Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Say it with Poison

Speaker: Russell Bowes

Down in the garden something deadly lurks.

Some people who stood between the gardener and his large inheritance have died horribly. Could it be that they have all been poisoned by the plants and flowers that grow there? Many have been used throughout history as the murderer’s stock-in-trade, both in fiction and in real life, so should you be on your guard against “herbaceous murder” as the gardener welcomes you into what might be your very last garden tour.

Make sure your life insurance is up-to-date against murder most floral – it’s time to Say It With Poison!

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Due to a full membership and high attendance rates we are now restricted to 6 visitors per meeting. Please contact our Secretary Christine Dickinson (07709 553 927) to put your name on the door.

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

A Taste of Ballroom Dancing

Speaker: Pete from Equality Dance

Expert dance tutor Pete will be giving us a taster session in ballroom dancing. The evening will be a fun, light hearted bit of exercise.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Due to a full membership and high attendance rates we are now restricted to 6 visitors per meeting. Please contact our Secretary Christine Dickinson (07709 553 927) to put your name on the door.

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cooking the Italian Way

A tabletop demonstration by: Susan Hollings.

This demonstration covers the making of pasta with a stuffing of spinach and ricotta, tuna and tomato salad, spaghetti “the Italian way” and a previously prepared dessert. No cream is used in the recipes but plenty of Parmesan cheese.

Recipes for all the dishes will be available on the night.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

My Life’s Experiences

Speaker: Momtaz Begum-Hossain

Momtaz is a TV/ Radio Presenter, Host, Writer, Journalist and Craft Expert. She will talk about her life as a presenter and journalist and touch on interesting and fun experiences and stories and ways to feel more confident speaking in public.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Jun
5
6:45 PM18:45

The View from the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge & AGM night

Speaker: Jamie Chalmers aka MR X Stitch

An hour long presentation featuring over 100 pieces of contemporary embroidery and needlecraft. It’s a roller coaster ride that will inspire and entertain you, and there will be lots of things for you to buy as well!

You might think that needlework is an outdated pastime for old ladies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers proves that this humble craft is alive and kicking, and explains how your life can be enriched by something as simple as a needle and thread. Jamie is one of the world’s most well-known male embroiderers, an internationally exhibited textile artist and curator. A stitcher for over ten years, he is an internationally exhibited artist and the curator of PUSH Stitchery, featuring 30 contemporary embroidery artists from around the world. He has also written articles for textile publications across the world, including FiberArts magazine and Surface Design Journal, and is the founder of XSTITCH magazine.

Door will be open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Quiz and Bring & Share Supper

Join us for a fun and relaxed WI Social. We’ll be partaking in a bit of quiz fun and giggles with a yummy bring and share supper.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Due to a full membership and high attendance rates we are now restricted to 6 visitors per meeting. Please contact our Secretary Christine Dickinson (07709 553 927) to put your name on the door.

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

The History Of London’s Street Markets

Speaker: Lesley Broster

Lesley will walk us through the Streets of London and its markets from the Stock Exchange to Borough Market – one of London’s oldest markets. It was a place defined by its position at one end of London Bridge – for centuries the only route across the river into the capital.

Lesley has lived in Deptford and Bermondsey and started talking about the River and Docklands and the disappearing historical landmarks.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

It’s Never Too Late to Get Fit

Speaker: Vernon Thomas

Vernon is a World Class Triathlete/Duathlete, and since 1986 has represented Great Britain around the world in over 30 international championships. He has won one Gold, three Silvers and three Bronzes. He has also won several English and British Championship medals in that period.

This talk will reflect on Vernon’s personal journey to success through training and competing and pleasure in competition. This presentation is to encourage us to reflect that It’s never too late to improve fitness, or take up sport, or become competitive.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Age Exchange

Speakers: Rebecca Packham and Malcolm Jones (Artistic Director)

This talk will include a slide show and cover the history of Age Exchange and what is happening now.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Talks for Change

Speakers: Barry and Margaret Mizen

An emotive and impactful talk by Barry and Margaret Mizen, parents of Jimmy, who was murdered during an unprovoked attack in May 2008 in Lee Green. After Jimmy’s death, his parents asked, ‘Do we need more and more legislation, or do we need to ask ourselves about the kind of society we all want to live in?’

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Rights of Victims of Crime

Speaker - Dame Helen Reeves

Dame Helen Reeves is now retired after twenty-six years of work setting up a
fledgling charity dedicated to helping the victims of crime. She has worked
tirelessly for Victim Support to push crime victims’ needs, and those of their
family and friends, up the political agenda, and to provide them with the support
they require. Victim Support has trained volunteers and employees who offer
free confidential, practical and emotional support to around one million victims of
crime per year.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Singing Workshop

Speaker - Andrew Sackett

Andrew has had a wide and varied musical career which has included genres from classical to jazz and musical theatre to rock and pop. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and has held organist’s posts at Manchester Cathedral, Carlisle Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey. He spent eight years as musical director for Holland America Cruise Line and is now based in London where he is in great demand as a freelance musical director, pianist, organist and repetiteur. Andrew works extensively with “City Music Services” conducting several city firm choirs, is Musical Director for “South West Essex Choir” and is Assistant Director of Music at St. Peter’s, Eaton Square.

