Women's Institute

Discussion in 'Nunhead' started by Jal, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Jal

    Jal Newbie

  2. Clint

    Clint Lives for South East London

    Alas my housemate and I are men, but we would totally be up for baking/craft goodness if you do anything non gender specific...
  3. Cupcake

    Cupcake Member

    Hello, I would definitely be interested. A small group of us have been wondering whether we could set up a Nunhead WI, so I think I know at least 4 others who would also be interested. There is one in ED but I understand it's v popular and they do sometimes have to turn people away from meetings. It might be worth getting in touch with the ED branch for some tips. Happy to help if I can. J
  4. egoode

    egoode Local

    I'd be quite interested in it.
  5. ursa_nunhead

    ursa_nunhead Regular

    Hey count me in!
  6. emilou

    emilou Regular

    I'd definitely be interested too!
  7. astacey

    astacey Newbie

    I would def be interested and happy to help
  8. Please keep me updated on this too!
  9. Sladey

    Sladey Lives for South East London

    Me too!
  10. I'd love to be part of this! I've gone along to a couple of Borough Belles meetings but something closer to home would be great!
  11. Amarylis

    Amarylis Member


    I was on the committee of the East Dulwich WI for a couple of years before I left after my son was born. Would be happy to get involved and can include some ladies who helped get the East Dulwich WI off the ground. Why don't we meet at a pub for a chat? The Ivyhouse is my closest; happy for suggestions of other places.
  12. jessjones

    jessjones Newbie

    Hi Jal, I'd be really interested. I was googling to see if I could find a Peckham WI as was thinking of setting one up and I found your post. Is anyone around this weekend?
  13. ShinyShep

    ShinyShep Proper Local

    Hello I am one of Cupcakes buddies, I'm definitely up for being involved but have a lot on of late so am worried about ending up organising it as I've just extricated myself from a similar role on another committee but would LOVE to be a member and help out in a non committee type way! Agree the Ivy House would be a great place, I know they have knitters there on a Monday evening so maybe could ask if they are interested too - also like the idea of men being "allowed" - seems a bit sexist in a way although I acknowledge the need for women's spaces too. Anyway that's my 2p's worth!
  14. ShinyShep

    ShinyShep Proper Local

    Also name idea Nunhead Not Nuns!
  15. Clint

    Clint Lives for South East London

    Alas, men cant join the WI, but apparently are welcome to certain events and courses :)
  16. smurf

    smurf Newbie

    I would be interested too
  17. HRB

    HRB Newbie

    Hi yes, I would be very interested, I'm a craft author and presenter. Have been thinking about this for a while. Probably a bit late on the uptake but would be interested in touching base.
  18. egoode

    egoode Local

    I was wondering if anything has progressed with this. I've not been involved in WI before so not sure how to set up a new one but willing to help out.
  19. Cupcake

    Cupcake Member

    Hi all, sorry it's been a while.... Things have progressed and an initial meeting will be taking place on Monday 16th February at 8pm upstairs at The Old Nun's Head. The area rep (Jean) will be there to explain how it all works and to answer any questions.
    Hope to see you there!
  20. egoode

    egoode Local

    Glad to hear this is happening I'll be there and interested to hear more about it.

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