Events Archive

Event Summary Date
A Guide to the Night Sky with David Murton We have great dark skies here in the village, so come along to learn more about what there is to see in the night sky. Competition - a celestial object. Monday 21st October 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Recycling with Sharon Lockhart As we all become more aware of the importance of reducing waste to conserve resources and protect the environment, come along to learn more about what happens locally to our rubbish. Competition - a homemade recycled item. Monday 16th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Outing Previous trips have included Southwold Summer Theatre, Jimmy's Farm Theatre in the Forest, and Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again. Details of this year's trip to be decided in due course. Thursday 1st August 2019 @ TBC
Wholefood Cookery with Frances Harper Come along to this cookery demonstration to learn new skills and add to your culinary repertoire! Competition - the most ancient food/drink item in your pantry (we aren't all domestic goddesses!) Monday 15th July 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Annual Garden Party Come and join us for a relaxed evening at a member's home, looking around their garden and enjoying a pot-luck supper. Monday 17th June 2019 @ 7:30pm
Resolutions Our annual discussion of the issues which matter to the women of the nation, so our views can be represented at the national WI AGM in June. Come along and join the debate and have your say! Competition - a salt and pepper set. Monday 20th May 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The History of Stowmarket with Steve Williams, Archivist of Stowmarket Local History Group Just how much do we really know about our local market town? Come and find out. Competition - an old tool Monday 15th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Story of a Suffolk Bevin Boy with Barbara McElroy Come and learn more about the young men who were conscripted to the mines for the War Effort in the 1940s. Competition - something from a mine Monday 18th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Silver Clay Workshop with Alison Mayston If you want to try a new craft in friendly company, this is the event for you. Hopefully we will all be modelling our handmade items by lunchtime! Saturday 9th March 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12 noon
Suffolk Prickles - hedgehog rescue Come along and find out more about these delightful creatures and the work of a local group which works to protect and preserve them. Competition – Something prickly! Monday 18th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Film evening The next in our very popular series of winter film evenings held in our cosy "cinema". Film to be decided upon - all suggestions welcome. Competition - your very best and/or favourite Christmas Cracker joke - the cornier the better! Monday 21st January 2019 @ 7:30pm
Christmas meal Our annual festive meal - open to all past and present members. For more information please contact Ruth on 01449 711997. Wednesday 5th December 2018 @ 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Annual General Meeting 2018 The annual round up of reports followed by time to chat and catch up. Monday 19th November 2018 @ 7.30pm
The Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition of 1851 - speaker Dr Geoffrey Kay Join us as we learn about the famous building and exhibition which showcased the achievements of the Industrial Revolution, which has a legacy lasting to today . This month's competition item is "something made of glass". Monday 15th October 2018 @ 7.30pm
Hats and the Art of Flower Making - Magdelaine Snowden With a love of millinery, Magdelaine aka Madge Hatter is in business making amazing and beautiful headwear so come along to see how she creates her wonderful one off pieces. And bring along "your favourite hat" to enter this month's competition. Monday 17th September 2018 @ 7.30pm
Summer Outing Further details to be decided - but come along to a meeting and help us choose what to do this summer. Last year we had a hilarious afternoon at Aldeburgh Summer Theatre followed by a fish and chips supper on the pier. Wednesday 1st August 2018 - Friday 31st August 2018
