Events Archive

Event Summary Date
Wild West Goes East, with Phil Lyons Phil Lyons entertains us with a tale of how the Wild West went East! Thursday 19th November 2020 - Thursday 19th November 2020 @ 7.30
Henley AGM Our AGM is usually short and painless, and is followed by home made entertainment! Thursday 15th October 2020 - Thursday 15th October 2020 @ 7.30
The story of Bowen Therapy with Laura Johnson Laura tells us about the fascinating world of Bowen Therapy. Thursday 20th August 2020 - Thursday 20th August 2020 @ 7.30
Annual Garden Party Our annual Garden party often ends up being a conservatory party, but for those who venture outside, other delights await! Thursday 16th July 2020 - Thursday 16th July 2020 @ 7.00 pm
The Edith Cavell Memorial with Nick Miller Nick Miller tells us about nurse Edith Cavell and the Memorial to her. Thursday 18th June 2020 - Thursday 18th June 2020 @ 7.30
Resolution Meeting Our annual discussion on National Resolution topics, is followed by some unique home grown entertainment! Thursday 21st May 2020 - Thursday 21st May 2020 @ 7.30
The Mitford Sisters, with David Lilley David Lilley tells us about the fascinating Mitford sisters. Thursday 16th April 2020 - Thursday 16th April 2020 @ 7.30
Musical Instruments with Ray Smith Ray Smith demonstrates various musical Instruments. Maybe we can try some as well! Thursday 19th March 2020 - Thursday 19th March 2020 @ 7.30
Lowland Rescue with Sarah Dennison Sarah Dennison tells us about the work of the Suffolk Lowland Rescue organisation Thursday 20th February 2020 - Thursday 20th February 2020 @ 7.30
Tales of a Singer/songwriter with Carys. Carys shares her experiences as a singer/songwriter and we hope, sings us some songs! Thursday 16th January 2020 - Thursday 16th January 2020 @ 7.30
Our Christmas Party We welcome members to a home cooked buffet including a whole poached salmon, and entertainment, with party favours, decorated tables and a glass or two of wine. Thursday 12th December 2019 @ 7.00pm
St Petersburg and Moscow, a talk by John Wrigley John Wrigley will present a talk on these two fascinating cities. Thursday 21st November 2019 @ 7.30pm
AGM, plus entertainment Our AGM, which is usually quite painless, is followed by entertainment devised by the Committee.... Thursday 17th October 2019 @ 7.30pm
Ipswich, Then and Now. with speaker Anne Day Anne Day gives one of her charming talks on the subject of the history of Ipswich Thursday 19th September 2019 @ 7.30pm
For the Love of Cows, with Helen Reeve Well, after all who doesn't love cows? Maybe not when you;re in the same field and they're all following you but... we await enlightenment! Thursday 15th August 2019 @ 7.30pm
Garden Meeting - in our Vice President's garden Will we make it out of the conservatory this year? Will anyone go for a swim, or use the hot tub? As long as there is a delicious barbeque and a quiz, will anyone care?! Fun and games are assured. Thursday 18th July 2019 @ 7.00pm
A Year in a Suffolk Field, with Chris Parfitt! We once again welcome Chris Parfitt, this time with an intriguingly titled talk! Thursday 20th June 2019 @ 7.30pm
Resolution Meeting Members have their say on the year's Resolutions, followed by entertainment of our own making, hopefully a craft related evening. Thursday 16th May 2019 @ 7.30pm
The Diary of a Norfolk Parson, with Sheila Harrison Sheila Harrison gives a fascinating insight into a historic life. Thursday 18th April 2019 @ 7.30pm
Group Meeting, A Sailor's Life, with Phil Lyons With the subject of a Sailor's Life, the Competition will be a picture of a sailing ship and knits for modern day sailors will also be collected. Thursday 28th March 2019 @ 7.30pm
All About Hats, with Anne Reeder Anne Reeder comes to to talk to us about and show us some of her lovely hats - hopefully we get to try some on! Thursday 21st March 2019 @ 7.30pm
Colour Naturally, with Edwina Hughes Edwina Hughes demonstrates how she makes natural dyes. Of particular interest to our president, who used to dye fabric for a living! Thursday 21st February 2019
