Events Archive

Event Summary Date
Musical Evening Megan Wisdom presents a musical evening Tuesday 28th July 2020 @ 7.00pm
Iris Folding Cards Ann Wilding from Iris Folding Cards Tuesday 23rd June 2020 @ 7.00pm
Chelsea Gold Jane Bastow on her Chelsea achievement Tuesday 19th May 2020 @ 7.00pm
Harry and Meghan's wedding invitation Helen Reeve about wedding Tuesday 28th April 2020 @ 7.00pm
Centenary Celebration Refreshments with previous members to celebrate our 100th Birthday Tuesday 24th March 2020
Drawing, Illustration and Design by S.Govier talk/workshop for portraits (from photos) and still life Tuesday 25th February 2020 @ 7.00pm
Show and Tell Reminisce about event/photo Thursday 23rd January 2020 @ 7.00pm
Christmas Pottery Christmas themed pottery evening Tuesday 26th November 2019 @ 7.00pm
AGM and Produce Show AGM and produce show Tuesday 22nd October 2019 @ 7.00pm
Greatest Hits Andrew Brogan, life before Henstead Tuesday 24th September 2019 @ 7.00pm
On the trail of St Edmund C.J.Parfitt about sites in East Anglia associated with St. Edmund Tuesday 27th August 2019 @ 7.00pm
Trek for Life Trek to Everest Base Camp Tuesday 23rd July 2019 @ 7.00pm
Suffolk Recycling Find out about Suffolk recycling centres Tuesday 25th June 2019 @ 7.00pm
For the Love of Cows Milk Matters, creating a business out of a hobby Tuesday 21st May 2019 @ 7.00pm
Making a patchwork pin cushion Workshop to learn basics of patchwork Tuesday 23rd April 2019 @ 7.00pm
Churchill Tony Diamond about Churchill's life Tuesday 26th March 2019 @ 7.00pm
Birthday Lunch Birthday Lunch Tuesday 26th February 2019 @ Lunch time
Quiz Quiz prepared by members Tuesday 22nd January 2019 @ 7.00pm
Christmas Festivities Celebration of Christmas Tuesday 18th December 2018 @ tbc
What are you worth ? Melita Rouse-Clark on many facets of being a human being Tuesday 27th November 2018 @ 7.00
AGM and Craft Show Members Craft show, followed by AGM Tuesday 23rd October 2018 @ 7.00
Mosiac workshop Julie Parker , working in mosiacs Tuesday 25th September 2018 @ 7.00
Sir Rider Haggard Jonathan Cheyne, great grandson of Sir Rider Haggard Tuesday 28th August 2018 @ 7.00
Living on a Holiday camp in the 50's and 60's Wendy Butcher on her life as a red coat Tuesday 24th July 2018 @ 7.00
Creation of garden at The Laburnams Jane Bastow explaining how she created her garden Tuesday 26th June 2018 @ 7.00
Hats and the art of flower making Magdelaine Snowden talk Tuesday 15th May 2018 @ 7.00
Visit to The Laburnams Visit to Jane Bastow's garden Tuesday 15th May 2018 @ tbc
Life and times of a Thames waterman/lighterman Brian Cornell talking about life of Thames waterman Tuesday 24th April 2018 @ 7.00
Ceramic /pottery painting Wendy Card - paint your own pot Tuesday 27th March 2018 @ 7.00
Lunch Lunch Tuesday 27th February 2018 @ 12.30
Desert Island Discs Music from members Tuesday 23rd January 2018 @ 7.00
Christmas Meeting Celebrating the festive season Tuesday 12th December 2017
Artbox, Chediston. Creative activities for people with special needs Speaker: Helen Murray Tuesday 28th November 2017 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting and Produce Show Election of Officers for the coming year followed by social time Tuesday 24th October 2017 @ 7.30pm
Hand Spinnng and Fibres Speaker: Rosalind Teague Tuesday 26th September 2017 @ 7.30pm
Further tales of two old bags - Arty Far East Adventures Speaker: Janice Hughes Tuesday 22nd August 2017 @ 7.30pm
The Plague in Suffolk Speaker: Pip Wright Tuesday 25th July 2017 @ 7.30pm
Afternoon Garden Meeting See the secretary for further information. Tuesday 27th June 2017
Gardening for Wildlife Speaker: Dr Mike Powell-Evans Tuesday 23rd May 2017 @ 7.30pm
Making Danish Pastries With Nanna Lay Tuesday 25th April 2017 @ 7.30pm
RNLI Lowestoft Speaker: Paul Carter Tuesday 28th March 2017 @ 7.30pm
Denman visit See the secretary for further information. Monday 27th February 2017
Members' Meeting Informal meeting for payment of subs Tuesday 24th January 2017 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Celebrations With lunch or dinner! Christmas Celebrations with a lunch, dinner or supper. The exact date will be arranged nearer the time. Tuesday 1st December 2015 @ 7.30pm
Karen Lear a Leiston Florist Karen Lear a Leiston Florist Will talk about and demonstrate her craft. Bring along a Christmas card or decoration for our competition. Tuesday 24th November 2015 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting with our Produce Show Annual Meeting with our biennial Produce Show Schedules available in the spring. Tuesday 27th October 2015 @ 7.30pm
Valley Farm Vineyards. The first year of winemaking in Wissett Elaine and Vanessa will tell us about their challenges and successes in their first year at the vineyard here in Wissett. A sign of autumn; hedgerow flower, photo or painting for our competition. Tuesday 22nd September 2015 @ 7.30pm
Sizewell B visit us with an informative talk about their work on the Suffolk Coast After our recent visit to Sizewell B power station, they will visit us with an informative talk about their work on the Suffolk Coast. Bring along a sign of summer; a photo, painting or a flower for our competition. Tuesday 25th August 2015 @ 7.30pm
Deborah Preston " Britain's Top Mrs Mop" Deborah Preston " Britain's Top Mrs Mop" Tells of her career and experiences as Executive Housekeeper in several London Hotels. Bring along a miniature flower arrangement for our competition. Tuesday 28th July 2015 @ 7.30pm
Garden Meeting We meet in a member's garden to enjoy the flowers and for tea each summer. Wednesday 1st July 2015 @ Our summer garden meeting will be in July. The exact date and time to be arranged.
