"Happy Father's Day", 20th June



"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." Jim Valvano "When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit." Jennifer Grant



INTRODUCTION



As it is 'Father's Day' on 20th June, we started by sharing a picture of our fathers and saying a little about them. Some members who were fathers brought pictures of their children. It was a lovely way to start the session.



(It's good to prepare and know family names etc to fill in the gaps if anyone struggles with naming their children.)

(It is also important to know a little about member's life stories, their loves and losses, before engaging in conversations like this.)


We asked what members thought of 'Father's Day' and 'Mother's Day'? Are both days a nice recognition or a gift shop rip off?


We asked members to list the most appropriate or welcome 'Father's Day' gifts? Our list included:

- Bottle of whisky - Pack of cigars - Aftershave - Gift token - Meal out - Chocolates


We asked what the worst gifts might be?

- Socks - Pants - Slippers - Tie - Gardening tools - Shaving equipment


We moved on to think about things that dad's enjoy - favoured hobbies and interests (not exclusively male, of course!)

- Watching football - Going to a rugby match - Spending a day at the cricket ground - Watching or participating in other sports - Spending time in the garden or allotment - Fishing - Twitching (birdwatching) - Stamp or coin collecting - Walking the dog - Going down the pub or club.





IDIOMS


Next we asked members to complete the following phrases (by way of a shout out) ...


Before you were a twinkle in your father's EYE Father of the BRIDE A bit of how's your FATHER Like father, like SON Experience is the father of WISDOM Old enough to be your FATHER Sugar DADDY Go on my SON Son of a GUN Who's your DADDY Daddy long LEGS Daddy's GIRL Pop goes the WEASEL


Father FIGURE


God FATHER


A chip off the old BLOCK


The apple doesn't fall far from the TREE Honour thy father and MOTHER Our Father who art in HEAVEN




FATHER'S DAY MOVIES MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ


My Top 39 movies for 'Father's Day'


Ask members at the end if I have missed any of their favourites? Try and reach consensus on what should be the 40th movie.


(Give clues such as first names if members get stuck. Encourage discussion about the movies.)





1. 'Rear Window', 1954


Which actor is pictured here?

Who directed the movie?







2. 'Tiger Bay', 1959


Name the father and daughter actors?

Why was Cardiff Bay previously called 'Tiger Bay'?







3. 'Ben Hur', 1959


Which actor is pictured here?

In which city was the famous 'Chariot Scene' set?







4. 'The Magnificent Seven', 1960


Can you name any of the actors pictured here?






5. 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 1962


Who played the part of Atticus Finch?

Who wrote the book?







6. 'The Pink Panther', 1963


Who starred in these movies and what was his character's name?







7. 'The Great Escape', 1963


Who is pictured here and how did he try to escape?







8. 'Goldfinger', 1964


Which James Bond actor is this and who (not pictured) played Pussy Galore?







9. 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly', 1966


Which actor is pictured here?

Why is this genre of movie called a 'Spaghetti Western'?







10. 'True Grit', 1969


Name this actor?

What was his birth name?







11. 'The Italian Job', 1969


Name the actor?

Complete this phrase together. "You were only suppose to ...!"







12. 'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid', 1969


Name these two actors?







13. 'Carry On Camping', 1969


Name these two actors?

Who (not pictured) lost their bikini top during an exercise class?


Heres the clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UklIMCtUxTU&t=1s







14. 'Midnight Cowboy', 1969


Name these two actors?







15. 'The Godfather', 1972


Which actor is pictured here and what was his character's name?







16. 'Paper Moon', 1973


Which real life father and daughter actors are pictured here?







17. 'Blazing Saddles', 1974


Who directed this comedy?

What do they all start doing after eating their beans?


Here's the clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIP9KXdmO0







18. 'Star Wars', 1977


Name these father and son characters?







19. 'Superman', 1978


Who played the part of Superman?

What was he 'allergic' to?







20. 'The Shining', 1980


Which actor is wielding the axe?

What does he say as he axes the door down?





21. 'Chariots Of Fire', 1981


Who wrote the music score for this movie?

Where were the 1924 'Olympic Games' held (a city name beginning with 'P')?







22. 'Three Men And A Baby', 1987


Name these three actors?







23. 'Planes, Trains And Automobiles', 1987


Name these two actors?

What occasion were they heading home to celebrate?







24. 'Field Of Dreams', 1989


Name the two actors pictured here?







25. 'Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade', 1989


Name these two actors?

True or False. There is too little of an age gap for the older man to be the younger man's father?







26. 'Mrs Doubtfire', 1993


Which actor is pictured here?

What was the character's first name?







27. 'Jurassic Park', 1993


What type of dinosaur is pictured here?

What is said to have made dinosaurs extinct?







28. 'The Lion King', 1994


Name the two lions?







29. 'Apollo 13', 1995


Name these three actors?

What year was the Apollo 13 incident?







30. 'Braveheart', 1995


Name the actor?

What was Braveheart's real name?







31. 'Mission Impossible', 1996


Which actor is pictured here doing the impossible?

How old is he now?







32. 'Saving Private Ryan', 1998


What were the five landing beaches in Dunkirk codenamed?







33. 'Gladiator', 2000


Name this actor?

Which famous actor died during the making of this movie?







34. 'Billy Elliot', 2000


Which actor is picture here?

Who played his dance teacher?







35. 'Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring', 2001


What is the character's name?

Who wrote the books?







36. 'Mamma Mia', 2008


Which pop group's music is the film based on?

Which James Bond actor is pictured here?







37. 'Eddie The Eagle', 2016


What was his surname?

What year did he compete in the 'Calgary Winter Olympic Games'?







38. 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 2018


Name the four members of the band 'Queen'?

How many weeks did this song stay at number 1 in 1975/6?







39. 'Rocketman', 2019


Who starred in this movie (and 'Eddie The Eagle')?

What was Elton John's real name?






40. Ask members to nominate the 40th missing movie?






MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQIMw747vk






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbsuAbTTsV8







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D1nK7q2i8I







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lb5LdJ7cLc







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hziG9Nr6KHU







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D0ZQPqeJkk&t=114s







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a-HfNE3EIo







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwH9YvhPN7c






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alss3sDJdg







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBE-uBgtINg







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSTw8wOlBGY







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unfzfe8f9NI







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQBHpm1H0w







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtVBCG6ThDk







PRACTICAL ACTIVITY


We decided to have a 'Beautifying Session', with hairdressing and nail care provided.

For the male members of the group, we asked who wanted their hair combed and slicked back with Brylcreem. We passed around some old men's aftershaves to smell