Life in the Falklands. Talk by Stephen Hope We begin the New Year with this talk about a far flung British outpost, by Stephen Hope. Refreshments served afterwards. Thursday 17th January 2019 @ 7.30pm
Henley Christmas Party Food and entertainment laid on, annual party and sing-a-long Friday 14th December 2018 @ 19.00
There is Nothing Like a Dame Horry and Sue Parsons show us why 'There is Nothing Like a Dame'.... (oh yes they will) Thursday 15th November 2018 @ 19.30
AGM We hold our AGM and afterwards, there will be further entertainment (in 2017 we carved and lit pumpkins) Thursday 18th October 2018 @ 19.30
Suffolk Cheese Jason Salisbury gives a talk about his Suffolk cheese business. Thursday 20th September 2018 @ 19.30
Garden Meeting Our Events Secretary Kay once again hosts a party in her lovely garden and conservatory. Thursday 16th August 2018 @ 19.30
First Aid Collette Flude is our speaker for this educational meeting Thursday 19th July 2018 @ 19.30
Summer Outing Members and partners take what may be the last chance to have a tour around Otley Hall Thursday 28th June 2018 @ TBC
The Life of a Thames Waterman/Lighterman Brian Cornell speaks on this fascinating subject Thursday 21st June 2018 @ 19.30
Coffee Morning Henley WI welcomes guests of all ages to share coffee and cake and see some of the crafts we do. Thursday 26th April 2018 @ 10am - 12 noon
Garden Design Cathy Watson gives a topical talk about how we can brighten up our gardens Thursday 19th April 2018 @ 19.30
Birthday Meeting David Webb shares his experiences of life as a Yellow Coat in Hi de Hi. Thursday 15th March 2018 @ 19.30
Further Stories from the Millennium Project One of our favourite speakers, Horry Parsons, returns to share more fascinating tales from Bury St Edmunds Cathedral Thursday 15th February 2018 @ 19.30
Where Does It Come From? Jo Slatar talks about the mysterious world of materials that make things. Thursday 18th January 2018 @ 19.30
Resolution Meeting Members discuss the Resolutions that will go before the AGM in Cardiff in June Saturday 13th January 2018 @ 19.30
Henley Christmas Party The Annual Christmas Party always features food and entertainment, the details for 2017 have yet to be giggled over by the Committee!! Thursday 14th December 2017 @ 19.30
The Isles of Scilly Chris Parfitt guides us through his explorations of the beautiful Isles of Scilly Thursday 16th November 2017 @ 19.30
The AGM and Quiz! Our Annual AGM is followed by some fun in the form of a Quiz. Thursday 19th October 2017 @ 19.30
Dad's Army The history of the evergreen TV Programme, Dad's Army, with David Steward. Thursday 21st September 2017 @ 19.30
Garden Party Henley WI once again gambles on the weather and plans a Garden Party! Thursday 17th August 2017 @ 19.30
Thetre Trip Our traditional summer trip to the seaside Saturday 29th July 2017 - Saturday 29th July 2017 @ Lunch at Dunwich aprox 12.30, followed by Matinee in Aldeburgh
Bury Millennium Tower Horry Parsons gives a talk on the building of the Bury St Edmunds Cathedral Millennium Tower. Thursday 20th July 2017 @ 19.30
Garden Visit We visit Helmingham Hall Gardenjs for lunch and to look at the gardens Thursday 29th June 2017 - Thursday 29th June 2017 @ 12.00 - 17.00
Dogs for the Disabled Postponed from last year, Marie Carden brings her new Assistance Dog Smithy to meet us. Thursday 15th June 2017 @ 19.30
Cream Tea at Shelleys Eat until you burst! Thursday 25th May 2017 - Thursday 25th May 2017 @ 15.00
Resolution Meeting Our annual debate about the AGM Resolution, followed by some home grown entertainment. Thursday 18th May 2017 @ 19.30
Of Cabbages and Kings John Goodhand gives a fascinating talk about the history of Inns and Inn signs Thursday 20th April 2017 @ 19.30
Birthday Meeting - with comedian Stephen Bayfield Comedian Stephen Bayfield will help Henley WI and invited friends celebrate our WI's 87th birthday. Thursday 16th March 2017 @ 19.30
Viking Glass Zelda from Viking Glass in Needham Market tells us about what they do. Thursday 16th February 2017 @ 19.30
