Little Bowden WI Social Events
Throughout the year our social committee run a wide range of social events. Many of these are paid for events with sign-up sheets available at our monthly meetings. Where possible we are very grateful for payment on sign up. It’s also possible to pay for events by BACS – all we ask is that you pay for events individually, include a reference and let us know you have done so.
In the event that you can’t make an event we regret that we can’t refund you although you are of course free to sell your place to another member.
We also run a programme of free walks in the summer and below you will find details of our regular book group meetings which take place at the Three Swans.
Mindfulness, Yoga & Relaxation, Little Bowden Bowling Club, Tuesday 15th January, 7.30 – 9pm
Most of us need a lie down in a dark room after the festive season and here is the perfect opportunity. Join us for an evening of sensory and physical relaxation as an expert leads us into finding our inner calm. No need to be bendy or fit! Cost is £12.
December Book Group, Tuesday 18th December, 8pm
We hope we will be able to have this meeting at the Three Swans as usual but we will confirm this the week before. If you would like to come along for the first time, let us know and we will send you the details.
Books for discussion at the meeting are as follows. (No non-fiction this time but a couple of classics included.)
Mystery in White: A Christmas Crime Story – J Jefferson Farjohn. A classic featuring a heavy snowfall, a halted train, a deserted country house with the table laid for tea …..
The 16 Trees of the Somme – Lars Mytting. Edvard’s quest to unlock his family’s tragic secrets takes him from Norway to the Shetlands and the battlefields of France. A romantic historic thriller also featuring wood.
The Librarian – Sally Vickers. A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark. The classic story of the unconventional schoolmistress Miss Brodie.
Hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome!
Christmas Meal at The Oat Hill Friday 30th November, 7pm
We still have some places left at our annual Christmas celebration. Cost is £25. Email us or sign up at the next meeting if you would like to come. If you have already signed up please remember to pay and make your menu choices at the November meeting.
An Evening at the Paint Pottle, Wednesday 21st November, 7-9pm
We still have a few places left at our festive Paint Pottle evening where we have a choice of a Christmas tree plate, bauble or jug to paint over a cuppa or a glass of mulled wine. The cost is £20.
Slow Netball at The Tented Dome, MH Leisure Centre, Tuesday 13th November, 2-4pm
A slower version of the game of netball, suitable for anyone regardless of age or fitness level
Cost is £10 and arrival time is 1.45pm. A few places are still available so email if you would like to sign up.
Book Group, Tuesday 6th November at 8pm at the back room of the Three Swans
We’ll be discussing the following books:
Quiet by Susan Cain. The power of being an introvert in a world that can’t stop talking.
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. This memoir has been hailed as a moving testament to the transformative power of books.
Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce. Emmy finds herself working as an agony aunt in wartime London.
Force of Nature by Jane Harper. Four women take a team-building hike but only four return.
Read one, none or all of the books and come along to let us know what you think! Everyone is welcome.
SOS Fashion Show, Little Bowden Bowling Club, Tuesday 30th October, 7-10pm
We’re holding a fundraising fashion show which will feature high street brands at up to 75% off. Come along for a glass of wine and a bit of retail therapy. Cost is £10, unless of course you would like to model for us, in which case you get first dibs on the clothes and FREE entry! There are still a few places available so email us if you’d like to have a bit of fun while raising some money for Dementia Harborough. Non members are welcome so bring your friends!
Book Group, Tuesday 25th September, 8pm, The Three Swans
Books to be discussed are as follows:
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. A lonely deaf mute man in small town America receives the confidences of a group of people looking for understanding.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith. This novel about friendship set in London, New York and West Africa is considered by many to be her best yet.
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. If Lily’s feet are bound properly they will be flawless and bring good luck in this tale set in 19th century China.
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell. A memoir from the acclaimed author.
Read one, some or all of the books and come along to discuss what you think of them. At the July meeting, the group agreed that The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson would be the book to read if you only read one book this year.
Coffee/Lunch at Wistow – Tuesday 14th August from 11.30am
Come and have a coffee, lunch, a spot of retail therapy, a walk around the maze or or all of these things. Come and go to suit your schedule. Cost will depend on what you do but entry to the maze is approx £7.
Sign up at the July meeting or email us if you’d like to come along.
