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Events Bulletin from 20 January 2021
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
This is a list of headline and extended period events that are worth an early mention.
Headline Headline / Extended Period
GLASGOW CITY BREAK
Mon 12 Apr 2021 to Fri 16 Apr 2021
BISHOP’S CASTLE IN MAY
Mon 10 May 2021 to Fri 14 May 2021
AIVC 2021 CONFERENCE - TELFORD
Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 13 Jun 2021
POSTPONED TO 2021 - WEEKEND IN TELFORD
Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 13 Jun 2021
LLANGOLLEN CANAL FOR SEVEN NIGHTS
Sat 31 Jul 2021 to Sat 7 Aug 2021
Book By: 30/Apr/2021
A WEEK AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
Sat 7 Aug 2021 to Sat 14 Aug 2021
MK IVC - ICELAND TRIP - IN LATE 2021 OR EARLY 2022
Mon 1 Nov 2021 to Thu 31 Mar 2022

MAIN DIARY
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NEW - BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 20 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
LONDON IVC: HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET - VIDEO & CHAT
Wed 20 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
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LONDON IVC - GARDENING CLUB
Thu 21 Jan 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

The London IVC Zoom Gardening Club returns by popular demand but needs a new host.

Every other Thursday we will meet to chat about gardening. Topics might include: recent work in our allotment or garden, our plans for the year ahead, favourite plants and gardens, photos of plants at home or on holiday, videos of public gardens. If you wish to share photos or videos on your PC with the Zoom meeting we can show you how this is done.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 21 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
RI: HOW CAN MACHINES LEARN HUMAN VALUES?
Thu 21 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
https://rigb.org/whats-on

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "The alignment problem: how can machines learn human values?"

Please re-register for the event via this link: 

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2021/january/public-how-can-machines-learn-human

We will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the new date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.

SUMMARY
Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge.

In this talk, Brian Christian discusses the inherent biases in algorithms and the varying complexities of the systems that are making potentially life-changing decisions.  

Join Brian as he explores everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and the people that will fix them.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Brian Christian is the author of 'The Most Human Human', which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a New Yorker favourite book of the year. He is the author, with Tom Griffiths, of 'Algorithms to Live By', a #1 Audible bestseller, Amazon best science book of the year and MIT Technology Review best book of the year.

His third book, 'The Alignment Problem', has just been published in the US and is forthcoming in the UK and in translation in 2021.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Christian holds degrees in philosophy, computer science, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. A Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, he lives in San Francisco.

Christian’s writing has been translated into nineteen languages, and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science. Christian has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Radiolab, and The Charlie Rose Show, and has lectured at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards, including fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, publication in Best American Science & Nature Writing, and an award from the Academy of American Poets.

 
CONTACT:     The Royal Institute, (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe; info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)

 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 21 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  Follwo the online instructions. You will be invited into the waiting room for the coffee lounge. When Nina the host lets you in ensure you have turned on video and sound. You will then be able to see and hear the rest of the team live.

 

 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 22 Jan 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an iPad or a Tablet PC or a Smartphone. Laptops, iPads, Tablets and Smartphones will normally have a camera/microphone incorporated. 

To try out Zoom click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  This will take you to Zoom. The first time you do this you will be asked to download Zoom software and this will set up a Zoom link on your computer. You will also be asked to type the name you want ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 22 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have turned on video and sound. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
SATURDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT!
Sat 23 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 23:00
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Saturday Night is Music Night! We will watch music videos together and maybe even discuss them. Dave will have a selection of some of his favourites to share but you are also invited to make requests on the evening. Any style of music is welcome - lets make it a chance to share our musical tastes.

So settle back with a drink and enjoy a great musical evening.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 and ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 24 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter the waiting room and Dave will invite you into the Coffee Bar. Turn on sound and video.

 

 
MONDAY POETRY WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 25 Jan 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
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A new group for folks who love poetry. Come along and present your favourite poetry. Or maybe read us one of your own poems. Or just come along to listen and enjoy. This months theme is Winter but poems on any subject are welcome.

We are on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 Click on the link and you will enter the waiting room where Dave Lawrence will let you into the poetry parlour. The first time you use Zoom you will be asked to sign up - its free and easy to use.

 

 
MIXED ABILITY PILATES WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 25 Jan 2021 at: 17:30 to 18:30
Location visible to members

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens the core and tones you up. Mixed Ability means that Joy gives choices for each exercise to suit your ability. Joy's pilates emphasises breathing exercises - important for building up lung strength. Ideally you should have a pillow and a pilates or yoga mat to lie on - but the floor will do.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATION
Mon 25 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 22:00
Location visible to members

Its Burns night - so we will celebrate it in style. Expect the Haggis ceremony live, Burns poems, Scottish music, taste your own Whiskey challenge and more. 

