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Events Diary 

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Last updated 14th September 2017


February 2017
1st        PORTRAIT OF A LADY - Middlethorpe Hall, York
2nd       A VERY VICTORIAN LADY - Hands on History Museum, Hull
7th        DESTINATION: UNKNOWN - 1940s writing workshop
            Harrogate Ladies College
8th        FROCKS ON PARADE - Osprey Luncheon, Brantingham
11th      TEA GOWNS & TEATIME - Bagshaw Museum, Batley
12th     DRESSED TO IMPRESS - Darlington Head of Steam Museum
22nd    JOLLY HOCKEYSTICKS - Wakefield Museum
25th    FABULOUS FIFTIES - Kiplin Hall, nr Richmond
28th    DRESSED TO IMPRESS - Gateshead Central Library

March 2017
2nd      TITANIC - Nelson Dinner Club
3rd       AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - The Word, South Shields
8th       WOMEN AND THE GREAT WAR - Wakefield Cathedral
9th       JANE AUSTEN'S LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE - Tangent club
11th     SILK - Durham Embroiderers Guild
12th    A VERY VICTORIAN LADY - Oakwell Hall, Batley
21st     DRESSED TO IMPRESS - Wallsend Customer First Centre
            Society (Northern Branch)  
28th     PINK, THE TRUE STORY - Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
29th    PINK, THE TRUE STORY - NYFEWI, Scarborough
30th     TITANIC - Tickhill Library, Doncaster  

April 2017
4th     JOLLY HOCKEYSTICKS - West Yorkshire Fed WI, Ilkley
6th     TEA GOWNS & TEATIME - Guisborough Women's Luncheon Club
7th     AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - Middlethorpe Hall, York
22nd    FROCKS ON PARADE - Creswell Social Centre, Crewswell, Derbys.
23rd    FABULOUS FIFTIES - * special fundraising event for the Friends of
            Richardson hospital* Barnard Castle 
26th    WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION lecture, University of East Anglia

May 2017
6th       AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - St Michael's Church Lichfield
8th      AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - Forest Group WI
  AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - Cameo Group, Mansfield
16th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - North Shields Customer First Centre
18th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Gateshead Central Library
19th    FABULOUS FIFTIES - Fundraising luncheon at Wetherby Golf Club
22nd    DRESSED TO IMPRESS - Sandhurst Library, Bracknell
23rd    DRESSED TO IMPRESS - Woodley Library, Reading

June 2017
11th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Potteries Museum & Gallery, Stoke
14th    FABULOUS FIFTIES - Callerton Garden & Flower Club
16th    DRESSED TO IMPRESS -  Thornaby Central Library 
20th    PINK: THE TRUE STORY - Market Bosworth Festival
22nd    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Hartlepool Central Library
24th    FAIRYTALE FASHION - Norwich Costume & Textile society
28th    FROCKS ON PARADE - Guisborough NAFAS
29th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley
30th    TITANIC - Middlethorpe Hall, York

July 2017
5th     BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Social Lites WI, Flixton
6th     BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
15th    V for VICTORY - The Minton Centre, Hartshill, Stoke
20th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Doncaster Mansion House
21st    TITANIC - The Word, South Shields
28th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Bettys Tearooms, Harrogate
           7.30pm presentation and 3 course dinner
            Tel. (01423) 814070

August 2017
1st       'ALL WRITERS GREAT AND SMALL' - Yorkshire Day celebration
            Middlethorpe Hall York    
14th    PINK: THE TRUE STORY - Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough
16th    TEA GOWNS & TEATIME - Aldermaston Parish Hall
17th    TEA GOWNS & TEATIME - Phyllis Court Members Club, Henley
19th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

September 2017
8th       BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Middlethorpe Hall, York
16th    GOTHIC FOR GIRLS - The Mission Theatre, Bath
            * part of the Jane Austen Festival *
            6pm presentation  Jane Austen Festival programme 2017  
18th    THE RED RIBBON - Hawthorn High School, Pontypridd  
19th    THE RED RIBBON - Highfields High School, Matlock
21st    Publication of THE RED RIBBON novel  pre-order here
23rd    THE RED RIBBON - Children's Books Ireland Conference, Dublin
            In conversation with YA author Anna Carey 
24th    THE RED RIBBON - Leicestershire & Rutland WI
            Lunch & presentation
26th    THE RED RIBBON - Ringwood Library
28th    THE RED RIBBON - Coombe Girls School, New Malden
29th    V FOR VICTORY - Poppleton Historical Society
            The Tithe Barn, Poppleton
            7.30pm dinner and presentation
            Contact Julian Crabb (01904) 798868 (ansaphone)

