Things To Do

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

2021

FEBRUARY EVENTS

GFWI COFFEE AND CHATTUES, 2 FEB - 11AM

Join other members of Gloucestershire Federation of Womens Institutes for a chat hosted by a WIA Advisor. Bring your own cuppa.

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.

GFWI COFFEE AND CHATTHURS, 11 FEB - 3PM

Join other members of Gloucestershire Federation of Womens Institutes for a chat hosted by a WIA Advisor. Bring your own cuppa.

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.

GFWI COFFEE AND CHAT - MON, 15 FEB - 7PM

Join other members of Gloucestershire Federation of Womens Institutes for a chat hosted by a WIA Advisor. Bring your own cuppa.

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

To so many of us life in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul at the time of the Ottoman Empire is a mystery and full of misconceptions. Who lived there? Who could move in and out? What happened to the children? Did anyone get to leave? Where did the women of the Harem come from? Were they all concubines? How did they spend their time? What about the Princes and the Eunuchs? I hope to give you answers to these and other questions, and some speculation. You can decide whether the gilded cage was a source of envy or despair.

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.

GFWI FUN NIGHT QUIZ NIGHT VIA ZOOM - THURS, 25TH FEB - 7PM

GFWI are hosting their very own Virtual Fun Quiz Night once more. We thought you might like to start sharpening your minds with this fun filled, free entry quiz hosted by GFWI. No need to try to organize a group. This quiz is designed for individuals to join from their comfort of their home. All you require is a paper and pen to record your answers as we go along. Simply sign up and details on how to join will be forwarded to you.

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