To join us click on the Venue Web Site link below. Follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Dave will invite you into the Robert Burns bar. Turn on sound and video. 

A BBC documentary on "Robert Burns The Peoples Poet" can ...

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RI: HOW FAR CAN WE PUSH THE HUMAN BODY?
Tue 26 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
https://rigb.org/whats-on

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "How far can we push the human body?"

Please re-register for the event via this link: 

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2021/january/public-how-far-can-we-push-the-human-body

We will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the new date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.

SUMMARY

Modern medicine has blurred the lines between life and death, and is showing no signs of stopping.

In this talk, Rohin Francis explores how humans are pushing their bodies further than ever before, in sickness and in health. 

Join Rohin as he discusses cutting-edge medical technology keeping people alive, as humans explores the extremes of what's possible.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Rohin Francis is a cardiologist in the UK. He trained in London and Cambridge and he is currently undertaking a PhD at University College London.

He makes YouTube videos concentrating on topics that don't get covered elsewhere like offbeat science understanding why modern medicine doesn't always work, or forgotten chapters of history. He likes to crowbarr in as many bad jokes as he can. Studies have shown that watching is associated with a 400% relative risk increase of becoming a more fragrant human being (actual risk increase 0.002%).

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

 
CONTACT:     The Royal Institute, (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe; info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)

 
ROYAL SOCIETY: DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE FUSION POWER
Wed 27 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
The Royal Society YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtrqqG5_rlM

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society panel discussion on their YouTube Channel titled "Putting the sun in a bottle: the path to delivering sustainable fusion power"

The Kavli prize lecture 2019 given by Professor Ian Chapman

The imperative to address climate change is only escalating. Fusion – the process that powers the Sun – offers the potential for carbon-free, effectively limitless, continuous electricity, if only it can be harnessed here on Earth.

Professor Ian Chapman and his colleagues are working to make fusion power a reality, and with the advent of ITER, the largest science experiment humankind has ever undertaken, they hope to demonstrate fusion power on a commercial scale.

The UK, as one of the world leaders in fusion, is embarking on the design of a compact fusion reactor to follow ITER which aims to drive down the scale and cost of fusion power, which Professor Chapman will explain and explore during his prize lecture.  

The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

Attending this event
  • The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on 3 November at 6pm
    The event is free to join, and there is no registration required
    Live subtitles will be available

The award

The Kavli Medal and Lecture is now awarded annually for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment. The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £1,000.

Professor Ian Chapman was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture 2019 for his scientific insight that has illuminated the complex physics of confined plasmas and prepared the way for fusion burn.  

Enquiries: contact the Royal Society Events team

 
CONTACT:     The Royal Society, (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe; info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)

 
NEW - BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 27 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
LONDON IVC - COOKING CLUB
Thu 28 Jan 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

A new event - every second Thursday we will share our love of cooking. Topics might include dishes we have cooked recently, favourite recipes and recipe books, cooking tips, favourite restaurants, recommended food stores, food we have enjoyed on holiday, cookery videos. If you wish to share pictures or videos we can show you how to do this on Zoom.

To join us click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 just before 3pm. ...

Further details visible to members    


 
FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 28 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
RI: A JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Thu 28 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
https://rigb.org/whats-on

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "The hidden spring: a journey to the source of consciousness"

Please re-register for the event via this link: 

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2021/january/public-the-hidden-spring

We will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the new date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.

SUMMARY
Understanding why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain seems like an impossible task.

In this talk, Mark Solms discusses his new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the centre of mental life.

Join Mark as he explores the subjective experiences of hundreds of neurological patients, many of whom he treated. Their uncanny conversations help to expose the brain’s obscure reaches.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mark Solms has spent his entire career investigating the mysteries of consciousness. Best known for identifying the brain mechanisms of dreaming and for bringing psychoanalytic insights into modern neuroscience, he is director of neuropsychology in the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town, honorary lecturer in neurosurgery at the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, and an honorary fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

 
CONTACT:     The Royal Institute, (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe; info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)

 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 28 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  Follwo the online instructions. You will be invited into the waiting room for the coffee lounge. When Nina the host lets you in ensure you have turned on video and sound. You will then be able to see and hear the rest of the team live.

 

 
ROMSEY SCICAFE: CHANGING CLIMATE -WHAT DO WE KNOW?
Thu 28 Jan 2021 at: 19:30 to 21:00
Romsey Cafe Sci (https://www.cafscientifiqueromsey.com/)

An online talk for Romsey Cafe Scientifique presented by Dr John Gould, Emeritus Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. The subject of this evenings talk is "Our Changing Climate - What do we know and how do we know it?”.




