Our first meeting of 2022 will be on
Wednesday 12 January @ 7.30 pm
‘The Art of Book Folding – your opportunity to give it a try’
Margaret Daynes will be giving us a demonstration on book folding and will be supplying books for to members to have a go.
(Books available @ 50p each pre-ordered)
Wednesday 8 December, @ 7.30 pm
Community Centre, Long Buckby
3 Seasonal Arrangements - flower demonstration
with Linda Seabrook
Linda Seabrook is a fully qualified florist, with her own business in Daventry,
running Part 1 and 2 levels in flower arranging over a 10-week course organised
through Northamptonshire’s Adult Learning and is chairman of Daventry and
District Flower Club, which meets once a month at St Augustin’s.
She is now qualified as a NAFAS area judge, and training to be a National demonstrator.
Her flower arrangements will be available as raffle prizes during the evening!
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 10 November @ 7.30 pm
in the Main Hall, of the Community Centre.
Our speaker is Tom Phillips and he will be demonstrating
"How to make lovely chocolates"
plus and opportunity to buy
Tom is a wedding cake specialist and chocolatier having over 30 years of experience in both teaching and practicing the art of sugar craft. A former London chef and lecturer in catering, Tom has acquired national and international recognition for his work and won numerous awards and medals, including 2 international gold medals.
We have been holding meetings on Zoom over the past year, but hopefully our next meeting in July will be the last one on a computer screen, and we can meet up again from
September in the Community Centre.
Our speaker on Wednesday 14 July @ 7.30pm, is Jo May, who trained as an orchestral percussionist at the Royal College of Music and she is holding a workshop on playing the spoons on Zoom!
We welcome online visitors and if you would like to participate in our Zoom session please contact email@example.com for a link to the meeting.
Our May meeting will be on
Wednesday 12 May @ 7.30 pm
This will be a discussion followed by a vote on our 2021 Resolution
"A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer"
The WI has been meeting in Long Buckby for 99 years, and we start our centenary year with a meeting on
Wednesday 14 April @ 7.30 pm
and our guest speaker is
The Taxi Driver Poet - James Haddow;
for more than 16 years he wrote and recited poetry to his passengers, entertaining them with his rhymes on life and love as he drove them around rural Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Having retired in 2013, he now spends his time reliving his journeys and encounters along the way
We welcome online visitors and if you would like to participate in our Zoom session
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to the meeting.
Wednesday 10 February @ 7.30 pm
Ginny Davis – To the Fringe and Beyond
Ginny talks about changing career from being a barrister to a full-time writer
and performer and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The talk is illustrated with live performance of scenes from plays which she
currently tours professionally and includes a brief history of barristers’ court dress.
Happy and a better New Year
to all our members.
Please note our Zoom meeting next week will be in the evening
as we revert back to our normal timings for meetings.
Wednesday 13 January at 7.30 pm
Zoom Meeting with
Allan Grey – Happiness in Bhutan
“My trip to Bhutan was back in 2016, this was my final visit
to the Himalayas, to the remote and little-known kingdom
where they measure their progress not by GDP, but
by GNH, Gross National Happiness.”
TO ALL OUR MEMBERS
Wednesday, 11 November at 2pm
Zoom meeting with Ginny Davis
"Mad Englishwoman, Three Dogs and the Midday Sun"
In 2012 Ginny had a life-changing encounter with three dogs on the Greek island of Crete. This informative and entertaining talk presented with projected images describes how the meeting came about, what happened next and what happened after that. This is not just a “I rescued a dog story” although that did happen. A talk which includes interesting facts about dogs, their history and how they have gained the status they now hold in modern civilised society which is designed to inform and entertain not only dog lovers.
Annual Meeting held on
Wednesday 14 October,
See the latest photographs on Silver Linings
Great talk on 9 September
by Julia Doherty the "Adventure Geek"
Zoom meeting with speaker Alan Gray MBE
Excellent talk about his life in the world of tennis and its stars. Alan started as a
junior competitor at Wimbledon, and has been a line judge and umpire there.
With a focus on Wimbledon, its famous and infamous visitors, Alan provides an
interesting view of the world of tennis.
Introduction to Sign Language
with Rhiannon Hancock
Excellent Zoom session on Wednesday and over 20 members joined in
and learnt the alphabet in the British Sign Language.
Watch out for details of our next Zoom meeting in July
Our new programme for 2020 started with Kate Wills giving us a talk on
Old Cures and Remedies and in February we were given the opportunity to exercise with Lisa Bigley. All joined in either sitting or standing, and the final exercises were showing us how to do exercise sitting down with scarves!
At the December meeting, on Wednesday 11 December
we had an entertaining talk on
"Have yourself a merry little Christmas" by Tricia Thompson.
A very successful craft fair on Saturday, 30 November, a few pictures from the event.
What you missed at the November meeting...
The entries into the November Autumn Floral Arrangement competition
Learning to Line Dance with Helen Baker!