Please be advised that 2011 subs, due this month, will be £30.
We also have some WI diaries for 2011 at £3.50 each.
- February Speaker
- Kensington Enchanted Palace: 13 Feb
- Theatre: The Children’s Hour: 1 Mar
- Wives & Sweethearts Exhibition at National Army Museum
- Rococo Chocolate Tasting Event
- Cocktails and Cupcakes
- Mother’s Day Meeting: 4 Apr
- Theatre Group Dates
- Parson’s Green Fair: 2 Jul
- Fulham Brownies Leaders
- Chelsea Market Volunteers
Actress Fiona-Jane Weston is no stranger to women’s groups. Since her youth, she has been pondering over the place of women in society and the advances they have made over the past 100 years. She grew up in Queensland where Germaine Greer and a momentous feminist movement werespawned in response to the “red neck” macho culture for which that state was so renowned.
Then came university and a degree in Chinese history and culture, before going to live and work behind the Bamboo Curtain. Here, she was able tostudy first hand the effects of Chairman Mao’s reforms on women. Further experience in the UK as a founder member of the Radical Actress Guild gave Fiona-Jane insights intohow women can sometimes be their own worst enemy when it comes to improving their own lot. These experiences haveled her to create a cabaret around these very themes and will form the basis of her talk.
Her show 20th Century Woman will be performed at The Pheasantry in Chelsea on March the 8th, International Women’s Day. Interestingly, Germaine Greer once lived at The Pheasantry while she was writing The Female Eunuch! The talk will include a short excerpt fromthe show.
As always, the meeting will be in the upstairs room at the Peterborough /Southern Cross pub on the New Kings Road (on the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road ) nearest tube is Fulham Broadway. Please find here a link to Google Maps for directions. We look forward to welcoming new members and returning members alike.
Kensington Palace – Enchanted Palace 3pm Sunday 13th February
Proposed Visit – Would you like to book tickets and come along with some members of the WI Committee? Tickets are £12.50 each, more information can be found at: http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/stories/Palacehighlights/EnchantedPalaceintroduction.aspx
Theatre Group: The Children’s Hour with Keira Knightly 1st March at 7:30pm
To confirm your place, ticket price of £39.50 must be received Monday. More information can be found here: http://www.childrenshourtheplay.com/
Wives and Sweethearts Exhibition - National Army Museum To Be Confirmed: 9 Feb – 30 Jul
Keeping love alive in the armed forces is the focus of our upcoming Wives and Sweethearts exhibition which launches in February 2011 at the National Army Museum. Treasured personal items from the Napoleonic war to present-day conflicts reflect the joys, sorrow and fears of soldiers and their loved-ones. The displays also highlight the changing role of women from laundresses and cooks to armed serving personnel. Please let us know if you are interested!
Rococo Chocolate Tasting Event To Be Confirmed: 16/17 March or 8/9 June, 6-7pm or 7-8pm
Cost is £20 and includes a goodie bag. More info can be found at: http://rococochocolates.com/chocolate-school/bespoke-events.html. Please let us know if you are interested!
Cocktails and Cupcakes To Be Confirmed: Saturday or Sunday in April
Come with us to the Britannia Hotel for a 2 hour cupcake decorating class - with cocktails! Cost is £30. More information can be found at www.thecocoabox.co.uk. Please let us know if you are interested!
April - Mother’s Day Meeting Monday, 4 April, from 7:30pm
We are planning to have a Mother’s Day meeting on 4 April and invite all members to bring their mothers or aunts or sisters or maybe a friend who is or isn't a member of another WI. The idea for this meeting came about at a committee meeting where we were all talking about our mothers and their institutes so we thought why not bring them along to ours! We felt that by giving enough notice you could work out the travel and accommodation! Not sure yet who our speaker will be but we'll make sure its a good one!
2011 Theatre Group Dates
We have set the following dates for 2011 theatre outings. Please enter them into your diary and we will work out what we want to go and see nearer the time.
Tuesday 14th June
Tuesday 20th September
Tuesday 29th November
Parson’s Green Fair 2nd July
As usual we will be having our Parsons Green Bake Sale. Along with this we will be compiling a Fulham WI Cookbook. If you have a special recipe to share, please send it to us by email and we will add it to the book.
Chelsea Physic Garden Summer Dinner 16 September
We are planning an 8th birthday party on WI day in September. This will probably be a cocktail bash. Cost to be confirmed. Please let us know if you are interested!
Leaders for Fulham Brownies Mondays 6-7.30pm
The Fulham Brownies (who meet near Parson’s Green) need some new leaders. Let us know if you are interested and we will pass on the contact details.
Chelsea Market Volunteers Wednesdays