WEBINAR REGISTRATION ADDRESS:

tba

SUMMARY
This will be a chance to learn about how the data that reveal our changing climate are collected and analysed - from the land, oceans and atmosphere.  

SPEAKER
Dr John Gould, Emeritus Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

 
CONTACT:     Romsey Cafe Sci (https://www.cafscientifiqueromsey.com/)

 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 29 Jan 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an iPad or a Tablet PC or a Smartphone. Laptops, iPads, Tablets and Smartphones will normally have a camera/microphone incorporated. 

To try out Zoom click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  This will take you to Zoom. The first time you do this you will be asked to download Zoom software and this will set up a Zoom link on your computer. You will also be asked to type the name you want ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 29 Jan 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have turned on video and sound. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
ONLINE DISCO WITH LONDON IVC
Sat 30 Jan 2021 at: 19:30 to 22:30
Location visible to members

Its Disco time! I will set up the disco lights in my flat and play you plenty of usic videos of danceable music. I will have a play list but requests are also welcome. All you have to do is put on your dancing gear, log in, pour yourself a drink, turn down the lights and join in the dancing.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 and follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 31 Jan 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter the waiting room and Dave will invite you into the Coffee Bar. Turn on sound and video.

 

 
Events for February 2021
MIXED ABILITY PILATES WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 1 Feb 2021 at: 17:30 to 18:30
Location visible to members

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens the core and tones you up. Mixed Ability means that Joy gives choices for each exercise to suit your ability. Joy's pilates emphasises breathing exercises - important for building up lung strength. Ideally you should have a pillow and a pilates or yoga mat to lie on - but the floor will do.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 1 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 21:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
WIN CAFE SCI: WINCHESTER COLLEGE–HISTORIC SCIENCE
Mon 1 Feb 2021 at: 19:30 to 21:00
Register for Zoom: TBA


This event is hosted and arranged by William Vine, the Group Organiser for Winchester Cafe Scientifique.


Basingstoke IVC science enthusiasts invite you to this talk on a very interesting subject. The subject of this evenings talk is “Winchester College – historic science books and equipment”.

WinCafeSci Online enables us to record our talks, so if you missed a talk or would like to go over some of it again you can watch here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKTvrHD9W9AsME3ga5M8ubA).

If you would like to support, you can find the virtual PayPal sweetie jar (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/WinCafeSci)


But it is a lot more work, so please join this event if you would like us to extend the programme into next year. Your participation provides the motivation to continue. Suggestions for future speakers are welcome.

Register here for the talk and to participate in the discussion on Zoom:
TBA

A free Zoom account is great if you want to participate. If that is not for you, you can watch on YouTube Live from your normal browser.

Alternatively watch the talk on YouTube here:
TBA

It's not the same as live but closer than we thought.

SUMMARY
TBA

SPEAKER
Ajit Jaokar


You will need the Zoom client installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Short video on using Zoom here:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

We will open the meeting from 7pm so people can settle in, chat etc. There will be a break between talk and Q&A when people can chat etc. It's not the same as live but closer than I thought

A recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/wincafesci/?source_id=1457090591178602 provides an opportunity to share ideas and keep in touch. You are encouraged to post interesting science links and to comment or discuss.

 
CONTACT:     William Vine, Winchester Cafe Sci (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Cafe Sci Organiser)

 
NEW - BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 3 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
LONDON IVC - GARDENING CLUB
Thu 4 Feb 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

The London IVC Zoom Gardening Club returns by popular demand but needs a new host.

Every other Thursday we will meet to chat about gardening. Topics might include: recent work in our allotment or garden, our plans for the year ahead, favourite plants and gardens, photos of plants at home or on holiday, videos of public gardens. If you wish to share photos or videos on your PC with the Zoom meeting we can show you how this is done.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 4 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 4 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  Follwo the online instructions. You will be invited into the waiting room for the coffee lounge. When Nina the host lets you in ensure you have turned on video and sound. You will then be able to see and hear the rest of the team live.

 

 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 5 Feb 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an iPad or a Tablet PC or a Smartphone. Laptops, iPads, Tablets and Smartphones will normally have a camera/microphone incorporated. 

To try out Zoom click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  This will take you to Zoom. The first time you do this you will be asked to download Zoom software and this will set up a Zoom link on your computer. You will also be asked to type the name you want ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 5 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have turned on video and sound. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
FREE ONLINE TASTING - WINES OF AUSTRALIA
Sat 6 Feb 2021 at: 19:45 to 22:00
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Our free online wine tastings have proved so popular that we are making them monthly events until the pandemic is over. We normally attract 15-20 people. Our wine tastings are informal but we hope you will learn something from them as well as enjoying some good company.

