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Latest news from Wentworth Woodhouse

A recent email from Wentworth Woodhouse said that The House will be open as soon as it is safe to do so.

Hopefully the gardens will be open early in July, along with outdoor events.

The results of the art competition: Life and Times of The Big House; were posted, and there will be an installation in the Autumn on the front lawn called The Flock. This will consist of 10,000 wooden birds, on which people can write their experiences of the pandemic.

If any members have tickets for future events, they will be contacted by Andrew Jones – The Bookings Officer, as soon as possible.

In order to raise money for the The House, 500 original Westmoreland roof tiles have been made into unique works of art, and are on sale for £200 each.  Each one has been put into a beautiful box.  Other methods of fund raising are by shopping with Ebay, John Lewis, Argos, ASOS, M&S, Expedia etc.  Further details can be obtained through the Wentworth Woodhouse website.

It is good to know that the roof repairs are back on track.

A committee meeting is planned for September 20th, after which, the newsletter will be circulated.  Hopefully, there will be news about the 2021 reunion!

Nadine Senior Gala

Celebration Gala for Nadine Senior MBE 
8 October, 7pm, West Yorkshire Playhouse £25/£12 (Group concession available) All proceeds support a dance bursary.

Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern School of contemporary dance pay tribute to Nadine Senior MBE, one of the most influential dance champions of her time, with a special celebration gala.


For full details of this event click this link Nadine Senior Gala Event at West Yorkshire Playhouse
Nadine Senior OBE attended Lady Mabel College from 1958 – 61, and was a leading light in the world of Contemporary Dance. She lobbied to prove the need for professional dance education in Leeds, and founded the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Three of her ex-pupils formed the Phoenix Dance Theatre.

The evening of dance will be a fitting tribute to Nadine, who passed away on October 4 th 2016.

Netball posts for St.Stephens

Each year we give an award  for deserving cases, and this year we gave £200 to St.Stephens school for the purchase of netball posts. The school has made good use use of them by getting in lot of practice in breaks and dinner times. Netball Posts   They played their first tournament in Nov (2016) and won the section and made it through to the final where they lost just 1 - 0.  They have now been successful in qualifying for the next district competition in January 2017.
Silver medal winners St.Stephens netball team
" ...At the last nights district tournament the team were able to secure 2nd place and all the pupils received a silver medal....thanks once again for your kind donation which has enabled the team to practise their shooting every day at lunch time..."