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 […]

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 […]

Call for Committee Members
May 13, 2021

We need your help to make your WI yours! The WI is what you make it. But we can’t currently make it what you want, we need help, help with admin, help with social media, help with […]

All meetings online
March 28, 2020

Changes due to Covid-19 All physical meetings are cancelled until further notice. We have moved our presence online but you won’t miss a thing. Email us at to get details of how to call into the […]

Arlington Square Christmas Fair
November 25, 2019

Sunday 8th December We’ll be helping out again with selling lots of cakes and other sweet treats at Arlington Square Christmas Fair this year. Aside from the delicious cakes, there will be mulled wine, carol singing, and […]

Ladies Day at Plumpton Races
March 20, 2019

Sunday 12th May We’re planning a day out to Ladies Day at Plumpton Races again this year! It’s Sunday 12th May – doors open 12 noon, with races running from 2pm-5:30pm. Tickets are £13 (not including train […]

Million Women Rise March
March 20, 2019

A few N1 WI members attended the Million Women Rise march to end violence against women on Saturday 9th March, alongside members of many other WIs from across the country. Can you spot them and the beautiful […]

Christmas Fairs – December 2018
December 20, 2018

December 9th saw N1 WI members brave the cold at Arlington Square Christmas Fair to sell cakes, biscuits, and plenty of mince pies. The fair was raising money for Pack Up, the weekly soup kitchen that meets […]

Donate clothes to TRAID
August 25, 2018

For our September meeting (Tuesday 25th September, 7-9pm), TRAID are speaking to us about upcycling and sustainable fashion. TRAID will also be doing a collection as part of the meeting so please bring along any unwanted clothes and […]

Your committee needs you!
April 23, 2018

We need you! Our current committee stands down at the annual meeting in April and the new committee is elected and we could really use some more people. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of the […]

N1 WI is delighted to be helping out with selling cakes and other sweet treats at the Arlington Square Christmas Fair on Sunday, 10 December 3:30 to 5pm. Join us for carol singing, mulled wine, baked goods, […]

N1 WI Commemorative Bench
September 13, 2017

To celebrate an amazing 100 years of the Women’s Institute (1915 to 2015), and 10 years of N1 WI (2006 to 2016) we wanted to do something which would give back to our community and also give […]

N1 WI Educational Bursaries
July 17, 2017

One of the main purposes of the WI is to advance the education of women and girls. To help towards this, N1 WI is making available two bursaries from our funds of £100 each to be used […]

New Committee!
June 24, 2017

We had our (slightly delayed) Annual Meeting last month where several members of committee stepped down. Louise P, Joan and Laura B have been hugely helpful in so many different ways in their time on committee – […]

Cally Fest 2017
June 23, 2017

With the onset of warmer weather (hooray! ok, maybe just a little less warm…) come the lovely summer fairs where we sell our homemade cakes, biscuits and other sweet treats, as well as some fine homemade lemonade, […]

The WI Walks made it!
June 5, 2017

The WI Walks have been doing an amazing challenge over the last week and a bit, walking 185 miles in support of the Saving Denman Appeal. You can still donate here: They have some impressive statistics: […]

N1 WI Badges!
April 23, 2017

We have a surprise for you this month as we have had some enamel badges of our logo made, and very smart they look to! You will now get a badge for free with your membership, and […]

Why become a member?
April 22, 2017

If you’re thinking of becoming a member but you’re not sure it’s for you, Ruthie, one of our committee members, has written about what she gets out of membership:   “What I found when I joined were […]

Group Meeting – November 3rd
October 22, 2016

Strictly Dancing November 3rd, 7:30pm to 9:30pm Jreena Green, choreographer and West End performer will teach Charleston, Lindy Hop, Bollywood and calypso at De Beauvoir WI’s hosting of the Group Meeting – members of all the WIs […]

N1 WI in WI Life
October 21, 2016

As part of WI membership, you get 8 copies of WI Life posted to you throughout the year. In October’s issue, our Phill Jupitus meeting in June was covered. Thanks to Bobbie for organising and Louise P […]

Culture Club is having its second outing, this Saturday 15th October. Meet at Angel tube at 1pm. From Angel, we’ll go to the Victoria Miro gallery to look at their Protest exhibition. Historical and contemporary works feature […]