Upcoming events

August Picnic in Manor House Gardens

Date: August 4, 2021

Time: 6pm

Location: By the LGWI oak tree

Flushed with the success of our summer picnic earlier this month, we thought it would be good to get together again – we do hope you might be able to come along on Wednesday 4th August.  We will be meeting at the same place, by our WI oak tree, from 6pm – please do bring chair/rug/cushion/snacks/your favourite tipple and plenty of chat – we look forward to seeing you there!!

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 19th August but we will send out more details nearer the time.

August Meeting – Jane Stubbs – Corsets and Crinolines

Date: August 19, 2021

Time: 8pm

Location: Zoom meeting - link on mailchimp email

This talk looks in a light-hearted way, at the daily lives of women, and how much they improved, during the reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901.

We see how women dressed – and undressed, how their clothes were made and how they kept them clean. Fashion and society changed. Women abandoned the crinoline and welcomed inventions like the sewing machine and the mangle which lightened their labours.

What was their place in society, and what opportunities were open to them?

September Meeting – Janie Ramsey – The lifestyle of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Date: September 16, 2021

Time: 8pm

Location: To be confirmed

This glamorous couple became the style icons of the mid 20th century, being feted around the world, except in Britain from where they were exiled.  This talk takes you into their world, their guests, servants, properties, travels and possessions.

Vineyard trip to Denbies

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Postponed from 2020 and now pencilled in for 25 September 2021. More details to follow.

October Meeting – Tim Mitchell – Theatrical Lighting Designer

Date: October 21, 2021

Time: 8pm

Location: To be confirmed

Tim Mitchell, Award-winning Theatrical Lighting Designer. See Tim’s website for more details about his work.