My WI Science Experiments – Not Just for Kids!

You’ll need to have registered to access the My WI Portal, we posted a how to guide here. Wow! The WI teamed up with the University of Bristol to produce a series of try-at-home experiments. Obviously these would be great

Why Everybody Really Should Be Talking About Jamie – Theatre Review

Why Everybody Really Should Be Talking About Jamie – Theatre Review

  Review Two lucky EDWI members recently had the opportunity to preview a new hit west end musical at the Apollo Theatre – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. And its true, they can’t stop talking about it! * ‘Jamie’ tells the story of

EDWI Summer Picnic and Croquet – The Results and Pictures!

EDWI Summer Picnic and Croquet – The Results and Pictures!

  EDWI Summer Picnic and Croquet – The Results and Pictures Wednesday 6 June 2018 Finally! Gorgeous summer weather shone down on one of our outdoor events!! On 6 June 2018 we took an outing to Dulwich Croquet Club near Herne Hill

The Bookclub Review – In the Kitchen by Monica Ali

The Bookclub Review – In the Kitchen by Monica Ali

The Bookclub met on Tuesday 29th May to discuss their latest book; In the Kitchen by Monica Ali.  (And they ate curry and had a natter!) Here’s what our members had to say (about the book)… The Book Amid the

Have You Signed Up to My WI Yet? (And Did You Know One of Our Members is a Contributor?)

Have You Signed Up to My WI Yet? (And Did You Know One of Our Members is a Contributor?)

My WI My WI is a member’s only portal set up for members by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. It includes recipes, craft projects, information about campaigns, gardening tips and is a mine of information about the wider WI.

Bookclub – 23 July 2018 Book – ‘The Dry’ by Jane Harper

Bookclub – 23 July 2018 Book – ‘The Dry’ by Jane Harper

Full details of the Bookclub are available on the Our Club page and details of upcoming books are available here.   ‘The Dry’ by Jane Harper Monday 23 July 2018 – 7.30pm Jaflong Tandoori, 42 East Dulwich Road A small town hides

National Member Competition – The Lady Denman Cup (Writing)

National Member Competition – The Lady Denman Cup (Writing)

Do you fancy having a go at entering a National Federation competition? How about winning some book tokens and being published in WI Life? And a cup! Read on to find out how. Lady Denman Cup Deadline: 5 July 2018

Make & Do – June Event – Lampshade Making

Make & Do – June Event – Lampshade Making

Further details of the Make & Do group are available on the Our Club page and details of past events are available here (its a work-in-progress so please bear with us!) Lampshade Making Wednesday 13 June 2018 – 7.00pm The Palmerston, 91

6 June 2018 Event Details – EDWI Summer Picnic and Croquet

6 June 2018 Event Details – EDWI Summer Picnic and Croquet

  EDWI Summer Picnic and Croquet Wednesday 6 June 2018 – 7.00pm to 7.30pm start Dulwich Croquet Club at Dulwich Sports Club, Giant Arches Road, London, SE24 9HB As it finally feels like we can pack away our winter woollies

Join the WI Bookclub! May & June Book Details.

Join the WI Bookclub! May & June Book Details.

The East Dulwich WI Bookclub is currently open to new members – why not pop along next Tuesday to see whats involved? You don’t need to have read the book to come along but you can get involved in the

Meet Our New 2018/2019 President & Committee

Meet Our New 2018/2019 President & Committee

Our new President and Committee was voted in at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 2 May 2018. The new Committee met for the first time on 16 May 2018 and we are all extremely excited for the year to

Last Call for Subscriptions!

Please note that our March meeting is the last chance for existing members to renew for a guaranteed place. After 7th March we will open up our membership to our waiting list, at which point membership will then be on

EDWI Tote Bags – Just £2.50

The law on plastic bags is set to change, with the 5p charge now extending from large supermarkets to encompass shops of every size. So with that in mind, we are selling our EDWI cloth tote bags at our meetings for

February Meeting – Essential Oils & Aromatherapy with Amelia

Wednesday 7th February – 7pm for 7.30pm  (ends 9.30pm)  There’s something about cold, dark nights that makes many of us feel in need of a bit of  pampering and wellbeing. Which is why we are so delighted to have Amelia Adrian

Subscription Reminder!

