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CartaConsorts past events

Tuesday 26 November 2019 Guildhall Christmas Market

Twenty CartaConsorts met for coffee before sallying forth to enjoy the Guildhall Christmas Market in aid of the Red Cross. Serious shopping was followed by a convivial festive lunch at Brown’s Old Jewry Restaurant.

The visit was organised by Valerie Locks.

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Backstage Tour of the Royal Opera House

Jennifer McIntyre arranged this very popular and much appreciated privately guided tour of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, commencing with a coffee and finishing with a 3 course lunch at Cote, Tavistock Square.

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Tuesday 11 June 2019

Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe

Angie Lewis organised a very successful visit to see Merry Wives on Windsor attendance Globe on 11 June

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Tuesday 24 September 2019 

East End Visit

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A very successful East End Experience was organised by Irene Randall on 24 September with a visit to Dennis Severs' house and then to Poppie's Fish and Chips being enjoyed in our picture (right)

Tuesday 15 November 2018 - Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair

Our small (but beautifully formed of course ) group met at Ely Cathedral for the most amazing Christmas shopping experience inside the stunning and ancient cathedral of Ely followed by lunch in the cathedral’s Almonry Restaurant.

Now in its seventh successive year this annual Christmas Gift & Food Fair offers more than 150 traders selling bespoke and beautiful gifts, decorations, food and wine. The event, filling space throughout the cathedral, can lay claim to being unique as one of the largest held indoors with amazing ambience provided by the majestic setting.

The Festive Food Hall is a gastronomic delight with an emphasis on good quality, regional produce. These gourmet specialists include cheesemongers, chocolatiers, patisseries, delicatessens, purveyors of oils, vinegars and preserves, distillers of gin, vodka & cider and butchers of locally produced meat products and charcuterie.

We had a great and most fascinating day

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Tuesday 25 September 2018 - Bloomsbury and Dickens

A visit to Bloomsbury to explore Charles Dickens' house and the Foundling Museum., organised by Irene Randall, was supported by 20 of us.  We had two guides and enjoyed a most fascinating morning and afternoon

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Women on the March Walk -4 June 2018

In celebration of 100 years of women's voting rights, CartaConsorts took to the streets of London in banner-waving mood under the in-costume eye of three Blue Badge Guides and enjoyed an informative and education walk experiencing something of the  the emotion which this cause can evoke.  The walk was aided by a sustaining brunch to start and tea to conclude and was organised by Angie Lewis (Needlemakers).

A group of thirty Carta Consorts had a fun filled day during December 2016 when they attended The Wellbeing of Women charity Christmas Fair at the beautiful Drapers' Hall followed by lunch at Jamie's Italian in Threadneedle Street.  Lots of successful Christmas shopping was achieved followed by bubbles and an excellent lunch rounded off with mince pies and crackers.  The event was organised by Valerie Locks. Picture  with thanks to Herry Law plus more pictures

Twenty-seven of us had a loverly day out (hic) with lunch and a little shop to finish at Denbies Winery.

We had two really good guides, Steve outside in the train and Mona for the inside tour with the tasting.  Both had been with Denbies for many years and Mona since it opened as a vineyard 30 years ago. The vineyard was suggested by a local neighbour who is geologist, when the arable and cattle farming was failing.  It now has 627 acres of vineyards and has won several awards especially for its white and sparkling wines

Wednesday 26 April, 2017
London Walk - City Churches

with blue badge guide

Thursday 22 June 2017

There was a full house for the visit to Portsmouth to see the Mary Rose...and have lunch.  Event hosted by Lady Jo Vickers

Tuesday 10 October 2017

A full house for a fascinating trip on the Tames to Greenwich hosted by Anne Groom

Thursday 7 December 2017

Wasn't it such a loverly day...the day we went to Lille! Big thank you to Caroline Godbee who was our host (and who took the pictures)

Sir John Soane Museum,  Lincolns Inn Fields 27 February 2018

A party of 20 visited the Sir John Soane Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, for a visit followed by lunch organised by Jennifer McIntyre. The historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane's request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago. A fascinating visit followed by lunch at Bill's, Kingsway

RHS Wisley was looking its best when a party of CartaConsorts, many accompanied by their "Masters" visited in May 2016

CartaConsorts supported the Wellbeing of Women event at Drapers' Hall in December 2015 - and resolved to repeat the support in 2016....which they did.

The first outing of the CartaConsorts was to Brighton on 22 September 2015. Photography:  Margaret Felton, (Carpenter)

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