Things To Do

GFWI Things To Do 2020
- please contact WI House for information about late availability - 

NECKCLOTHS & MUSLINS: A LECTURE VIA ZOOM 
TUES 30TH JUNE 2020 FROM 11AM

Veronica Isaac will give us what she describes as a whistle-stop tour of dress in the age of Jane Austen. She is a lecturer at the University of Brighton and previously worked for the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The lecture is being offered to WI members in Gloucestershire. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and numbers are limited. A small cost is being levied for this lecture to cover speakers and administration fees. Cost: £4 per member.
Orders can be made here by following the link to Eventbrite. The best method is to apply using your phone. You will need
to pay by card not paypal.

The lecture will last 45 minutes and you will have the opportunity to ask questions for 15 minutes via the Zoom ‘chat’
facility. On completion of your order you will be sent a confirmatory email detailing the Zoom Meeting Code and password which you will need to access the lecture. I suggest that you do this 5 or 10 minutes before the lecture is due to start.

Please direct any questions to GFWI Chair Janice Cole on 07899 753126 or by email via janicatellinis@aol.com.

LADY DENMAN CUP 2020

The Lady Denman Cup Competition is an annual writing competition run by NFWI. This year’s theme is ‘What I heard on the bus …’.

Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, either comical, serious, fact or fiction, based on a conversation they have overheard, or imagined they had heard, on the bus. Have some fun with this! It’s a great theme!

Applications forms and more information can be found on MyWI - the NEW closing date is Friday 18th September for members to submit their entries to their Federation office, and then Federations have until Friday 16th October to select up to three entires to go forward for national judging.

AUGUST EVENTS

CROQUET TASTER - 20TH AUGUST.
Where: Cheltenham Croquet Club, GL52 7DF
Cost: TBC
Closing Date: 16th July.

BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM TRIP - 20TH & 21ST AUGUST - Spend a day at the open-air museum – a living replica, without the pollution, of one of the first industrial landscapes in Britain from the 20th century.  There are 26 acres of period shops and houses to explore, as well as a canal, boatyard and colliery. Guides dressed in costume. Relate stories from the past and there are live demonstrations to watch.  You can take part in an Edwardian school lesson or ride on a vintage bus but your preference might be to visit the 1920’s cinema showing genuine silent movies or trying your hand at old street games.  Complete the experience with an authentic fish and chip supper in a spit and sawdust pub.

Various pick up points will be available according to applications received.  Arrival at the Black Country Museum at 10.30am.  Departure time will be at 4.00 pm (Exact coach pick up times will be confirmed closer to the event date.)

Please note that this event has been planned on the assumption that there will be a relaxation of government advice on social distancing guidelines and gatherings by August.  If this is not the case the trip will not go ahead.  GFWI will accept applications and cheques from individual members under the current circumstances.  If payment is made by cheque and the event does not go ahead, you will be advised and your cheque will not be cashed but will be destroyed.

Cost: Adults £33.00 Children £26.00 to include coach travel and entry

Contact: Janice Cole 01453 752264    Closing Date: 16th July 2020

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

GFWI INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY - 21ST-27TH SEPTEMBER
Where: Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Cost: £1069pp (+£69 single supplement)
Closing Date for £250pp deposit: 1st January

LECTURE: ELIZABETH FRY - THE ANGEL OF NEWGATE - 22ND SEPTEMBER
Where: Churchdown Community Centre, GL3 2JH
Cost: £6
Closing Date: 18th August

OCTOBER EVENTS

AUTUMN MEETING - 26TH OCT - 10:30PM TO 3:30PM - MOVED FROM 25TH MARCH
Where: Cheltenham Town Hall
Cost: £13.50 for non-delegates
More information to follow

ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA TRIP - new date TBA

SWISHING EVENT - Spring 2021