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May 2021

Rescheduled Resolutions Pros & Cons Virtual Event

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our rescheduled Resolutions Pros and Cons Virtual Event - FREE with speakers on this years selected resolution plus resolution process, resolution reps and WI/Federation resolutions.  To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.uk/fewi or call: 0333 666 3366 (booking line open Mon-Fri 9-5, £1.80 fee per booking via the telephone, free to book via the website)  

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Fancy A Boogie?

May 14 @ 11:00 am
Zoom
£5

If you like to ‘Shake It All About’ in the kitchen and dance like no one’s watching, then Arts & Leisure have the perfect event for you!   Liz Scholey is a highly qualified dance teacher and teaches line dance, salsa, Zumba, Bollywood and DDMIX (Darcey Bussell’s dance fitness programme). She brings her witty, glamorous style to all her classes and events.   Dancing is a great way to keep fit and have fun, and in this event, Liz will…

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Knititation – The award-winning authors of Knit and Nibble James McIntosh and his partner Dr Thomas A. Ernst FRCP share how the blend of knitting and meditation helped lift James out of serious depression.

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
£5

Aligning with May’s NFWI initiative Me, Myself and WI; FEWI presents the award-winning authors of Knit and Nibble and founders of the art of Knititation -James McIntosh and Dr Thomas A. Ernst FRCP.   James grew up on a farm in Portadown; by 35 a presenter on China Food TV and the Global Ambassador for AGA cookers (he was the man who put the AGA in Denman College!). Suddenly he was struck with severe depression. Unable to leave his flat,…

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Punch Needle with The Modern Crafter – An introduction to Punch Needle

May 22 @ 10:00 am
Zoom
£5

When Rachel was on maternity leave she picked up her love of crafting again and after asking her sister Siobhan to design her something to create she felt that these designs were too beautiful not to share and The Modern Crafter,their business selling DIY craft kits based on traditional crafts, punch needle and embroidery was born. Both are passionate about the wellness that comes from crafting and in this session Rachel will demonstrate punch needling using one of their kits,…

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June 2021

Before the Zip – The invisible history of textiles and their makers

June 10 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom
£5

Clothes, what would we do without them? On the other hand, we tend to take them for granted, easily available, cheap and disposable. This talk from Towse Harrison of Sun Jester re-introduces the ‘invisible history’ of textiles from thread and weaving, to decorationand the clothes and fastenings of our ancestors in the near and far past.  Along the way we will get insight into the invisible makers and why thread and cloth has been so important to world history. To…

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Virtual Hybrid County Annual Meeting

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom

Join us online for our 2021 County Annual Meeting. A virtual hybrid meeting. On Friday 25th June 2021. Time 10.30 - 12.30 With special guests Danny Crates (TV presenter, Paralympic icon and former world record holder) and Nick Newland (Policy and Communications Manager for Associated Country Women of the World). One delegate per WI. Observer places free. Booking details will be released soon.

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July 2021

New Speakers Day – WI Members Only

July 9 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom
£4

This event is for Essex WI members only. Come and join us at our virtual New Speakers Day to be the first to hear the newest speakers around. A great way to find new ideas for meetings as well as to socialise with members from other WIs. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.uk/fewi or call: 0333 666 3366 (booking line open Mon-Fri 9-5, £1.80 fee per booking via the telephone, free to book via the website) 

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August 2021

Literary Lunches – The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

August 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Burnham on Crouch
£25

Have you spent weeks wishing you were able to go out, able to wear that special dress, have a drink and a nice meal, and importantly meet up with your friends again. Well the Arts and Leisure Committee have the answer. We are holding four Literary lunches around Essex, for you to attend and celebrate the end of lock down. We have chosen exciting venues and excellent speakers, so please put a date in your diary. We are certainly looking forward…

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September 2021

Splash and Stitch with Pam Jermy at the WI Centre

September 22 @ 10:00 am
WI Centre
£32

  Wednesday 22nd and Wednesday 29th September 2021  10am to 1pm This is your opportunity to learn and develop two different skills with this exciting workshop completed over 2 sessions. In the first session you will be painting a scene on fabric  which you will embellish with silks and metallic thread in the second session. The workshop will be lead by Pam Jermy  and all your materials are included in the cost. You do not need to have any prior skills…

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