Join us for a fun literary evening as we welcome author Duncan Barrett.
Duncan and his wife Nuala Calvi are the authors of the bestselling The Sugar Girls, about the women of the East End who worked in Tate & Lyle’s factories. They also wrote GI Brides, based on interviews with British women who married American servicemen during the Second World War, and The Girls Who Went to War, about women who served in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Find out more about the amazing adventures of these women – and chat to the amazing WI women you meet, too!
Don’t forget to bring your pennies to buy a book – and if you need to pay us membership fees, we will be accepting payment by cash or cheque.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Join us for a summer picnic!
Bring food, drink, games, children, partners, dogs and something to sit on – it will be a lovely way to make the most of the weather (fingers crossed!) and have a natter with other WI ladies.
We’re meeting at 6.30pm under the giant oak tree in the middle of Peckham Rye Common (stand with your back to the cafe and it will be in front of you). We’ll have bunting up so we’ll be easy to spot.
If we have to call the picnic off because of rain, we’ll send round an email by 5.30pm – and keep an eye on Twitter.
If you still need to pay us membership fees, we’ll still be accepting payment by cash or cheque.
Looking forward to seeing you!
We’re excited to announce that we have a new venue: The Old Nun’s Head. We’ll be able to use the room at this lovely pub for all our meetings at least until the end of 2016 (plus come early as they do excellent burgers…).
We’re equally excited to announce that the brilliant Robin Ince will be our speaker this month.
The comedian, actor and writer is the star of BBC Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage show with Professor Brian Cox and the podcast Book Shambles with Josie Long.
He promises us that his talk will be about “the importance of being interested – it will be all about the joys of curiosity and about radio telescopes I’ve stood on and MRI scanners I’ve been in”.
We can’t wait – see you Monday!
Monday 15th August
Just a heads-up that we will be hosting a picnic in Peckham Rye park at August’s meeting – welcome to all family and friends. More details soon.
A change of venue this month as we move to the back room of the Pyrotechnists Arms for an Evening withHattie Ashdown. The Pyrotechnists Arms is at the other end of Nunhead Green, a stone’s throw from our usual venue.
Hattie describes herself as a stand up, presenter, writer, actor and…. slipper wearer. And she’s a local! Her first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe found it’s way into the top 5 shows to see. Hattie will be talking to us about her various careers and what it’s like as a female comedian.
We’ll also be letting you know what’s coming up this year, and some events that are happening outside of the monthly committee meetings.
If you can’t make it, do keep an eye on our website
See you Monday!
We’re are at the Nunhead Community Centre again this month for our Annual General Meeting.
Some refreshments will be provided, and we will be having a review of the year, voting for the final WI resolution, and looking for bright-eyed and bushy tailed committee members. So go on, get involved, and make a difference to the women of Nunhead.
There will also be lots of time to mingle, so looking forward to seeing you all there.
So this week it’s time to don your cowgirl hats (not essential, but of course welcome) and get thigh slapping, toe tapping and to know your Applejack from your Ankle rock.
Guiding us through the steps will be Michael from south London based line dancing club, Cactus Club. The dances are all called out and we will be starting at beginners level. The only rules are wear something comfortable that you can dance in and be up for a laugh.
We need your unused (and in date) toiletries
We also have a talk from the service manager at theSolace Advocacy and Support Service. This is a fantastic service providing advice and support to women and families who have experienced domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
They provide regular pampering days for the women and are always in need of toiletries and make-up, so anything you can provide would be very welcome.
Please note the meeting this month will be at the Nunhead Green Community Centre just over the way from the Old Nun’s Head. So don’t worry if you forget, you won’t have far to go.
This month it’s time to expand our culinary reportoire yet further. We will be making, and learning about cocktails with David, mixologist and bar tender in braces from local restaurant, Pedler.
Both of the cocktails we will be making will demonstrate techniques such as how to make syrups and how to make cocktails look show-stopping.
One of the cocktails we will make will be the Hanky Panky, created in the early 20th century by The Savoy’s Head Bar Tender, Ada Coleman
Please bring a jam jar with lid, everything else will be provided.
To say thank you to all our members for making this first year so successful, there will be no additional charges for members for the evening.
Peckham Coal Line
The Peckham Coal Line will be a green space for cycling and walking. By linking two parts of the national cycle network it would be possible to create an almost continuous green route stretching from Brixton to Rotherhithe with the future potential t reach Canary Wharf.
Jackie will be coming to talk to us about this local campaign; what’s happened so far, how it has been funded, where they are now, and what happens next To know a little more about the project please visit: http://peckhamcoalline.strikingly.com/
We are really looking forward to this one. Don’t forget your jam jars.