EDWI Bookclub 4 September 2018 – “Crossing the River” by Caryl Phillips

EDWI Bookclub 4 September 2018 – “Crossing the River” by Caryl Phillips

Full details of the Bookclub are available on the Our Clubs page and details of our latest and previous books are available here. ‘Crossing the River’ by Caryl Phillips 4 September 2018 – 7.30pm (Please note the change for date from 20

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

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

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

EDWI 2018: Event Schedule

EDWI 2018: Event Schedule

  EDWI 2018 Event Schedule Please note all events are subject to change   10 January 2018 Annual Quiz Night with Quizmaster Peter Hillyard 7 February 2018 Essential Oils & Aromatherapy with Amelia Adrian 7 March 2018 Cocktail Making Masterclass

EDWI September 2018: All the photos from Look Fabulous Forever

EDWI September 2018: All the photos from Look Fabulous Forever

Look Fabulous Forever Following a very last minute change of plans when our Royal Butler broke his arm and was unable to come to give us his talk, we very gratefully welcomed Tricia Cusden from Look Fabulous Forever to talk

EDWI Bookclub EDWI Bookclub 29 October 2018 – “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton

EDWI Bookclub EDWI Bookclub 29 October 2018 – “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton

Full details of the Bookclub are available on the Our Clubs page and details of our latest and previous books are available here.   ‘The Luminaries’ by Elanor Catton 29 October 2018 – 7.30pm Jaflong Tandoori, 42 East Dulwich Road Winner of

My WI Culture Guide – How to Write a Poem

My WI Culture Guide – How to Write a Poem

You’ll need to have registered to access the My WI Portal to access this guide – see our how to guide here. Do you remember our poetry event a few years ago? We had great fun learning how to write poems

EDWI September 2018: UPDATE! Look Fabulous Forever

EDWI September 2018: UPDATE! Look Fabulous Forever

Look Fabulous Forever Wednesday 5th September – 7.30pm Upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern Unfortunately our Royal Butler has fallen foul to a broken arm and will not be able to attend our September event as planned. We wish William

EDWI September 2018: Don’t Forget Our Foodbank and Red Box Project Collection!

EDWI September 2018: Don’t Forget Our Foodbank and Red Box Project Collection!

Don’t forget that we will be collecting for our local charity partners at this month’s ‘Look Fabulous Forever‘ meeting on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Southwark Food Bank The Foodbank is a store of non-perishable food donated by the local community. They

My WI Floral Art Project – A Hand Tied Bouquet

My WI Floral Art Project – A Hand Tied Bouquet

If you haven’t already signed up to the My WI Portal, we recently posted a how to guide here. If you have then then great news! You can now check out this gorgeous project and maybe give it a go!

EDWI Make & Do: 12 September 2018 – Silk Scarf Cushions & Hama Beads

EDWI Make & Do: 12 September 2018 – Silk Scarf Cushions & Hama Beads

Further details of the Make & Do group are available on the Our Clubs page.   Silk Scarf Cushions, Hama Beads and ‘Finishing Off’ 12 September 2018 – 7.00pm Upstairs at The Palmerston, 91 Lordship Lane At September’s Make and Do event,

EDWI September 2018: An Evening with a Royal Butler

EDWI September 2018: An Evening with a Royal Butler

An Evening with a Royal Butler Wednesday 5th September – 7.30pm Upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern We are excited to be welcoming William French to our September meeting when he will tell us about his amazing life as a butler to

EDWI Bookclub Review – “The Dry” by Jane Harper

EDWI Bookclub Review – “The Dry” by Jane Harper

The Bookclub met on Monday 23rd July 2018 to discuss our latest book and then we had another extra catch up for some members that couldn’t make it a week later! Any excuse for a get-together! Here’s what our members

EDWI August 2018: History Walk in Dulwich – Pictures, Links and Other Walks with Lulu

EDWI August 2018: History Walk in Dulwich – Pictures, Links and Other Walks with Lulu

