Events

FORTHCOMING EVENTS   - AT PRESENT THESE ARE VIRTUAL ANY OTHER PLANNED EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

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THE SHROPSHIRE WAY SCARF CHALLENGE 2021 - a yearlong project.

This year we have a challenge for all you knitters /crocheters.

We are hoping to make enough scarves to equal the 190 mile long Shropshire Way.  This will need approximately 200,640 scarves ! All scarves will be donated to homeless people and other vulnerable groups in and around Shropshire.

Donations of scarves approximately 6 x 60 inches in any colour/style are welcome.  If you have any leftover yarn please donate and we will distribute.

We would like this not to be just a WI project but a real countywide effort (and beyond) so include your friends and local communities and let’s start sharing some warmth!

Patterns are available on our facebook page or via county office, or you can use one of your own.

Contact enquiries@wi-shropshire.co.uk for information about drop-off/collection.

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MARCH ALSO SEES THE LAUNCH OF SOME SFWI COMPETITIONS (MEMBERS ONLY)

The Show Committee would like to invite you to enter our three Competitions :

A piece of Poetry based on the theme of “Humour”. This can be written in any style, all we ask is that it makes us smile!  (see – I’ve started already!)

A Black & White Pencil Sketch – max size A4

A Handmade Greetings Card – “For a Friend”

Entries can be dropped off at County Office by arrangement, or posted.  Please include your name, address, contact details and which WI you belong to. Closing date is Friday 28 May.

Winners will receive a Certificate, and the winning entries will be   published in County News and exhibited at our next live event.

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APRIL 2021

Phil Cleary, CEO Smart Water.    Zoom - Monday 12 April 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

The Craft and Home Economics Committee would like you to join Phil as he explains the technology behind their innovative product.  Smart Water is a traceable liquid and forensic asset marking system.  Find out how you can use it to protect your valuables, help identify thieves and deter theft.

There will be a charge of £5 for the event

Please contact the office via email accounts@wi-shropshire.co.uk to book and obtain payment details.

The zoom link/password will be sent out a couple of days before the event.

BOLLYWOOD DANCING  Zoom - Thursday 29 April at 7.00 p.m.

The CCA Committee would like to invite you to join in an evening of dance with Sarah Bright, of Charleston Fame.

This exciting form of dance has been described as "A phenomenal fusion of vibrancy, rhythm and energy".   Sign up for the best way to take some exercise while having the most fun.

There will be a charge of £5 for the event

Please contact the office via email accounts@wi-shropshire.co.uk to book and obtain payment details.

The zoom link/password will be sent out a couple of days before the event.

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MAY 2021

VIRTUAL EVENT The Craft & Home Economics Committee invite you to meet The Shropshire Macaron Company,

Zoom - 10 May 2021 at 11.30 a.m.

After a drunken purchase from Amazon, George Evans kicked off a new career making some of Shropshire’s most delicate, indulgent little pieces of deliciousness.  Now an extremely popular creation all over the county, we will find out more of George’s story as well as the answers to ‘what is a  macaron?’ and ‘what are George’s favourite flavours?’

As this is likely to be a very popular meeting, please book early to reserve a place.

There will be a charge of £5 for the event

Please contact the office via email accounts@wi-shropshire.co.uk to book and obtain payment details.

The zoom link/password will be sent out a couple of days before the event.

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JUNE 2021

NFWI ANNUAL MEETING in LONDON Tuesday 8 June 

This will now be a virtual event.  Delegates have been contacted.

As soon as we have further information we will let you know.

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place setting ORIGINS LUNCH JUNE 2021 - details to be announced nearer the time

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JULY 2021

SFWI ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday 20 July 2021 Our main speaker for this event will be Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE   

Baroness Floella Benjamin

Booking forms for delegates have now been issued.  As soon as we have more information from Theatre Severn we will let you know.

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AUGUST 2021

13 & 14  SFWI VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW (Please select Flower Show page for more details)

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SEPTEMBER 2021

OVERTON-ON -DEE RAMBLE  - Saturday 11 September 2021

Meet at Overton Village Hall LL13 0EE for registration and drink.  Refreshments will be served in the afternoon.

Please book through your secretary.  Walk  £3.00  Refreshments £3.50.

Looking forward to being able to meet up with people again..