1.  The topic tonight is the great variety of wines of Australia - you will need to obtain one (or more if you wish) bottle(s). Our experience is that very cheap wines are rarely good so ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 7 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
MIXED ABILITY PILATES WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 8 Feb 2021 at: 17:30 to 18:30
Location visible to members

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens the core and tones you up. Mixed Ability means that Joy gives choices for each exercise to suit your ability. Joy's pilates emphasises breathing exercises - important for building up lung strength. Ideally you should have a pillow and a pilates or yoga mat to lie on - but the floor will do.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 8 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 21:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 10 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
LONDON IVC - COOKING CLUB
Thu 11 Feb 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
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A new event - every second Thursday we will share our love of cooking. Topics might include dishes we have cooked recently, favourite recipes and recipe books, cooking tips, favourite restaurants, recommended food stores, food we have enjoyed on holiday, cookery videos. If you wish to share pictures or videos we can show you how to do this on Zoom.

To join us click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 just before 3pm. ...

Further details visible to members    


 
FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 11 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 11 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: 
Further details visible to members    


 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 12 Feb 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 12 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
VIRTUAL OPEN MIC CLUB WITH LONDON IVC
Sat 13 Feb 2021 at: 19:30 to 22:30
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 London IVC has a strong Open Mic presence so we have established our own Virtual Open Mic club. During the course of the evening we will enjoy entertainment - mostly musical - from IVC and Meetup members and friends from the Open Mic circuit.

The club will open at 7.30pm to give folks time to check in, have a chat and maybe rehearse a little – there are a few tweaks musicians will need to make to get live music to work on Zoom and we will talk you through ...

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ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 14 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ITS VALENTINES NIGHT - WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 14 Feb 2021 at: 20:00 to 23:00
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An evening of romance. Lots of love poems and sloppy music videos, maybe some Valentines humour and games. If you meet someone you like there will be several Breakout Romance rooms to retire to.....

To join us click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  Follow the online instructions which will take you to the waiting room from where Dave will invite you into the IVC love nest. 

 

 
MIXED ABILITY PILATES WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 15 Feb 2021 at: 17:30 to 18:30
Location visible to members

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens the core and tones you up. Mixed Ability means that Joy gives choices for each exercise to suit your ability. Joy's pilates emphasises breathing exercises - important for building up lung strength. Ideally you should have a pillow and a pilates or yoga mat to lie on - but the floor will do.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 15 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 21:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
SCI DISCOVERY: MONITOR THE ENVIRONMENT FROM SPACE
Mon 15 Feb 2021 at: 19:30 to 21:00
https://www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk/future-talks

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe would like to invite you to the following talk organised by the Science Discovery Group based in Emsworth near Havant.

Please go to the Science Discovery Group web site for details of how to book onto this talk:

https://www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk/future-talks

Monitoring the environment from space
Dr Robin Wilson
15th February 2021 7:30pm by Zoom

Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth every day, collecting data that is used for monitoring almost all aspects of the environment. This talk will introduce to you the world of satellite imaging, take you beyond the 'pretty pictures' to the scientific data behind them, and show you how the data can be applied to monitor plant growth, air pollution and more.

 
CONTACT:     Science Discovery Group (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe - info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk)

 
BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 17 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
LONDON IVC - GARDENING CLUB
Thu 18 Feb 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
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The London IVC Zoom Gardening Club returns by popular demand but needs a new host.

Every other Thursday we will meet to chat about gardening. Topics might include: recent work in our allotment or garden, our plans for the year ahead, favourite plants and gardens, photos of plants at home or on holiday, videos of public gardens. If you wish to share photos or videos on your PC with the Zoom meeting we can show you how this is done.

To join us click on 
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FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 18 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 18 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: 
Further details visible to members    


 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 19 Feb 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 19 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
BLUES MUSIC NIGHT!
Sat 20 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
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Saturday Night is Music Night! We will watch music videos together and maybe even discuss them. The theme this week is Blues Music. Our VJ David will play the songs and you are invited to come along and make requests. Youtube of course is a great source of such material but music videos can be found all over the web. 

So settle back with a drink and enjoy a great musical evening.

Click on 
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ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 21 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
MONDAY POETRY WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 22 Feb 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

A group for folks who love poetry. Come along and present your favourite poetry. Or maybe read us one of your own poems. Or just come along to listen and enjoy. 

We are on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 Click on the link and you will enter the waiting room where Dave Lawrence will let you into the poetry parlour. The first time you use Zoom you will be asked to sign up - its free and easy to use.