Summer Evening Walks
Please join us on one of our summer walks led by our lovely member Sara Heron on Wednesday 4th July, Wednesday 1st August and Wednesday 19th September. Meet in Sainsbury’s car park at 6pm for a 6.15pm start.
Walk is FREE and will last around 1 hour.
Sign up at the July meeting or email us if you’d like to come along.
July Book Group – Tuesday 24th July, 8pm, The Three Swans
At the next book group meeting we will be discussing the following books:
June Book Group – Tuesday 12th June, 8pm
The next meeting of our book group will take place on Tuesday 12th June at 8pm at the Three Swans.
- In the Days of Rain – Rebecca Stott (A daughter, a father, a fundamentalist Christian cult)
- Never Greener – Ruth Jones (of Gavin & Stacey – Kate and Callum meet again after 17 years, should they take their second chance?)
- The Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan (Laura is left to return a lifetime’s collection of lost objects to their owners)
- Sweet Little Lies – Caz Frear (A missing woman and a murdered woman – what connection does Dad have?)
Truffle-making with Cocoa Amore, Vibrant Senses, Church Street, Market Harborough – Tuesday 5th June, 6.30pm for 7pm – 9pm, £12
Evening Walk Around Harborough – May 15th, 6.15pm for a prompt 6.30pm start, FREE
Now that the nights are getting lighter, we are reprising our popular evening walks around town. The walk is free and will last around one hour. We will meet from 6.15pm for our prompt 6.30pm start at Sainsbury’s car park. No official get-together is planned at the end but there is the possibility some members will decide to go for a drink or a pizza.
Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation – Naggarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby Hall, Naseby Road, Thornby – Wednesday 16th May, £2.50
Pay £2.50 to the centre on arrival. Wear comfy clothes and be prepared to find your inner Zen. Free access to the lovely hall and gardens. Refreshments available in the café. An afternoon to visualise chocolate cake…and then eat it!
Pork Pie Making – Brockleby’s, Melton Mowbray – May 1st, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, £10
Enjoy a talk on the history of Brockleby’s and the Melton Mowbray pork pie, a tour of the bakery and the chance to make your very own pork pie. Brockleby’s can bake your pie for you to pick up the next day at no extra cost or you can take it home with you to bake at home. We need 10 sign-ups for the event to go ahead and there are a maximum of 30 spaces.
April Book Group – Tuesday April 24th, 8pm
The next meeting of our book group is on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 8pm at the Three Swans (room at the end of the back bar – please note change of venue) Books as follows :
Take Six Girls – Laura Thompson (the lives of the Mitford sisters)
Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls (three girls from different backgrounds join the Suffragette movement)
The Power – Naomi Alderman (Teenage girls find they can inflict pain with a flick of their fingers)
The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths (the first in the Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist crime mysteries)
Everyone is welcome at the book group. There is no need to have read any of the books, so if you fancy seeing what it’s all about, please come along.
The Winter’s Tale – Screening at Harborough Theatre, March 8th, 7.15pm, £15
We have 10 tickets to see the Royal Ballet performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale ‘ at 7.15 on Thursday March 8th 2018. This is a Live Screening from The Royal Opera House at our own magnificent Market Harborough Theatre. All the culture and none of the travelling and expense for the best seats in the house! Tickets are £15. As places are limited this is first come first served with payment to be made at the February WI meeting.
Book Group – Tuesday 6th March
The books we’re discussing at the next meeting of the Book Club at 8pm on Tuesday 6th March at the Angel Hotel are:
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Dadland by Keggie Carew (non fiction)
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Any book by Kimberley Chambers, a new crime novelist who is regularly topping the bestseller list.
Read any of the titles above and join us for an evening of discussion. At the last meeting we were unanimous in our praise for A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, the story of a count put under house arrest at a hotel in Moscow just after the revolution. Whilst wittily telling the story, the author somehow managed to put across life in Russia at the beginning of communism through to the aftermath of the Second World War in a most entertaining and enthralling way and we all agreed we would recommend this book to anyone.
Book Group – Tuesday 16th January
The books to be discussed at the next meeting on Tuesday 16th January at the Angel at 8pm are:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
At the last meeting we nominated our outstanding books from our first year of reading together and they are:
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Book Group – Tuesday 5th December
The next meeting of the book group will take place at the Angel Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday 5th December.
