Terrific Tosca!

Both the venue and the music proved a big hit with Rutland Red Hatters in February. First of all, the Regal Cinema in Melton Mowbray is just lovely, a beautifully-restored Art Deco cinema that’s family-run and wonderfully-civilised, with comfy seats and either wine and nibbles or tea and cake available to take in with you, or enjoy in the interval. The ladies’ loos are pretty … Continue reading Terrific Tosca!

Bras into hats

January Hoot 2018 – Making Hats from Bras You really should have been there! 21 Rutland Red Hatters met in Belton Village Hall for an extraordinary craft Hoot. We were assured that making hats from bras was fun, and indeed an obvious way of recycling said garments. I have to admit to a degree of curiosity (mixed with some scepticism) and several of us muttered … Continue reading Bras into hats

Christmas and Norma’s 80th (or should it be 18th?)

We celebrated this event in the lovely Exeter Arms at Barrowden, enjoying the approach of Christmas and marvelling at the elegance of Norma beginning her 80th year. We took a trip back to the 1950s when Norma really would have been 18 and teemed our 1950s outfits up with 1950s rock and roll music (which you could hardly hear over the chat!) and silly vintage … Continue reading Christmas and Norma’s 80th (or should it be 18th?)

Gin Distillery

Gin Distillery Visit with Tasting. Our November Hoot seemed to be in an unlikely place – a small farm in the depths of Charnwood Forest. It has to be said, it was quite a challenge to find in the dark (one car load of Red Hatters was ten minutes and another an hour late!). However once inside Bawdon Lodge Farm, we were ushered into a … Continue reading Gin Distillery