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AIKB CHRISTMAS FAIR
IN THE NEWS!




20 YEARS IN THE MAKING...
TIME TO CELEBRATE!!

The AIKB's 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!

Maggie was 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
SUMMER CHALLENGE

The club has now restarted its programme of meetings and photography visits.

To find out more, please email aikb.hopmg@gmail.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...

Here are the results....

FIRST PLACE 
"BUSY BEES"
Sheila Morris

SECOND PLACE
"KARTING"
David Robinson

THIRD PLACE 
"BUSKER WATCHING
PASSERS-BY"
Don Taylor


AIKB WALKING GROUP
25 SEPTEMBER
ETANG DU CORONG, GLOMEL

This first 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 well.

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!

The central 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 different leaders...

Everyone has 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 tony.pendleton@gmail.com

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 and welcoming!




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. 
The exhibition, a mixture of paintings and photography, will be in situ until November 5th and is well worth a visit!




PHOTO CLUB
AWARD CEREMONY 2023

Steven Boolds receiving the AIKB International Photography Competition trophy from John Sullivan, a member of the organising committee.
Steven came first and third!

David Robinson, a member of the AIKB Photography Club, who came second with his image of a Greater Spotted Woodpecker

KERMESSE 2023




VISIT TO CAMILLE'S HERB GARDEN, AUGUST 2023




INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2023
"THE NATURAL WORLD"

The 2023 AIKB International Photography Competition was
a huge success!

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


Here are the results....

FIRST PLACE 2023
"THE LADY OF THE WOODS"
Steven Boolds

SECOND PLACE 2023
"GREATER SPOTTED
WOODPECKER"
David Robinson

THIRD PLACE PLACE 2023
"THE WATCHER"
Steven Boolds




WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST
GUIDED TOUR OF THE
CHÂTEAU DU PELEM




29 May
Plant Fair 2023 | Les Halles, Gouarec



10 April | AIKB Easter Fair




6 April | AIKB Computer Workshop




9 March
A guided tour of Rosquelfen

Rosquelfen, once a thriving village between Laniscat and Gouarec, has kept a great deal of its cultural heritage.



24 February
Visit to the spinning mill
"La Petite Filature Bretonne"
near Plouguernével

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 wool.


4 December | AIKB Chrismas Fair!



















18 October | Neolithic site | Quelfénec

21 August
Come rain or shine...
Our Kermesse in Gouarec!































Visit to Rohan 23 June



Association walk 21 April

Easter Fair Monday 18 April
































23 February
Visit to Quelven and
the micro-brewery in Guern


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