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April 2020

Walk -Fambridge – CANCELLED

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Blue House Farm - North Fambridge, A Beautiful setting next to the River Crouch. The Warden, Harry will lead us around the wonderful natural site.

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£12

Shakespeare Re-Visited – CANCELLED

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

After the second re-visit at the WI Centre last year, fellow members enjoyed the class so much, they have asked for another!The tutor Simon Bridge has kindly agreed to return in April with another inspirational (but light hearted) workshop, on the World of Shakespeare.Tea and coffee will be available (please bring your own cup) from 9.30am for a 10.00am start.  

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Splash & Stitch – CANCELLED

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is your opportunity to learn and develop two different skills with this exciting workshop completed over two sessions (14 & 28 April) . In the first session you will be painting a scene on fabric, which you will then embellish with silks and metallic thread in the second session. The workshop will be led by Pam Jermy, and all materials are included in the cost. You do need to have any prior skills to do the painting on fabric and…

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Walk – ACWW – Women Walk the World – CANCELLED

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nautical River Walk along the banks of the River Blackwater

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May 2020

Craft Open Door Day – CANCELLED

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along as and when you like! Bring whatever craft/s you are currently doing, for a day of craft and natter!Please bring packed lunch and your mug. No need to book!£3.00 nominal charge.

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Walk – Hanningfield Reservoir – CANCELLED

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A lovely walk around Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Reserve, accompanied by Essex Wildlife Member Bill

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June 2020

Summer Carnival Fused Glass – CANCELLED

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre,

By popular demand, Cookery and Creative Crafts are delighted to welcome Katie Lynn of molten wonky back to WI Centre. Following on from the successful and hugely enjoyable Festive Fusion Workshop, you can make 3 different items in beautiful summer colours. Suitable for all abilities – arty or not! All materials supplied – just bring along a little bit of imagination (and a packed lunch)!You can see more examples of Katie’s work on https://www.facebook.com/moltenwonky/ and www.moltenwonky.co.uk/ .This is always an…

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Craft open Door Day – CANCELLED

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along as and when you like! Bring whatever craft/s you are currently doing, for a day of craft and natter!Please bring packed lunch and your mug. No need to book!£3.00 nominal charge.

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Walk – Great Wakering – CANCELLED

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A circular walk from the High Street across Farmland to the Sea wall and back

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New Speakers Day – CANCELLED

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Come and spend the day listening to 5/6 possible New Speakers.Two tickets per WI, please bring your lunch, mug and pen and paper!

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July 2020

Walk – Elsenham – CANCELLED

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Historical walk through Elsenham and surrounding area, a lovely walk including all you need to know about Jam, Gin and Elsenham

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Craft Open Door Day – CANCELLED

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along as and when you like! Bring whatever craft/s you are currently doing, for a day of craft and natter!Please bring packed lunch and your mug. No need to book!£3.00 nominal charge.

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August 2020

Walk – Bocking – CANCELLED

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Walk from the Community Centre Braintree to Bocking Windmill and via other places of interest

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Craft Open Door Day – CANCELLED

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along as and when you like! Bring whatever craft/s you are currently doing, for a day of craft and natter!Please bring packed lunch and your mug. No need to book!£3.00 nominal charge.

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Literary Lunch with Ruth Dugdall – CANCELLED

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and join us for a 2-course lunch at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club . Our speakers for the day will be Ruth Dugdall a novelist from Suffolk. As a former Probation Officer her fiction falls in the genre of crime writing, with a focus upon forensics. She specialises in domestic noir. A lovely person and a pleasure to listen to. The lunch menu will be Breast of Chicken in a mushroom, basil, sweet cider cream on roasted Mediterranean Vegetable…

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September 2020

Walk – Coggeshall – CANCELLED

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A town walk around historic Coggeshall guided by a local historian

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October 2020
£5

Saffron Sumerfield – Medieval to Mississippi

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom,

 A lively and entertaining show in which Saffron plays classical, Spanish and Mississippi Blues guitar music along with her own songs and tunes on 2 Guitars and South American Cuatro. There will also be a brief history of the guitar and anecdotes and stories from a career in music which included performing live on John Peel’s BBC Radio shows, writing songs for BBC R4’s Start the Week, 2 Chanel 4 films, touring with Long John Baldry in USA, and playing…

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£5

Dr Susan Kay Williams, Royal School of Needlework

October 29 @ 7:30 pm
Zoom,

 We are so excited to be joined by Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Collection Curator, who has been Chief Executive of the RSN since 2007.Her talk will cover the history of the RSN, the work they do, their educational focus and the notable pieces of embroidery that they have been involved in such as the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.Email tickets@essexwi.org.uk or phone 01245 382233 to book your place!Please quote event reference RSN

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November 2020
£5

Claire Salmon’s Scandi Style Christmas Tree Make-Along

November 21 @ 2:00 pm
Zoom,

 Have some fun and learn to make your own Christmas trees using everyday items and small pieces of fabric. Why not make a whole forest of these little Scandinavian style potted trees to decorate a festive windowsill or mantelpiece. Using basic machine or hand sewing and some embellishments these are also great fun to make with kids if you need to entertain them in the holidays. No needle drop guaranteed! Email tickets@essexwi.org.uk or phone 01245 382233 to book your place! Please…

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December 2020
£5

Journaling with Jackie Sumerfield

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom,

 THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER – 7pm Wish you had started a journal this year? Or want to give the one you have some ‘va va voom’? Then this is the talk for you. Jackie’s maxim is that anyone can keep a journal; you don’t need to draw or be an artist to have a beautiful and memorable journal of your own.Having kept illustrated journals since 2008 using a variety of books and media, Jackie is passionate about encouraging others to do the…

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