New Groups

New Groups


As LALG a voluntary self-help organisation any member is entitled to suggest or start a new group or a second one if the existing one is full. If you have an idea for a new group contact William  Armitage.

Assistance and support is always available to get it going. After three to four meetings the group would be expected to run their own activities.

Help can be sought for a new or an existing group for promotion or publicity: contact For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage on 01462 643537 or



If you would like to take part in this group please contact William Armitage - details in the panel to the right.



Researchers have discovered that camping outdoors can help people to have a good night’s sleep. Being away from artificial light and screens can adjust the body clock by up to two and-a-half hours, which is considered to be beneficial.

Details of our next meeting are in the panel to the right.

Group Contact Roy Arden: 07966 151875,



At our April meeting 25 members enjoyed hearing about life in Finland and Ireland as a child and arriving in Britain to a very different world.

We now have offers of help to plan a program of activities. June's meeting will feature Poland.

If you would like to keep in contact email Maria at mlukianowicz@ marking it ‘Europe’.


Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries. Its earliest origins are the Middle Ages; it has evolved from use in herbal medicine to a very popular drink. There are well over 100 gins - gin liqueurs, dry flavoured gin, pink gin, chocolate gin, gin and rhubarb etc. Please leave your details at David's Bookshop if interested in this group.

If you would enjoy sampling a selection in a group run on similar lines to the Malt Whisky Appreciation group, then leave your contact details at David's Bookshop. When we have at least six names, we will arrange a get-together. Deadline for recording your interest is Sunday 7 May.


Go can be played by all ages apart from the very young. Originally from China, Go is an abstract strategy game. The object of the game is to surround a larger total area than your opponent.

Alison Bexfield has kindly offered to help get the group started. Alison has considerable experience in running junior and senior Go groups. .


A meeting of those interested was held on 18 April - more news in June Newsletter.



We now have sufficient interest to start in May or June - anyone who has recorded an interest will get first choice.





The group met on 13 April - the outcome of the meeting will be in the June Newsletter

(This group plans to meet at each other's houses similar to Knitting 1 but at a different time. A good attendance will ensure the group starts but, as usual, leave your details at David's Bookshop if you are unable to make the meeting.)


The group could consist of two sections – a beginners group and a conversation group with a greater knowledge of the language.

If you would like to be a part of this group, stating your knowledge of the language, please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage



The aim is to visit three or four places or buildings a year to complement the London Villages Group. The next visit will be in July. Help with organising these visits would be appreciated.

Contact details are given in the panel to the right.




Do you find what to buy and what they do confusing? Mobile phones have all sorts of uses – texting, emailing, finding information and walking maps. They come in various sizes and different price structures. Would you find it useful to share knowledge and common issues with some help from fellow LALG members? We have enough people to hold a meeting in May (details in the next newsletter) but more people are welcome: if you are interested, please leave your details at David's Bookshop.

We now are searching for a tutor - suggestions to William Armitage.



If you would like to take part in this group please contact William Armitage - details in the panel to the right.



Following a lively and successful initial meeting, this group willcontinue to meet on a monthly basis. If you are interested in practising or learning more about patchwork come along to the meeting or call the Group Contact, Jane Thorne on 01462 635745.




A reading group which aims to explore the ways in which our reading pleasures evolve from resonances of plot, location and character, etc and the fun and insight we get from making comparisons.

The idea is to read two books which relate to each other in some way, for example Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - the tale of the young Mrs Rochester. Non-fiction books could also play a part in our choices.  Ideally we would meet every six to eight weeks to share thoughts on the two selected books. Time and venue to be confirmed.

If you are interested in this enterprise please contact: Jenny Ellis 01462 629539,



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