October 2017
4th       THE RED RIBBON - Lichfield Library, The Friary
            7pm presentation   Tel. (01543) 510700
5th      THE RED RIBBON - Darby & Joan Hall, Cottingham
            7.30pm presentation  Tel. Val Wright (01482) 843976
6th        THE RED RIBBON - The Word, South Shields
            7pm presentation         Booking details
7th       FABULOUS FIFTIES - Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
            3pm presentation  Tel (01423) 556188  museums@harrogate.gov.uk
9th       THE RED RIBBON - Middlesbrough Central library
            7pm presentation
            Tel. Ruth Cull 01642 729409  ruth_cull@middlesbrough.gov.uk
12th    AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - National Trust Assoc. York
            St Edward the Confessor Community Hall, York
14th    THE RED RIBBON - Wakefield Library, Wakefield One
            2pm presentation  wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk
            Tel (01942) 305376
19th    THE RED RIBBON - Tickhill Library, Doncaster
            2pm presentation
20th    PORTRAIT OF A LADY - The Early Dance Circle
            Riley-Smith Hall, Tadcaster   8pm presentation
            ** LAST CHANCE TO SEE **
            Society (Scottish Branch)  Edinburgh
            2pm presentation.  Contact Ann Bates figment1@btinternet.com
24th    THE RED RIBBON - Gateshead Central Library
            6.30pm presentation  Tel. (0191) 43382420
            or book online www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson
25th    OH MY POOR NERVES! - Heart of Tyne WI, Riding Mills
26th    THE RED RIBBON - Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
            7.30pm presentation   www.tulliehouse.co.uk
28th    THE RED RIBBON - Dunnington Library Reading Room
            7pm presentation info&tickets  

November 2017
1st        WISH YOU WERE HERE... - Scarborough Ladies Luncheon Club
2nd      THE RED RIBBON - Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
            2pm presentation
2nd      THE RED RIBBON - Whitley Bay Customer First Centre
            7pm presentation  Library.Events@northtyneside.gov.uk
            Tel. (0191) 6435390
4th       THE RED RIBBON - SYFWI - Rockingham Centre, Barnsley
7th        THE RED RIBBON - St Mary's Parish Church, Barnard Castle
            1940s event hosted by World War II Operations
            Tel. Iris Hillery 07919 344845  iris@ajalon.co.uk
8th       JOLLY HOCKEYSTICKS - Birmingham Federation of Townswomens'
            Guilds  2pm presentation.  Carr's Lane Church centre
9th       TITANIC The Yorkshire Club, The Parsonage, Escrick
            Tel. Jane Issot (01904) 488174  ** LAST CHANCE TO SEE **
11th     BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Ripon & District U3A
            St John's Chapel, Bondgate  10.30am
16th     THE RED RIBBON - Middlethorpe Hall, York
            1pm drinks  1.30pm presentation  3pm buffet afternoon tea
            To book please call Julia (01904) 661301
26th     JOLLY HOCKEYSTICKS - Darlington Head of Steam Museum
            1.30pm presentation  Tel. (01325) 405060

December 2017
3rd     GOTHIC FOR GIRLS - Potteries Museum & Gallery, Stoke
           1.30pm presentation  melanie.firman@stoke.gov.uk

January 2018
27th     THE RED RIBBON - Stockton Central Library
            6.30pm presentation   Tel. (01642) 526521

February 2018
            8pm presentation
3rd      JANE AUSTEN'S LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE - Clowne & District
            Community Transport, Cresswell Social Centre
            2.30pm presentation  Tel (01246) 573040
4th        V FOR VICTORY - Belford and District Hidden History Museum
            2.30pm presentation  Tel. Fiona Renner-Thompson 07761 470591
8th       V FOR VICTORY- Gateshead Central Library
9th        V FOR VICTORY - The Word, South Shields
            7pm presentation
11th    V FOR VICTORY - Bagshaw Museum, Batley
            2pm presentation  Tel. (01924) 324765                                                                  Bagshaw.Museum@kirklees.gov.uk
15th    GOTHIC FOR GIRLS - Bramhall Hall, Stockport
            2pm presentation   Tel. (0161) 4742020
17th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
            3pm presentation   Tel. (01423) 556188
18th    A VERY VICTORIAN LADY - Potteries Museum, Stoke
            1.30pm presentation, linking with an exhibition from the TV series Victoria
            museums@stoke.gov.uk  www.stoke.gov.uk/museum
27th    WHO'S WEARING THE TROUSERS? - Knaresborough Mens Forum

