Next meeting – June
May 29, 2024

Bring, Show and Tell For the June meeting we would like to see and hear about some of your treasures. Please bring 2 or 3 of yours to show and tell us all about them. If an […]

May meeting
May 3, 2024

May was Abba night: a lighthearted ABBA quiz, traditional Scandinavian cinnamon buns and ABBA fish pickles to try (no relation – they are a long-established Swedish seafood company based in Gothenburg). We danced along to our favourite […]


April was our annual meeting, and the current committee was re-elected, so there is no ‘new committee’ picture. We got to know our MFWI rep, Liz, who supported us through the formalities, and then spent the rest […]

March 2024: Stringalong!
March 19, 2024

This month we were creating jewellery from an exciting selection of beads and bits. We had colour, we had sparkle, we made bracelets, we made earrings. We had biscuits, we had wine, we had fun! With thanks […]

February 2024: Natalie Nattering
February 7, 2024

Our February meeting was a lovely, gentle exploration of poetry and life, led by Natalie. A poet herself – her book can be purchased from her website – she read a selection of her poems, talked about […]

January 2024 meeting
February 7, 2024

For our January meeting we had a chair yoga session with Alice, an Iyengar teacher: you can see more about her at It was a very good session, stretching backs, necks, arms and shoulders to ease […]

Denman reborn online
December 5, 2023

On 24 January, Deman will be reborn as the WI Learning Hub, where there will be free online learning. If you already subscribe to the Denman at Home newsletter, you will find a link in the January […]

Voting for 2024 resolutions
December 5, 2023

At our January meeting we will be voting for our choice of resolution to go forward. If you can’t make that meeting, please send your vote into Lesley ( or use the selection slip in WI Life […]

N1WI Christmas Social
December 1, 2023

Our Christmas social was a festive treat! Thank you to everyone for making it a special evening. We were visited by Sankta Lucia as 13 December is her saint’s day in Sweden, when she visits, dressed in […]

November 5, 2023

We had a lovely evening making and decorating Christmas trees, courtesy of Sarah. Very simple, but very effective, and I managed to do it without gluing myself to the table. It was great fun, with every tree […]

October meeting
November 4, 2023

Our October meeting focused on climate change, but keeping it fun with games: snakes and ladders, and climate change bingo. Left that tap running? Down the snake you go; a hippo in your cistern – then up […]

September meeting
September 30, 2023

We all had such a treat for our September meeting! Lesley showed us how to make two kinds of pastry – a shortcrust that she uses for savoury quiches and a sweet pastry – and brought a […]

August meeting
September 7, 2023

For our August meeting we had a very light-hearted quiz, with questions carefully curated by Joan to make sure there was a subject for everyone. We all learned some interesting facts from the questions we couldn’t answer […]

Canal Day cake stall
August 17, 2023

The sun shone down on our cake stall at the Angel Canal Festival on 3 September: what perfect weather for it! We had a wonderful range of cakes and cookies, with thanks to all the bakers, and […]

New committee
June 4, 2023

In May 2023 we had our annual meeting and elected our new committee. Joan agreed to continue as Treasurer, Lesley is now Secretary and Clare is President. We’re hoping to give you an exciting and interesting year […]

Recipes & Vegan Substitutions
October 26, 2022

Here are some recipes that N1 WI members have used recently, along with some suggestions for vegan substitutions.   Recipes from books:  Oat and raisin cookies – adapted from Crunchy Oat Cookies in The Hairy Dieters Fast Food, Orion Publishing […]

November 2022 – Christmas Crafting
October 25, 2022

It’s a well established tradition at N1WI that our November meeting is dedicated to Christmas Crafting. This year’s main craft will be Christmas Crackers. November’s meeting is always well received and popular, we welcome visitors to this active […]

October 2022 – Autumn Festivals
October 25, 2022

This month’s meeting is all about Autumn and October festivals around the world. The committee have been plugging away researching information and activities on a different Autumn Festivals that takes places somewhere. I hope that when we are together and learning about […]

August 2022 – Tree Musketeers
October 25, 2022

The planned out-of-hall meeting for August is a guided tour of by Christine of the Hackney Tree Nursery followed by a talk about the work of the Tree Musketeers, a group of volunteers who plant and care for […]

July 2022 – Trivia Games
October 25, 2022

July’s Meeting is a members request trivia board games meeting, we will have millennium Trivial Pursuit, and food and drink. We look forward to you joining us. Meeting Details: When: 26th July Where: St. James’ Hall, Packington Street […]

June 2022 – Midsummer Celebration
October 25, 2022

Swedish Midsummer Celebration, food demonstration and practical June’s Meeting is a chance to experience a small part of Scandinavia’s Midsummer celebrations with a demonstration and a practical of a Smörgåstårta. Amongst the sill (pickled herring), gradvadlax and […]

May 2022 – Jubilee Celebration
October 25, 2022

May’s meeting is all about celebration and social. We are catering a Jubilee themed tea with a Competition and a Quiz. Will all prizes be won by the same item? or will it turn out that we have […]

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