We will be discussing the following books:
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman/Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham (we think these two books may be linked and comparable, one fiction and the other autobiographical, the characters both struggling with accepted ‘normal life’)
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (to get us in the festive mood!!!)
As always, read any of the books, all of the books, or if there’s nothing you fancy, come and tell us about something you’ve enjoyed reading and could recommend!
Welland Valley Group Carol Service – Monday 4th December
This year it’s Great Easton & District WI’s turn to host the group carol service at St Andrew’s Church, Church Bank, Great Easton at 7.30pm on Monday 4th December.
Most of our allocated 14 spaces have been taken, but please get in touch by email if you would like one of the remaining few.
As always, the evening will include carols, seasonal readings and light refreshments.
Please note, parking is available in the village only.
Christmas Meal – Friday 24th November
We still have a few places left on our Christmas meal. Lots of people have already signed up and as always, it promises to be a great night out.
Date: Friday 24th November
Time: Drinks from 7.30pm for an 8pm sit down
Venue: The Angel Hotel
Cost: £25 for 3 courses including a glass of prosecco on arrival and tea/coffee and chocolate mints to finish
Menu choices are as follows:
Homemade sweet potato & butternut squash soup with two mini rolls (can be gf) (v)
Warm goat’s cheese & spinach tart served on new potato salad (v)
North Atlantic prawns & cray fish salad on brown bread & dressed salad w/Marie rose sauce (can be gf)
Chota naan bread topped w/chicken & chorizo skewers drizzled w/peppers & tzatziki dressing
Succulent oven roasted British turkey accompanied by traditional festive trimmings (can be gf)
Oven baked loin of cod on mashed potatoes in a chunky leek and white wine sauce (gf)
Slow braised British nugget of beef in a rich red wine & root vegetable gravy served on mashed potato (gf)
Chickpea, cherry tomato & spinach casserole topped w/cheese scone w/roasted potatoes
(can be gf) (V) (can be vegan)
All served with a selection of vegetables
Fresh fruit salad w/fruity sorbet (gf) (v)
Crème brûleé (gf)
Chocolate fudge cake with banana, salted caramel drizzle & cream (gf) (v)
Christmas pudding draped with candied fruit-laced brandy sauce (v)
As always, places are limited so if you would like to come, please let us know ASAP. Payments can be made by BACs. When you have paid, please email us to let us know you have done so and to give us your menu choices. All payments will need to be made by Tuesday October 31st at the latest.
Looking forward to seeing you at the traditional LBWI start to the festive season.
Paint a Plate at the Paint Pottle – Thursday 16th November
Join us on Thursday 16th November from 7.30-10pm, when we will enjoy an evening getting creative by painting a Christmas tree plate (pictured top right) in time for the festive season.
Choose from a template or go off piste with your own design.
The cost is £15, including a mince pie and glass of mulled wine.
The next meeting of our book group will be at the Angel Hotel on October 31st at 8pm.
Get stuck in to one or more of the following reads and come along to chat about what you made of it:
Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Dry by Jane Harper
I See You by Claire Mackintosh
The History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Most of us leave ballet behind with our discarded school uniforms and teenage boyfriends, but if you’d like to revisit ballet or even try it for the first time, then please join us for our ballet taster session on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm at the Bowling Club.
We’ll be in the capable hands of HAPA principal Linda Greene who will guide us through some ballet positions appropriate for adults who are patently not Darcey Bussell.
We still have a few places left so please email us if you would like to join in with what promises to be a fun night at the barre. Cost is £6.
Pilates Taster Session
Fancy achieving increased calm, concentration and core strength? Well we can’t promise that in the space of an evening but if you’re keen to find out what Pilates is all about, why not join us for taster session with teacher Emma Bradbury at the Bowling Club on Thursday October 19th at 7.30pm? Cost is £9.
Most of the 12 places are now gone so if you fancy coming along and giving it a try, email us ASAP.
The nights may be drawing in but we’re squeezing in one more evening walk before it gets too dark.
We are meeting at 6pm for a 6.15pm start at Sainsbury’s on Wednesday 20th September. Duration of the walk will be 1 hour approx. Again, our member Sara Heron has kindly agreed to host the walk.
