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January Meeting – Malcolm Jones – 1930s Glamour and Grime

In January, we were treated to a visit by arts and theatre lecturer, Malcolm Jones MA.  Malcolm’s talk ‘1930s Glamour and Grime’ gave us an insight into the theatre scene of the ‘30s; from the glamour and escapism of Ivor Novello and Noel Coward in the West End to the working class theatre movement of the Unity Theatre and Joan Littlewood & Ewan McColl’s Theatre Workshop.   Malcolm’s talk was peppered with excellent stories and anecdotes and was equally entertaining for both regular theatre-goers and once-a-year-panto trippers alike.

Make do and maintain!

Back in August last year, a group of us visited the Maritime Museum’s Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre/Object Store in Kidbrooke. See below for info on how to join their community of makers and menders every month for free. Website details at the bottom of this post. Some of our ‘Make do and menders’ have… Continue reading

Run Lou Run

One of our members, Louise Barclay is running in 3 events to raise money for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Read her story below and follow the link if you would like to sponsor her. By the way, it’s not her in the picture! Over the next 3 months I will be running in 3… Continue reading

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

We had a great year at LGWI last year – we made a summer bouquet (see picture), tried Krav Maga, found out about humanism, spring cleaned our bodies and minds, designed our gardens etc! Not to mention, starting up a new supper club, trips to the Garden Museum and 2 Temple Place. We’ve quizzed and… Continue reading

December Meeting – Ballroom Dancing – Katie Durant

Our December meeting saw us taking to the dance floor again with dance teacher Katie Durant – this time it was ballroom with a Christmas theme.  We tackled the social foxtrot, the jive and the cha-cha-cha to a variety of seasonal songs and really got into the festive spirit.  Big thank you to Carolyn who… Continue reading

Visit to City View Restaurant – November 2019

24 members of Lee Green WI had a great meal in November at the City View restaurant which is part of Shooters Hill Sixth Form College.  We enjoyed superb food, good service and of course great company.  There was special praise for the clever tricoloured pepper soup and the fantastic black forest torte. We would… Continue reading

Lee Green Open Studios

2019 was our forth fundraising outing at LGOS. As last year, we ran a refreshment and cake stall at Manor House Library over the two weekends that Open Studios ran.  We are only able to run the stall with the help of WI members and we are very grateful to all who volunteered for the… Continue reading

November Meeting – Osteoporosis – Dr Louise Dolan

At our November meeting we had a talk given to us on Osteoporosis and broken bones.  A talk that explained what it is and explaining whether we may be at risk? This was a hugely helpful presentation presented by Dr Louise Dolan, who is a consultant rheumatologist at Queen Elizabeth , Lewisham and Blackheath hospitals. In addition… Continue reading

October Meeting – Garden Design – Jane Beedle

We were treated in our October meeting to a entertaining second visit by Bake-Off’s Jane Beedle, this time describing aspects of her career in Garden Design following her training at Hadlow College.  She explained her methods of coming up with garden designs for clients using a combination of practical decisions and aesthetic inspiration. She showed… Continue reading

September meeting – Amber Khokhar – Islamic Art

This September meeting we were in the more intimate surroundings of the drama studio at Trinity. We were given a visual trip through the traditions and methods of Islamic art – geometry, calligraphy and floral forms. Amber who has received commissions from the royal family designed a carpet for the painting gallery at Buckingham Palace.… Continue reading