 

 
MIXED ABILITY PILATES WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 22 Feb 2021 at: 17:30 to 18:30
Location visible to members

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens the core and tones you up. Mixed Ability means that Joy gives choices for each exercise to suit your ability. Joy's pilates emphasises breathing exercises - important for building up lung strength. Ideally you should have a pillow and a pilates or yoga mat to lie on - but the floor will do.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 22 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 21:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 24 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
LONDON IVC - COOKING CLUB
Thu 25 Feb 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

A new event - every second Thursday we will share our love of cooking. Topics might include dishes we have cooked recently, favourite recipes and recipe books, cooking tips, favourite restaurants, recommended food stores, food we have enjoyed on holiday, cookery videos. If you wish to share pictures or videos we can show you how to do this on Zoom.

To join us click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 just before 3pm. ...

Further details visible to members    


 
FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 25 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 25 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: 
Further details visible to members    


 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 26 Feb 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 26 Feb 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
ONLINE DISCO WITH LONDON IVC
Sat 27 Feb 2021 at: 19:30 to 22:30
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Its Disco time! I will set up the disco lights in my flat and play you plenty of usic videos of danceable music. I will have a play list but requests are also welcome. All you have to do is put on your dancing gear, log in, pour yourself a drink, turn down the lights and join in the dancing.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 and follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room ...

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SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 28 Feb 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
Events for March 2021
MIXED ABILITY PILATES WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 1 Mar 2021 at: 17:30 to 18:30
Location visible to members

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens the core and tones you up. Mixed Ability means that Joy gives choices for each exercise to suit your ability. Joy's pilates emphasises breathing exercises - important for building up lung strength. Ideally you should have a pillow and a pilates or yoga mat to lie on - but the floor will do.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 1 Mar 2021 at: 19:00 to 21:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
WIN CAFE SCI: MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS IN A DINOSAUR
Mon 1 Mar 2021 at: 19:30 to 21:00
Register for Zoom: TBA


This event is hosted and arranged by William Vine, the Group Organiser for Winchester Cafe Scientifique.


Basingstoke IVC science enthusiasts invite you to this talk on a very interesting subject. The topic of this evenings talk is “Mysterious objects in the dinosaur’s belly, or, experimental taphonomy in the time of Covid (and other stories)”. The talk is being delivered by  Prof Neil Gostling.

WinCafeSci Online enables us to record our talks, so if you missed a talk or would like to go over some of it again you can watch here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKTvrHD9W9AsME3ga5M8ubA).

If you would like to support, you can find the virtual PayPal sweetie jar (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/WinCafeSci)


But it is a lot more work, so please join this event if you would like us to extend the programme into next year. Your participation provides the motivation to continue. Suggestions for future speakers are welcome.

Register here for the talk and to participate in the discussion on Zoom:
TBA

A free Zoom account is great if you want to participate. If that is not for you, you can watch on YouTube Live from your normal browser.

Alternatively watch the talk on YouTube here:
TBA

It's not the same as live but closer than we thought.

SUMMARY
TBA

SPEAKER
Prof Neil Gostling


You will need the Zoom client installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Short video on using Zoom here:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

We will open the meeting from 7pm so people can settle in, chat etc. There will be a break between talk and Q&A when people can chat etc. It's not the same as live but closer than I thought

A recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/wincafesci/?source_id=1457090591178602 provides an opportunity to share ideas and keep in touch. You are encouraged to post interesting science links and to comment or discuss.

 
CONTACT:     William Vine, Winchester Cafe Sci (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Cafe Sci Organiser)

 
BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 3 Mar 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online instructions.  You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on sound and video. 

No need to book in advance - just join us. 

 
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)

 
BARRE BALLET & PILATES CLASS
Wed 3 Mar 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

Barre Pilates is a combination of ballet related dance movements and Pilates exercises. Our goal is to tone, sculpt and strengthen your body with small isometric exercises and dance inspired moves. You will need a chair and a mat. The class costs £5 for IVC members and £7 for others.

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  Follow the online ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
LONDON IVC - GARDENING CLUB
Thu 4 Mar 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

The London IVC Zoom Gardening Club returns by popular demand but needs a new host.

Every other Thursday we will meet to chat about gardening. Topics might include: recent work in our allotment or garden, our plans for the year ahead, favourite plants and gardens, photos of plants at home or on holiday, videos of public gardens. If you wish to share photos or videos on your PC with the Zoom meeting we can show you how this is done.

To join us click on 
Further details visible to members    


 
FEELGOOD PILATES WITH MUSIC
Thu 4 Mar 2021 at: 18:00 to 18:50
Location visible to members

This is Pilates to dance music - so its like being at a healthy disco. Joy will play some danceable music videos and demonstrate the moves for you to follow. But you can be creative.....

To join us click on https://tinyurl.com/y8u43jdj  and follow the online instructions. You will enter the waiting room and Joy will invite you into the Virtual Pilates gym. Turn on ...

