April 2015 – AGM and Swish
April 28, 2015

We had our Annual General Meeting, where we discussed the WI’s 2015 resolution: ‘Failing to care – assessment of need in long-term care’, elected our new committee and president, and had a clothing/accessories swish. Members brought up […]

March 2015 – Miss Ballooniverse
March 31, 2015

We were joined by Miss Ballooniverse who injected colour, glamour and fun into our meeting with favourite characters, outrageous costumes, elegant jewellery and caricatures – all made from balloons of course!

February 2015 – Genealogy
February 24, 2015

Tim Newton joined us from the Suffolk council records office to discuss how he completed his own family tree and how best to track down your own weird and wonderful ancestors.

January 2015 – Wellbeing
January 27, 2015

We had the pleasure of Jeanie – a qualified yoga instructor (and N1 WI member!) showing us some yoga moves and stretches that we can all work into our daily life to put a spring in our […]

November 2014 – Evan Davis
November 25, 2014

Evan Davis joined us to discuss a wide range of subjects as varied as Russell Brand, the BBC, elections, Dragons’ Den, interviewing techniques and woolly whippets! Evan Davis was the BBC’s Economics Editor from 2001- 2008, following […]

October 2014 – Lino Printing
October 28, 2014

Louise C showed off her talents by teaching us how to lino print. We learnt how to cut our own designs into lino and print them, and  everyone was able to take their prints home so they […]

September 2014 – Quiz & Social
September 30, 2014

We learnt a little more about the committee members (and lots of random facts) when they hosted quiz rounds on their specialist subject. With lots of time for teams to debate the answers, it proved to be very […]

June 2014 – Wildes Cheese
June 24, 2014

“Blessed are the Cheesemakers!” to quote the mighty Monty Python. We welcomed Philip Wilton from The Urban Cheesemaker AKA Wildes Cheese for a talk and sampling. There were delicacies available for purchase on the night.   Philip turned to […]

We had a fascinating insight into the licensed drinks industry with a female insider who works for one of the big companies. We heard her speak about current themes and trends, and how things have changed over […]

April 2014 – Debate and AGM
April 29, 2014

We hosted the yearly resolution debate featuring free pizza for one and all! On top of that we held an AGM and voted in new committee members including a new president, secretary and treasurer. Thanks to everyone […]

March 2014 – Charleston Dancing
March 25, 2014

We learnt to Charleston with Nikki Santilli. Nikki is a vintage jazz dancer & teacher. She’s been dancing since the age of 4 and she uses old film clips to learn new moves. She dances, writes shows and performs at […]

October 2013 – Tupperware Man
October 24, 2013

We met Andrew Humphrey AKA the Tupperware Man. Andrew is a new breed of party-seller bringing the concept to the current decade. Retro-fun! The meeting took the theme of a Tupperware party but was all about the social […]

We heard a fascinating talk by Adam Brand who is a professional graphologist. He uses handwriting analysis in a variety of scenarios such as checking compatibility of potential partners, assessing candidates for jobs, describing ancestors for genealogists, […]

We were thrilled to be joined by India Knight. A Londoner, a mum, a journalist for The Times, a Penguin author, a Victorian house owner, a Twitterer and a Culture Vulture. There was a Q&A lucky dip with […]

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