March 2018
5th        A DRESS FOR EVERY DECADE - Alnmouth WI 100th birthday
            7pm presentation  Tel. Joan Davidson (01665) 830893
8th        ALL WRITERS GREAT & SMALL - Wakefield History Centre tbc
9th        VOTES FOR WOMEN! - Linton Memorial Hall, Linton, Wetherby
            1.30pm presentation  Tel Jan Carnell 07774 147441
14th      FROCKS ON PARADE - Richmond Yorkshire Ladies Luncheon Club
            Lunch & presentation
15th      FROCKS ON PARADE - Hoby & District Village Hall, Leics.
            7.30pm presentation   Tel. Diane Horsfield (01664) 434 422
17th     AGATHA CHRISTIE & ART DECO - The Heritage Centre,
            Macclesfield.  11am presentation; coffee from 10am
            Tel. Susan Howell (01625) 429569 / 07948099820
21st      VOTES FOR WOMEN! CWV, York, details tbc
22nd    ALL WRITERS GREAT & SMALL - Tickhill Library, Doncaster
            2pm presentation
24th    TEA GOWNS & TEA TIME - The Herriot Hospice tbc
29th    ALL WRITERS GREAT & SMALL - North Shields Customer First
            Centre, details tbc

April 2018
12th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - South Dalton Ladies Club
            Dalton Holme Village Hall  7.30pm presentation
            Tel. Glynis Bevan (01430) 810505  glynisbevan@gmail.com
14th    VOTES FOR WOMEN!  - Penistone WI
19th     GREAT WAR FASHION - East Keswick Flower Club
            1.30pm presentation
26th    LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE - detail tbc
27th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Bollington Arts Centre
            2pm presentation    www.bollingtonartscentre.org.uk

 May 2018
10th    ALL WRITERS GREAT AND SMALL - Gateshead Central Library tbc
12th    VOTES FOR WOMEN! - Northampton Fed Townswomen's Guilds
            The Guildhall, Northampton  2.30pm presentation
            Tel. Sheila Baker (01327) 705662  shelbytb27@gmail.com
16th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Weaver Vale WI, details tbc
18th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - The Word, South Sheilds
            7pm presentation
19th    SUFFRAGETTE STYLE - N.E. Embroiderers Guild
            2.15 presentation   Emmanuel College, Gateshead
20th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Lichfield Festival details tbc
31st    PINK - THE TRUE STORY - Wallsend Library details tbc

June 2018
2nd    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - The Word, South Shields tbc
21st    VOTES FOR WOMEN! - Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham
            7pm presentation  gawthorpehall@lancashire.gov.uk
            Tel. (01282) 771004
23rd    THE RED RIBBON - Norwich Costume & Textile Association
            2pm presentation

July 2018
1st        FABULOUS FIFTIES - Darlington Head of Steam museum tbc
6th        VOTES FOR WOMEN! - Skipton Town Hall, tbc
18th    WE LOVE LAURA - Middlethorpe Hall, details tbc
           ** premiere performance **

August 2018
1st       Hinkley Canalside WI, topic tbc

September 2018

15th    BAD GIRLS & BONNETS - Jane Austen Society (Northern Branch)
            2pm presentation   Heslington Church, York  m.joice@btinternet.com
20th    V FOR VICTORY - Skipton Town Hall, tbc
21st    WE LOVE LAURA - Bollington Arts Centre
            2pm presentation www.bollingtonartscentre.org.uk

October 2018

4th        FABULOUS FIFTIES - Wetherby Flower Club
9th        WE LOVE LAURA - Middlesbrough Central library
            7pm presentation  Tel (01642) 729002
25th     WE LOVE LAURA - Tickhill Library, Doncaster
            2pm presentation

November 2018
11th    WOMAN IN GOLD ** Premiere **- Bagshaw Museum, Batley
            2pm presentation  Tel. (01924) 324765                                                                  Bagshaw.Museum@kirklees.gov.uk
15th     V FOR VICTORY - Bramhall Hall, Stockport          
            2pm presentation   Tel. (0161) 4742020
22nd    WOMAN IN GOLD - Gateshead Central library, tbc
25th     V FOR VICTORY - Darlington Head of Steam museum detail tbc

December 2018
4th        V FOR VICTORY at CHRISTMAS - Whitley Bay Customer First
              Centre, details tbc

More 2018 dates will be posted soon