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May 2018

Press, Publicity and Programme Planning Workshop

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you are organizing the programme for your WI, holding an event and you need to write a press release or just publicizing your WI, come along to this workshop and get new ideas, share tips and have some fun!Tea and Coffee will be available, feel free to bring lunch!Tickets £5.00 each.Please call the WI Centre on 01245 382233 or email tickets@essexwi.org.uk

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A Day of Dancing

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Church Langley Community Centre, Harlow CM17 9TG United Kingdom + Google Map

Why not come along and join us, learning a variety of dance genres. The workshop will be run by 2 experienced dance teachers, who will make it a fun day for all. There will be a lunch break, there is a pub close by, Tesco cafe or bring your own sandwiches, whichever you prefer.There is also plenty of free parking.Apply for tickets early, they are £10.00 each.Closing date will be the 24th of April 2018.

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June 2018

Beads and Pots Craft Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spring brings new beginnings and this craft day for those who are keen to learn new skills and go home with two finished items. The morning session, under guidance from Shirley Perkins, will be decorating a pot with decoupage, ideal for those Spring Bulbs!After lunch, prepared by a member of Cookery and Creative Crafts Committee, you will be taught how to make a beaded bracelet by Lesley Thomas. No previous experience is necessary for either of these crafts. All materials will…

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Learn to Embroider

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to embroider?The Cookery and Creative Crafts committee have organised a series of four three hour workshops for members wishing to do so (June 5th and 19th, July 3rd and 17th)The tutor will be Pam Jermy who will lead the sessions, numbers are restricted so that each attendee will be assured of individual attention. Pam writes:" The Four Season Sampler is an introduction to beginners embroidery. The stitches used are not difficult but are…

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Wickham St Pauls Walk

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The walk will commence from the Village Hall in Wickham St Pauls at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. (FINISH TIME IS WHENEVER WE FINISH!!) We will go down dale and up hill over local farmland and then make our way down to Bulmer Brock and Tile Co. Here the walk continues through the yard and past two kilns, where we will be met by owner Peter Minter. He will give us a 10 minute talk about what is going on around…

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Wickham St Paul Walk

June 20 @ 10:15 am

10.15am for a 10.30am start.  Walk through gentle rolling countryside from Wickham St Paul, with its beautiful duck pond. Past one of the leaders in restoration brickwork "Bulmer Brick Yard". We will have a brief talk with the owner and look at the working kilns. With regret, no dogs please. 

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Presidents and Secretaries Workshops

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A wonderful opportunity to lean more about these roles within the WI. You may have just taken on the role or may be thinking about it, please come along an learn more!  Tickets are £5.00 per person.

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Bankers and Barrow Boys Trip

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
WI Centre,

We will travel to London with our first stop for coffee at 10.30am. this will then be followed by the Spitalfields walk which will include the areas of the Huguenots, who were fleeing from France, settled and developed the silk weaving industry. Their grand Georgian houses would go onto house successive waves of new arrivals from the English Countryside as well as the four corners of the Globe. Other sites of interest include the locations of some of the Ripper…

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June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
hatfield peverel village hall,
July 2018

Cranham Walk (By Oglethorpe)

July 11 @ 10:15 am
Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve,

Get Out Those Walking Boots Join us for an exhilarating walk around Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, with its ancient wet woodland, wet meadow and marsh. Walk in the Thames Chase Community Forest with its visitor centre and grade 2 listed barn. This walk is kindly being organised by Oglethorpe WI.Wednesday 11 July 2018Meet at 10.15 -10.30 start.The walk is approximately 3 miles and will start at Thames Chase Visitor Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS. (Pike Lane is off St…

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Presidents and Secretaries Workshops

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

A wonderful opportunity to lean more about these roles within the WI. You may have just taken on the role or may be thinking about it, please come along an learn more!  Tickets are £5.00 per person.

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Public Affairs Workshop

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

Following on from the NFWI Annual Meeting, this workshop will look at what our campaigning and Public Affairs focus will be for 2018-19 and how we can plan and implement this.Speaker details TBC post the NFWI AGM meeting in June as it is dependant partly on what is voted for at that meeting.FEWI Centre, Terling10am - 1pm, £5 - email tickets@essexwi.org.uk to book your place 

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August 2018

Learn to Draw

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you always wish that you could draw? Well now is your chance to learn. come and join in the fun at the WI Centre with the summer holiday special learn to draw day. Your tutor will be Robert Finlay (Chairman of the Witham Art and Sketch Club). An ideal day for Mothers, Grandmothers and Grand-daughters to start on the "drawing journey" Tea and coffee will be available from 9.30am for a 10am start. All materials will be supplied, you will just…

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“Exploring Textures with Free Machine Embroidery”

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Essex Wi Centre, Whitelands
Chelmsford, CM3 2AG
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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE RE-SCHEDULED DATE FROM THE CANCELLED EVENT ON MAY THE 14TH. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED AND BEEN CONTACTED ABOUT THE CANCELLED EVENT THERE IS NO NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS EVENT.Back by popular demand Melinda Berkowitz returns to tutor a further workshop. Melinda sais.........'This workshop will explore the numerous possibilities available when combining machine effect and textile media to create robust and exciting surfaces. We will cover a number of free machine effects using a…

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Roach Valley Walk

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Get out those Walking Boots!A scenic walk to visit Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park in the Roach Valley to view the picturesque lake area. The 200 acre wildlife park was opened on former agriculture land in 2003, and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar an avenue of some 200 oak trees were planted, including one from Hockley and Hawkwell WI.Wednesday 15th August 2018, meet at 10.15 for 10.30 start .The walk is approximately 3 miles and we…

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September 2018

Presidents and Secretaries Workshops

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

A wonderful opportunity to learn more about these roles within the WI. You may have just taken on the role or may be thinking about it, please come along and learn more!  Tickets are £5.00 per person.

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Iris Folding

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

IRIS FOLDINGTUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2018WI CENTRE10.30am to 1pmIris Folding is a lovely way to recycle paper, whether it is old envelopes or wrapping paper they can all be transformed into beautiful cards you will be proud to give to family and friends.This workshop is suitable for those new to this craft and under Sheila Gunson's expert tuition the fun technique of Iris Folding will be explored. At the end of the morning you will have produced 2 iris folded cards…

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Radwinter Walk

September 26 @ 10:15 am

Join us for a walk around the picturesque village of Radwinter, through meadow and farmland beside the River Pant.Wednesday 26th September 2018Meet at 10.15 for 10.30 start.The walk is approximately 3 miles and we will meet at the Radwinter Recreation ground, Water Lane CB10 2TY.Radwinter WI have kindly offered to serve us light lunch after the walk.The cost of the walk will be £5 per head, which includes food and administration fees.Sorry no dogs unless they are Registered Assistance Dogs…

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October 2018

A Taste of Denman

October 1

Never visited Denman College or would like to take a friend or your partner to show them why you love Denman so much or perhaps you would just like a good day out? Here is a good opportunity to have a true Taste of Denman on Monday 1st October 2018. You will join the coach at the WI Centre where you may safely leave your car for the day, to travel in comfort to Denman. You will be greeted on arrival with…

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Autumn County Event

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Blackshots Leisure Centre Grays,

The Trustees are pleased to announce that Helen Pankhurst - Great Grand-Daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst has been confirmed as one of the speakers at this event.  Helen will be bringing along her latest book and will happily sign any copies you purchase. The book will be on sale for £20.00 (RRP £25) but if there are over 100 copies pre-ordered the price will be reduced to £15. Please let us know if you would like to order a copy when…

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