All posts by K Bryan

Art Group Exhibition – June 2019

Art Group–

The Art group held their annual Art Exhibition at Sheepfair on Saturday June 15th 2019. We are very fortunate to have some Phoenix members who are also brilliant artists. They presented a wide rage of art styles, media and subjects. It was great to have so many visitors on the day, even though the weather was grim! It was lovely to have so many people come and support the event,

Thank you.

Photographic Competition 2019


Results—Winners—Congratulations to:-

Category 1– Person or PeopleWinner—Kath Robertson                                                               Category 2- Pets or Wildlife—Winner -Sandra Peers                                                                         Category 3- Landscapes– Winner -Kath Bryan                                                                                   Category 4- Flora—Winner Cynthia Abbott                                                                                               Category 5- Easter– Winner– Madeline Peers

Highly Commended:-

Jeff Wall, Diana Sanford, John Magill, Kath Robertson,                                                                          Brenda Page, Pierre Coutet, Marion Richards, John Magill,                                                                     Robert Abbott and Carol Peebles

Thank you so much to all those who took the time to enter the competition.

Bridge in the Spotlight – July 2019

Bridge A Bridge to brain power

Researchers have found some very good reasons to play bridge:

♣ Those who play more frequently score higher on cognitive tests.

♦ Bridge games offer intellectual and social stimulation on a routine basis.

♥ An area in the brain used in playing bridge stimulates the immune system.

Researchers suggest that is because players must use memory, visualization and sequencing.

Interested in learning to play bridge?If you have ever thought about learning to play, or getting a ‘taster’ of what is involved or want to start up again with a solid refresher of the basics, then join us

Bridge is a brilliant way to get to know other members, make lifelong friends and keep your mind fit and active. It is a thriving, growing and buzzing activity at the club.

Always Welcome

AGM September 2019

AGMIt’s coming around to that time again! September 19th 2019, Coffee Morning.

Positions on the committee– Any member of the club is eligible to put their name forward for any position. If you want to put your name forward please get in touch with Sue before the AGM

Theatre Update July 2019

The king and I (11th December) is sold out.

Only 13 people have expressed an interest in Les Misérables in Birmingham next July. We appreciate that it seems a long way off, but the theatre needs to be paid by August 4th this year. In order to keep travel costs down we must fill a 26-seater coach, so unless more people come forward, regretfully we shall have to cancel this trip.

We are looking at new shows for next year. Please let us know if there is anything that interests you.

Moira and Joy


From The Chair – July 2019

Hot and humid July sitting in the garden, as June didn’t end well for me. Walking Elsie, I went to grab her collar to stop her legging away from another dog ended up with snapped tendon in my pinkie finger. My first thought was at least it’s not my ‘racket’ arm. But In reality, with a splint on for 3 months, can’t hold a tennis ball /shuttlecock so out of action. Hence sitting in the garden writing this.

I hear the walking group enjoyed their coach/walking trip to Bewdley apparently there was a 1940s theme on at Arley station with child evacuees, land girls and even Winston Churchill in attendance.

June’s Coffee Morning, although low attendance, was excellent with the Lichfield Town Crier, (with a different hat on), he spoke about his childhood it was very funny, enough to make me laugh out loud.

The raffle was run by the Table tennis group and raised £60 for Acorns children’s hospice. For this month’s coffee morning,

Deryck has organised someone from the NHS to give a talk about ‘Everyone Wants To Be Healthy’.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Ivan Hughes, who has been sorting out all the many Phoenix trips for us, but is now retiring from the post. The trips already booked will still go ahead and then we will reassess the situation.

I’m away for this month’s coffee morning. So, have a good one. –


Knit & Natter – June 2019

Do you look forward to Thursday afternoons?

The members of the Phoenix Knit & Natter group certainly do!

We are a lovely, friendly group who help each other with a variety of crafts, not just knitting.

Sometimes we do a group project, mostly we “do our own thing.”

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will be made very welcome.

Thursdays, 2pm -4pm at Sheepfair.

Chat from Me – June 2019

Just returned home from a lovely week in Majorca at 27 degrees, I don’t think it’s stopped raining since I’ve got back and so cold. I’ve been well informed while I was away that that the quiz night was a brilliant night well done to Mike Paige for organising it, we made over £140 on tickets and £40 on the raffle. The winners a tie between (Jeff Wall, Pat Wall John Plester and Pat Plester) and (Sue Salt, Irene Salt, Christine Phillips, and Chris Foster) won chocolates. The runners up received a wooden spoon with sweets attached to it.

The May coffee morning with guest speaker Neil talking about his funny life experiences was interesting and the raffle ran by the keep fit group raised £65 .50 for the British Kidney Patients Association. Ken Knowles the Lichfield town crier is the guest speaker for the June coffee morning and we will also be announcing the winners of the photography competition.