Further details visible to members    


 
ON LINE CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT WITH LONDON IVC
Thu 4 Mar 2021 at: 19:00 to 20:30
Location visible to members

Nina, of London IVC,  leads an informal Zoom chat on the topic of What's in the News. Bring along a drink and be ready to join a friendly debate. Zoom is an easy to use videoconferencing package with new security features incorporated that we make full use of. 

Join us by clicking here: 
Further details visible to members    


 
LEARN TO USE ZOOM WITH LONDON IVC
Fri 5 Mar 2021 at: 17:00 to 18:00
Location visible to members

  If you would like to practise using Zoom before taking the plunge into joining one of our growing programme of online events this is your chance. 

You will need a PC with a video camera and a microphone (this may mean buying a Webcam which costs from £20 on Amazon – you plug it into your PC) or a Laptop or an ...

Further details visible to members    


 
LONDON IVC AT "THE PUB" - QUIZ, MUSICIANS, CHAT
Fri 5 Mar 2021 at: 19:00 to 01:00
Location visible to members

Expect a pub quiz, some live entertainment, music videos and friendly chat. See you there for a great evening's sociable fun with your IVC friends around the country - plus a few guests from Meetup.

Click here https://zoom.us/j/4689584830  First time you download a small app and indicate your name. You will be invited into the waiting room for the pub. When Dave lets you in ensure you have ...

Further details visible to members    
SHARED BY:     tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)


 
ONLINE COFFEE EVENING WITH LONDON IVC
Sun 7 Mar 2021 at: 18:00 to 19:00
Location visible to members

Join us online for a coffee evening and good chat using Zoom. This is a friendly video conferencing package which is easy to use and lets you share video and chat with your friends and colleagues.

Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name  (first Zoom visit only). You will enter ...

Further details visible to members    


 
MONDAY POETRY WITH LONDON IVC
Mon 22 Mar 2021 at: 15:00 to 16:30
Location visible to members

A group for folks who love poetry. Come along and present your favourite poetry. Or maybe read us one of your own poems. Or just come along to listen and enjoy. 

We are on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 Click on the link and you will enter the waiting room where Dave Lawrence will let you into the poetry parlour. The first time you use Zoom you will be asked to sign up - its free and easy to use.

 

 
Events for April 2021
GLASGOW CITY BREAK
Mon 12 Apr 2021 to Fri 16 Apr
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Glasgow City Break

Join the Merseyside Intervarsity Club in a Monday to Friday city break.

In the late afternoon on Monday, 12th April 2021, we meet in the centre of Glasgow. Each day we breakfast in one of the many cafés near Cambridge Street, then set out for the day. The itinerary is flexible and will adapt to the needs of members. For those in the know, the week follows the same very successful template as the 2018 Edinburgh visit. On Friday, we have a light lunch then strike for home.

Merseyside members are booked into the Hill Street Travelodge. Next door is a more modestly priced ...

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Events for May 2021
BISHOP’S CASTLE IN MAY
Mon 10 May 2021 to Fri 14 May
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Time passes by Bishop’s Castle and so did the Luftwaffe. It is a small market town in southwest Shropshire, with a handful of pubs, restaurants, hotel, boarding houses and most importantly a campsite. It is the customary Merseyside IVC arrangement where each member is responsible for his or her accommodation and in the evenings, we meet to eat and plan activities.

 

The area is good for walking with historic attractions like Stokesay Castle; the country’s finest fortified manor house with Ludlow nearby. The Three Tuns has been brewing its own beer since 1642. In the town are a local museum and a railway museum.

 

The main party will camp at Foxholes and we will nominate a breakfast café. In previous years, several people have stayed in the ...

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Events for June 2021
AIVC 2021 CONFERENCE - TELFORD
Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 13 Jun
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POSTPONED TO 2021 - WEEKEND IN TELFORD
Fri 11 Jun 2021 to Sun 13 Jun
Mercure Telford Centre Hotel Forge Gate Telford Centre TF3 4NA (Click for Map)

DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THE AIVC COMMITTEE HAS RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE AIVC CONFERENCE TO 11 - 13 JUNE 2021. THE AIVC COMMITTEE WILL DO ALL THEY CAN TO ENSURE THE PRICES FOR CONFERENCE BOOKINGS REMAIN UNCHANGED.


This is the Intervarsity Club event of the year. It is an opportunity to meet members from all over the country. In June, the Association of IVCs is visiting the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Accommodation is reserved at the Mercure Telford Centre Hotel from Friday, 12th June to Sunday, 14th June 2020. The hotel is well equipped with restaurant, swimming pool and health club. On Saturday evening is the exclusive IVC Gala Dinner. The weekend coincides with the annual AIVC conference.

The hotel is 0.3 miles from the railway station and a similar distance from the bus station. It has a large free car park. The Telford Shopping Centre is nearby.