Simon Raven tells us how The Cut in Halesworth came into being Simon will talk about the founding, development and future vision for The Cut in Halesworth. Bring along a memory, poster or programme of a performer or performance for our competition. Tuesday 23rd June 2015 @ 7.30pm
Claire Bruce Clayton from Lawson's Deli in Aldeburgh Demonstration and tasting of summer salads and cheese ideas by Claire Bruce Clayton from Lawson'e Deli in Aldeburgh. Bring along a favourite recipe for our Stir Up cookbook 2015. Tuesday 19th May 2015 @ 7.30pm
Batik Workshop Demonstration of hot wax on fabric. Members can decorate their own piece of fabric. Bring along an idea for a design. Competition - a spring flower. Tuesday 28th April 2015 @ 7.30pm
Yoxford Antiques A talk about antiques and valuations from a local expert. Bring a photograph of an ancestor for our competition. Tuesday 24th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
95th Birthday Celebration Members will have a birthday lunch together Tuesday 24th February 2015 @ 12.30 pm
Our Favourite Things Music, poetry, special possessions and family stories shared together Tuesday 27th January 2015 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Celebration 2014 Our Christmas meal, enjoyed together Tuesday 9th December 2014 @ 12.30 pm
Gone with the Wind - Dr Stephen Ashworth Who said it was about wind? Tuesday 25th November 2014 @ 7.30pm
Spexhall & Wissett WI Stir Up This is our main fundraising event of the year. One hundredweight of freshly made Christmas pudding created especially for you, under the supervision of Father Christmas, to take home and cook ready for your Christmas meal. Saturday 22nd November 2014 @
Annual Meeting and Craft Show Craft exhibition and Annual Meeting Tuesday 28th October 2014
Lets Cook with June Laws Come and have some fun and cook with June! Tuesday 23rd September 2014 @ 7.30pm
Amaizing Creatures! Come along and make some models from corn shucks! Tuesday 26th August 2014 @ 7.30pm
Teaching in Prison - Rosalind Teague Usual July meeting Tuesday 22nd July 2014 @ 7.30pm
Another Word in your Ear - Janet Dann Janet returns for some more tales. Tuesday 24th June 2014 @ 7.30pm
Guide Dogs for the Blind - Ruth Chapman Hear about the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind Tuesday 20th May 2014 @ 7.30pm
Sizewell Power Station Visit with our Twin WI, East Bergholt A site visit with lunch Friday 9th May 2014 @ All day visit with lunch
Wainford Group Meeting. Guest Speaker Debbie Hudd An invitation extended to the Wainford Group to join the fun in ther old time music hall hat! Wednesday 30th April 2014 @ 7.30pm
Perennial Gardening - Bob Coutts Have a new look at your Perennial Borders Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Crime on the Home Front - Mark Mower Mark returns for more stories Tuesday 25th March 2014 @ 7.30pm
February Meeting, our 94th Birthday Celebration of our 94th Birthday Tuesday 25th February 2014 - Tuesday 25th February 2014 @ Lunchtime at Halesworth Golf Club
January Meeting Meeting to discuss The Pickle Project and update members with the progress of this venture. Suffolk Show entry discussion, volunteers for the knitting and sewing for the project! Tuesday 28th January 2014 - Tuesday 28th January 2014
Members' Christmas Celebration Christmas Celebration meal together for members Tuesday 10th December 2013 @ 7.30pm
Interesting Times as a Bat Surveyor, Susan Morgan Susan Morgan tells tales of a Bat Surveyor, Monday 25th November 2013 @ 7.30pm
Produce Show/Annual Meeting Produce Show/Annual Meeting Tuesday 22nd October 2013 @ 7.30pm
Chocolates, Barbara Shaw chocolate cookery Tuesday 24th September 2013 @ 7.30pm
Miniature Teddy Bears with Angela Pratt Bring along your teddy bears and dolls to hear a talk on miniature teddy bears! Tuesday 27th August 2013 @ 7.30pm
The Craft Team put together some amazing creatures - hands on and take home! Come along and roll up your sleeves for a craft evening! Tuesday 23rd July 2013 @ 7.30pm