Herbal Medicines - speaker Dan Wheals Come along and find out more about the fascinating subject of herbs and their medicinal uses. To enter this month's competition, bring along "a posy of herbs" and perhaps you'll find yourself going home with the cure for all that ails you! Monday 16th July 2018 @ 7.30pm
Annual Garden Party A lovely evening to chat and catch up with the added joy of viewing the garden of one of our members (weather permitting) plus a potluck supper Monday 18th June 2018 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions 2018 Tonight we learn more about the social issues which need the WI's backing and decide how we cast our vote at the National AGM in June - so come along to have your say. The competition items is "a brooch". Monday 21st May 2018 @ 7.30pm
Japanese Contrasts - speaker Mr Parfitt Come along to hear more about the amazing and beautiful country of Japan and its people. You won't be surprised to find that this evening's competition is to bring along "something Japanese". Monday 16th April 2018 @ 7.30pm
Karl Smith - Operation Sumac (the Suffolk murders of 2006) Karl Smith will tell us more about the events that shook and shocked our local community as well as the rest of the country. The competition item is "something made of wood". Monday 19th March 2018 @ 7.30pm
Old Suffolk sayings and words and their meanings Tonight's speaker is Peter Banham who will entertain us with the background to various sayings and words which are special to Suffolk. Our competition is for an interesting item which has words on it. Monday 19th February 2018 @ 7.30pm
Film evening - Amelie "Amélie" is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Competition is an item named in the Twelve Days of Christmas song. Monday 15th January 2018 @ 7.30pm
Christmas meal Our annual celebration meal to be held at The Highwayman Inn. If you would like to join us, please contact Ruth on 01449 711997 for further details Thursday 14th December 2017 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting Come and join us to find out what we did in 2017 and help us make plans for our WI for 2018 Monday 20th November 2017 @ 7.30pm
Nancy Woodford - the parson's niece Sheila Harrison returns to tell us the history of Nancy Woodford and her life with her uncle, the Norfolk parson. To enter the monthly competition you need to bring along "an item from yesteryear". Monday 16th October 2017 @ 7.30pm
The Street Kids of Guatemala Sarah Elliott speaking about her involvement with the Street Kids Monday 18th September 2017 @ 7.30pm
May Savage Moving House Magpie Group meeting. Speaker Christine Adams on when May Savage really did move her house! Wednesday 6th September 2017 @ 7.30pm
Trip to the summer theatre at Southwold Suffolk Summer Theatre presents Saturday 5th August 2017 @ 5.00pm
A Year in the Wildlife of Minsmere Speaker Alexander Bass from RSPB Minsmere Monday 17th July 2017 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Meal Annual Christmas meal where we can meet to chat with members old and new Thursday 1st December 2016 - Saturday 31st December 2016
Annual Meeting Our annual meeting to discuss the past year, the future and elect the committee Monday 21st November 2016 @ 7.30pm
The work of ACWW Competition - an interesting coin. There will be a Bring and Buy Sale with proceeds to be donated to the charity. Monday 17th October 2016 @ 7.30pm
Group meeting at Old Newton Talk by the florist Alan Smith Wednesday 21st September 2016
A Norfolk Parson A talk by Sheila Harris. Competition - a photo or postcard of a church Monday 19th September 2016 @ 7.30pm
Annual outing Our annual outing - this is usually a theatre trip - further details to follow Monday 1st August 2016 - Wednesday 31st August 2016
Suffolk Cheeses A visit to the farm to learn more about the process of cheese making and to meet the workers Monday 18th July 2016 @ 7.30pm
Garden Party Our annual Garden Party takes place in a member's garden - weather permitting, otherwise in the house Monday 20th June 2016 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions and Quiz Evening An evening of discussion and airing of views on the resolutions to be put to the 2016 AGM. Competition - a bowl. Monday 16th May 2016 @ 7.30pm
My Time at Harrods A talk by Eve Regelous Wednesday 11th May 2016 @ 7.30pm
Coffee morning A fund raising coffee morning Saturday 23rd April 2016 @ 10.30am
Thailand - Land of Smiles A talk by Chris Parfitt. Competition - an oriental item. Monday 18th April 2016 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Dinner Come and join us for the end of year Dinner - venue to be arranged. Open to all past and future members, as well as the current ones. Monday 14th December 2015
