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May 2019

New Speakers Day

May 24 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
WI Centre,

Come along to one of the upcoming New Speakers Days and get a head start on booking them for your future meetings. Bring along your lunch and mug. 

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June 2019

Intermediate Embroidery (4 days)

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

Intermediate EmbroideryTuesdays - June 11th, June 25th, July 9th and July 16th. 10.00 – 1.00Doors open at 9.45WI centreFollowing on from our successful Learn to Embroider class, the Cookery and Creative Crafts committee have organised a series of four three hour workshops for members wishing to develop their embroidery skills. This class is suitable for all members, perhaps you attended the beginners class and wish to progress further, maybe you already can do basic stitches and wish to extend your…

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Fused Glass Workshop

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre,

The Cookery and Creative Crafts Committee are delighted to welcome the amazingly talented Katie Lynn, a glass artist producing quirky and original glass pieces, based at Molten Wonky in Saffron Walden.With Katie you will have the opportunity to make 4 pieces from a selection of items such as coasters, pictures, suncatchers or hearts – and hear how Katie developed her studio and see some of her unique glass art.This workshop is suitable for all skill levels – absolute beginners or…

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July 2019

Osteoporosis Screening Day

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are pleased to be able to offer this screening service again at the WI Centre on the 3rd of July. The screening itself is completely painless, with good guidance given should any follow-up be necessary.All consultations are completely private and you receive the results immediately.The cost is £25 per person for a 10 minute appointment. This time we are opening this to friends and family of WI Members.Please contact the WI Centre to book.PLEASE NOTE - If you were…

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Thames Barge Trip

July 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hythe Quay Maldon,

Join us for a cruise on an old Thames Barge, sailing on the picturesque River Blackwater. Meet at 1.30pm on the Hythe Quay - MaldonThere are various car parks around the town a short walk from Hythe Quay. Please be sure to wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. This trip may not be suitable for anyone with a physical disability, please contact the office to discuss.The cost of the trip is £36 which includes an afternoon tea.Closing date 29th of May 2019 FINISH…

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Walton on the Naze Walk _Essex WI Members Only

July 10
Walton on the Naze,

GET OUT THOSE WALKING BOOTS Join us for a 3 mile walk along the beach (depending on tides) and back along the cliff top, ending at the Naze Tower and Essex Wildlife Trust Centre.Wednesday 10th July 2019Meet at 10.15 for 10.30 start, The walk will start at the Naze Car Park CO1 48LF. Pay and display.2-4hours-£4, over 4 hours £5.00.There will be the opportunity afterwards to climb the Naze Tower (£3.00 adult, £2.50 seniors) and visit the Essex Wildlife Centre.Food…

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Essex Festival of Food & Drink 2019

July 13 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Cressing Temple Barns, CM77 8PD, cm77 8pd + Google Map

The County's biggest Food Festival returns to Cressing Temple Barns on the 13th and 14th July!Over 100 food and drink stands, 3 chef demonstrations stages, 2 food courts, live music, talks and tastings and free kids activities. A fantastic foodie weekend for all the family. Visit www.essexfoodfestival.co.uk to buy your advanced tickets and to find out everything going on.Not only will Essex WI be attending, but Rosemary Shrager and Candice Brown (Winner of 2016 of The Great…

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August 2019

Five Lunches around the County – St Osyth

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

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

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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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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October 2019

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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Liberty Lawn iPad Mini Cover / Kindle Cover

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 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!Your Cookery & Creative Crafts Committee is hosting a Christmas Craft Dabble day on Saturday 23rd 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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