The Life of PG Wodehouse David Lilley gives a talk on the fascinating life of this perennially popular author. Thursday 19th January 2017 @ 19.30
Christmas Party Our usual format is to hold a meal for members at the Community Centre, followed by entertainment. Audience participation may be required! Thursday 8th December 2016 - Thursday 8th December 2016 @ 7.30 pm
Craft Evening Details TBC, but we will have a craft demonstration and opportunities to 'have a go'. Thursday 17th November 2016 - Thursday 17th November 2016 @ 7.30 pm
AGM The anual AGM is the opener to a meeting where we invent some home made entertainment. Thursday 20th October 2016 - Thursday 20th October 2016 @ 7.30pm
Dogs for the Disabled Marie Carden will talk to us about assistance dogs, and hopefully introduce us to one... Thursday 15th September 2016 - Thursday 15th September 2016 @ 7.30pm
Realm of the Polar Bear Christopher Parfitt gives a talk about the Arctic Thursday 18th August 2016 - Thursday 18th August 2016 @ 7.30pm
Possible evening outing - TBC We hope to arrange an evening visit to a local attraction- entry to be updated Thursday 21st July 2016 - Thursday 21st July 2016 @ TBC
Garden Party - on an Ascot theme Barbara Faulkner takes Henley WI to the races.... Thursday 16th June 2016 - Thursday 16th June 2016 @ 7.30pm
Resolution Meeting Members discuss this year's NFWI resolution, followed by entertainment of our own making! Thursday 19th May 2016 - Thursday 19th May 2016 @ 7.30pm
The History of Fish and Chips Andy Malcolm speaks on the surprising history of the great British takeaway meal. Thursday 21st April 2016 - Thursday 21st April 2016 @ 7.30pm
The Minstrels Kevin Hegarty and the Tudor minstrels entertain musically at our annual birthday meeting Thursday 17th March 2016 - Thursday 17th March 2016 @ 7.30pm
History of the Hervey Family of Ickworth David Lilley tells us the fascinating history of this entertaining aristocratic family. Thursday 18th February 2016 - Thursday 18th February 2016 @ 7.30pm
Brief Encounters, including Mandela, Orbison and Hippos. Gordon Paley recounts his experiences of those 'Brief Encounters'. Followed by refreshments. Thursday 21st January 2016 - Thursday 21st January 2016 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Party Christmas meal with an 'Old time Music Hall' entertainment afterwards. Pre book only. Thursday 10th December 2015 @ 7.30 pm
Sugar Craft Glenda Price shows us some of her Sugar Craft Secrets and hopefully we might have a bash.. (that may not be the correct term..!) Thursday 19th November 2015 @ 7.30pm
AGM Our Annual Meeting, usually followed by entertainment TBC. Thursday 15th October 2015 @ 7.30pm
100th Anniversary of the WI - Golden Party We Celebrate the Centenary of the WI with a 'Golden' Themed party. Includes Morris Dancing! Thursday 17th September 2015 @ 7.30pm
Hatch, Match and Dispatch Jane Parker tells us about her fascinating work as a Registrar. Thursday 20th August 2015 @ 7.30pm
Garden Meeting A themed Garden party at a member's home, usually involving a quiz or games of some kind - and of course, WI style delicious refreshments! Thursday 16th July 2015 @ 7.30 pm
Brief Encounters Gordon Paley gives a Talk on 'Brief Encounters' with, among other things Mandela, Orbison and Hippos! Thursday 18th June 2015 @ 7.30pm
Resolution Meeting and Talk on Lawn Care We debate this year's WI Resolution and then have a talk by Mary Mitson-Woods on how to care for our lawns! Thursday 21st May 2015 @ 7.30 pm
Age UK A Talk by Hilary Green on the work of Age UK. Thursday 16th April 2015 @ 7.30pm
Birthday Meeting Terry Mackley helps us celebrate the 'Birthday' of our WI, with some classic songs by the likes of Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael. Featuring special birthday refreshments! Thursday 19th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
What do you know about Tea? A talk about Tea with Jane Paley, hopefully with some tasting! Followed by... more tea. We like tea. Thursday 19th February 2015 @ 7.30pm
