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July 2018

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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A Literary Lunch at Saffron Walden Golf Club – SOLD OUT

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saffron Walden Golf CLub, CB10 1BX + Google Map

With the luck the sun will be shining as you read this and September seems a long way ahead, but we would like to invite you to another of our literary lunches, this time with local author Liz Trenow, as the after lunch speaker! The menu will be Lemon Roast Chicken followed by Peach Melba Roulade! (Yes please!!) Tea and Coffee with mints will add the final flourish. As always, on prior request, a vegetarian option will be available! If you book…

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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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Salads and Starters Demonstration with Lunch

October 12 @ 9:45 am - 1:30 pm
WI Centre,

Our very own cookery Guru, Hazel Ridgwell will be inspiring us with a selection of six salads and starters, which will be served for lunch! There will also be tea/coffee (please bring your own mugs) and fruit for desert.This foody demonstration will start at 10.30 and lunch will be served at 12.00, there will also be a raffle and time to look in the shop for some goodies! Tickets for this event are £15.00 and numbers are restricted so please book…

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Soups and Starters

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
WI Centre,

Details to follow

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Shakespeare Re-Visited

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
WI Centre,

Do you have not-so-fond memories of Shakespeare from your schooldays? All those long speeches and strange words and worst of all being made to read them out in from of class? Well, 30 of your fellow members would disagree with you! the recent Shakespeare Workshop that was held at WI HQ was such a success that , they have requested a repeat performance from tutor Simon Bridge, that he has agreed to return in October with another inspirational (but light hearted)…

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November 2018

Make your own Lunch Bag!

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre,

Now is the time to banish your old plastic lunch bag for good!This workshop, led by tutor Debbie Gair of C and G Crafts, means that you can create your own unique lunch bag.All the materials will be provided for you, but each kit will be slightly different.Please note that this workshop involves the use of machine sewing and you will have to bring a sewing machine with you. This workshop is suitable for all, both beginners and advanced sewers but…

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Christmas Make & Wrap

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre,

details to follow

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