Tolethorpe

Tolethorpe June 2018 A select group of Red Hatters met at Tolethorpe on Wednesday 21st June for a spot of scandal. And without our Queen who was ‘enjoying’ a residential week with her pupils! The Stamford Shakespeare Company do a non-Shakespeare play each year as part of their repertoire, and this year it was Sheridan’s ‘School for Scandal’. It centres on Lady Sneerwell and her … Continue reading Tolethorpe

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?)