History Walk in Dulwich We had a delightful time on Wednesday 1st August being guided around Dulwich Village by our official guide; Lulu Martyn-David on her inaugural tour of the area. We started at North Dulwich station where we learnt

EDWI Bookclub 24 September 2018 – “Dear Mrs Bird” by A.J. Pearce

EDWI Bookclub 24 September 2018 – “Dear Mrs Bird” by A.J. Pearce

Full details of the Bookclub are available on the Our Clubs page and details of our latest and previous books are available here.   ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ by A.J. Pearce 24 September 2018 – 7.30pm Jaflong Tandoori, 42 East Dulwich Road An

Walking Netball with the Forest Hill WI

Walking Netball with the Forest Hill WI

What is Walking Netball? In January 2018, England Netball and The NFWI were delighted to announce a partnership that will see Walking Netball sessions provided by qualified England Netball Hosts to WIs across the country. An open application period saw over

EDWI Make & Do: 8 August 2018 – Silk Scarf Cushion Covers

EDWI Make & Do: 8 August 2018 – Silk Scarf Cushion Covers

Further details of the Make & Do group are available on the Our Clubs page.   Silk Scarf Cushion Covers Wednesday 8 August 2018 – 7.00pm The Palmerston, 91 Lordship Lane It was a rather late in the day decision but

EDWI August 2018: Alternative Foodbank and Red Box Project Collection Points

EDWI August 2018: Alternative Foodbank and Red Box Project Collection Points

Due to being out and about for our History Walk in Dulwich  this month, we are unfortunately unable to organise our usual collections for Southwark Foodbank and Red Box Project.  If you would still like to donate this month – please see the

Did You Know We Are Now Open To New Members?

Did You Know We Are Now Open To New Members?

Did you know that we are now open to new members? Following the opening of a second local WI, our waiting list is no more! Remember all of your friends that wanted to join last year but couldn’t…well now is

EDWI August 2018: History Walk in Dulwich

EDWI August 2018: History Walk in Dulwich

History Walk in Dulwich Wednesday 1st August 2018 Meet at 7.20pm for 7.30pm Start Meet at North Dulwich Station We will be making the most of the summer by going outside for a local history walk. Our guide, Lulu Martin-David, is an

EDWI July 2018: “Tomorrows World” – Further Viewing and Pictures

EDWI July 2018: “Tomorrows World” – Further Viewing and Pictures

  “Tomorrows World” – Further Viewing and Pictures Wednesday 4 July 2018 Wow! What an evening, not only did Marisol Grandon and Simon Davis from Unfold Stories give us a fascinating talk about XR but we also had the opportunity

Eat-Your-Heart-Out Tom Cruise – Recipes and Photos from our Cocktail Making Masterclass

Eat-Your-Heart-Out Tom Cruise – Recipes and Photos from our Cocktail Making Masterclass

Do you remember the cocktail masterclass back in March? Its a little hazy for many of us if we’re honest and our recipe notes certainly got sketchier as the night went on! As we’re fully into BBQ and summer cocktail

EDWI Bookclub: The Review – “Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life” by Georgina Ferry

EDWI Bookclub: The Review – “Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life” by Georgina Ferry

The Bookclub met on Monday 25 June 2018 and we had one our most lively debates yet!  With so many big issues, we nearly forgot to look at the menu and order our food! Here’s what our members had to

EDWI July 2018: Don’t Forget Our Foodbank and Red Box Project Collection!

EDWI July 2018: Don’t Forget Our Foodbank and Red Box Project Collection!

Don’t forget that we will be collecting for our local charity partners at this month’s Tomorrow’s World meeting on Wednesday 4th July 2018. We will be back at the EDT this month but don’t forget we will be out and

Make & Do: 11 July 2018 – Even More Hama Beads!

Make & Do: 11 July 2018 – Even More Hama Beads!

