Things To Do

GFWI Things To Do
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ALL EVENTS ARE VIA ZOOM UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE 

2021

JANUARY EVENTS

SILK SENSATIONS - THURS, 7 JAN - 7PM

Join Mary Day to take a trip along the silk road to discover some silk history, its uses in fashion and the home.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

DOGS FOR GOOD - TUES, 12 JAN - 7PM

GFWI is pleased to introduce Dogs for Good, a UK-based charity which trains dogs to help adults and children with physcal and/or learning disabilities, children with autism and adults with dementia.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

GFWI WINTER FUN QUIZ - THURS, 14 JAN - 7PM

Save the date!! A perfect post Christmas pick me up. Further details, and how to sign up, to follow.

WEST WYCOMBE AND THE HELL FIRE CLUB WITH PETER HAGUE - FRI, 18 JAN - 7PM

An illustrated talk about the National Trust property in Buckinghamshire and its rather quirky grounds, and father of the Hell Fire Club.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

QUIRKY BIRDS WATERCOLOUR PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WITH LYNN BARROW - THURS, 21 JAN - 2PM-3:30PM

Watercolour artist Lynn Barrow, aka The Quirky Bird, who is also a WI member herself, will be joining us to lead a paint-along! Lynn herself admires how greatly our mental health and wellbeing is benefiting from painting fun and ‘Quirky’ Watercolour Illustrations. All you require are watercolour paints, a brush, pencil, fine liner pen and watercolour paper (you could also use pencil crayons or wax crayons).

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

GARDENING FOR BEES WITH RICHARD RICKITT - MON, 25 JAN - 7PM

This fascinating and richly illustrated talk will introduce many of the bee species found in the UK, and explain how you can help to save them by creating a polinator oasis in your garden or windowbox.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

EVE'S APPEAL - THURS, 28 JAN - 7PM

Female cancer awareness session. More details to follow.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS WITH VERONICA ISAAC - TUES, 2 FEB - 7PM

This talk explores the lives, lifestyles and wardrobes of the 'Bright Young Things' in 1920s London. An elite social circle living a frantically paced lifestyle centred around fast cars, foreign travel and lavish parties.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

AN INSIGHT INTO ACWW WITH TRISH COLLINS - TUES, 9 FEB - 11AM

The Associated Country Women of the World exists to amplify the voices of rural women, so that the problems they face and the solutions they raise are heard and acknowledged by international policy makers and legislators.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

EAST LONDON & COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG WITH PAUL ROBBINS - FRI, 11 FEB - 7PM

Listeners will find out about the key events that shaped the way East London has changed so much in the last 300 or so years, including two major disasters in WW2.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

INSIDE THE GILDED CAGE - TUES, 16 FEB - 7PM

Watercolour artist Lynn Barrow, aka The Quirky Bird, who is also a WI member herself, will be joining us to lead a paint-along! Lynn herself admires how greatly our mental health and wellbeing is benefiting from painting fun and ‘Quirky’ Watercolour Illustrations. All you require are watercolour paints, a brush, pencil, fine liner pen and watercolour paper (You could also use pencil crayons or wax crayons).

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

NEEDLEFELT BADGER - WEDS, 17 FEB - 2PM-4PM

Make a gorgeous needle felted badger with Mandy McLoughlin of Frankie and Sidney Needle Felting. Two kits are available: OPTION1: this kit contains everything you need for two badgers (one upright and one asleep) £17. OPTION 2: just the wool for the two badgers (£10). More details can be found on www.frankieandsidney.co.uk/shop. Please apply by 7th February to ensure the free delivery of your materials.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

MOKUNE GANE WORKSHOP - 17th February

ORANGUTANS WITH ALISON BRISTO (SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN SOCIETY CHARITY) - MON, 22 FEB - 7PM

Orangutans are among our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Genetically they are about 97% identical to us. They are highly intelligent, thoughtful and humane.

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

MARCH EVENTS

WALKING THE WAINWRIGHT FELLS INTHE LAKE DISTRICT WITH KATIE POOLE - Tues, 2nd Mar - 7pm

KNICKERS BY LIZA JONES - Thurs, 4th Mar - 7pm

SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC WITH JEREMY HOLMES - Mon, 8th Mar - 7pm

Tickets £5 via Eventbrite - click here, or search GFWI within Eventbrite.

PEARL STRINGING WORKSHOP - 10th Mar

ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING - 24th March (now via Zoom)

APRIL EVENTS

BOOK BINDING WORKSHOP - 7th April

NFWI ANNUAL MEETING - 19th April - Royal Albert Hall, London

MAY EVENTS

CREWEL EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP - 5th May

WALKING WEEKEND - 7th - 9th May

SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT FINAL - 20th May - WI House

JUNE EVENTS

ROYAL THREE COUNTIES SHOW - MARQUEE ONLY - 18th to 20th June

JULY EVENTS

ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA TRIP -  6th July