Summer Fete – September Meeting

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20160914_191350-2Who doesn’t love a good summer fete? We had a great time exploring all of the bits and bobs of the different booths set up for our fete in September. We had lots on offer from cakes  and wine tombola to lace and books with so many things in between. We were able to share our pocket park garden plans with the some of the local WIs who attended and attracted several new members to the group.

A special thanks to all those who contributed to the booths and stood  by to help make our fete a success!

 

city-wi-beer-fest-for-online-jpgThere is a lot to look forward to this fall, our upcoming Beer Fest for one!  We have teamed up with lovely folk at the Crafty Crow and Magpie Brewery for our Beer Festival! this coming Saturday, October 8th at the Crafty Crow Pub.  It is a part of the Festival Fringe Fortnight of the Robin Hood Beer Festival. They’ve worked hard to source many of ales from Brewsters (female brewers!) from near and far and will have lots of tasty beers as well as their usual range of beverages available. We will have cake and craft booths running from 12-6pm, although the fest lasts all day.

We will also be holding a raffle with some great prizes from the local community including vouchers for Knit Nottingham, Stick & Ribbon, Carluccio’s, Georges Tradition, plus a basket from the Body Shop and many other items. The drawing will be at 6pm don’t miss it!

You don’t have to be a member of the WI to come, we’d love to see you whoever you are, but we’ll have lots on information on the WI and what we do, so come and see us!

If you have any items you would like to sell at the beer festival please contact one of the committee members to make arrangements.

Our October meeting also promises to be a tantalizing event, Tales of the Night with a Sex and The City theme. We will have lots of mocktails and cosmos available during an evening of risque talks. We have invited the Great British Sexpert , Rebecca Dakin, to talk us through her best dating stories and advice. Bring a friend or two as it promises to be a fascinating event! October 12th , 7:30pm – 9:30pm, YMCA International Community Center.

See you all soon!

Upcycling August Meeting

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What a very busy meeting we had! We all had a lovely time learning about upcycling from Debra of Honey Bee. Debra shared with us some of her wonderful upcylcling creations and ideas, and led us through a simple beginners workshop. Many cuts, knots and cuppas later our worn out t-shirts were turned into shopping bags!  A great effort was made by all and we ended up with some very delightful creations.

20160810_194130-2 We also hosted a clothing swap witch allowed our members to update their summer wardrobes with out breaking the bank. It also allowed for well over 100 pieces of clothing to be donated to several local charities. Well done ladies!

 

As September starts we are getting ready for many exciting events including our summer fete. Please check out our events page on Facebook to learn more about all of the upcoming events, including a  beer tasting (Sept 21st ) and beer festival ( Oct 8th)!

Our next meeting is the  City WI Summer Fete will be held next Wednesday, the 14th of September  at 7:30pm the normal meeting room at the YMCA International Community Center.  This year’s fete will include many fun booths including:  cakes and refreshments , book swap and bookmarks, food bank collection, lace goods, bottle tombola, white elephant, things to make.  If you are able to bring any of the following to help makes these booths a success that would be greatly appreciated: any baked goods to sell, books you are happy to swap, food bank donations, a bottle of anything for the bottle tombola, or any presents for the white elephant stall.

We will also be finalizing the banner so if you have your square to contribute please bring that also, Or if you could kindly drop off to Sarah M at Curious? (20-22 Ave B, Sneinton Mkt, NG1 1DU) before the next meeting, that would be appreciated! The list is at: https://app.box.com/s/i8m40f33gr5romjcs4pmfsbcff9rzudq

See you all soon!