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Advance Warning – Adult Education in Hornby Institute

Creative Writing
5 weeks
Tutor: Marian McCraith
Family History
5 weeks
Tutor: Pam Roberts


Creative Writing

On this course you will learn how to unleash your creative side and develop your writing in an original style. You will learn the principles of writing fiction, poetry, autobiography, monologues and short play scripts.

You will learn how to develop characters, establish a sense of place and time in your writing, use dialogues and experiment with writing styles.

 Family History

In this course, you will learn how to research your family history and trace your ancestors using websites and other genealogy resources. The course is for beginners or students with some previous experience and who need time each week to dedicate to research and recording family history. You will learn about the process of tracing your family history, the various sources of information and how to access these where possible. You will form a good foundation from which to develop your research skills.

Hornby Singing Group

Following a break in August the singing group will recommence on Tuesday the 5th September at 7.00 pm in Hornby Village Institute.

Please note that the timings for our meetings during September are altered due to rehearsing for the Three Choir Concert. We are delighted (and a bit scared) to be one of the groups taking part in this Concert to raise money for Hornby Swimming Pool.

In September we will meet at Hornby Institute on Tuesday the 5th, 12, 19th of September at 7.00pm in the evening and on the 26th at 1.30pm in the afternoon.

New members are always welcome. For more information call Pat on 015242 21449

Three Choirs Concert.  Save Hornby Swimming Pool

Saturday 16th September at 7.30 pm (bar open 7.00 pm) 

All the choirs taking part are community choirs.   Their membership is made up of those who have lots of singing experience and others with none but what they have in common is a love of singing. 

Taking part are:

Gathered Voices, an A Cappella choir based in Morcambe and Penwortham who enjoy close harmony singing and entertaining audiences with a wide range of music from pop to gospel.

Maelstrom: A group, small in number but big in voice, all male A Cappella choir founded in 2015.    Both Gathered Voices and Maelstrom are under the musical direction of Jeff Borradaile. 

The Hornby Singers, a local community singing group came into being last May.  Since then they have been working with musical director Dan Adams and having great fun learning to sing in two part harmony. 

All the choir members give of their time to rehearse and perform for audiences throughout the country and to help raise money for local charities.

Tickets £7.00 from Hornby Institute 10.00 am to 12 noon Monday  to Saturday 015242 22227 proceeds to Hornby Swimming Pool Fund

Flower Club 14th September

Having had a break over the summer, Hornby Flower Club is now ready with an exciting new programme of demonstrations and workshops for 2017/18.  We begin with something a little different but still with a floral theme .  Linda Martin is our guest speaker and opens our new sessions with her demonstration of Egg Art on Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm in Hornby Institute. 

Not flower arranging as we are used to but think Faberge eggs using real eggs, goose, ostrich, duck etc decorated with decoupage flowers and you have the idea.  Linda has demonstrated her skill world wide and teaches the art of decorating eggs in her workshops in this country and elsewhere .  This session will be of  interest to flower arrangers and others involved in arts and crafts.  Linda will bring with her completed eggs and other items for sale.

Everyone welcome: Cost £4.00 with refreshments. For further information call 015242 21449