Way back in November 2009 we were all encouraged to cast our votes in the people’s Millions Competition, in the hope of winning a substantial cash award so that the ringside at the Rural Centre could be modified so it could be used as a warm comfortable cinema for proper shows.
In December we announced that the Ringside Theatre Project had been awarded a grand sum of just over £43,000 to help achieve this. Now three months later we are pleased to say that work at the Rural Centre has now begun.
Over the last few days the Auction Ring has been altered allowing it to be removed from the area while a film is being shown. The next stage is to insulate and draught proof the auction room to make it a place that can be heated. This should take ten – eleven weeks. With-in that time scale the comfy seating that has been ordered will hopefully arrive, ready for installation and blinds will be hung to block out Tiree’s famous sunshine.
In the near future, a film society will be set up to organise, select and run the films. Then we can buy a ticket, sit back in our comfy seats, hopefully with tubs of popcorn, and enjoy the show.
Evelyn Baxter’s School on Japanese Patchwork
13 -14th May
Liz Hunter led a very informative and interesting class on E.B.S.J.P.
There was a very high attendance for this class and Liz made everyone feel at ease as she took them through the various stages. Cutting out templates, material, tacking, ironing into shape and sewing to form the ‘tiles’ which is the basis for creating so many items. Liz brought along some fine examples of how to develop the ‘initial tile’ into many ideas.
There were many levels of sewing skills in the class but everyone enjoyed learning new techniques and handy tips.
Time passed too quickly as everyone was engrossed in making their Japanes Patchwork bags. Everyone agreed that it was a very enjhoyable class and that was due to Liz’s friendly teaching skills. All hoped there would be another class in the future. Annie Mackinnon presented Liz with a gift of thanks at the end of the two day class.
Tiree S.W.R.I Sponsored Walk for Mary’s Meals
Tuesday 19th May
was a beautiful evening to do the walk.A good turnout of support with S.W.R.I walkers wearing Mary’s Meals T-shirts.
Some strode out in front, others went at a comfortable pace, but all enjoyed the event and returning to a welcome cup of tea.
The total raised was £500. A Big Thank you to all who supported this worthwhile cause
Mull and Tiree Federation Show
1st June 2009
Tiree S.W.R.I. Were delighted to bring The Championship Cup home with ten members contributing their work and accumulating 230 points which included 7 golds and 8 silvers. The Community Project was won by Torosay, 2nd Tiree, 3rd Fionaphort, Salen, Tobermory & Dervaig. Congratulations to all those involved and especially Annie MacKinnon who also won another three trophies.