AIKB CHRISTMAS FAIR
IN THE NEWS!
20 YEARS IN THE MAKING...
TIME TO CELEBRATE!!
20th anniversary meal held on Sunday 5th November was a huge success!
A big THANK
YOU goes out to all the members who participated, to all the volunteers
who have done a wonderful job preparing and organising the event, and to
Marilyn who created AIKB in the first place!
presented with a beautiful glass bowl as her retirement present, and Marilyn
was presented with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers...
A TALK BY WENDY MEWES
It is with
great pleasure that AIKB welcomed on Thursday 5th October the author, historian
and speaker Wendy MEWES who gave a talk about the Tro Breiz, a catholic
pilgrimage which links the towns of the Seven Saints who founded Brittany.
We look forward to inviting Wendy again soon to learn further about the
Breton history, myths and legends.
PHOTO CLUB 2023
The club has
now restarted its programme of meetings and photography visits.
To find out
more, please email email@example.com
Over the summer
break the members of the AIKB Photography Club were set the challenge of
producing three photos with the theme of Action – club members then
voted for their favourites...
AIKB WALKING GROUP
ETANG DU CORONG, GLOMEL
walk was a great success. 'A perfect afternoon' seemed to be the unanimous
feedback! It is great that all participants enjoyed our first outing so
The next walk
is planned for Tuesday October 24th, full details to follow nearer the
date; let's hope the weather is equally kind to us!
theme of our group is intended to be 'variety' i.e something for everyone;
so walks may be long or short, easy strolls or more for exercise, in the
countryside or around towns, on different days of the week - and perhaps
including some 'social time' at a local hostelry afterwards, before or
even during the walk? Together we can explore new locations – and with
a favourite walk so please enjoy sharing it with us! Please email to me
with your ideas, suggestions and feedback – all will be welcome – you'll
find me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Right now suggestions
for walks in the coming 'cooler' months will be especially welcome, especially
if they offer that option to include a bit of 'social time' somewhere warm
PONT AVEN 15 SEPTEMBER
After a delightful
picnic by the river, we visited the Musée de Pont-Aven to view the
permanent exhibition of the Gauguin group of artists plus the interesting
expo "Artistes Voyageuses", the exceptional lady artists of the late 1880's.
a mixture of paintings and photography, will be in situ until November
5th and is well worth a visit!
AWARD CEREMONY 2023
receiving the AIKB International Photography Competition trophy from John
Sullivan, a member of the organising committee.
first and third!
a member of the AIKB Photography Club, who came second with his image of
a Greater Spotted Woodpecker
VISIT TO CAMILLE'S HERB GARDEN, AUGUST 2023
"THE NATURAL WORLD"
AIKB International Photography Competition was
We had 99
entries and over 200 people visited the exhibition in Gouarec to choose
their top three. The feedback from visitors was very positive with many
saying that it was an extremely difficult decision this year due to the
quality of the entries.
The exhibition continues
until Friday 1st September 2023 at the AIKB offices in Gouarec
FIRST PLACE 2023
"THE LADY OF THE WOODS"
SECOND PLACE 2023
THIRD PLACE PLACE 2023
WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST
GUIDED TOUR OF THE
CHÂTEAU DU PELEM
Plant Fair 2023 | Les Halles,
10 April | AIKB Easter Fair
6 April | AIKB Computer Workshop
A guided tour of Rosquelfen
Rosquelfen, once a thriving village
between Laniscat and Gouarec, has kept a great deal of its cultural heritage.
Visit to the spinning mill
"La Petite Filature Bretonne"
We were 35-strong and had a fascinating
guided tour of the mill. We were shown the various processes that the wool
has to go through in order to produce threads and felt. They use fibres
from sheep, alpacas, goats and angora rabbits to spin a wide variety of