Welcome to the East Dulwich WI Website. Here you can find everything you need to know about us, what we do, how to join and get involved, our extra-curricular groups and the WI campaigns.
Please see our Schedule for details of upcoming event dates
Calendar of Events for 2022/23
|20 April 22||Garden event with Neil Miller|
|11 May 22||Social & Year update|
|8 June 22||Croquet & 15 Years of EDWI Jubilee Picnic (Victoria Sponge cake & Prosecco provided)|
|13 July 22||Croquet or Bowles & Summer Social with Picnic|
|10 August 22||Botanical Gardens of Jerusalem with Neil Miller|
|14 September 22||Tidylicious Presentation/workshop with Hester van Hien|
|12 October 22||Talk/Presentation with local author Ilona Bannister|
|9 November 22||TBC|
|14 December 22||Christmas Bingo & Party|
|11 January 23||Quiz Night with Peter Hillyard|
|8 February 23||TBC|
|8 March 23||TBC|
What We Are
“More Than Jam and Jerusalem”
We are a friendly group of local women of all ages and backgrounds who get together each month to meet and make friends, share some skills and learn something new.
We have a great programme of events ranging from guest speakers, craft and events, outdoor activities and entertainment. You can find details of our current, forthcoming and past events on Our Events page.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Our regular venue is The Plough on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich. You should arrive from for our meetings from 7.30pm, we start at 9.00pm. We generally finish at around 9.30pm. Keep an eye out on each event listing however as we do sometimes go out and about in the local area.
How it Started
The East Dulwich WI was set up in July 2007 by Katie Arnold having posted a message on the East Dulwich Forum asking if any local ladies were interested in getting together to share their interests. Shortly after a meeting was held at Green & Blue and the first WI in the area was formed.
How We’re Run
We have a committee that consists of members. The committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to plan and organise the annual calendar of events with consultation of members.
How to Join
We are open for new members! The annual subscription fee for the year from April 2022 to March 2023 is £44.00. New potential members are welcome to come a guest for up to two times.
Please see our How to Join page for full details but suffice it to say you are welcome to come along to any of our events. If you don’t want to commit to joining straight away, you can come along as a guest and see what we are all about.
What Else We Do
We have thriving and diverse Bookclub and we are planning a new craft club and a ‘Meet for a coffee/drink’ group in 2022.
Our clubs are a great way to get to know a smaller group of members and occasionally we do allow non-members to join us. We can’t promise that we won’t conduct a marketing campaign to persuade you to join however!
We support the WI Campaigns which are nominated and voted on by members. Details of our campaign activities can be found here.
We also support Southwark Foodbank by collecting donations at our meetings.
We love to hear from our members and anyone interested in what we do. Please visit the Contact Us page for details of our email addresses or to contact us directly from this site.