If you would like to come along, please email us.
Summer Evening Walk
This time last year the intrepid LBWI Rovers were enjoying balmy summer evening walks as they trained for the Thames Bridge Trek.
A year on, a major part of the feedback from our visit from Active Harborough was that you ladies would like to get out and about walking and of course, when you ask, we deliver!
This time there is no endgame in sight; just a chance to meet up and enjoy a relaxing walk around our town and its lovely surroundings. Member Sarah Heron, who can often be spotted walking and cycling around Market Harborough has very kindly agreed to host the first of what could be many LBWI walks. Details as follows:
Date: Wednesday 2nd August
Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
Duration: One hour approx
Come join us for a sociable stroll before the nights start drawing in again. And who knows, we may even round things off with a refreshing beverage. Dogs, children and even men are welcome too!
Next Book Group Meeting
The next meeting of the book group will be on Tuesday 5th September at 8pm at the Angel Hotel.
Why not include one, two or even all of the titles on your summer reading list and come along in September to chat about what you thought of them? Bring along any you’ve finished with to swap with another member.
The Pigeon Tunnel by John Le Carre
Stories from the life of this prolific spy story author.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Based on Hamlet, an unborn child tells the story of how his mother and her lover plan to murder his father.
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
From the author of TV’s Broadchurch, this thriller is centred round a couple who witness a horrific act with terrifying consequences – rated ‘unputdownable’ by an LBWI member!
The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle
A psychological thriller with twists and turns in abundance.
All these books are currently available as paperbacks with the exception of He Said/She Said, which at the time of writing is available for £4.99 from Amazon.
Fashion Show and Shopping Event
On Tuesday 20th June at 7.30pm, Hallaton WI are hosting a fashion show and shopping event at The Stenning Hall, Hallaton.
Brands including M&S, White Stuff, Topshop, Next, Monsoon, Hobbs and Boden will be available in sizes 6-30 at up to 75% off. Wine, tea, coffee and raffle will also be available.
Tickets are £5. If you would like to attend, please email us and we will point you in the right direction.
As most of you know, it’s the Annual Council Meeting at Leicester Grammar on Saturday 11th March. Last year we brought home an impressive haul of awards in the competitions, including a 1st in the craft category, 2nd in the Jose Smart Award and a clean sweep in the children’s categories.
This year’s competitions are as follows:
Cookery Competition – 5 Viennese Whirls (following recipe makes 12)
Ingredients – 200g/8oz plain flour, 25g/1oz cornflour, 225g/9oz butter, a little vanilla essence, 35g/1 1/2 oz icing sugar (sieved)
Filling – 2tbsp jam, a little icing sugar
Oven – 185 fan, Gas 6
You will also need 12 paper cases, a bun tin, a piping bag and a large star piping nozzle.
Soften the butter and mix with the icing sugar either by hand or using an electric beater.
Sieve the flours together and mix into the butter and sugar to make a piping consistency.
Pipe the mixture in circles into the paper cases using a large star nozzle and piping bag. If the mixture seems very soft, refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before baking.
Cook for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden.
Cool on a wire tray then sprinkle with icing sugar and put a little jam into the centre of each one.
OR – A 20cm cooked cake containing a vegetable ingredient – own recipe
For inspiration check out this link sent to us by one of our members. There are fabulous recipes for courgette cake and carrot and banana cake on here as well as other tempting treats.
Children’s Cookery Competition
3 pieces of ‘no bake’ refrigerator cake on a plate.
Class 1: 7 & under Class 2: 8-15
Jose Smart Award
An arrangement of plant material in a kitchen utensil not to exceed 30cms. Fresh plant material can be included.
A mobile phone cover in any craft medium.
Let’s get creative and make 2017 another great year at the ACM!
Welland Valley Group Meeting – Thursday 9th March at 7pm
This year it’s Market Harborough WI’s turn to host the Welland Valley Group Meeting. It will be held at their usual meeting place of the Congregational Church Hall on the High Street.
The speaker will be Bargain Hunt and Antique Road Trip’s Charles Hanson. There will also be a Wear a Hat for Brain Tumour Research completion, with a prize for the best hat.
We still have a few tickets available for this event, so if you would like to come along, please email us by Monday 30th January at the latest.
