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Lincolnshire Quest

A Modern Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there existed a group of people who would stop at nothing in their search of a good time, the wilder and wackier the activity, the better, especially if it involved lots of food and drink and riotous parties! These people really knew how to live life to the full. So, who were they and what happened to them? Well, they used to be called 'Grimsby & Cleethorpes 18 Plus', but when members became more 'plus than 18', it was felt that it was time to move on and the group closed.

All fairy tales should have a happy ending, but this story doesn't, because it isn't over yet - these people are still here, only they're called 'Lincs Quest', targeting those aged 36 and over…. and we celebrated our 18th birthday in September. Starting with just 5 members in 2002, the group has gone from strength to strength, with a membership now of over 70. The success of the group has been recognised at National level, being awarded the President’s Trophy for best group overall in the country for the last 10 years. 

The bizarre excesses of youth may have given way to more 'grown up' activities, but we still believe in enjoying ourselves. We have a good mix of members, singles and couples, male and female, from all walks of life, with ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65, although membership can continue after that age.

A full programme of events awaits anyone who wishes to join and activities have included theatre and cinema trips, ghost walks, bowling, hiking, quizzes, boat trips, days out,  themed parties and barbecues, not to mention archery and gliding and holidays.  Fund-raising from charity also plays and important part in our programme and, again, our efforts have been recognised at national level by being awarded the National Charities Trophy.

On the Wednesday meeting nights, we enjoy a variety of light-hearted quizzes or games, played in teams and nothing too serious!  We also have the occasional speaker.  After the evening’s event, we take names for the weekend activities; we usually have events on a Saturday and Sunday, and often other nights of the week too – you will never be bored!

So, if you are from the Lincolnshire area and you want to make new friends, have fun and take part in new activities in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere, then come along. Whether you choose to take part in all, or just a few events, you will always be made to feel welcome.

Lincs Quest group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, from 8.30pm at Carr Lane Social Club, Carr Lane, Grimsby DN32 8JP. For further information, ring 01472 314518 or 07804 240370, or e-mail ebuller@ntlworld.com.

Lis Buller
Chair, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme January - April (PDF)

Committee March 2020 - February 2021

Chairman Lis Buller
Secretary Joan Smith  
Treasurer Geoff Buller
Publicity Lis Buller
  Judith  
 

Activities Programme


All events are subject to change and to Covid-19 Guidelines/Restrictions

Sat, 23 January
Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz
Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz on Facebook or YouTube. Fun on-line quiz, with 5 rounds and half-time puzzles such as Dingbats and Ditloids. Free to take part, but links to the charity being supported that week. Why not form a team with other members via Zoom.
Start time: 8.15 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 24 January
Winter Walk
Enjoy a local walk on your own or with a friend – why not make it your Walk for Macmillan?
Start time:  N/A
End time:  N/A

Zoom Party with Miss Sarah-Jane
Settle down with a cuppa and cake for an afternoon of 40s music with the lovely Miss Sarah-Jane: The 1940s Vocalist.
Start time:  2.00 pm
End time:  3.00 pm

Fri, 29 January
Brass from the Past
An online Music Concert from Mirthy Talks at 3 pm.  Cost is £2.99. Join the Queen Victoria's Consort playing original 19th Century Brass instruments as they take us on a musical journey back in time with their unique arrangements of Victorian and Edwardian music. To book and pay, go to https://mirthy.co.uk/talks/
Start time:  3.00 pm
End time:  4.00 pm

Sat, 30 January
Showtime!
Showstoppers – The Improvised Musical
This company has toured the UK extensively, usually sells out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year, had its own BBC Radio 4 series in 2011 and performed a 10-week run in London's West End in 2015, for which it won an Olivier Award. Your ideas will be taken live from you watching at home and transformed on the spot into a brand new musical comedy that is guaranteed to have you in stitches one minute and gasping at the sheer brilliance of these incredibly talented performers the next! Tickets from £8
Start time:  7.30 pm

End time:  9.00 pm

Sunday, 31January
Midland Area Conference

Sat, 3 February
Virtual Group AGM
A look back at the activities of the past year. Also, time for a chat and to find out what is happening in the group
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 6 February
Monthly Meal In
Cook up a culinary treat for yourself, or perhaps bring in a takeaway – share the experience by posting your photos on Facebook! Show us your bakes!

