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June 2021

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. To book your place, please go to ticketcourse.co.uk/fewi

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A Ramble Through The Solar System

June 30 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom,

Take a journey to explore our local star, the sun, together with 8 planets, some which were known to astronomers living thousands of years ago and some that have been discovered in more recent times. We will learn about their moons together with the smaller bodies; the dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and meteors, that complete our Solar System. £5 To book your place on this exciting Zoom meeting, go to ticketsource.co.uk/fewi (no booking fee for booking online) or call  0333 666…

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July 2021

Charles Dickens, Conjuror

July 8 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom,

Charles Dickens, Conjuror Thurs 8 July, 8pm, on Zoom £5 Charles Dickens was an amateur conjurer for around seven years of his life.  His best known show was on the Isle of Wight in 1849; when he wrote a highly amusing, and informative playbill to promote this show.  This playbill, where Dickens called himself the 'Unparalleled Necromancer', provides the focus to learn about how Dickens became a conjurer, which magicians inspired him, and how his, magic sheds light both on his…

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Alphabake Cookery

July 22 @ 7:30 pm
Zoom,

AlphaBake Cookery: Raspberry & Cream Tart Thurs 22 July. 7.30pm on Zoom, £5 Carole Rose of AlphaBake Cookery has a passion - bringing families together over a delicious dinner or tasty treat. At her cookery school, based in Dunmow, she has made its mission to help people of all ages and abilities to get hands-on in the kitchen and discover a love of cooking that will last for life. At this event Carole, will tell us about herself, her business…

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August 2021

FEWI Literary Lunches – Roz Hall – Clacton on Sea

August 2 @ 1:00 pm
Clacton on Sea Golf Club
£24

FEWI presents Roz Hall at Clacton on Sea Golf Club.  Join us for a three course lunch and coffee, plus light hearted poems read and written by local poet Roz Hall. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.UK/fewi (there is NO booking fee when booking online) or call 0333 666 3366 (booking line open M-F 9-5 £1.80 fee per phone booking)

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FEWI Literary Lunches – Sarah Harrison – Southend

August 6 @ 12:00 pm
Saxon Hall, Southemd
£25

Sarah doesn’t like to restrict herself to one genre so there’s something for everyone at her talks, especially as she is also a comedian and performer!  Lunch included. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.UK/fewi (there is NO booking fee when booking online) or call 0333 666 3366 (booking line open M-F 9-5pm, £1.80 fee per phone booking)

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Quilt Detective

August 12 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom,

Quilt Detective - The History & Mystery of Quilts Thurs 12 August, 8pm, on Zoom £5 Jane Cobbett is a tutor and collector of vintage patchwork, based in the West Midlands, she has a passion for old textiles and the methods used to create unusual and beautiful pieces from the smallest Victorian Love Token to full size quilts. Jane will share on screen a selection of her quilts and talk about the fascinating history of each quilt. She will cover the…

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FEWI Literary Lunches – Ruth Dagdall – 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. This is the first of four Literary lunches we are holding around Essex, for you to attend and celebrate the end of lock down. Our first is with local crime fiction author, Ruth Dagdall. Ruth Dugdall is a novelist…

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September 2021

Gingham Embroidery with Mary Long at WI Centre – CCC

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
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£16

          We are pleased to welcome Mary Long to lead this morning workshop.   Using straight stitches on gingham material you will learn some decorative stitches and will make your own personalised, unique bookmark. Once you have learnt the principles of gingham embroidery you will be able to transfer these to many craft projects. All the materials you need to make the bookmark will be provided and this workshop is suitable for all abilities. To book…

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New Speakers Day on Zoom- WI Members Only

September 17 @ 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 (no booking fee for booking online) or call  0333 666 3366 (Booking line open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, £1.80 fee per phone booking applies).

