Sheepscombe Women’s Institute
The WI meets at the Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. The WI also organise a monthly coffee morning at various homes round the village
18th September “The Arts & Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds”
A talk on the thriving Arts & Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds in the early 20th century, when craftsmen and women followed William Morris and settled in villages around Gloucestershire. Speaker, George Derbyshire, from the Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden.
Non-members – welcome as a visitor (£4.50)
These are exciting times!Membership of the vibrant WI in our beautiful village of Sheepscombe provides opportunities for women of all ages to engage with the local community, try exciting and unusual activities and campaign on a wide range of issues. All this is underpinned by friendship, fun and socialising. The face of the WI is constantly changing as the role and needs of women change and evolve.
Wine tasting, Nordic walking, pottery workshops and clay pigeon shooting are just some of our recent activities. Insightful speakers address both fun and interesting subjects, with our current programme including talks/demonstrations entitled ‘It’s not all lights and lipstick’ and ‘Fish without chips’.
Forget Jam and Jerusalem! Take time for yourself and join us on walks through the Cotswolds, pub lunches, spa days and retail therapy!
There’s no such thing as a stereotypical WI member. Share creative ideas with the weekly textile group or go further and enrol on one of hundreds of courses on offer at Denman College for a new and exciting challenge. www.thewi.org
Growing numbers of younger women are joining the WI, inspired by the local and national campaigning on issues that matter to them, their communities and to the world. The National Federation of WI’s (NFWI) 2012 resolution called for the Government to invest in the employment of more midwives. This joins a series of high-profile WI campaigns that members continue to embrace, including SOS for Honeybees; Care not Custody; No More Violence Against Women; and Women and Climate Change.
Feeling inspired? Take a night off and join us at the Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.
For further details contact:
Roey Parker or Caroline Banks via the Contact page