He is also Musical Director for the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute show “Big Girls Don’t Cry” which is currently touring the UK and celebrating its 10th year.
The workshop will be a fun evening when you will have the chance to sing (no
experience required!) some music as well as to hear insights into the world of a
freelance musician with a few anecdotes along the way.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Disused Greenwich to Crystal Palace Railway

Speaker – Veronica Thornton

Veronica has written a book; The Screaming Alice (rhyming slang for the Crystal Palace) which is set in south east London in the mid 1970's. It features the long disused Greenwich to Crystal Palace railway, a link with Pissarro paintings, and a missing child.
This will be an illustrated talk about the railway showing slides of each station along the track before and after it closed (1917 and 1954) and related images including, the Pissarro paintings and a film clip of the interior of the Crystal Palace high level station.
There will be photos of familiar places at different periods of history in south east London.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

"The Dancer’s Day”

Speaker - Chantry Dance Company

How do they do that? Is this something you’ve ever thought when watching a
professional dancer perform? If so, Chantry Dance Company can answer that
question and more for you! John them for a day in the life of a dancer.
A talk and demonstration which will tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to
know about professional dancers – from how they memorise choreography, to
how they become so flexible and even what they eat! A unique chance to go
behind the scenes for a fascinating glimpse into the dancer’s world.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Speaker - Sabine Lemaitre

Sabine is Costume Design Supervisor and International Costume Associate for
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Sabine began her career styling music
videos and commercials before moving across into theatre. As a Costume
Design Supervisor since 2001, she has worked on productions for companies
such as The Royal Opera, Royal Ballet, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare
Company, Sadler’s Wells, English National Opera, Old Vic Theatre and Almeida
Theatre.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

A Day in the Life of an Embryologist

Speaker - Vicky Beekhuizen

Details TBC

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Working in the Tower of London with the Crown Jewels

Speaker - Charles Mackie

Charles worked in the Tower of London as a senior warden, looking after the
Crown Jewels. He will talk about his work and the history of the Tower,
answering questions about the jewels, such as are they real? Have they ever
been stolen?

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

What it is to be a Humanist

Speaker - Zena Birch

Zena will explain to us what it is to be both a humanist and a humanist celebrant.
She will tell us what celebrancy is, how she personally performs wedding
ceremonies which suit each individual, from formal to informal and how they can
be held in any venue from the traditional to the imaginative. Ceremonies can be
personal, friendly, humorous, sentimental, and serious whatever proves
appropriate to suit the tone of the occasion. She will also talk about how story
telling is what bonds us all, throughout time and across cultures and how
humanist ceremonies from weddings to namings, funerals to celebrations of life,
all contribute to our sense of community and association with one another.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas Craft Night

Come along and try a number of different crafts with a Christmas twist

 

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY MEETING AND UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO HIGH TURN OUTS ON THIS NIGHT OF THE YEAR WE CAN'T ACCOMMODATE GUESTS.

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Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Craftivist Collective

Speaker - Sarah Corbett

“If we want the world to be more beautiful, kind and fair then shouldn’t our activism also is more beautiful, kind and fair?” 

Craftivist Collective was founded in 2009 and explores global issues using craft for critical thinking.  The finished craft pieces are used in different ways to engage empower and encourage people to become part of the change we need to see in the world.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Tracing London’s Lost Rivers

Speaker - Thomas Bolton

A secret network of underground rivers snakes beneath the capital.  Rediscovering them and following their courses transforms the way we see London.  Using the visual – and aural – clues hidden in the streetscape, we can burrow down through layers of London history to river level, revealing the city as it once was.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Road to Chelsea

Speaker - Sue Shaw

Flowers, fun and friendship.  Preparation, staging and more, representing the National Association of Flower arrangement Societies, at the RHS Chelsea Spring show.  A colourful entertaining presentation, illustrated with props and delivered with humour.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Jul
5
7:30 PM19:30

TBC

EVENTS TBC

 

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

The story of One woman’s Incredible Sporting Challenge

Speaker - Freya from Freyathon!

Our speaker today is a middle aged woman, carrying more weight than she needs, and in remission from cancer.  She wants to encourage women like her to move more, more often.  Her challenge was to try her hand at as many sports as possible from the 41 Olympic sports competed by women at the Rio Olympics.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Greenwich Fan Museum

Speaker - Jacob Moss

This is an illustrated lecture by the Curator of the Greenwich Fan Museum.  Fans from the reserve collection will be displayed for attendees to handle and discuss.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dancing the Merengue and Cha Cha Cha!

Speaker - Linda Baker

This is an opportunity to put on your dancing shoes and have fun!! We're really pleased to be welcoming back dance teacher Linda Baker.

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Spitalfields & the Huguenot Silk Weavers

Speaker - Sue Jackson

Welcomed at first with open arms and bringing luxury skills, the Huguenots’ fortunes fluctuated wildly.   This talk is about their early 18th century houses, how they were decorated and who lived in them.  We take a look at the fashionable patterned silk dresses and who designed and made them. Finally, how the trade died out, with some weavers literally dying in poverty at their looms. 

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

 

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