This is where you can find information about our upcoming meetings in 2018.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. All meetings take place at Templemoor Infant & Nursery School, Nursery Close, Sale, M33 2EG. Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start unless otherwise stated.
Parking: The school is located at the bottom of Nursery Close which is a very small cul-de-sac. Please do not attempt to park on this street. We really like our venue and want to keep it. It allows us to bring wine! (Many other venues do not.) Parking on this street causes congestion problems, blocks access to the school for emergency vehicles and upsets the neighbours.
We would encourage people to walk or car share where possible.
There is no on-site car parking. However there is unrestricted car parking on the nearby streets with car parks located in Sale Moor Village (James Street & Warrener Street car parks).
For those with access difficulties please contact us directly. We can arrange for you to have parking at the school.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and sweet treats will be provided. If you want to enjoy a glass of wine please feel free to bring your own.
Meetings In 2018
Learn the art of burlesque with the lovely Lady Wildflower. Don’t forget to bring a pair of gloves! We can’t wait to welcome Lady Wildflower and get in touch with a inner Dita Von Teese for a little bit.
A Christmas quiz, with mulled wine & mince pies. Prizes for the winning team plus a few surprises for a lucky member or two. Festive fun and friendship.
It’s our AGM. We will be celebrating with fizz and food. We are going to vote in the committee, chat about all the fab things we have done so far and have our banner reveal.
We have a spooky themed meeting for you this month 👻 Caroline Storr is coming to talk to us about the ghosts of Ordsall Hall (Salford). Do you believe in ghosts? Or have any spooky tales to tell?
An evening of cheesetastic fun & fabulousness. Faye from Leagram Organic Dairy is coming to talk to us about cheese making and will also have some cheese for us to taste.
There will be no meeting in August.
It’s wellbeing month in the WI and with this in mind we have nutritionist, Debbie Galloway, coming to talk to us about health and nutrition. We also have our chosen charity Cyril Flint Befrienders coming to talk to us about the work they do, as well as the things we can do to help them. Don’t forget to bring any donations from your de-cluttering for Smart Works!
Feeling ready for a spring clean? Our theme this month is de-cluttering and our very own Bee Moor member Mandy Manson will be talking to us about how to do just that. We also have the charity Smart Works coming to chat with us about the amazing work they do in helping women find job success. We hope, with a bit of follow up de-cluttering from all our members we will have some (clothes) donations for them, which we will ask members to bring to our June meeting. Please also bring in any donations of food for Trafford South Food Bank.
You can find out more about Mandy Manson’s approach to de-cluttering here www.orderlyofficeandhome.co.uk
Ruth Thomson is coming to talk to us about the work of Women in World War II. Dressing up is optional but encouraged. Feel free to embrace the 1940’s or simply nod in its direction, whatever you are comfortable with. We love a good dress up and a number of us will. We can’t wait to learn more about the strong, inspirational women of that time.
Resolutions and mental health matters. We will be talking to you about the WI resolutions, what the are, what they mean and why they are important. We will also be chatting about why mental health matters to us as a community. How we can help each other and about being body positive in age of social media.
Craft evening. It’s gotta be done – we are a WI after all. But ours had a twist. Speed Crafting! You can try different things and at the end of the evening either fall in love with a new hobby or simply decide that there are more craft fish in the sea. We will also be embracing the green hearts theme and having a chat about climate change.
Bollywood dancing! The fabulous Ria Meera Munshi from Ri Ri’s Dance Academy is coming to teach us some Bollywood dance moves. We are very excited and look forward to welcoming Ria to Bee Moor. No previous dance experience required. This is about having fun and being in it together.
MEETINGS IN 2017
SEPTEMBER – 21ST
Craftivism – where craft and activism come together to create great things. Bringing engaged creativity to our group. This might be customising your crafty skills to address a particular cause, send a message or spread some crafty love. Think yarn bombing, knitting hats for premature babies or twiddle muffs for dementia patients. You probably don’t realise it but Craftivism is doing good things all around us. If you have never been crafty, don’t worry. No pre crafting skills required. Come and learn about something new & fun. Embracing the do-it-yourself spirit and encouraging creativity to improve the world one stitch at a time. We have some fantastic speakers coming to visit us and are very excited for this meeting.
AUGUST 2017 – break
There will be no meeting in August.
JULY – 20th
Loneliness is top of the agenda for the NFWI and July will be about changing your perspective on what it means to be lonely. It could be the old lady next door with no family or it could be the busy mum of three who seems to juggle it all. Loneliness can effect us in different ways and have a devastating effect on a persons sense of well being. Friendship is at the heart of our group and we want to find ways of reaching out to those who need it. You will need to bring paper, pen and a small inexpensive sentimental item of significance.
There is a buzz about June! We welcome Liz Spearling to our June meeting to talk to us about the not so humble Bee. The worker bee sits at the heart of Manchester and it’s spirit is something we have all been honouring in the last few weeks. We celebrated the bee in our own name and logo so we thinks it’s only right we should learn more about our busy buzzy friends. Bee’s are an essential part of our ecosystem yet they are in devastating decline. Let’s see what we can do to help them. We all love some yummy honey and this talk comes with an added sweet treat.
Quiz and fizz social. We hope this will be an opportunity for our members to get to know each other a bit better, with a glass of bubbles and some competitive fun.
The lovely Kate Brunt delivered an introduction to yoga for our WI ladies and everyone agreed it was a great session. Kate specialises in Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond and her classes take place at the Red Sky Yoga Studio in Sale, South Manchester. You can find Kate’s facebook page here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/katebruntyoga/
A talk from Sally Hyman from CRIBS International, a charity supporting pregnant women & women with new born babies living in refugee camps in Greece. Where they can, they rehouse these women so they have better sanitary conditions. Based in the UK, Sally makes frequent trips to the camps to support the women directly. For more info visit http://cribsinternational.org/
Craft evening. It’s gotta be done – we are a WI after all. But ours had a twist. Speed Crafting! You can try different things and at the end of the evening either fall in love with a new hobby or simply decide that there are more craft fish in the sea.
In January we welcomed Amanda Brown, founder of The Leading Ladies Company. She has created what she calls her LIPSTICK principles to help women to become clear about what they want & release their inner confidence to make it happen. You can read more about her approach to life coaching here http://www.theleadingladiescompany.com/
Members donated sanitary products for the charity Every Month who distribute the products to homeless women.