Stonham Aspal WI Annual Meeting In preparation for the new WI year, come and see what we did in the last 12 months, learn where we spent your membership fees and join the committee to make 2016 even better than 2015! And of course, great refreshments!!! Monday 16th November 2015 @ 7.30pm
Suffolk Ghosts and Hauntings with Robert Halliday Come along and be too frightened to go home! Great scary nibbles for our post-talk refreshments, and remember to bring "A Halloween Item" for the competition Monday 19th October 2015 @ 7.30pm
My Joy in Painting Commissions with Trevor Osbourne Competition - an old portrait photograph Monday 21st September 2015 @ 7.30pm
WI Centenary Celebrations The East Suffolk WIs are holding their Centenary Celebration at Glemham Hall. Come and join us for a great afternoon out in a wonderful setting Wednesday 16th September 2015 @ afternoon
Group Meeting Following on from the afternoon's Centenary Celebrations, come along to the Group meeting in Earl Stonham and make it a full day of WI fun Wednesday 16th September 2015 @ evening
Outing Come and join our outing. Date and location to be decided. Following a great evening with the Red Rose Chain at Jimmy's Farm in 2014 we may well be back again with our chairs and picnics - watch this space for further details Saturday 1st August 2015 @ to be arranged
Fund raising at Needham Market Car Boot As a small but perfectly formed WI we need to raise funds for speakers costs. Barbara has kindly offered to lead the mission, so if you have any items to donate for us to sell, please phone on 01449 711482 for further info. Saturday 25th July 2015 @ early in the morning
Suffragettes in and around Ipswich - speaker Joy Bounds Now the dust has settled after the General Election, come along to learn about the local women who made it possible for you to cast your vote on 7th May. Competition "An Item of Clothing from a Past Age". Monday 20th July 2015 @ 7.30pm
Stonham Aspal WI Annual Garden Party Evening sunshine guaranteed - members and friends share gardening knowledge and tips as well as a "bring a plate" supper Monday 15th June 2015 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions and Quiz evening An evening of discussion and debate, to air our views of the resolutions for the 2015 WI National AGM at the Royal Albert Hall on 4th June. Come along and make your views known! And the competition for this evening is "A Teapot" Monday 18th May 2015 @ 7.30pm
Group Meeting - Ann Nunn "Tall Stories" Stonham Aspal WI is delighted to host the Magpie Group Meeting. Bring along a non-WI friend to show her what she could be part of! Wednesday 13th May 2015 @ 7.30pm
Two Decades of African Safaris with Jane Walker Competition - an animal ornament. There will also be a Bring and Buy Sale at this evening's meeting. Meeting open to all - bring a friend and introduce yourselves Monday 20th April 2015 @ 7.30pm
Coffee morning Cakes and biscuits and other delights prepared by the Stonham Aspal WI team - come along and enjoy a chat with friends, old and new in the lovely setting of Elm Farm. There will also be plants to purchase and a bric a brac stall Saturday 18th April 2015 @ from 10am to noon
Christmas meal Our Christmas meal at a local venue Monday 15th December 2014 @ 7.30pm
Annual meeting Our annual meeting where we do the housekeeping for the group Monday 17th November 2014 @ 7.30pm
My joy in painting commissions A talk by Trevor Osbourne about his painting commissions Monday 20th October 2014 @ 7.30pm
Do Plants Wear Coats? A talk about plants by Sonya Burrows Monday 15th September 2014 @ 7.30pm
Annual outing Our annual outing to a local venue Monday 18th August 2014 @ To be confirmed
Samaritans purse A talk by Marilyn Coates on the valuable work done by the charity Monday 21st July 2014 @ 7.30pm
Garden party Our annual garden party held in a members garden Monday 16th June 2014 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions A discussion of the resolution that will be put forward at this years National AGM Monday 19th May 2014 @ 7.30pm
A history of Butley Priory A talk about Butley Priory near Woodbriddge and it's history by Sheila Harrison Monday 28th April 2014 @ 7.30pm
A tour around the Baltic A guide from Joyce Kimber about destinations around the Baltic Monday 17th March 2014 @ 7.30pm