Welcome to London West End WI

Thursday, 30 March 2017



Please note that all 2017 membership subscriptions should be paid ASAP. The cost is only £39 for the whole year, which gets you free entry to our monthly meetings, copies of WI Life magazine from the National Federation of Women's Institutes, and the chance to join us for previews of British Museum exhibitions (worth £15 or more per exhibition). 

Your subscriptions help us pay our rent and get speakers for meetings, as well as being shared with Middlesex Federation and the NFWI. Without paying members, we simply can't afford to exist any more.

You can pay via the paypal button to the right of this page, or by cash or cheque at the next meeting. Any members who haven't paid by the end of the April meeting will be removed from our membership list - don't let that be you!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

March Review / What's On in April

Review of the Month
March has been a busy month (and it isn't even over yet!) with Craft Club busy making iris folded cards, and a lesson in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs at our monthly meeting.
Iris folded cards made by our Craft Club

We learned to read this inscription at our March meeting

Members also enjoyed a visit to the British Museum to the community preview of the American Dream exhibition, and some attended the book launch Tom Schuller's new book, The Paula Principle - Tom previously spoke to LWEWI about his research for the book, and the ideas behind it. The book is available in all good bookshops, or via Amazon*

*If you shop with Amazon via our link Amazon will donate back to us 5% of your total spend.

Spring is in the air, and our April activities reflect this!

Craft Club
At Craft Club on Tuesday 4th April we'll be having a go at knitting simple Easter chicks, ready to be stuffed with creme eggs (other chocolate based eggy treats are available!). I'm assured they're very easy to knit, and we have experienced knitters on hand to assist.

Main Meeting
At our monthly meeting on Wednesday 19th April we're going to be making lonely bouquets to brighten up stranger's days, and printing our own gift wrap for them.

See our 'craft club' and 'this month' pages for more details. Guests and new members are always welcome to our meetings, for more information get in touch via email: londonwestendwi@gmail.com.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

March Monthly Meeting, Wed 15th - Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Wednesday 15th March 2017 6.30pm

A Beginner's Guide to Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Ever wondered what the symbols on Only Connect really mean? Or puzzled over what all those sculptures in the British Museum say? They can't simply mean "owl, walking man, dog, tree" can they? 

Come along for a brief introduction to one of the most ancient written languages in the world, what the symbols mean, a few phrases to dazzle friends and family with, and learn how to write your name in ancient Egyptian. 


St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR. Doors open at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

Please bring along refreshments to share with the group, (they don’t have to be home made!)

Guests are very welcome (£5 for non-WI members). If you're not a member, please email us at londonwestendwi@gmail.com so we know to look out for you!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Invite to Book Launch

Some of you will remember that in October 2013 author Tom Schuller gave us a talk about The Paula Principle, the theory of why so many women work below their competence - details of the talk here

His book is now being published, and LWEWI members are invited to attend the launch of the book at Waterstones on Gower Street at 6pm on Wednesday 8th March. See details below, and please RSVP direct to Sarah at the email on the invite.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

February Monthly Meeting with Harper Stein

Wednesday 15th February 2017 6.30pm

Guests are very welcome (£5 for non-WI members), and we are delighted to open up the meeting to members of other WIs too. If you're not a LWEWI member, please email us at londonwestendwi@gmail.com or reserve a ticket via eventbrite so we have an idea of numbers.

It's Valentines day (or near enough) so this month we're exploring matters of the heart.

Harper Stein, the UK's most exclusive invitation-only dating agency, are delighted to present an interesting talk by award winning dating and relationship coach, Shelley J Whitehead. Shelley's fascinating talk will explore  how to lead a life you love, how to have better relationships and the biggest mistakes we make in relationships and dating. 

Single ladies are warmly welcomed for complimentary registration with Harper Stein at the end of the talk, where Shelley will also be available to answer questions and to explore private coaching options.

St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm start.