To all of our lovely members who have already paid their subscriptions, thanks so much! To those of you who haven’t yet paid, this is just a gentle reminder that your subscription is due for 2018 – at £41.00 we

A Decade in Dulwich

The Dulwich Diverter, a fab local paper, is always jam-packed with really interesting stories from round and about SE21/22/24. The latest issue is no exception, but is made even more special for us in particular as it has a write

Help Local People in Crisis

Southwark Foodbank As always, we will be incredibly grateful for any donations of groceries for Southwark Foodbank that you can bring along to the meeting. They currently need tinned fruit (400gms), coffee, rice (500g), UHT milk (1 litre) and rice pudding. Please

Denman Bursary Winners

Denman Bursary Last month, Tricia Graham and Sarah Armstrong were the lucky winners of the draw to win our bursary for a two-day course at Denman College to the value of £250 as well as £50 towards travel expenses.  All members attending four

Denman Bursary Draw

At our meeting in October we will also be drawing the names of the two lucky winners of our bursary for a two day course at Denman College to the value of £250 as well as £50 towards travel expenses. All members attending

Members’ Survey 2017

Please take a few minutes to complete this year’s Members’ Survey. Your feedback is a vital part of the Committee’s event planning process, helping us to arrange the events you would like to see on the calendar for next year! Click here to

August Meeting: Lawn Bowls Wet Weather Plan

  Wet Weather Plan We are looking forward to seeing you for our Lawn Bowls event today. If it rains as currently forecast, Martin, our host will run a Local General Knowledge Quiz in the Club House bar. Pimms and refreshments

Its Resolution Time!

Every resolution passed throughout the WI’s 101-year history has stemmed from a concern put forward by members. This uniquely democratic model offers the opportunity for you to combine your voice with 220,000 others to make a real difference on important

Update from 2016 AGM

Thank you all for joining us for our 2016 Annual General Meeting! Here is an update of all the things we discussed, including a run down of decisions voted on and agreed by the committee and members.   Your New

2016 Resolutions – Update

2016 Annual Meeting Resolutions Every year members propose, and select, resolutions that could form the basis for NFWI campaigns and activity. Just under 100,000 members have taken part in the 2016 selection process so far. Over 40,000 members backed the

2016 Resolutions

You will now all have received your copy of WI life, detailing this years Resolutions Shortlist, please complete the enclosed slip and return by 3rd February. Federation representatives have shortlisted eight resolutions for further debate. Members should now undertake further

Rivoli Ballroom Christmas Party – The Photos are here!

We had a fantastic night at the Rivoli Ballroom back in December celebrating 100 years of the WI! The talented Norman Norris of NTN Photography kindly photographed the event for us, you all look fabulous! Feel free to tag yourselves

2015 – What a year!

Well, I don’t know about you but what a jam-packed (ahem) year 2015 has been. As the country celebrated 100 years of the WI in the UK, thousands of us up and down the British Isles celebrated in style. Here at

EDWI December – Rivoli Ballroom Christmas Dance

  Buy your tickets now from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339690    

Fill in your members survey

It’s that time of year again. Every 12 months we invite, you, our members to give us feedback on East Dulwich WI and the events & services we provide. Fill in your members survey here We look forward to hearing

Furniture Upcycling with Muck N Brass

When: Wednesday 7th October Time: 7.30pm Place: Upstairs @ EDT After 15 years as a nail technician with a portfolio including editorials for Vogue, Harpers, Grazia, Designing for top fashion houses like Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and movies such as

How To… Finish your fascinator

Following our wonderful evening with John from JWH Millinery, here are to instructions for finishing off your creations.   Freeform Freeform Sinamay Fascinator   Looped Basic sinamay fascinator     We’d love to share photos of your finished fascinators so

EDWI June – Screen Printing with Captured on the Rye

On Wednesday 3 June we will welcome Captured on the Rye to our meeting. They will give us a talk about screen printing and the opportunity to design a personalised screen print on a tea towel for you to take home. Tea towels will be provided

EDWI May: All the news from the AGM

As well as all the important necessary AGM business in order to keep us all official, we shared some pretty exciting plans with you all too. Not only do we say a teary goodbye and HUGE thank you to committee

EDWI April: Guerrilla Gardening with Richard Reynolds

    We will be picking up the trowels and planting up bulbs and seeds in April! When: Wednesday 1st April Start: 7.30pm Meet: Goose Green Bring (if you can): Any spare seeds/small plants Gardening gloves Trowel Torch Weather proof

EDWI March Meeting: House of Colour with Helen White

Did you know that most of us wear 15% of our clothes 85% of the time because instinctively we feel much better in some than in others. To help us learn why this is, Helen White’s expertise and training is