Book Club – Tuesday 7th March at 8pm
The first meeting of the brand new LBWI book group was a great success. Most people enjoyed our fiction choice of The Widow by Fiona Barton and our non-fiction book, The Outrun, Amy Liptrot’s original and gripping account of alcoholism was also highly praised by those who had read it.
Those at the meeting decided that the ‘two books to read over two months’ format worked well and agreed on the following titles for our March meeting:
Fiction – Down River by John Hart
Non-fiction – The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell.
Read one or both of these titles and if you can, bring a question or discussion point along to get the literary conversation flowing!
Currently we are holding the meetings in the homes of members who have kindly volunteered to host, so if you missed this week’s meeting but would like to come along next time, please email us to let us know. We had a strong turnout for our first meeting, so if we gain members we may look at moving the meetings to a venue in town.
Happy reading LBWI bookworms and see you in March.
Ghost Walk – Thursday 2nd February
Ghoulish goings-on aren’t limited to Halloween. Haunting Harborough is a full-time pursuit for our town’s resident spectres who still haven’t achieved closure for their sticky ends dating centuries back.
On Thursday 4th February at 7.30pm our local Blue Badge experts are offering up an evening of supernatural tales and strange happenings, so don your warmest coat and prepare to be thoroughly spooked!
Cost is £10 and we still have some places available, so if you would like to come along, please email us or sign up at the next meeting.
The evening will of course come to its (super)natural conclusion at a local hostelry for those in need of a stiff drink after their fright night experience. But wait… will that be the most haunted location of all?
Welland Valley Group Christmas Carol Service
This year Market Harborough WI is hosting the Welland Valley group carol service.
The service will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th December and as always will include Christmas carols, seasonal readings and light refreshments.
As it stands, our 15 allocated places have been taken but we will let you know if this changes.
Christmas Meal – Time to Choose!
Not long now until our festive shindig at the newly-refurbished Oat Hill.
Everyone should have received the menu by email so please could you let us know your choices by Friday 11th November?
There are just a few places left, so give us a shout if you’d like to grab one before it goes!
Dress code will be something sparkly, with a sparkling prize for the sparkliest lady so dig out your sequins ladies!
Welland Group Carol Service – Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm (tbc)
This year it’s Market Harborough WI’s turn to host the annual Welland Group carol service.
The service will take place at the Congregational Church Hall on the High Street on Thursday 8th December.
As always, the evening will include Christmas carols, seasonal readings and light refreshments afterwards.
We have been allocated 15 places, so if you would like to attend, please email us or sign up at the November meeting.
Christmas Meal – The Oat Hill, Friday 25th November 2016, 7.30 for 8pm
Places are going fast for our annual festive meal which this year is being held at the Oat Hill.
If you’d like to come along, please email us to reserve your place. Payment can be made by BACS by Wednesday 26th October. Also, please remember to make payment by BACs if you indicated you were going to do this on the sign-up sheet at the October meeting.
The cost is £25 for three courses and a glass of fizz on arrival (or £27 if you choose cheese instead of pudding).
Please see our October newsletter for menu choices and our bank details. If you’ve deleted the newsletter let us know and we can send it to you again.
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a great start to the festive season.
Fundraiser – Thames Bridges Trek, 10th September 2016
Join the LBWI Rovers team and thousands of others as we take part in the annual Thames Bridges Trek on Saturday 10th September to raise money for our nominated charity Ian’s Chain, who do invaluable work to support families who have lost a loved one to suicide.
We’ll organise a coach to take us to Putney Bridge in West London in plenty of time to set out between 11am and midday towards the City, zigzagging over London’s historic bridges, each with it’s own fascinating history and unique vantage point of London.
25km (15.53 miles) later, it’s a finish line celebration at Southwark’s iconic Tower Bridge.
You can run the route if you want to (!), but this event has a far more relaxed vibe than a marathon and the emphasis is firmly on walking. The route begins with a warm up at the tented village, is fully signposted and supported and includes a halfway rest stop with free refreshment and afternoon tea at the end (how WI!). Not only that, you’ll receive a free souvenir route map, Thames Bridges buff, medal and T-shirt.