There are a tremendous number of attractions in Telford and nearby.

Attractions include

The World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge Museums
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Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Furnace Kitchen, Iron Bridge Tollhouse, Jackfield Tile Museum, Darby Houses, Broseley pipeworks, Tar Tunnel, Coalport China Museum & Museum of The Gorge. Also, there is Ironbridge Town with the eponymous bridge with tollhouse, cafés, shops and restaurants.

The National Trust is at Benthall Hall, Morville Hall, Attingham Park, Wrightwick Manor, Dudmaston and Wilderhope Manor. English Heritage has Lilleshall Abbey, Buildwas Abby, Wenlock Priory, White Ladies Priory, Wroxeter Roman City and Boscobel House.

Walking areas include the Wrekin, Apley Woods, Granville Country Park, Dothill and Town Park. To the north is Long Mynd.

Other attractions include the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, The Exotic Zoo, Shropshire Raft Tours and the Telford Steam Railway. Telford Ice Rink, Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre.

Greatdays Holidays is administering bookings.

Option A - 2 Nights including 2 Breakfasts and 1 x Gala Dinner + Entertainment 

Twin/Double rooms £129 Per person 
Single rooms £179 Per person
 
Option B -Saturday 13th June 2020 - 1 night including 1 Breakfast and 1 x Gala Dinner Dance + Entertainment

Twin room £86 per person
Single room £114 per person

Option C - Saturday 13th June 2020 - Gala Night only – Includes Gala dinner + Entertainment + Welcome drink

£35 Per person - Single rooms (limited) – Early booking is highly recommended

Bookings are now live via the greatdays website –Just £25.00 Deposit to secure and guarantee your place.

To book your place, please use one of the following links:

To book your place at the conference including accommodation for Friday 12th June x 2 nights, click here: https://www.greatdaysholidays.co.uk/tour/AIVC-Conference-Shropshire2

To book your place at the conference including accommodation for Saturday 13th  June x 1 night, click here: https://www.greatdaysholidays.co.uk/tour/AIVC-Conference-Shropshire1

If you wish to attend the Gala dinner on Saturday 13th June but do not need accommodation, click here:  https://www.greatdaysholidays.co.uk/tour/AIVC-Gala-Dinner

 

Notice. This is an IVC National Event. You must be a full (paid up) member of an IVC to attend. If you are not, do not contact the organisers. Speak with your nearest branch of IVC. Clubs are listed at http://www.ivc.org.UK. Non-members risk losing money by accessing these facilities.

 

Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
Forge Gate
Telford Centre
TF3 4NA

 
MEETING:     Hotel Notice Board
CONTACT:     Nick Wilkinson AIVC National Development Officer

 
Events for July 2021
LLANGOLLEN CANAL FOR SEVEN NIGHTS
Sat 31 Jul 2021 to Sat 7 Aug
Middlewich to Llangollen, Return CW10 9BQ (Click for Map)

Llangollen Canal - Saturday, 31st July 2021 for Seven Nights

Join MIVC members for a week’s canal cruise starting and ending in Middlewich, Cheshire. On Saturday, 31st July 2021, the Fjord Viscount and Stavanger Fjord will depart and head towards Llangollen. They will travel out then return by the same route. In all, there will be seven nights afloat.

The cost is £550 (including a £100 deposit). The price is overstated, so that the trip is viable with less than full occupation. Merseyside IVC will take no profit. To book, first contact the organiser, Nick Wilkinson, and he will provide the club’s bank details. The last time that Merseyside rented a canal boat, the crew all received a cash refund on the first day.

(Note 06OCT20 - Nick’s email is locked until 06NOV20, so please contact him via Facebook or telephone.)

In the wake of 2020’s cancelled cruise, a virtual cruise was made on the Intervarsity Club Outdoors page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/177780525916602
Don’t forget to read from the bottom going up. It is the template for 2021.

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Corona Virus

The holiday market continues to change. In earlier years the MIVC was able to book late in the year before and secure boats for May. It was intended to book for May 2021, but in August 2020 the first availability was for the end of July 2021, almost 12 months in the future. It appears that many other people have decided on canal holidays.

The price has increased considerably compared with previous years. The main reason is that we now renting in peak season.

It is impossible to know what the corona virus regulations will be in August 2021. Each crewmember will be prioritised based on the date of his or her deposit. Thus, if groups are limited in number, those who booked first will travel.

The future is uncertain and all that we are able to say is that Merseyside IVC will not profiteer. If Merseyside IVC says that you may not travel, you will receive a full refund. If required, crewmembers are to arrange their own cancellation insurance.