Further details of the Make & Do group are available on the Our Clubs page.   Even More Hama Beads 11 July 2018 – 7.00pm Upstairs at The Palmerston, 91 Lordship Lane Frida Kahlo by Ciaran Dance After a fun session

EDWI July 2018: Tomorrow’s World

EDWI July 2018: Tomorrow’s World

Tomorrow’s World Wednesday 4 July 2018 – 7.30pm Upstairs at The East Dulwich Tavern And now for something completely different. at our next event, we are looking into the future and getting a peek at how new digital technology is

My WI Science Experiments – Not Just for Kids!

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 June 2018: Summer Picnic and Croquet – The Results and Pictures!

EDWI June 2018: 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

EDWI Bookclub: The Review – “In the Kitchen” by Monica Ali

EDWI Bookclub: The 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.

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 2018: Lampshade Making

Make & Do – June 2018: Lampshade Making

Further details of the Make & Do group are available on the Our Club page. Lampshade Making Wednesday 13 June 2018 – 7.00pm The Palmerston, 91 Lordship Lane For our June get-together we are going to shine a light on how

EDWI June 2018: Summer Picnic and Croquet

EDWI June 2018: 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

EDWI Bookclub: 25 June 2018 – ‘Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life’ by Georgina Ferry

EDWI Bookclub: 25 June 2018 – ‘Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life’ by Georgina Ferry

‘Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life’ by Georgina Ferry   Monday 25 June – 7.30pm Jaflong Tandoori, 42 East Dulwich Road Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents

EDWI Bookclub: 29 May 2018 – ‘In the Kitchen’ by Monica Ali 

EDWI Bookclub: 29 May 2018 – ‘In the Kitchen’ by Monica Ali 

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

EDWI Bookclub: Previous Books

EDWI Bookclub: Previous Books

Full details of the Bookclub are available on the Our Clubs page and details of our latest and previous books are available here. Bookclub Books Date Title Author Aug-18 Crossing the River Caryl Phillips Jul-18 The Dry Jane Harper Jun-18 Dorothy

EDWI May 2018: Annual General Meeting and First Aid Training

EDWI May 2018: Annual General Meeting and First Aid Training

May 2018 Annual General Meeting and First Aid Training Our May meeting was a busy one. We kicked off the evening with our AGM where we had a review of all the great events of the past 12 months, a

EDWI April 2018: Palestinian Charity Talk and Hummus Making

EDWI April 2018: Palestinian Charity Talk and Hummus Making

April 2018 Palestinian Charity Talk and Hummus Making April’s meeting was a fascinating one. We were excited to be welcome Bethany Elce of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Bethany will recounted her experiences from the three months she spent

Last Call for Subscriptions!

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 March 2018: Cocktail Making Masterclass

EDWI March 2018: Cocktail Making Masterclass

March 2018 Cocktail Making Masterclass An event to help escape the winter blues – cocktails! Chris Dennis of Disrepute cocktail bar;, Soho’s latest members’ bar & drinking den – A hideaway for luxury libations, high jinks & late night liaisons. Chris

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

EDWI February 2018: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

EDWI February 2018: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

February 2018 Essential Oils & Aromatherapy with Amelia Adrian 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 were so delighted to have Amelia Adrian

Subscription Reminder!

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

EDWI January 2018: Annual Quiz Night

EDWI January 2018: Annual Quiz Night

January 2018 Annual Quiz Night with Quizmaster Peter Hillyard In January we once again welcoming our legendary quizmaster Peter Hillyard who put together a mind-bending quiz for us.  It was the perfect way for us all to get our brains going again

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

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

EDWI August 2017 : Lawn Bowls – The 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!

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

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 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

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

EDWI December 2015: Rivoli Ballroom Christmas Party – The Photos!

EDWI December 2015: Rivoli Ballroom Christmas Party – The Photos!

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

EDWI 2015 – What a year!

EDWI 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 2015: 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

EDWI October 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2014: 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 2014: 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 2014: 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,

EDWI 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 2014: 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 August 2014: Croquet Fun with Pictures

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 2014: 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 2014 – 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 2014: Sewing Skills with The White Room Pictures

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

EDWI June 2014: Sewing Skills with The White Room

EDWI April 2014 – Bread Making with Brick 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 2014 – 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 2014 – 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 2014: 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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