Modern Day Slavery A Reflection on the street sex workers murders in Ipswich in 2006. Talk by Jim Manning. Thursday 15th January 2015 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Party Our annual Party involves the Committee's wonderful Catering and usually some unforgettable entertainment! Thursday 11th December 2014 - Thursday 11th December 2014 @ 7.30 pm
My Life in 'Am Dram' Conrad Lord gives us a talk on his life in Amateur Dramatics Thursday 20th November 2014 - Thursday 20th November 2014 @ 7.30 pm
AGM, followed by flower arranging Our annual AGM, followed by Flower arranging. Thursday 16th October 2014 - Thursday 16th October 2014 @ 7.30pm
The Origin and Traditions of the Pearly Kings and Queens of London Gerry Baxter gives us a fascinating talk about those Cockney icons, the Pearly Kings and Queens. Thursday 18th September 2014 - Thursday 18th September 2014 @ 7.30pm
Summer Meeting Our Summer meeting is one we always intend to hold outdoors.... Thursday 21st August 2014 - Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 7.30pm
The History of SODS David Lilley tells us about the history of the Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society Thursday 17th July 2014 - Thursday 17th July 2014 @ 7.30pm
Suffragettes in and around Ipswich Joy Bounds tells us about the local activities of the Sufffragette movement. Thursday 19th June 2014 - Thursday 19th June 2014 @ 7.30 pm
Resolution Meeting - with 60's theme We discuss the latest WI Resolutions and then entertain ourselves! Sunday 18th May 2014 - Sunday 18th May 2014 @ 7.30pm
Self Defence for Ladies Never too late to learn some basic Self Defence techniques. Thursday 10th April 2014 - Thursday 10th April 2014 @ 7.30pm
Henley Birthday Meeting - The Kettle Girls Entertainment from The Kettle Girls, for Henley's Birthday. Thursday 20th March 2014 - Thursday 20th March 2014 @ 7.30pm
The Mary Rose Talk about the Mary Rose, by Philip Roberts Thursday 20th February 2014 - Thursday 20th February 2014 @ 7.30 pm
Exploring East Anglia by Bus Pass Talk by Pip Wright for those who have a Bus Pass, or hope eventually to get one! Thursday 16th January 2014 - Thursday 16th January 2014 @ 7.30pm
Christmas meeting Our annual party. Thursday 12th December 2013 @ 19.30
"Popular Music" Musician Terry Mackley will entertain us with popular music! Thursday 21st November 2013 @ 19.30
AGM Our Annual AGM Thursday 17th October 2013 @ 19.30
Ipswich Waterfront Ann Day is our guest speaker this month, speaking on the fascinating Ipswich Waterfront Thursday 19th September 2013 @ 19.30
Summer Meeting Picnic Tea Will this year actually see us be able to have the picnic out of doors?! Thursday 15th August 2013 @ 19.30
The Ghosts of Landgaurd Fort Mr Richard Bradshaw speaks about Landguard Fort's past inhabitants Thursday 18th July 2013 @ 19.30
Suffolk Punch Horses Mr Chris Miller gives a talk on Suffolk Punch Horses Thursday 20th June 2013 @ 19.30
Resolution Meeting We discuss this years WI Resolutions, plus further entertainment to be announced. Thursday 16th May 2013 @ 19.30
When is an Orange Legally a Banana? Mr Nigel George intrigues us with his fruit references! Thursday 18th April 2013 @ 19.30
Birthday Meeting Special- Fashion Show We celebrate the Birthday of Henley WI with a Fashion Show by Bon Marche Thursday 21st March 2013 @ 7.30
The History of the WI Jill Denny talks on the history of the WI Thursday 21st February 2013 @ 19.30
Working in the Film Industry Sue Hayes tells us about her experiences of working in the film industry... Thursday 17th January 2013 @ 19.30
Christmas Meeting Christmas meal and entertainment by the Committee Thursday 13th December 2012 @ 7.30
Life as a Master Chef and Demo Talk by Mr David Ryan Thursday 15th November 2012 @ 7.30
AGM Henley's Annual General Meeting. Thursday 18th October 2012 @ 7.30
Insight into the Prison service Talk by Holesley Bay Governor, Declan Moore. Thursday 20th September 2012 @ 7.30
Quiz and English Food Quiz and Food, with an Olympic Games theme. Wednesday 15th August 2012 @ 7.30
Theatre Visit Theatre performance preceeded by optional fish and chips. Saturday 4th August 2012 @ 5pm performance
A Short History of Shopping Talk Thursday 19th July 2012 @ 7.30