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Thursday, 25 February 2016

February Round Up

Craft Club: Cross Stitch
At our February Craft Club we tried our hand at counted cross stitch; most of us were relative beginners, so we were using little kits, but of course Emma was doing something much more adventurous! 
Our March club will be crochet - come try your hand at treble stitches and granny squares, and enjoy a cup of coffee and a natter at the same time! All welcome, from beginners to experts. See our Craft Club page for more information.

Monthly Meeting - Bees
At our regular monthly meeting on Wed 17th March we welcomed Tristram Sutton from the London Beekeepers' Association (http://www.lbka.org.uk/) who gave us a fascinating talk about bees and urban beekeeping (and we got some flower seeds to take away and plant/scatter to make London an even more bee friendly place!)

We Need a Treasurer!
We currently have a vacancy on the committee for a Treasurer, an essential post to keep our WI running. Jane has been brilliant for the past few years, but is moving on to pastures new. Training will be given, so if any member is willing to take this on please email us at londonwestendwi@gmail.com for more information on what's involved. Thank You!!

Friday, 12 February 2016


Wednesday 17th February 2016, 6.30pm

Our February meeting is all about beekeeping and honey, with a talk by the London Beekeepers' Association.

The London Beekeepers' Association (LBKA) represents the interests of beekeepers and urban beekeeping in the central London area. They provide education and advice, promoting responsible bee keeping and raising awareness of the issues affecting bees.

Come along and learn more about urban beekeeping, and what we can do to help save the honeybee. We might even have some London honey for you to try!

You can find out more on the web about the London Beekeeper's Association, and you might also like to find out more about the SOS For Honeybees WI Campaign which began in 2009.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Monthly Meetings, 2016

Some events are still TBC - keep checking our Events 2016 page for more information!

About the meeting
20 January
2016 planning discussion and Mug Cake making
A follow-up to the business around venue raised at the AGM, and then learning how to make mug-cakes in the microwave. There will be chocolate!
17 February
Bee Keeping
Learn about urban bees and beekeeping with the London Beekeepers' Association
16 March
Cake Decorating
Learn how to decorate a cake for Easter
20 April
Try your hand at Japanese paper folding
18 May
Tech Night (TBC)We hope to welcome back the team from Dragon Hall for more virtual reality, 3D printing and other tech toys.
15 June
Flower Arranging
Have a go at making a floral masterpiece!
20 July
London GardensJoin us for a guided walk of some City of London gardens, starting at the Guildhall.
17 August
Morris Dancing (TBC)
Our annual attempt at traditional folk dancing - hankies or sticks at the ready!
21 September
Storytelling (TBC)
We hope to welcome back Geraldine from Atlantis Books for more storytelling about local history.
19 October
Christmas bauble making
Try your hand at making felt baubles for your Christmas tree
16 November
AGM and more baublesIt's that time of year for our AGM, and we'll be embellishing the baubles we made last month
21 December
Christmas Wreath Making (TBC) or Carol Service
Continuing the crafty theme of the year, we'll be finishing off 2016 by making Christmas wreathes, or perhaps we'll attend the St George's Carol Service