BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
You can be part of Nunhead WI all you need to do is contact us on any of the following – Email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Alternatively come along on any third Monday in the month to the Old Nun’s Head pub where you’ll be given a warm welcome.
Come as our guest and try us out, see if you like us and then decide if we’re the WI for you. You can be our guest on two occasions before you make a decision about becoming a member. Membership for the year is £41 payable by cash, cheque or online. Becoming a member entitles you to attend 11 monthly meetings where there will always be a speaker or a craft/activity arranged for your enjoyment. We will feed you cake at every meeting baked by our WI members who volunteer each month to bring us some amazing creations! You’ll also receive six copies of the WI Life magazine throughout the year, delivered directly to your door. Access to the NWFI website where you’ll find all the up-to-date news on all things WI, recipes, crafts and events.
If you feel you’d like to get involved you can join our Committee or support us in our fundraising events. We’re always looking for enthusiastic members to join us. Feel free to have a chat about your ideas and interests with one of our current Committee Members.
You can see what’s happening at our WI over the next few months by taking a look at our ‘Meetings‘ page, where you’ll find details on all our speakers and activities planned for the year ahead.
Please get in touch, we’re waiting to hear from you.
In Autumn last year, Peckham WI were invited by Digital Drama to be part of a project called 100 Banners. The brief was to create banners, inspired by the original suffrage banners, to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Nunhead WI were asked if we’d be interested in joining forces and we jumped at the chance.
At the initial meeting it was decided to make three banners, an individual banner for each WI and a joint banner. We (Nunhead WI) made the choice to go with the idea and layout we created previously for our original banner for our WI back in spring 2017. We were all given jobs to do and we’ve pulled together to create three amazing banners which we’re all extremely proud off.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery some selected banners will be displayed in the Royal Albert Hall (hopefully one of ours) at the 100 Banners Gathering on Thursday 8th March which is International Women’s Day. It would be incredible to have our WI banners, in all their glory, displayed in such a predigous building where hundreds of people will see it. We’ll let you know if we’re successful.
As we’re participating in this project, Stylist online magazine, who are also involved in the March4Women event, have recently filmed us sewing our banners and Ruby, President Peckham WI, was interviewed explaining how we became involved, etc. We don’t know when the article will be published so we’ll need to keep you posted.
WI Life have asked us to write an article and send photos from the events for their March/April edition of the magazine, so we’re also working with Peckham WI on putting together an article which is colourful and exciting.
Come and march with us under our WI banner on Sunday 4 March 2018. You’ll find us waiting for you at:
Meet outside the St. James Hotel, 22-28 Broadway, SW1H 0BH
Set off to Milbank on mass to join the rest of the banner makers at the front of the march
March sets off, ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square with music, poetry and speeches
Please get in contact with us on email if you need any additional information.
SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!
Freya Rodger, a 55-year-old marketing executive, set herself the challenge earlier this year: to complete all 41 of the sports women can enter at Rio 2016, by the closing ceremony on August 21. Did Freya do it? Did she successfully complete 41 sports? Is she inspirational? Come to our March meeting and find out…
WHEN AND WHERE:
8pm (upstairs) at the Old Nun’s Head, Monday 19th March.
Chi Quong (Life Energy Cultivation) is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. It’s a powerful type of health exercise, which has been practised for centuries by millions of Chinese people. It is based on repetitions of very precise sets of movements, specifically designed to benefit health on many different levels and we have Aidan coming to our WI to teach us the basics and help us rejuvenate our bodies and minds.
You’ll need to wear comfortable clothing for this activity. No previous knowledge or experience necessary just a whole load of enthusiasm to go with the flow.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
It’s time to vote on our Resolutions 2018 and we look forward to having an informative and creative discussion on both resolutions (shortlist to be published shortly) to help us make up our minds.
To help us get through the AGM, we like to feed and water our members who are happy to join us for the evening. A buffet and drinks will be provided for all to enjoy!
Further information and more details will be available nearer the time.
This is your opportunity to join us on the committee as it’s the time we vote in the new Committee for the year.
If you’re interested on joining we’d love to hear from you. We will have vacancies for this years committee and these posts will published prior to our AGM in May.
It’s been three years since we established Nunhead WI and many of the current committee members are ready to stand-down. It’s time to welcome new members to our team who will provide us with enthusiasm and new ideas. You don’t need to attend every committee meeting, we accept not all of us can make every meeting.
The committee meetings are held every second Monday in the month and are hosted by one of committee members. We bring along nibbles and quite often have a glass wine or two to help us on our way. The meetings are informal and fun. Minutes are taken and distributed the following day (sometimes later). The meetings tend to last about two hours from 7.30 – 9.30pm depending on how many items are on the agenda.
If you’d like to know more about what’s involved you can speak to one of the current committee members at any meeting. Or contact us by email. We’d be happy to help.
Christina, a local Nunhead girl sometimes seen running in Peckham Rye Park dressed as Wonderwoman, from CLAW is coming to our June meeting to give us a demonstration so this is definitely a meeting not to miss!
WHAT IS CLAW?
The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers. Yes, that’s right. The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers. Since 2008, the movement of theatrical ladies arm wrestling has spread through out the US and internationally! http://www.clawusa.org/
CLAW is a global network of theatrical Femmes and allies who are passionate about enabling a performance platform for Femmes by Femmes.
What We Offer: Community Enabling, Events, Functions, Workshops & Collaborations.
Our Mission: To empower women and strengthen local communities through theatricality, arm wrestling and philanthropy.
So ladies get working on those bingo wings and bolster up thoses biceps because Christina is coming to a meeting near you! Bring along your sense of humour and leave your inhibitions at the door because you won’t have seen anything like it before.
This month we’re appealing to your artist and creative side of you all. We have Stephen Jakub a local artist and photographer who will be visiting our WI to teach us Life Drawing. Now don’t panic, no previous experience is required toparticpatein this class and I’ve been asked by Stephen to tell you there is no expectation of ability or quality of the final work- it’s about enjoying your time drawing. The materials we will be usingaredrawing boards, paper, pencils, charcoal, pastels and theall importantmodel which Stephen will provide for us. Nunhead WI will pay for these materials so you won’t need to pay a thing to join in this Monday. Please note, charcoal can be messy so wear something appropriate for this art class or bring an apron to protect your clothes. If you’ve never tried Life Drawing before then this is your opportunity – who knows there could be a Piscaso lurking deep within!