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August 2019

Poetry & Pimms – CANCELLED

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Essex Wi Centre, Whitelands
Chelmsford, CM3 2AG
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Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon (hopefully the sun will shine) Bring your favourite poems, and/or write your own poetry to enjoy with a glass or two of Pimms (alcoholic or non alcoholic) or tea, along with a cream tea. £10.00 per person.Closing date 11 July 2019

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Five Lunches around the County – St Osyth SOLD OUT

August 5 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Wonderful lunch is planned on Monday the 5th of August - 12.30pm for 1pm start.Later we will hear from a local rep of the RNLI who will tell us about their work along this coastal area of Essex.£21.00 per head for Members£23.00 Non Members

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Five Lunches around the County – Thurrock – CANCELLED

August 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We hope that you can join us for lunch at Tilbury Community Centre on the 13th for August 1pm for 1.30pm start.Your speaker for the afternoon will be Fiona Craven a Border Force Maritime Intelligence Officer covering a large area including hr entire Essex Coast Line. The role of her team is to gather information from a variety of sources and research and develop it into meaningful intelligence that can be shared within her own organisation and other Government Departments.£26.00…

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Colne Engaine Walk -Essex WI Members Only

August 14 @ 10:15 am - 1:30 pm

Get out those Walking Shoes!!!!Approximately 3 mile walk on public footpaths around the picturesque village of Colne Engaine. We will be showing local points of interest and also asking walkers to answer a few simple questions, the answers to which will become evident during the walk.Wednesday 14th August 201910.15am -10.30am start, meeting at Courtauld Memorial Village Hall1 Station Road, Colne Engaine,Nr.ColchesterCO6 2ESColne Engaine WI are happy to fund the supply of refreshments after the walk.Ticket price £3.00 (administration and Hall Hire)end…

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Five Lunches around the County – Hatfield Heath

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come along for a sumptuous lunch at Hunters Meet in Hatfield Heath, CM22 7BQ.Wednesday 14 August 12-12.30pm start.After lunch Karen J Adams a very talented local artist, will enchant us with her art demonstration "Inspirations of a Contemporary Artist"This will be Karen's last time as a speaker as her work is now in such demand, so this is really 'a not to be missed' opportunity!£26.00 per Head Members£29.00 Non Member

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Five Lunches around the County – Tiptree

August 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

We are pleased to welcome back Cat Barrie to Tiptree for lunch at The New Times Restaurant in Tiptree.Cat is a senior Leader in Essex Police who is currently Head of Investigations for the West Local Policing Area, is an accredited Tactical Firearms Commander and is the Chair of the Women's Leadership & Development Forum. Cat is passionate about supporting people to be the best they can be to ensure that the public get the very best service from Essex…

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Five Lunches around the County – Burnham on Crouch SOLD OUT

August 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and join us for a lovely lunch overlooking the picturesque River Crouch in the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham on Crouch!Following lunch we will again hear from local Border Force Maritime Intelligence Officer Fiona Craven. Based in Tilbury, Fiona will tell us about her work in and around Essex.Friday 16th August12 for 12.30pm start£22.00 per ticket for Members£24.00 per ticket for Non Members

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September 2019

Gestingthorpe Walk

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Wickhams St Pauls WI (who are leading the walk) to Gestingthorpe's Roman Settlement. A walk across farmland to Hill Farm, owned by local historian Ashley Cooper. Many interesting Roman remains found on the farm during the last century together with old agricultural artefacts, can be viewed in his museums. Time will be allowed for us to enjoy tea and biscuits.A different return cross country path passes the site of the ancient Roman villa and settlement. Wednesday 4th September 2019 Meet at 10.15…

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Wellness Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jan Rickwood will be showing us how to blend essential oils and make your own unique hand oil. The delights of hand massage will then be explained to us with a chance to use your oils and try out this very relaxing therapy.After lunch Jan will take us through some very basic Tai Chi movements and exercises. The joy of this therapy is taht we will b doing seated exercise which is suitable for all abilities. Tea and coffee will be…

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Make your WI matter

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We understand that new ideas can be hard to come by, so to assist with this, Your Federation is awarding you the opportunity to attend a workshop in Hatfield Peverel on the 26th September 2019. The aims of this workshop are to help boost your committees and your general membership by encouraging fresh ideas and input from all perspectives of the WI.  I.e: What would make women in your area interested in joining your WI? How do we reach out to…

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Casino Evening

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Come along for a night to remember at the Genting Casino at Westcliff The Western Esplanade Westcliff on Sea SS0 7QY on Friday 27th September 2019 at 8 pm.We have booked the Big Deal package where you will get a welcome complimentary drink from the bar, a free bet including a learn to play session. Food can be purchased on the evening. Car park places outside, but please give your registration to the reception when you arrive. The ticket price…

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October 2019

Kumihimo Workshop

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kumihimo is a type of braiding traditionally used to create finishes for soft furnishings and upholstery, however in this class run by Michele Turner, (Website craftyheffalump.co.uk) you will be using your new found Kumihimo skills to create jewellery and accessories like necklaces, bracelets, key holders, stitch marker holders or even scissor keepers.This class is suitable for all crafters and all you need to bring with you on the day is your imagination, glasses if needed, lunch and a mug.The cost of the…

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The Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace – Essex WI Members Only

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Alexandra Palace London,

The Cookery & Creative Crafts Committee are off to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace C&CC have organised this special day to the Knitting and Stitching Show on Thursday 10th October this year. Would you like to go with us on a great day out where your crafting interests will soar in the company of like-minded WI members?The cost of this great day out, including entry to the show is £29.50. The Coach will leave Braintree Bus park at 8.30am…

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Festive Fusion

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cookery &Creative Crafts are delighted to announce that the amazing Katie Lynn is coming back to WI Centre.Following a hugely successful workshop here, Katie will be sharing the delights of her Fused Glass with us and once again we will create 4 pieces.The workshop is on Saturday 19 October 2019 where you will make a Christmas tree and a nugget in the morning then in the afternoon you will turn your talents to a sun-catcher and a bauble.All in time…

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Who do you think you are?

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Many of you will have seen the TV programme and seen family histories come to life and interesting lives come to light. Have you ever thought that could be your family?Unless you dig deeper you will never know!!!A this workshop you can start exploring your family history or, if you have made a start, we can help take you further and explore a family or two..Please bring a packed lunch and a mug for drinks.£10.00 per person10am until 3pm

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Liberty Lawn iPad Mini Cover / Kindle Cover – SOLD OUT

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

LIBERTY LAWN IPAD MINI/KINDLE COVER With Pat LumsdaleThursday 24th October10.00-3.00 Price £34.50 CCC are pleased to be welcoming Denman tutor, Pat Lumsdale to WI Centre for this creative workshop exploring the art of strip piercing. In the morning you will be making either a iPad mini cover or Kindle cover with Liberty Lawn material and the cost of the workshop covers this beautiful material. In the afternoon using your own material you will be making a fabric basket. You will…

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November 2019

Save the Date! Christmas Craft Dabble Day – Essex WI Members Only

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!Your Cookery & Creative Crafts Committee is hosting a Christmas Craft Dabble day on Saturday 16th November when you will be able to have a go at 4 different crafts all with a Christmas theme. The CCC committee members will be your tutors and hosts for the day so Save the Date!!More information to follow

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