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.
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 first Wednesday of each month. Our regular venue is Upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern and our meetings start promptly at 7.30pm, but registration and the bar is open from 7.00 pm. 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 (now Terroirs) and the first WI in the area was formed.
How We’re Run
In May each year, the members vote for up to 12 members to sit on a committee. Member’s also vote for the President. All committee positions are voluntary and the committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to plan and organise the annual calendar of events. You can meet the current committee here.
How to Join
We are open for new members!
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
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 and SE London Red Box Project by collecting donations at our meetings. Keep an eye out for our monthly blog posts which give details of what the projects are particularly short of that month.
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.