EDWI February Meeting: The Sugar Girls

The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End is a bestselling work of narrative non-fiction based on interviews with women who worked in Tate & Lyle’s East End factories in Silvertown from the

EDWI January meeting: Annual Quiz

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely break and we are excited to welcome you to the NFWI Centenary Year! We have planned an exciting range of events for the coming year from millinery to street art, guerilla

EDWI: December Meeting – Christmas Ceilidh

Our December meeting is party time! We will be dancing the night away with a live Ceilidh band and caller! For those of you who haven’t been to a Ceilidh before, its a traditional Celtic folk dance and is tonnes

Help the Southwark Foodbank this Christmas

As you know we have supported PECAN the Southwark foodbank based in Peckham for the last year. The ladies popped over at our November meeting to give us some more information on what our donations mean to the foodbank and

EDWI November Meeting: Autumnal Centre Piece and Mini Christmas Market

As the days get shorter and the nights longer we all know winter is firmly on its way. But don’t worry, we have an action packed end to the year planned for you. In response to your feedback, we have decided

NFWI: The Centenary Baton visits the West Kent Federation (that’s us!)

The baton, launched in Anglesey where the first WI meeting was held in the UK in 1915, will now travel throughout the 69 federations in England, Wales and the Islands to celebrate the links of friendship and community developed through

EDWI October Meeting: Dangerous Women

On Wednesday 1st October we return to our home at the East Dulwich Tavern for an evening with literary agent Clare Conville and writer and actress Sarah-Jane Lovett. Sharing anecdotes from their book, Dangerous Women: The Guide to Modern Life,

East Dulwich WI Dance with Diversity

Last summer, East Dulwich WI members Tina Hampson, Angela Burgess, Fiona Nott, Sarah Pylas, Pam Martin and our EDWI President, Anna Gryce, were invited to take part in the hit SKY 1 TV show, Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew.  

EDWI September Meeting: Features of Victorian Terraces walk with Brian Green

On Wednesday 3 September we are again heading outdoors for a fascinating event, a guided walk with local historian and author Brian Green. Brian will be giving us an insight into some of features of Victorian houses and properties in East Dulwich.

EDWI Croquet Fun

Our August meeting saw us meeting up at Dulwich Sports Club for a game of Croquet and a Summer picnic. Lucky for us the Sun came out and stayed out! Much better than last year. In True WI style, we

EDWI August 13th Meeting: Croquet & Picnic

  At our meeting next week on Wednesday 13 August 2014, we will be returning to Dulwich Croquet Club near Herne Hill Station for a picnic and croquet. The club is located at Dulwich Sports Club, Giant Arches Road, London, SE24 9HB.  It

EDWI: July Meeting – Chocolate Tasting with Melange

Our evening with award winning chocolatier Isabelle from Melange was a tasting sensation, both tantalising to the tastebuds and an enjoyable and informative experience. Isabelle was a very interesting and knowledgeable speaker and we hope that all the members, and guests,

EDWI: June Meeting – Sewing Skills with The White Room

Our June meeting saw us learning Sewing Skills with the lovely ladies from The White Room last week. Nicky and Donna brought along their sewing machines and a host of embellishing bits and bobs to help us sew and transform a calico

Sewing Skills with The White Room

EDWI April Meeting – Bread Making with Bread House Bakery

We are super excited about meeting Fergus Jackson next month, owner of the Brick House bakery, recently named one of London’s Top 5 Bakeries and whose Peckham Rye loaf was awarded the equivalent of an Oscar! Fergus will give an

EDWI: March Meeting – Wine Tasting with Toasted

Our next event, which is a wine tasting kindly arranged by wine lovers Cindy and Dotty, will be held on Wednesday 5 March at 7.30pm above the EDT as usual. We are very pleased to announce that as a result

EDWI: February Meeting – Health & Wellbeing Event

We are welcoming a number of local businesses and individuals on Wednesday 5 February for our Health and Wellbeing event, kindly arranged by Ciaran Dance and Sarah Pylas. Our guests will be offering short taster sessions, demonstrations and advice, including: Theresa

EDWI: January Meeting – Annual Quiz Night

 We are getting quizzical on Wednesday 8 January for our annual quiz night, kindly arranged by Deborah and Kirsten, and hosted by our marvellous Quizmaster, Peter Hillyard. Teams will be made up of no more than six people and questions will be

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