitors looked forward to the day and we were not disappointed. Our guides were very considerate, splitting us into two groups so that we could all hear and ask questions, succinct so that we could spend more time looking and kept information stops in the shade on what turned out to be the hottest area in England that day. It was slightly cooler in the magnificent glass houses! There are 240 acres divided into different areas to appreciate so we were able to see some of the preparation that goes into creating a new idea as well as some of the many beautifully established themed gardens, ponds and sculptures.

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Visit by Emsworth WI

Our President has been networking on the mainland. As a result, Creekside WI welcomed members of Emsworth WI to afternoon tea at Wootton Methodist Church Hall. Our visitors made their way to us by train, catamaran and bus spending time in Ryde enjoying the shops and lunch before they arrived. The committee and volunteers had laid a beautiful and inviting table with fresh flowers, four different mouthwatering sandwich flavours and delicious cakes. A real English tea at tea time. Members swopped information about their particular WI’s and began to make new friends while cups were filled.

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Kurling

Have you ever been Kurling? No, not the ice and brush type; Creekside WI play a version that is suitable for everybody whatever the age and physical ability. This month we welcomed members of Rookley WI to Wootton.

The evening began with a delicious supper during which there was plenty of chat, then we divide up into two teams. It is a very tactical game and if there is any doubt about the score THE TAPE MEASURE COMES OUT! Players could stand kneel or sit to send their stones ( not the really heavy kind) to the bullseye or past it if they were over enthusiastic.

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Crafting with Creekside W.I.

Creekside WI members are creatively crafty! This was reflected in the variety of beautiful crafts and skilled photography displayed at our recent monthly Meeting entitled ‘ Craft Competition’. We were proud to hear that Judges had commented on the high standard of the entries submitted.
Delicious Courgette and Lemon cakes, Viennese Whirls and Lemon Meringue Pies made mouths water and we were lucky enough to enjoy some of one of the ‘own recipe’ Bread Pudding entry at tea time.
Floral artists celebrated fifty years of Creekside WI with the use of golden yellow, red and white blooms teamed with a variety of foliage. Cards were cleverly used as inspiration for delicate displays and single stems were show to their advantage in carefully chosen containers.
Artistic members displayed drawings and paintings ranging from animals to landscapes and flowers using different preferred media.
Fear, Trees, Animals, Micro-shots, Textures in colour and black and white and A Group of People, offered members who are creative with a camera lots of scope for entries.
Very attractive Pom Pom Hats kept our knitters busy as well as texturised Twiddle Muffs for use by people with Dementia.
Last but certainly not least categories for ‘Any Other Crafts’ and ‘Novice’ enabled those with pottery, embroidery, creative glass, sewing and winding skills, AND, if they had never entered before, a chance to show off. PHEW!
Group Overall Results:
Cookery 1st. Ann Pearson. 2nd. Dorothy Maskell
Craft 1st. Cheryl Howell. 2nd. Linda Flack
Flower Arrangement 1st. Dorothy Maskell 2nd.Ann Parker
Photography. 1st. Daphne Williams. 2nd.Christine Tipple
Novice Sylvia Burrows

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