There is a £25 registration fee and each participant has a target of £125. However, LBWI Rovers will meet our target as a team so will not expect every member to individually raise £125. The coach cost is free of charge for participants, but supporters are welcome to join us at a cost TBC.
Participation is not limited to LBWI members, so if you have a friend or family member who would like to join in, then great. Please note, under 12s are not allowed to take part and 12-16s must be supervised by a participating adult.
In the lead up to the event, we’ll be organising regular evening training walks to prepare for the event as we enjoy a stroll and a natter around Market Harborough. These walks will be open to all WI members, whether they are coming with us to London or not. Our first of these walks will be on Tuesday 24th May at 7.30pm where we’ll meet at the Bowling Club for a 2 mile walk at a leisurely pace.
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore London, get fit and raise money for a very worthy cause, so please join our team! Sign up at the next meeting or email us at email@example.com.
LBWI at the Queen’s Beacon Lighting Event
Here at Little Bowden WI we’re very much looking forward to being a part of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations by having a stall at the Beacon Lighting Event at Harborough Town Football Club on Thursday 21st April from 6pm.
We’ll be honouring the milestone birthday of the WI’s most famous member in true WI style by selling a selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats to the hungry hordes to raise money for this year’s chosen charity Ian’s Chain.
If you’re interested in joining us at LBWI please come and see us on the evening for a chat and a piece of cake.
The Annual Council Meeting (ACM), where representatives from all the Leicestershire & Rutland Federation WIs gather, is being held this year on Saturday March 12th. There are a variety of competitions available and we like to enter as many as we can. If you would like to enter one of the competitions below, please let us know, especially if you can turn your talents to Eccles Cakes or the floral challenge.
Cookery : Date & Walnut Loaf on a plate – recipe provided (email us to get it)
3 Eccles Cakes on a plate – own recipe
Children’s Cookery Competition: An Edible Necklace
Class 1: Age 7 & Under Class 2: Age 8 to 15
All entries will receive a small prize.
Flowers : A Corsage for the Olympic Year – incorporating fresh flowers
Craft : “A 3D flower” – any medium
LBWI wil cover the entry cost of these competitions.
Denman Dip : £1 per entry. The prize will be a bursary either for a full payment of, or towards the cost of a two-night course of your choice at Denman College. The actual amount will depend on the amount of entries received.
Harrington’s Gin Tour – Wednesday 25th May
Steak and chips, strawberries and cream, Gin and LBWI – some things are just made for each other…
Join us at 7pm on May 25th for an hour-long tour of our favourite local gin distillery, Harrington’s, home of Warner Edwards artisan gins. Cost is £15 and includes a G&T on arrival and a £5 voucher redeemable in the onsite shop.
Sign up at the next meeting or email us if you’d like to come along.
Bingo – Friday 11th March
We all love a bit of bingo at LBWI, so why not join us for our first social event of the year, where we’ll be heading to Gala Bingo in Kettering to see how we fare against the general public.
The cost is £20, including a meal, use of an exclusive area, £2 credit for the slot machines and all bingo games.
Eyes down is at 7.50pm, bingo ends at 9.30pm and it’s time to head home (hopefully quids in) by 11pm.
There are still some places available, so if you’d like to come email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our annual Christmas dinner on Friday 27th November. This year we’re ditching turkey in favour of tapas, so if you fancy raising a glass of cava or rioja with us at what promises to be a fantastic evening at Toros Latino on Abbey Street, make sure you email us to sign up.
The table is booked at 8.30pm and we’ll be meeting at 8pm for pre-dinner drinks (watch this space for venue).
The cost is a fiesta-friendly £16.
Join us on Wednesday July 22nd at 8pm for a picture-themed treasure hunt which will begin at The Cherry Tree and take us on a pleasant walk around town before handily finishing back where we started for liquid refreshments. The winner will receive a certificate and small prize.
Heels and Hats Sparkling Afternoon Tea
As we all know, this is the WI’s centenary year and as it’s also LBWI’s 5th birthday, at 3pm on Sunday 20th September, we’ll be celebrating in style with prosecco and afternoon tea in the garden of The Oat Hill.
Dress code is heels and hats so dig out your best ladies’ day finery! We’ll also be releasing 100 balloons to mark the centenary. The cost is £20 – be sure to sign up at the next meeting as places are going fast!