Things To Do

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

NOVEMBER EVENTS

MAKE A SCANDI CHRISTMAS TREE, WITH CLAIRE SALMON - SAT 14TH NOV - 11AM-12:30PM
This is a demonstration of how you can create a beautiful Scandi-style Christmas tree using just basic machine or hand sewing and some embellishments.

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

ASPECTS OF SHOES, WITH SUSAN HOWARD - TUES 17TH NOV - 7PM-8PM
After a successful talk about the history of handbags, GFWI has invitied Susan back to provide a witty insight into ladies' shoes. From a little on their history, to Susan's job on the high street as a shoe shop Saturday girl, to what brand of shoes the Queen wears.

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

RESOLUTIONS SHORTLIST MORNING - MON 23RD NOV - 10AM TO 1PM

Join the GFWI Public Affairs Committee Members for a Resolution Shortlist Discussion Morning. Due to the current situation this annual meeting will be held via Zoom. The meeting will take the form of group discussions on the Resolution shortlist before members vote on their chosen one which determines the Resolutions that will be debated at the 2021 NFWI Annual Meeting.

Each WI is recommended to encourage one member to take part and report back with information to help their fellow members choose the Resolution they wish to go forward.

This event is free of charge but for WI members of Gloucestershire ONLY:

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Simply order a ticket and follow the instructions on your confirmation email. Please be aware that you will require to register your place via Zoom. The link will be in your confirmation email. Once registered you will receive the Zoom link to the meeting.

LET'S MAKE SOME LUXURIOUS MINCEMEAT WITH ROSEMARY JAMESON - TUE, 24TH NOV - 2PM-3:30PM

This year Christmas is going to be significantly different in all sorts of ways so perhaps it is even more important to hold on to some of the homely traditions to reassure us that all is not lost. We will explore the history of this delicious preserve and will make some in time for it to mature all ready for the festive season. The Equipment and Ingredient List will be send together with your Booking Confirmation.

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

AN INSIGHT INTO FORENSIC SCIENCE, WITH HAYLEY SCOTT - THUR 26TH NOV - 7:30PM-8:30PM
As a former Crime Scene Examiner with over a decade of experience working with the Metropolitan Police, Hayley will share stories of her experiences as a CSI.

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

DECEMBER EVENTS

MAKE A KUSUDAMA PAPER FLOWER WITH JENNIE TURNER-MASKELL - WED 2ND DEC - 10:00AM-11:30AM

These beautiful paper flowers are super easy to make. Once you start, you’ll be creating flower decorations in all sizes, colours and out of anything you can lay your hands on! Jennie first came across this style of origami flowers when asked to make her niece’s bouquet for her Harry Potter themed wedding. So pretty for adorning wreaths, attached to a branch for a table centre or simply popped into in a vase. An inexpensive, all year-round decoration. Details of what is needed to make the flowers will be sent when you apply for a ticket.

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

BOWING TO TRADITION, UNEXPECTED SIDES TO JAPANESE SOCIETY, WITH JIM HOLMES - THUR 3RD DEC - 7PM-8PM
Jim is a British/Australian professional documentary photographer who has lived and worked all over the world. He has worked extensively for Oxfam and the United Nations, and has also done photography for many tourist guides and educational books. He lived in Japan for many years whist working on these projects, and this talk is his personal journey through the contradictions of Japanese life; many aspects of which defy modernity.

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

AN INTRODUCTION TO GEMSTONES, WITH JASON MIDDLETON - THURS 10TH DEC - 7PM-8PM
As the title suggests, we venture into the fascinating world of gemstones. The talk focus is on gemstone families and their basic properties, and where/how gemstones are mined, cut and fashioned. Birthstones, famous gemstones and an interesting history lead us into what to look for in jewellery, and much more. The talk includes a spectacular PowerPoint display so that the audience can fully appreciate the stunning subject matter.

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2021

JANUARY EVENTS

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).

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FEBRUARY EVENTS

MOKUNE GANE WORKSHOP - 17th February

MARCH EVENTS


PEARL STRINGING WORKSHOP - 10th March

ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING - 24th March - Cheltenham Town Hall

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