Fri, 12 February
Treason The Musical: In Concert (on-line)
Treason is the exciting new musical drama about the gunpowder plot, set to completely blow you away with a stunning new score and lyrics, featuring a fusion of original folk and pop songs that tell a crucial tale in England's history. Tickets £10
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 13 February

Midland Area Wine & Wisdom Zoom Charity Quiz - Saturday, 13 February 2021

Lincs Quest (for Midland Area) is hosting a fun, pub-style quiz, consisting of 5 rounds, with a crackers, cheese and cake break after the first 3 rounds! All members of Quest/Plus are welcome to join. Please email Lis and Geoff on ebuller@ntlworld.com to register your interest and to be sent a link nearer the time.
We are raising funds for NEL Women's Aid.  Covid-19 has magnified the impact of domestic abuse and the need for support has increased dramatically. 50% of core domestic abuse services only survive because of fundraising efforts, which have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. Money raised will help sustain the core services which are so desperately need.  Donations can be made on this link https://www.goldengiving.com/fundrai.../LincsQuest-WomensAid
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 14 Feb
Mischief Movie Night In: Valentine’s Day Rom-Com
The Mischief team are returning to our screens for more hilarious improv, streaming straight to your sofa from their emergency comedy bunker! They still need YOU to come up with the title,  and location of their improvised movie - suggestions via social media! Tickets £10.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  9.00 pm

Wed, 17 February
Virtual Meet Up Night
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 20 February
National AGM via Zoom

Sun, 21 February
Snowdrop Walk
We head into the Wolds for a 5 miles’ walk, exploring the lovely countryside around Donington on Bain, with stunning views, and finishing at Gayton-le-Wold Church which is renowned for its display of snowdrops.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Saturday, 27 February
A Night at the Musicals
Settle down for a night in watching the latest productions being streamed from The Shows Must Go On.

Wed, 3 March
Virtual Meet Up Night
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 6 March
Mad March Movie
Get the popcorn, chocolate and wine at the ready and get out a good film. Or maybe, we will be able to visit the Parkway Cinema for a new movie!

Sun 7 March
Breakfast and Boots at the Lakes
TBC. Feast on a hearty breakfast before donning your walking boots for a 4.5 mile hike around the hills of Caistor.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Sat, 13 March
Monthly Meal In/Out
Cook up a culinary treat for yourself, or bring in a takeaway – share the experience by posting your photos on Facebook! Show us your bakes! Or maybe we will be able to meet up and eat out in limited numbers.

Wed, 17 March
Virtual Meet Up Night
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 20 March
Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz
Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz on Facebook or YouTube. Fun on-line quiz, with 5 rounds and half-time puzzles such as Dingbats and Wordsearch). Free to take part, but links to the charity being supported that week. Why not form a team with other members via Zoom.
Start time: 8.15 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 21 March
Take a Hike!
Hopefully, spring will be in the air as we enjoy a hike in the lovely Lincolnshire Wolds.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1.00 pm.

Sat, 27 March
What a Show!
Sit back and enjoy the weekend musical being streamed for free from The Shows Must Go On on their YouTube Channel.

Sat, 3 April
Film of the Month
Get out the popcorn and chocolate and settle down to a good film – or maybe we will be able to visit the local cinema!

Wed, 7 April
Meet Up Night – Virtual or Real?
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz! Or maybe we shall be able to meet in person – we wait to find out.
Start time: 7.30 pm (Zoom)
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 10 April
Monthly Meal In/Out
Cook up a culinary treat for yourself, or bring in a takeaway – share the experience by posting your photos on Facebook! Show us your bakes! Or maybe we will be able to meet up and eat out in limited numbers.

Sun, 11 April
Tealby Trek and Tearooms
Our annual trek in the hills above the lovely village of Tealby, with wonderful views across to Lincoln and passing through the Lincolnshire Longwool Sheep flock at Risby. Enjoy refreshments in the local tea room afterwards.
Start time: 12.45 pm
End time: 3.30 pm

16-29 April
National Spring Break in the Cotswolds

Sat 17 April
Quiz and Chips in aid of Charity - TBC
We are hoping to hold our popular, pub-style charity + quiz night, with chip butties to feed the brain! Help raise money for charity too. Plan B will be via Zoom!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Wed, 7 April
Meet Up Night – Virtual or Real?
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz! Or maybe we shall be able to meet in person – we wait to find out.
Start time: 7.30 pm (Zoom)
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 24 April
St George’s Night Celebrations - TBC
A band, a choir and refreshments as we belatedly celebrate St George’s Day.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 25 April
Midland Area Conference


 

 

 

 

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