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Upcycling using Decoupage Techniques with Hayley Dell on Zoom – CCC

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
£5

Have you ever looked at a bottle or jar you are about to put in the recycle bin and thought it’s a nice shape? Well, let Hayley Dell introduce you to her decoupage technique and maybe you will see things in a slightly different way! Her demonstration will show you how to transform glass into decorative items such as vases, light bottles, candle jars and more. Hopefully, she can inspire you to get creative with everyday items, using paint, glue,…

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Treasurers Training Day for new or inexperienced treasurers at WI Centre

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre

Are you a new treasurer for your WI?   Or have you been doing it for a while but are still unsure about things?  This is the event for you! Come along to WI Centre and we will show you the ropes.  We will give you hints and tips on keeping all your WI's financial records in tip top shape.  We look forward to seeing you there. To book your place go to ticketsource.co.uk/fewi (no booking fee for booking online)…

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Splash and Stitch with Pam Jermy at the WI Centre

September 22 @ 10:00 am
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
£32

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 to do the painting on fabric and only basic embroidery…

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A Village Headmaster with Dr John Ridley on Zoom – A&L

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
£5

John’s talk ‘A Village Headmaster’ is set against a backdrop of rapid and unrelenting educational change following the 1988 Education Reform Act. The establishment of Ofsted, the National Curriculum and compulsory testing for primary school children, redefined what was expected of teachers. Even with these pressures village primary schools continued to nurture their pupils and provided first class education which allowed children to grow and yet retain their individuality. John spent twenty-one years in a small village primary school and,…

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October 2021

Advanced Tunisian Crochet with Michele Turner at WI Centre – CCC

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
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£29

For those who have already learned the basics of Tunisian crochet you will be crocheting a hat in the round. Materials included. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.UK/fewi (there is NO booking fee when booking online) or call 0333 666 3366 (booking line open M-F 9-5 pm, £1.80 fee per phone booking)

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Treasurers Training Day for new or inexperienced treasurers at WI Centre

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
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Are you a new treasurer for your WI?   Or have you been doing it for a while but are still unsure about things?  This is the event for you! Come along to WI Centre and we will show you the ropes.  We will give you hints and tips on keeping all your WI's financial records in tip top shape.  We look forward to seeing you there. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.UK/fewi (there is NO booking fee when…

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CANCELLED Victorian-style Trapunto Bag with Karen Odinga at WI Centre – CCC

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
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£30

Trapunto is a padded and raised technique that will add an interesting aspect of texture to a piece of material . In this workshop, you will sew a little Victorian style draw string bag. with a trapunto design in the traditional white on white colourway. However, you can select your favourite fat quarter design and colours for the lining and back! It’s a mix of both hand and machine sewing for this project.    Your tutor for this workshop is…

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Osteoporosis Bone Density Heel Scan at WI Centre – SOLD OUT

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
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£25

The Osteoporosis Assessment Service will be visiting WI Centre with their heel ultrasound scanner (McCue CUBAClinical) which does not use X-rays but safe ultrasound signals. The bone density measured in the heel is strongly related to the hip and spine and is an excellent surrogate scanning site for osteoporosis assessments.  A small amount of ultrasound gel is placed on a bare heel and the scan is performed within 3 minutes. The results are printed and explained within a 10-minute appointment.…

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CANCELLED Rembrandt: The artist’s life discovered through his self portraits with Chris O’Grady on Zoom – A&L

October 13 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom

Rembrandt the master of the selfie, left us a path through his extraordinary life as illustrated by a passion for depicting his own changing face. Vincent Van Gogh said "Rembrandt is so deeply mysterious that he says things for which there are no words in any language." Allow me to lead you on a journey through Rembrandt's oeuvre meeting the man in person and be moved by the images he created. To book your place go to ticketsource.co.uk/fewi (no booking…

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CANCELLED Zentangle (Design and Stitch) with Lesley and Sheila at WI Centre – CCC

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre, Whitelands, Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Essex CM3 2AG United Kingdom
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£25

FROM PAPER TO STITCH Remember the fun of drawing and colouring? Now is your opportunity to enjoy this experience again and develop your design into a piece of unique needlework.  In the morning, led by Shelia Gunson, you will be drawing and colouring your own design in the Zentangle style.   Inspirational materials will be available to stimulate those creative designs.  The afternoon session led by Lesley Evans, will show you how to transfer your design onto fabric, and now…

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