2021 Meetings

6th January: Talk by Tessa Clarke CEO & founder of Olio. Olio is all about trying to reduce food waste by connecting local people and businesses so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. Here is a link to the website: https://olioex.com/

3rd February: A celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of Bath WI. A trip down memory lane with a selection of pictures and memories taken over the last 10 years. To help the virtual party go with a swing, watch Kerry Scorah, magician, perform some stunning magic before your very eyes!

3rd March: With daffodils in full bloom, Julia Trickey will show us how to draw a daffodil using a template, pencil and tracing paper.

7th April: Hayley Dell will be showing us how to up-cycle glass bottles and jars of all shapes and sizes using decoupage techniques. Check the invitation email for a list of materials needed.

5th May: We will be celebrating our talented members & will be treated to 2 cooking demos by lovely Sally and Helen. Sally will give tips on how to bake the perfect soda bread while Helen will give a step by step demo of a pizza in a pan together with fresh pesto.

2nd June: The wonderful, talented Jon Monie who will be telling us all about his very varied career which includes writing and performing in pantomimes – he is a stalwart of Bath’s Theatre Royal’s Christmas panto.

14th July: Our annual garden party in the garden of St Mary’s Church Hall – all following the latest guidelines of course. We will provide members with a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and the bar will be open for the first time in ages! We’re inviting you to bring your own picnic supper/nibbles so no need to worry about sharing.

4th August: Informal meet up at the WI garden in the Botanical Garden, Victoria Park from 4.30 pm.

8th September: Textile designer and maker Clare Walsh will talk about the background and process of block printing in India through images and fabrics and demonstrate Indian Block Printing.

6th October: Our AGM when Jess will present the annual review, including an overview of achievements and activities. Traditionally we have a craft activity – full details of this to follow.

3rd November: We’re delighted to welcome Persephone Books to talk about their beautiful bookshop in Edgar Buildings and how they select the books to publish. They specialise in reprinting neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century women writers. There will be a chance to do some early Christmas shopping as they will bring a selection of their books to buy on the night.

1st December: At last – we hope! – a chance to properly celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bath WI. There will be a fizz and cake and our anniversary quilt will be completed and on display.

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