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Fear & Loathing via Abergavenny

Fear & Loathing via Abergavenny

Author, Carol Lovekin recently spoke at the Newport Regional Conference. It's not often we get to hear what the experience was like from the other side of the table but Carol agreed to share her experience with us...

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The joy of being an NWR Area Organiser

The joy of being an NWR Area Organiser

Jill Smith of Cambridge NW has recently retired from her position as Area Organiser (AO) of EA06/7 NWR areas in the east of England. She tells us about her time as an AO.

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NWR is going down in history

NWR is going down in history

Mass Observation's 12 May Diary Day is coming up soon and NWR members are invited to take part and become part of history.

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Celebrating women’s writing with top names in publishing in Wales

Celebrating women’s writing with top names in publishing in Wales

Wales has a surprising amount of publishing houses for such a small country and many of their writers are female. At the NWR Cardiff-Newport Conference, we’ll be hearing from some of them as well as having a lovely lunch - all in beautiful surroundings of the Celtic Manor Resort.

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New Year’s resolutions: What to do and how to stick to it

New Year’s resolutions: What to do and how to stick to it

Have you joined a gym? Are you cutting down on alcohol? Have you decided to be kinder to yourself or others? What is your New Year’s resolution?

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Who was the REAL Saint Nic?

Who was the REAL Saint Nic?

What do pickled children, whipping and kidnapping have to do with Christmas? We all recognise the jolly old white man with red cheeks and a red fur suit - but who was this man and where did our beloved Santa come from?

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Big Read 2016: Reviews

Big Read 2016: Reviews

A hundred years since the publication of the general theory of relativity, the Big Read 2016 celebrates Einstein with the theme, It's all Relative. Here's what we thought…

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Valerie Taylor
Having read My Name Is Lucy Barton Iwanted to put forward a different view to that of Kenton NWR.Ifound the book quiet , reflectiv... Read More
Friday, 25 November 2016 15:51
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Spider infested shower blocks? No thanks, we'd rather go glamping!

Spider infested shower blocks? No thanks, we'd rather go glamping!

Matlock NWR Visit to Hoe Grange

Following Brexit, British and overseas tourists alike have been making the most of the weak pound and choosing to spend their holidays in the UK. And they are not the grimy backpacker type or the sort that enjoys cheesy arcade game caravan sites. These are sophisticated travellers who want to holiday in style.

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Mary Stott winner, Ann Clegg, climbs Everest four times over! (Well, sort of…)

Mary Stott winner, Ann Clegg, climbs Everest four times over! (Well, sort of…)

This year’s Mary Stott Award went to Ann Clegg, member of Sheffield/Fulwood NWR, for walking the complete South West Coast Path on her own and despite recovering from knee surgery.

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Lynn Welsher
What a great achievement Anne - it must have been wonderful to see all those great views!
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:15
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Faith in our Future

Faith in our Future

NWR Trustee, Jo Thomson, tells us about this day conference organised by Nantwich and Audlem NWR.

I attended this conference on Thursday 13 October 2016 at Crewe Alexandra Football Stadium as I was intrigued by the title. It proved to be a very interesting and thought-provoking day.

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Relatively Speaking: NWR National Conference 2016 in pictures

Relatively Speaking: NWR National Conference 2016 in pictures

The NWR Conference 2016, Relatively Speaking, was thoroughly enjoyed by over 300 members. Here it is in pictures...

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Big Read 2016: Send us your reviews!

Big Read 2016: Send us your reviews!

Back in march, we announced the 2016 Big Read book list. Now we want to know what you think. This year's theme 'It's all Relative', inspired by the 100th year since the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity. It's not too late to get reading!

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Alright darling?

Alright darling?

A whistle and a honk of the horn. “Phoooar I’d like a piece of that!” shouted one man out of the window. “Smile love!” called the other as I did my best to ignore them...

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Prenton Group gets a backstage pass

Prenton Group gets a backstage pass

Prenton group enjoyed a guided tour around the recently refurbished Royal Court theatre in Liverpool.

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Why I’m a member of NWR

Why I’m a member of NWR

If NWR did not exist, I would have to invent it.  Where else would I get to meet regularly with a bunch of interesting women and talk about any subject under the sun?

I love being a member of NWR, because in these days of virtual friends and short tweets, I appreciate face to face meetings with real women, where we can discuss real topics in real time. 

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Guest — Sarah Akhtar
I couldn't have put it better myself!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:19
Guest — Jenny
Absolutely brilliant Marilyn! I vote you PR Chief Executive!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:23
Guest — Carol Gorton
Great memories, thank you Marilyn.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:35
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Married life in Lebanon, a magic carpet and the breathtaking beauty of Scotland: Q&A with Author, Mairi Nasr

Married life in Lebanon, a magic carpet and the breathtaking beauty of Scotland: Q&A with Author, Mairi Nasr

Mairi Nasr grew up in rural Scotland, she moved to the Middle East and lived there for twenty years with her Lebanese husband and three children. She is co-author of children’s fantasy novel, Food Wars.

Food Wars follows the story of Porky, an obese teenager from Glasgow, who teams up with seven other ‘Keepers’ from across the world. The Keepers wage war on the Food Masters, the corporations that control the world food market. 

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Want to organise an event? We can help!

Want to organise an event? We can help!

Events are great to attend and can be fun to organise - why not take advantage of the fact the we are a national organisation and invite some new people along too?

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NWR Short Story Competition 2015: Freedom

NWR Short Story Competition 2015: Freedom

Do you have a way with words? Enter our short story competition for the chance to win two nights B&B for two people at Gladstone's Library, kindly donated by the Library.

Your story needs to be 2000 words or less and titled, Freedom. Other than that, let your imaginations run wild!

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NWR Photography Competition 2015 'A Flash of Colour': The results

NWR Photography Competition 2015 'A Flash of Colour': The results

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NWR Photography Competition 2015 is Lynn Welsher for her photo, The Acer Leaves.

The theme was ‘a flash of colour’ and the judges, artist Kate Lycett and photographer Alison Walker, were looking for inspiration, originality and quality. Thank you to everyone who entered. Both the quality and number of entries we received were extremely high, which made judging very difficult. 

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I was really delighted and very surprised when I had the phone call from Trustee Jeanette House telling me I had won the competiti... Read More
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:53
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We’re going to Glasgow - are you coming?

We’re going to Glasgow - are you coming?

This year’s NWR National Conference will be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow at the Grand Hotel and will be on the theme of 'Diverse Connections’. We have some excellent speakers already confirmed and events will include guided tours of Glasgow’s historical sites, an evening meal and of course a quiz.

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Guest — Sarah Akhtar
I would add The House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park. Unique and stunning.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:33
Guest — NWR Falkirk & District
If you're interested in all things canal-related, why not pop over to Falkirk to visit the Falkirk Wheel (boat lift linking the Un... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2015 23:09
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