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Thursday, 9 September 2010

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

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