Hello! Our June meeting is coming up on June 12 and we’ll be learning all about life on the home front for the women of World War 2 in a talk from a local historian.
We’ll be meeting in the usual place in room 4 of the ICC a t 7.30pm.
See you there!
Posted by kerrycooks on May 21, 2013
Our next meeting is coming up on May 8th and we’re delighted to be welcoming the very lovely and glamorous Lucille from Lucille’s Locks to City WI! As usual we’ll be starting at 7.30pm until around 9.30pm.
She’ll be showing us how to achieve vintage looks with everything from very short to long hair. Please bring along a hairbrush and some hairpins, and a picture of your favourite vintage look so we can help you recreate it.
Visitors are always welcome – you can find more information on how to find us and about joining City WI on our website.
See you there!
Posted by kerrycooks on April 17, 2013
Fantastic news – the City WI Craft Club will hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday 24th April between 6-8pm in the Malt Cross on St. James’s Street, Nottingham (off the market square).
Whether you’re into knitting, crochet, felting, paper craft or anything else remotely crafty, you’re welcome to come along and join us.
See you there!
Posted by kerrycooks on April 9, 2013
Members and visitors are invited to join us at the next City WI meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 10th April at 7.30pm at our usual location.
We’ll be learning how to get the best out of our digital camera’s with Martine from Line and Light - please bring your camera along on the evening.
If you’re a visitor and you’d like to join us to see whether City WI is for you, you’re most welcome to come along to your first meeting for free. Refreshments (50p) and our monthly raffle (£1) are optional.
See you there!
Posted by kerrycooks on March 27, 2013
Our meeting last week was all about travels and adventures. We had a speech from Ryan Huckle about open water swimming, and learned that you can indeed get seasick whilst swimming!
We all liked the thought of swimming in Fiji but swimming in lakes in the UK looked decidedly less inviting.
If you decide open water swimming is for you there are plenty of clubs in the UK to join so you can swim safely and in great company-
http://www.openwaterswim.co.uk/ Has good information to get started with swimming.
Posted by City WI on March 20, 2013
Our next meeting is next Wednesday on 13th March. We will be swapping travel tales and ideas for places we would like to visit.
As usual the meeting will be held at the International Community Centre in the City Centre. Please bring along pictures or other momentos from your past adventures
See you all next week.
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Posted by City WI on March 6, 2013
City WI meets on the third Tuesday of the month (after our main WI meeting), at 7pm at the Malt Cross (upstairs in the prayer room). Please get in touch on the blog or by emailing us – firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’re interested in coming along.
Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
A.S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance
Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie
D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow
Mass Ob Archives, Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife 49
Emma Donaghue, Room
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
Posted by kerrycooks on February 18, 2013
Last week we held our February meeting. The weather was horrendous, snowy and very slippery! Despite the weather a good crowd of members turned up, thanks for braving the cold
(Natalie and Trista modelling their sashes with the raffle prizes)
It was the third birthday of the WI and we also went through official things like a summary of all the activities we crammed into last year and speeches from other committee members.
We also held a bake off as part of our birthday celebration and everything looked and tasted delicious. We all gorged ourselves on cake before voting for a best biscuit/slice and best cake.
The winner of the cake category was Emma’s tangy mojito cake, with its lime curd filling, mint icing and a dash of rum it was very much enjoyed!
The winner of the biscuit category was Laura’s Nanaimo bars (does anyone out there know how to pronounce this!?), which are apparently a Canadian national treasure.
Trista made some amazing Bakewell Butter. It is seriously addictive stuff, I have been spreading it over biscuits or eating it straight from the spoon…yum!
Mmmm, tasty Lamingtons, brownies and moreish Nutella cookies. Erin and Trista look very happy at the sight of all that cake!
It was a lovely way to celebrate another year of the Nottingham City WI.
Hope to see you at our next meeting in March
Posted by City WI on February 18, 2013
We have just one week to go until the Nottingham City WI turns three. I hope you have plenty of ideas of what you would like to bake for the Bake Off. We can only wish that Paul Hollywood will drop by!
See you soon
Posted by City WI on February 6, 2013
City WI Book Club are next meeting up on February 19th – in the prayer room at the Malt Cross, Nottingham, at 7.30pm. We’ll be discussing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – a dark vision of a dystopian future society where religious fundamentalism controls every aspect of live, including, most disturbingly, women’s bodies.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted by City WI on January 30, 2013