Link for recording of July meeting and a picnic in August

We really hope you enjoyed Stephen Powles’ talk on Thursday evening about wildlife photography as much as we did!   If you were unable to attend the meeting and missed his talk, the recording is available on our website until Friday 30th July via the link below:

NB You will also need the password to access the talk on Vimeo which is:

Stephen has sent us details of his notelets and cards that he sells, using some of his wonderful images.  Further information including prices are included in the attachments to this email here
Link for card choices
Link for order form

PICNIC – 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.

July Picnic at Manor House Gardens

It was fabulous to see so many of you at the picnic on Thursday 8 July, what a treat to actually meet up in person after such a long time. What could be better than the opportunity to picnic and catch up with old friends – and make some new friends – in the evening… Continue reading

Manor House Gardens Litter-Pick

Well done and many thanks our members who joined the Manor House Gardens Users Group litter pick on Saturday 3 July. They were able to try out our new pink hi-viz vests which were created especially. Fortunately, the weather was favourable at the time of the pick and the waterproofness wasn’t tested! If you would… Continue reading

Events for July

See below programme and details for the Hever Castle Festival. Our Largest Festival Ever to Offer a Summer of Optimism and Joy JULY TO AUGUST 2021 – HEVER CASTLE, EDENBRIDGE, KENT We’ve made it – hooray! What’s more, it’s our largest festival ever with even more of your favourites – magic, live music acts, operas,… Continue reading

Streets of London Quiz with Graham Hooper

Friday 25th June saw the latest in a series of online quizzes from quizmaster Graham Hooper (seen relaxing in the picture to right) which we must say have kept us going over the past year and a half. This time the usual format of 6 rounds of 8 loosely connected questions were united by the… Continue reading

June meeting – Hazel Beale – Three historic houses in Bexley

This month’s speaker was Hazel Beale who introduced and reminded us of three important historical houses that are almost on our doorstep – Hall Place in Bexley, Danson House in Bexleyheath, and the Red House also in Bexleyheath. Through her photographs Hazel showed the contrasting architectural styles: Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian.   Hazel introduced us to Hall… Continue reading

Events for June

Se below flyer for virtual events hosted by Surrey Federation including Annie Sloan, creator of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. Pleas be aware that the live events are open to Surrey Federation members only. JUNE 2021 SFWI FLYER Continue reading

Plaque unveiling and first Manor House Gardens litterpick

Thanks to everyone who joined us during our plaque unveiling yesterday. The picture shows our President Caroline Powell with committee member Carolyn Bosworth Davies who organised our plaque for the oak we planted almost 6 years ago.  Hopefully the weather will hold for this coming Saturday 5 June when Manor House Gardens User Group will… Continue reading

Make a cake for Lewisham Free Cakes for Kids

Free cakes for children is an organisation of local volunteers that organises cakes for those children and families who might not be able to afford celebration cakes for themselves. How it works is that organiser Emma creates doodle polls with the dates and details of the cakes needed and people sign up to the cakes… Continue reading

May Meeting – Women Artists in Modern History – Rachel Levitas

This month’s speaker was Rachel Levitas who gave us a brief overview of influential women artists in modern history; their circumstances, their subjects and their impact. She started with the shocking story of 17th century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi, a survivor of sexual violence who persevered against the odds to succeed in a man’s world as a… Continue reading