Welcome to London West End WI

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

September round-up, part 1

It's only the second week of September, but already there's enough news to make a blog post!

Wednesday 16th is our monthly meeting, where Geraldine Beskin will be giving us a talk about researching local history from the comfort of your own sofa, and one of the stories she has uncovered.

The Month So Far
On Tuesday 1st September we had Craft Club, where 11 of us spend a merry couple of hours learning the art of teabag folding with Nicky in order to make Christmas cards (yes, it's already that time of year!). Next month we're going to be making Christmas cards again, but with ribbons this time.

On Saturday 5th we had our annual cake stall at the Phoenix Gardens fayre, where we took almost £350 - a great amount given the dismal weather! Thanks to Helena, Jane, Valeria, Pat, Tish, Victoria, Claude, Denise, Pam, Ruth and Kate for their selling, jam making and/or baking skills which made the day a success!

Still to come:

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th are Open House weekend, where we'll be doing the refreshments for St George's. Let us know if you're able to help by baking or selling on either day.

Sunday 20th is also the community preview of Celts at the British Museum - if you're a member and want to come along but haven't already let us know you want to attend, drop us an email ASAP!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

International news!

Some of you may remember that at our meeting last October (how is that almost a year ago already?) we had some oversees visitors at our meeting, including Annemarie McDonald, a member of a Canadian WI, and committee members from the ACWW.

Thanks to Tish, we now have copies of the news articles in The Countrywoman, the international magazine of the Associated Country Women of the World, which reports on our guests that night. Click on the photos below to enlarge them and read the articles.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Morris Dancing, August 2015

So at our August meeting (19th August) we learned how to perform a Morris dance with hankies. As you can see, we were full of grace and elegance! Many thanks to Tish and Mick for leading the evening, and a huge welcome to our new members who came along for the first time, and have agreed to come back!


Monday, 17 August 2015

August Meeting

Wednesday 19th August, 6.30pm

Morris Dancing

Following our successful attempt at hitting each other with sticks last year, Tish and Mick are coming back to lead us in another merry dance. This time, to minimise risk of injuries, we'll be having a go at a hanky dance.

If you've never Morris danced before, don't worry - those of us who had a go last year were not exactly experts in our field, as you can see from the video above! 
Come along from 6.30pm for what should be a fun evening. We'll be having a bit of a chat about  upcoming table sales, then get on with the dancing from 7pm. Bring along snacks to share with the group if you can.

Phoenix Gardens, 5th September


Please, please help out with this if you can - it's our biggest fundraiser of the year. Come along to our meeting on Wednesday to find out more (before indulging in a spot of Morris Dancing!)