Welcome to London West End WI

Friday, 6 May 2016

May Meeting, Wed 18th May

Tech Night

This month we'll be joined by a speaker from Dragon Hall in Covent Garden, who will be bringing along lots of gadgets for us to play with. Think 3D printers, augemented reality viewers, 3D doodler pens, and more! Join us for what is certain to be a fun and interactive evening of discovery.

You're never to old for new tech, as Ruth demonstrates

The Dragon Hall team visited us last year too - for information about what we got up to last time, see here

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Review of the month - April

A very crafty month!

At our monthly meeting on 20th April we were led in a session of origami by Seelin Ho, and welcomed a number of first time visitors to our meeting. Starting with a quiz of all things Japanese, we then tried our hand at paper folding, and successfully made flowers, hearts, stars and cranes - amazing!

At Craft Club we spent a merry couple of hours turning old t-shirts into tote bags, without any sewing whatsoever (and powered by tea and biscuits, as always!)
Craft club with the bags we made

In April some of our members also visited the British Museum for the community preview of the Sicily exhibition. All members have the opportunity to attend these previews, one of the benefits of joining LWEWI. Next month we'll be attending the preview of the BM's Sunken Cities exhibition - see the post below this one for details of how to get tickets.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

British Museum Exhibition Preview, Sunday 15 May

LWEWI members and guests are invited to attend the community preview of the British Museum's new blockbuster exhibition, Sunken Cities, on Sunday 15 May (almost a week before the exhibition opens to the public, when tickets will be £16.50 each). 


Timeslot is 1.20pm.

Tickets are free, but limited in number - please email us at londonwestendwi@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Search Party, March 2016

On Sunday 20th March LWEWI committee member Helena and Claire (a friend of committee member Claude) volunteered at an event called 'Search Party' organised by Sing LondonSearch Party was the flagship commission for the Mayor of London’s Find your London festival. Two and a half thousand searchers followed trails as they searched for the secret party. Mary Ward House on Tavistock Place was the secret final destination, where our two were based.

Helena tells us "we turned up to volunteer without knowing much about it except that it sounded fun and might be a useful contact for us. If we had known the scale of the catering we might have stayed at home and put our feet up! Several people had stayed up all night making cheese, pickle and spinach or cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, there were boxes and boxes of them which we served non-stop all afternoon. I mean literally non stop. Not a single biscuit or crust was left and there were still people queuing in vain for food as we tidied up. There was live music and dancing, and the room was pretty.

Sing London really appreciated our quick assessment of what needed doing and our dedication to the task. They made a donation to the LWEWI as a thank you gesture".

Want to know more about community events like this? Why not join LWEWI and get involved?

Monday, 4 April 2016

Coming Up in April

Craft Club
Tuesday 5th April
This month we'll be making tote bags out of old t-shirts - bring along your own t-shirt and get crafty (no sewing skills required!)
Atlantis Books, Museum Street, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Monthly Meeting
Wednesday 20th April
We'll also be getting crafty at our monthly meeting, as we have a go at the art of Japanese paper folding - origami to you and me.
Upper Vestry Room, St George's Bloomsbury, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

British Museum Visit
Sunday 17th April (time TBC)
Join us at the community preview of the British Museum's Sicily Exhibition. Email us to reserve your ticket.