July Meeting – Something different…

In a slight change to our published Events Calendar and taking into account the number of new members and new faces at our recent meetings, we thought it would be a good idea to have more of a social element to this month’s meeting, giving the maximum opportunity for members and visitors to chat and get to know each other.

We will all be making some rather fetching purple petal name badges for members to wear at future meetings (thanks to Leighanne for providing the purpality!) and visitors will also be welcome to join in with the creativity whilst we chat over tea and cake!

At the last meeting, we decided that we would like to make a donation to at least one local foodbank.  Thanks to research by Abbie, we have identified the Trussell Trust as one of our closest (in The Meadows).  Could we request that you kindly bring along a few items from this ‘Shopping List‘ on Wednesday, as we would like to make a collective donation as soon as possible… Thank you so much.

All ladies are welcome to come along and join us at 7.30pm, this Wednesday, 8th July 2015, at the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road in the city.

Purple Petals

June Meeting!

Who’s there?… Over yonder, crouched in a tree in the glorious grounds of the Castle, awaiting his rendezvous with the fair maidens of Nottingham City WI?… Why, it’s legendary Nottingham outlaw, Robin Hood!…  Nottingham City’s Robin Hood incarnate, aka Tim Pollard, will be gracing us with his presence for tales of trees and green tights at tomorrow’s meeting – 7.30pm at The International Community Centre on Mansfield Road.

There will be the customary raffle prizes, tea, treats and social shenanigans – hope to see you there!

Robin Hood

To the trees! :)

~ Sarah

May Meeting Newsletter

Greetings, ladies!

For anyone unable to make it along to the May meeting and an aide memoire of a fascinating evening to those who did, you can find our latest newsletter *here*.  There are loads of activities to get involved with, so please get in touch with us by email citywi@ymail.com if you have any questions or would just like to join in!

~ Sarah x

Nottingham Pennant

Next meeting – 13 May

May 13th – Discovering women’s voices in the archives

Helen will talk about her work in the archives uncovering fragments of everyday lives and using women’s letters, diaries and memoirs to write history. Helen wrote her PhD on women’s experiences of the Second World War and Allied occupation in Vienna.

See you in room 4 of the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road from 7.30pm

April meeting: Wednesday 8 April

Don’t miss our next meeting on Wednesday 8 April.

We’ll be at the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road (in room 4 as usual) from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

City WI is at risk of closing, so we’ll hopefully be appointing people to the committee roles at this meeting – if no one is forthcoming, City WI will close.

See the full programme for 2015 here.

February Meeting – City WI Bake Off !

Don’t miss our February meeting on Wednesday 11th February! The Great British Bake Off Season 5 contestant Jordan Cox will be there to talk about his time on the show, and he’ll also judge our City WI Bake Off! Bake a cake or anything else baked to enter and we’ll all enjoy the fruits of one another’s labour!

We’ll also hold our AGM/ birthday meeting, electing a new president for the forthcoming year. Visitors are very welcome, but only paid members will be eligible to vote.

See you in room 4 of the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road from 7.30 – 9.30pm as usual!

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City WI January 14 Meeting – Vintage Hairstyling Fun!

Happy New Year! Our first meeting of 2015 will take place this wednesday the 14th Jan, at our usual venue.

Room 4, International Community Centre, Mansfield Road from 7.30m – 9.30pm

For anyone who’s joining us for the first time, the community centre is just a very short walk up Mansfield Road, directly after the large glass-fronted furniture shop and before Daphne’s Handbag. It’s about a 3 minute walk from Waitrose/The Victoria Centre.

For the third year running we’ll be enjoying a girly hairstyling evening with the very talented Lucille, who’ll be showing us how to achieve vintage style looks such as Victory Rolls and beehives!

If you’ve never been to City WI and are considering visiting, PLEASE DO! Come along and see if you think we’re for you – we won’t mind if you decide not to join!

See you then.

Location change for tonight’s fuddle

Hi All,

We’ve now had to relocate back to the International Community Centre for tonights fuddle, as Fellows Morton and Clay have let us down. We’re in the garden  room rather than our usual room 4, – it’s past reception to the left, through a door (it’s signposted) and then it’s on your right in the courtyard.

 

See you there!

City WI December meeting – Christmas Fuddle!

Don’t miss out December meeting, on Wednesday 10th December from 7.30pm – 9pm – we’re having a Christmas fuddle!

Bring along some sweet or savoury buffet food, like some sausage rolls, some crisps, or a festive dessert to share with your fellow City-WI-ers!

Please note – we’re having our fuddle in the function room at Fellows Morton and Clay, between Broadmarsh bus station and Nottingham train station. Find the function room at the back of the pub (past the toilets)!. This means we can all enjoy some festive drinks with our food! If you’d prefer some hot food, Fellows Morton and Clay also has a tasty menu of dinners and snacks.

See you there! Don’t forget that new members are welcome, why not bring a friend?

November meeting – Christmas Wreath and Centrepiece Making

Okay it’s not quite Christmas yet but we’re getting into the festive spirit at Nottingham City WI! Xmas-Wreath-2-300x300 Come along to our meeting on November 12th to learn how to make Christmas wreaths and centrepieces from gorgeous winter foliage and berries.

As ever, newcomers are welcome! Please help us spread the word by liking us on Facebook and Twitter and bringing a friend!

Please note, there will be a charge for this meeting: Members: £5 Visitors: £7 But this charge covers you for refreshments and a raffle ticket too. See you on the 10th at 7.3opm!

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