Ben Potterton comes from Blacksmith's Cottage to talk about their work and about our Gardens The work of Blacksmith's Cottage, by special request of one of our members Tuesday 25th June 2013 @ 7.30pm
Garden Meeting at one of our member's houses, ***the date to be confirmed The return of a garden meeting for our members after a couple years! Saturday 1st June 2013 @ TBA
Rise to the Occasion. Real Bread Making by Rosemary Wilkinson Learn how to make real bread! Tuesday 21st May 2013 @ 7.30pm
The work of the John Innes Centre in Norwich A talk about the work of the John Innes Centre in Norwich Tuesday 23rd April 2013 @ 7.30pm
A Musical Tour of the British Isles. Joyce Kimber Joyce Kimber returns to entertain us Tuesday 26th March 2013 @ 7.30pm
Birthday Lunch A chance for members to enjoy a lunch together to celebrate our birthday. Our President has all the details Tuesday 26th February 2013 @ lunch time
Mark Mower Mark Mower returns to speak to us about the gruesome!! Tuesday 22nd January 2013 - Tuesday 22nd January 2013 @ 7.30pm
Members' Christmas celebration Our members' Christmas celebration. Tuesday 11th December 2012 @ 7.30 start.
Suffolk Barn Owl Project, Mike Swindells Hear all about the Suffolk Barn Owl Project. Tuesday 27th November 2012 @ 7.30 start, speaker at 8pm
Annual Christmas Pudding Stir Up Over one hundredweight of Christmas Pudding is mixed and sold as Santa Claus call out the instructions. Saturday 24th November 2012 @ 10 am
Our Group Social Group Social details to be arranged Thursday 25th October 2012 @ 7.30 start.
Craft Show and Annual Meeting The Craft Show results and the business of the Annual Meeting. Tuesday 23rd October 2012 @ 7.30 start.
Crackers! Learn how to make Christmas Crackers. Tuesday 25th September 2012 @ 7.30 start, speaker at 8pm
Food Safety The EHO talks about food safety. Tuesday 28th August 2012 @ 7.30 start, speaker at 8pm
Janet Dann. A word in your ear. Return visit for Janet Dann, always a popular speaker. Tuesday 24th July 2012 @ 7.30 start, speaker at 8pm
Astronomy for All. Astronomy for All! Tuesday 26th June 2012 @ 7.30 Start - Speaker at 8.00pm
Spexhall & Wissett WI entries for the Suffolk Show Come and support the WI at Suffolk Show! Thursday 7th June 2012 - Friday 8th June 2012 @ All day
NFWI national meeting NFWI national meeting Wednesday 30th May 2012 @ All day
Spexhall & Wissett WI stall to support the Patrick Stead fund raiser. Spexhall & Wissett WI stall to support the Patrick Stead fund raiser. Saturday 26th May 2012 @ Afternoon
Herbal Medicine, Dan Wheals The use of herbs in modern healthcare, tastings and demonstration as well as tips on growing and using herbs Tuesday 15th May 2012 @ 7.30 Start - Speaker at 8.00pm
Annual Group Meeting with Speaker: Steve Weston - Life in Broadcasting Annual Group Meeting with Speaker: Steve Weston - Life in Broadcasting Wednesday 9th May 2012 @ 7.30 start.
Make a Spice Posy. Jackie Adams, from our Community Police Force Create a bouquet of spices Tuesday 24th April 2012 @ 7.30 Start - Speaker at 8.00pm
Kitchen Chemistry - Stephen Ashworth, UEA The usual business meeting with a speaker to enjoy Tuesday 27th March 2012 @ 7.30 Start - Speaker at 8.00pm
County SEFWI Meeting County SEFWI Meeting Tuesday 6th March 2012
Birthday Supper A birthday celebration for members. As our WI was founded in 1920, 2012 is our 92nd birthday. Tuesday 28th February 2012 @ 7.30pm
Members' discussion and resolutions An opportunity to discuss issues within the membership and the resolutions put forward for the AGM. Tuesday 24th January 2012 @ 7.30pm
Members' Christmas Celebration The final event of the year, our Christmas celebration, where we enjoy a special meal together. Tuesday 13th December 2011 @ 7.30pm
How does your garden grow ? Pat Matheson Usual Monthly meeting with visiting speaker Tuesday 22nd November 2011 @ 7.30 Start - Speaker at 8.00pm
Christmas Stir-up Saturday! A Christams event to make a hundredweight (cwt) of Christmas pudding for sale and home cooking. Come and buy your Christmas pudding, take it away and pre-steam it ready for Christmas. Saturday 19th November 2011 @ 10am