Welcome to Barton Stacey WI page, we hope you will find plenty to interest you. Our WI is just five years old and has a mixed age range but it is well known for being friendly and welcoming to the Village Hall, The Street, Barton Stacey SO21 3RH.
Like most WIs we haven’t been able to hold meetings in the hall for the last year but there are positive comments about us being back in the Hall before long. However, we have managed to hold a meeting almost every month, using Zoom, for Quizzes, Talks from some brilliant speakers not to mention the Bingo night last summer when there was a lot of noise coming from members’ gardens – all done by Zoom and mobile phone technology.
We are now about to launch our new exciting programme incorporating the traditional Summer Social in August and the Craft Meeting in autumn. If you do visit, you will find there is always plenty of lovely home made cake and coffee/tea to enjoy over a chat. Meetings are on the last Thursday of the month (except August and December).
At the moment all the meetings for 2021/22 are planned to be held over ZOOM, however as soon as we are able, and it is safe to do so, we will look to hold meetings in person in the hall.
29th April 21- Cyber Security An interesting and educational take on how to stay safe online from the Global Head of Education from HSBC.
27 May 21 – Annual Meeting Voting slips at the ready! Time to cast our votes on how we wish our WI to be run for the year and some time for some fun and games too.
24 June 21 – An Introduction to Homeopathy An introduction to the natural system of medicine, founded over 200 years ago. Jayne will take us through the idea of ‘treating like with like’ to relieve suffering from physical, mental and emotional conditions.
29 July 21- Fun and Frolics of Life on a Smallholding Join Sue as she describes acres and pains of setting up a small holding. COVID permitting we may be able to meet in person for some practical produce demonstrations.
19 August 21 – Summer Social – Our summer social is a bonus – not a formal meeting, just a great evening.
30 September 21 – Hit the Road Jac! Seven Years, Twenty Countries, No Plan.
28 October 21 – Life on the Road with a Local BBC Correspondent.
25 November 21 – The Curious Incident of Agatha Christie
16 December 21- Bauble Making Christmas Crafting with our very own Wendy Harris.
27 January 22 – The Sewing Soldier – Neil Stace will share his story and practical tips he has learnt since picking up his sewing hobby aged 10 through to his rise to fame on BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee.
4 February 22– An Introduction to Quilting with Sue Butcher Sue will guide us through the process of making a quilt and offer tips for those already immersed in a project.
31 March 22 – The Body Shop – Vickie Warrington – Join us for a hands-on try of some of the Body Shop’s loveliest products, whilst learning about the history of the business and the ethical and community trade foundations of their work.
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