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http://www.canaljunction.com/canal/llangollen.htm

https://www.canalguide.co.uk/canals/llangollencanal.html

https://llangollen.org.uk/

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Copied from http://www.andersenboats.com

The Llangollen Canal is justifiably one of the more popular boating holiday canals in Britain. Most of its route is through unspoilt agricultural countryside, but with just enough locks and waterside villages to add interest. As the canal winds its way into Wales, it also features outstanding scenery and some world famous aqueducts. There are also has several short tunnels on this canal, to add to the excitement.

Through rural Cheshire towards Wales

Leaving Middlewich by way of an arm of the Shropshire Union Canal, the route has fine views over the valley of the River Weaver before making its way directly through an area full of Shropshire's 'black and white cows' to the main line of the canal. Here a short deviation would take you to the 'black and white buildings' of Nantwich.

Turning off at Hurleston Junction, the Llangollen Canal itself then ascends a short flight of locks and sets off across open country, winding its way through Wrenbury under quaint old wooden lift bridges. It is worth pausing at Marbury for a short walk up to its remarkable church. As a bonus, several of the locks on this section have good pubs adjacent. At Willeymoor you don't have to walk at all, because there's a delightful pub slap bang alongside the lock.

Gradually you have become used to locks, but at Grindley Brook half a dozen come all at once, the top three being telescoped together as a 'staircase' which can be something of a bottleneck in the summer season, especially on Thursdays when all the boats that have travelled towards Llangollen from the English end of the canal are busily heading back to base. Boaters have been in the habit of taking a taxi or catching the bus from Grindley Brook into nearby Whitchurch, but part of the old arm which once led right into the town has been restored to provide visitor moorings, and it is difficult to resist mooring up here and walking into this interesting old country town, famous as a centre of cheese-making. In the heyday of the canal a special cheese boat left here daily for Manchester, its hold covered with white canvas to keep the cheese as cool as possible. Beyond Whitchurch there are no more locks for many miles, though there are a number of lift bridges to be raised and lowered with the same windlass you use for operating locks. 

Ellesmere on the Llangollen Canal

Passing briefly in and out of Wales, and crossing the mysteriously remote 'mosses' the canal reaches Shropshire's 'Lake District', skirting several of the charming meres which were formed hereabouts the end of the Ice Age.

One of them, Blake Mere, is separated from the canal by the slenderest of margins, and makes a beautiful spot for a picnic.

A short tunnel preceeds Ellesmere, a timeless old town with some particularly good shops specialising in local produce.

The town arm provides pleasant moorings near to the canal company's original workshops, still used by British Waterways as a maintenance base, and the staff here welcome enquiries from passing boaters.

Amazing Sights

At New Marton you pass through the last pair of locks on your way to Wales. Soon the canal is running parallel to the London-Holyhead road. Then it turns a wooded corner and you are confronted with two huge stone bridges, an aqueduct and a viaduct, carrying the canal and a railway respectively, across the valley of the River Ceiriog, from UK into Wales.

Border crossings don't come much more dramatic than this, especially as, on reaching the far side of the aqueduct, the canal plunges almost immediately into a long tunnel. From moorings at either end of this tunnel it's a short walk into the little town of Chirk, useful for shopping and with a 14th century castle to visit as well. The mountains, which have been simply pale outlines on the horizon, become more tangible as the canal slips into Offa's Dyke country.

World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Winding through woodlands you come to the River Dee and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the most astonishing feat of waterway engineering anywhere in the world. The 18 kilometres of canal from Chirk to Llangollen was awarded World Heritage site status by Unesco in 2009. A hundred and twenty feet above the river, in an iron trough no wider than the width of you boat, crossing the aqueduct is tantamount to flying through mid air!

You could be forgiven for thinking that the last lap into Llangollen would be an anti-climax. It is nothing of the sort, as on a high shelf above the Vale of Llangollen and surrounded by high limestone ridges, the canal makes for its terminal wharf.

Exploring Llangollen

Twenty six hours cruising away from Middlewich, should leave you with plenty of time to explore some of Llangollen's well known attractions. Take a ride further on along the Dee Valley by steam train; visit Plas Newydd, where the Ladies of Llangollen were the centre of gossip in the 18th century; climb up to the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran, over a thousand feet above sea level; visit the Canal Exhibition Centre; stroll along the last two unnavigable miles of the canal to the famous Horseshoe Falls; or just wander about the charming streets of the town, grateful that you haven't got to find a parking space!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangollen_Canal

 

 
MEETING:     Andersen Boats, The Boatyard, Wych House Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9BQ
COST:     £550

 
Events for August 2021
A WEEK AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
Sat 7 Aug 2021 to Sat 14 Aug
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Events for November 2021
MK IVC - ICELAND TRIP - IN LATE 2021 OR EARLY 2022
Mon 1 Nov 2021 to Thu 31 Mar
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