Forum events

The Forum is a regular meeting for older people to have a say about the things that matter to them. The Forum offers a chance to find out about different services available to older people and to help influence the way these services are delivered. It is also a good opportunity to meet people and enjoy a social gathering.

Following the successful launch in July 2012,  the Forum now meets regularly at Forum meetings every other month. Not to mention other special events throughout the year!

You can also keep up-to-date on all our activities by reading our newsletter,  ‘The Voice‘ and you’ll find booking forms on the same page.

 

Forum Events in 2018

Juy 10th     12.30pm      Lunch at Lucia Wine Bar & Grill, 3 Ripon Road, Harrogate

Lucia Wine Bar and GrillAn extensive selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes. We have had several requests for a return visit, as some members missed out on our previous visit. Please contact Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290 to reserve a place.

Please book early, as numbers are increasing. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser, in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

July 17th                       Day Trip to Shandy Hall

Shandy HallFollowing requests for a shorter trip, there will be a conducted tour of Shandy Hall, house, church and garden situated in Coxwold between Easingwold and Helmsley. Then we will go on to Helsmsley for some free time. Shandy Hall is a writer’s house museum in the former home of the Rev. Laurence
Sterne in Cuxwold, North Yorkshire. Sterne lived there from 1760 to 1768 as perpetual curate of Coxwold. He is remembered for his novels ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’ and ‘A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy’. This is a lovely house (small but interesting).

We will then travel the short distance to Helmsley, where you can have lunch at the many cafes, go into the Walled Garden or Castle or just look around. £21 per person which includes entry to Shandy Hall, Gardens and Church.

The coach will leave Harrogate Library at 9.15am and York Place, Knaresborough at 9.30am returning about 5.00 pm. Please contact Ann Hill (01423 861795) to book a place.

 

July 26th         2 – 4pm     Forum Meeting    ‘Who’s keeping us safe?’ at  St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library)

 

August 14th     12.30pm   Lunch at Le Bristro Pierre, 15 Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate

Bistro PierreAnother French resaurant which is popular with our members.  2 courses £11.95   3 courses £13.95. Please contact Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290 to reserve a place.

Please book early, as numbers are increasing. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser, in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

 

August  23rd               Day Trip to Hardwick Hall

Hardwick HallIt was the formidable Bess of Hardwick who first built Hardwick Hall in the 16th Century and this year they are exploring the women of Hardwick from the redoubtable Bess of Hardwick to the forgotten servants. There is the Great Barn Restaurant for lunch and coffee, shops and plant sales.   £29 per person including entry. If you are a National Trust Member you will only need to pay for the coach £16.

The coach will depart from Harrogate Library 8.45am and York Place, Knaresborough 9.00am. Returning about 5pm. We will be having a comfort stop on the way. Please contact Ann Hill (01423 861795) to book a place.

 

September 27th   2 – 4pm   Forum Meeting  ‘Over 50 and looking fabulous’  at St John’s Hub, Knaresborough 

Fashion show with older model 1

 

This will be an open meeting consisting of a fashion show. Please note different venue. (If anyone would be willing to be a model?? Please let us know. No training needed!!!.)

 

 

 

 

October 2nd       2 – 4pm     Annual Tea Party celebrating Older People’s Day   (Details to follow)

October                             Day trip to Ampleforth  College,  Apple time!   (Details to follow)

November 29th   2 – 4pm  Forum Meeting   ‘Safeguarding the interests of Older People’. (Details to follow)

December                        Day Trip     (Details to follow)

December                        Christmas Lunch     (Details to follow)

 

To see previous events this year  ….. follow this link

If you would like to see what we got up to in previous years, please follow these links:    2017   2016     2015     2014