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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Monthly Meetings, 2016

 
 
Some events are still TBC - keep checking our Events 2016 page for more information!

Date
Topic
About the meeting
20 January
2016 planning discussion and Mug Cake making
A follow-up to the business around venue raised at the AGM, and then learning how to make mug-cakes in the microwave. There will be chocolate!
17 February
Bee Keeping
Learn about urban bees and beekeeping with the London Beekeepers' Association
16 March
Cake Decorating
Learn how to decorate a cake for Easter
20 April
Origami
Try your hand at Japanese paper folding
18 May
Tech Night (TBC)We hope to welcome back the team from Dragon Hall for more virtual reality, 3D printing and other tech toys.
15 June
Flower Arranging
Have a go at making a floral masterpiece!
20 July
London GardensJoin us for a guided walk of some City of London gardens, starting at the Guildhall.
17 August
Morris Dancing (TBC)
Our annual attempt at traditional folk dancing - hankies or sticks at the ready!
21 September
Storytelling (TBC)
We hope to welcome back Geraldine from Atlantis Books for more storytelling about local history.
19 October
Christmas bauble making
Try your hand at making felt baubles for your Christmas tree
16 November
AGM and more baublesIt's that time of year for our AGM, and we'll be embellishing the baubles we made last month
21 December
Christmas Wreath Making (TBC) or Carol Service
Continuing the crafty theme of the year, we'll be finishing off 2016 by making Christmas wreathes, or perhaps we'll attend the St George's Carol Service

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

January Round-Up

The first meetings of the new year took place over the last few weeks. 

At Craft Club we were knitting, making mitred squares for a blanket Nicky is crafting for charity. Everyone from experienced knitters to first-timers came along, and fueled by tea and chocolate we made quite a few squares! February meeting will be cross-stitch - see the Craft Club page for more information.




At our main meeting we were hands on with making microwave mug cakes in a session led by Helena and involving a lot of chocolate. In the past we've spoken about topics which fit into supposed New Year resolutions (detox etc), but really we all know we'll be eating cake again soon anyway so this year we started as we mean to go on!




We also had a long conversation about our plans for the next year, including venue, plans for getting more members, and potential speakers. Watch this space for more information from your committee.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

IMPORTANT - JANUARY MEETING

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEW YEAR QUIZ HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE JANUARY MEETING WILL STILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY

  IT'LL BE A DISCUSSION ABOUT 2016 PLANNING, AND THE BUSINESS RAISED AT THE NOVEMBER AGM, AND A CHANCE TO HAVE A GO AT MAKING MICROWAVE MUG-CAKES.

More information on our 'this month' page


Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to all of our members from LWEWI!


In January, we have Craft Club on Wednesday 6th January, where we'll be knitting, and our regular meeting will be on Wednesday 20th January, with our annual quiz (with regular quiz master Steve Wickham).

In December, we made Christmas earrings at Craft Club, and then attended the carol service at St George's, Bloomsbury, and supplied the congregation with mulled wine and mince pies.




Thanks to everyone who has come along to meetings, or bought cakes, or been a speaker, or supported us in any way. Hope to see you all in 2016!

Monday, 7 December 2015

2016 Membership

LWEWI Membership for 2016 is now available at a cost of £37.50. This is payable via the Paypal button to the right and below, or via cash/cheque at our next meeting.






Membership entitles you to come to all our meetings (Craft Club costs extra) and get tickets to previews of British Museum exhibitions. 

You'll also automatically become a member of the both the Middlesex Federation and the Women's Institute and receive the regular national magazine 'WI Life'. 




Find out more about WI membership here: https://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member