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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Book now for the Funny Women Awards Charity Final

Monday 20th September in support of OBJECT

We’ve done it again! 24 heats around the UK, 350 new acts and now it’s down to the very last 12. The final of this year’s Funny Women Awards takes place on Monday 20th September at the Leicester Square Theatre, one of London’s leading comedy venues.

The show will be hosted by 2007 Funny Women Awards Winner, Andi Osho, now a major breakthrough act with a host of TV credits including the first series of Channel 4's Tonightly, regular appearances on BBC2 panel show, Mock the Week, and the new Friday night show, Stand Up for The Week on Channel 4. Andi will guide 12 of the newest acts through their best five minutes in front of an impressive array of judges from all corners of the comedy industry. Plus a very special guest performance by 2009 winner, Miss London.

The 10 acts through to the final (so far) are: Jessica Fostekew, Sarah Hendrickx, Alison Thea-Skot, Helen Arney, Rachel Parris, Abigoliah Schamaun, Iona Dudley-Ward, Thankless Child (Liz Black & Freya Slipper), Gemma Whelan and Julia Clark.

Tickets: full price £18.00, or £16.50 if you are on this mailing list and receive our regular e-bulletins – quote ‘Funny’ to get your concessionary rate. BOOK NOW or call 0844 847 2475.

Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX.

Doors 7.00 p.m. for show 7.30 p.m.

We've selected OBJECT, an award-winning human rights organisation that addresses the challenging issues of the pornography and sex industries and their increasing normalisation, to benefit from the final of this year's Funny Women Awards.

If you become a fully paid up member of OBJECT there is an even better discount for the final. JOIN HERE now and find out more.

Best wishes from the Funny Women Team.

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Funny Women Ltd.

St. David's House, 15 Worple Way,

Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 6DG

Office 020 8948 4444 Mobile 07973 470577


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Frozen Food Cookery Day at Denman on Monday 4 October 2010.

Dear all

Please find below details of a Frozen Food Cookery Day at Denman on Monday 4 October 2010. If anyone is interested please see below and contact Denman College direct.

Subject: Frozen Food Cookery Day with chef Serge Nollent and Findus at Denman College - Free Day - Monday 4 Oct 10

Dear All,

Please see the attached information about an exciting free Denman Day, I would be grateful if you could advertise to your members. Please note that applications will only be accepted via post, email or fax (not telephone)

Many thanks



Lynn Heffernan
Events and Conference Co-ordinator
Courses Department
Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6NW
T: 01865 391991 Ext. 237
Fax: 01865 391966

E: info@denman.org.uk

06 September 2010

Dear Federation Secretary,

Frozen Food Cookery Day with chef Serge Nollent and Findus

Monday 4th October 2010 Denman College, Oxfordshire, Attendance is FREE
Discover the benefits of your freezer with a little help from chef Serge Nollent
and the new Findus Fresher Taste range

A staggering £17bn worth of food sits in our freezers every year, but only a third of this is purchased frozen. The rest is bought fresh and then frozen at home.

So we obviously know how to use our freezers but do we really understand how to freeze food
properly? Do we know the best way to ‘freeze-fresh’? What foods freeze best and what shouldn’t we freeze? What are the ‘rules’ surrounding defrosting? How long can food really stay in the freezer? And how can frozen food help to reduce food waste?

To tell us how, we’ve invited Findus, the experts in frozen food, at Denman College on Monday 4th October. Findus’ head chef, Serge Nollent, will host a unique day where WI members can learn all about the benefits of frozen food.

Serge will talk through the rules of freezing, provide handy hints and tips and host cookery
demonstrations to show you how to create some great tasting recipes that are perfect for freezing. He will also talk through the development of the new, luxury Fresher Taste range from Findus and will challenge you to a blind taste test to see if you can spot the difference between a frozen meal and a fresh one!

Freezing is a great way to reduce food waste and an expert from WRAP (Waste & Resources
Action Programme) will be coming in to talk to members all about how they can do their bit for the environment (and their pockets) by effective use of their freezers.

And finally, we’ve invited a top class sommelier who will provide some fabulous wines to complement Serge’s cooking. Our sommelier will be able to provide top tips on how to match wines to a range of different frozen recipes and will host a mini wine tasting session.

Just make sure you don’t leave without your free, exclusive Findus vouchers so you can try out the new Fresher Taste range with your fellow members and friends!

This is a unique event where we hope even the most expert WI member will gain some invaluable knowledge!

We would be grateful if you would inform your Federation members of this Denman Day. Any
members who would like to attend are asked to complete and return the enclosed application
form or email with the relevant information. Please note that bookings will not be accepted by
phone. Attendance is free and places will be allocated via ballot. The ballot will be drawn on 22nd
September. Attendees are asked to arrive at 10.00am for refreshments in time for a 10.30am start.

The day will finish at 4pm. We appreciate that this is relatively short notice. Please note that we have to work with the marketing schedules of the company concerned. We look forward to seeing some of your members on 4th October.

With best regards,

Head of Programmes

September Dates for Diary

Emma Bridgewater talk 15th September at V&A- Special invite to WI's.
Details: Emma will discuss the iconic British pottery company's 25 years of growth, and its plans for the future.
Date: Wednesday 15 September,
Time:19.00-20.45 (talk 19.00-20.00, wine reception 20.00-20.45) Doors open 18.30
Venue: Held at the V&A, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL (Please use the side entrance on Exhibition Road)
Cost: tickets are £10 (cash / cheque) - spaces are limited and to reserve a place please email Alex Gibbs at the V&A WI on a.gibbs@vam.ac.uk or call 020 7942 2277

Vicar's inauguration on Tuesday 21st of September.
The vicar of St Georges is having his inauguration / installation on Tuesday 21st which is why we are not meeting on this date.
If you would like to attend pls feel free to attend. Kate/Helena have more details about this.

Tube "Ghost" Tours at Aldwych, 24th to 26th of September.
See where Londoners took refuge from the Blitz, open for 3 days to mark the 70th Anniversary of the 2nd world war air raids.

Tickets available at www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Tours last 45mins

Grace Kelly at the V&A finishes on the 26th of September

Fashion, room 40

£6, £4 concessions (seniors, students, 12-17 year olds, ES40 holders)
Free to V&A Members

The spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly is on display at the V&A. Tracing the evolution of her style from her days as one of Hollywoods most popular actresses in the 1950s and as Princess Grace of Monaco, the display presents over 50 of Grace Kelly's outfits together with hats, jewellery and the original Herm├Ęs Kelly bag. Dresses from her films, including High Society, are on show as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar award in 1955. These are accompanied by film clips and posters, photographs and her Oscar statuette. The display also includes the lace ensemble worn by Grace Kelly for her civil marriage ceremony to Prince Rainier in 1956 and 35 haute couture gowns from the 1960s and 70s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Yves St Laurent.

Other things of interest this month
  • Proms at Royal Albert Hall or Proms in the Park on 11th of September
  • Battle of Britain at Royal Festival Hall on 11th of September
  • LWWI Sewing Group, Kate will send out details of the date for this
Ladies pls can we take the opportunity to encourage you to seriously consider joining the WI for 2011 (You can join for 2011 from November 2010 so you end up with 14 months membership) as we at LWWI are working on finding even more perks to being a member of LWWI in particular.
Have a good month, pls get in touch if you need anything
Claude & Kate
LWWI Secretaries