This year we have another really interesting programme of events put together by Marianne. There is very much something for everyone including craft, food, talks as well as our 25th Birthday Party when we will be pulling out all the stops! We will be having three competitions this year, in March, June and July. Please join in – its not competitive, just a bit of fun.
Do make 2018 the year you come along and try us out. You will experience a warm and friendly welcome from a small but perfectly formed WI! If you are thinking of joining the WI and would like to come along as a visitor please either contact Jane on 07798 842487 or just turn up on the night. You can come along twice to get a taster before you join. We make a small charge for refreshments.
We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month (although there are some exceptions – see below) at 8.00pm at Hatch Warren Community Centre, Long Cross Lane, Basingstoke RG22 4XF.
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Programme for 2018
|January 4||My Life as an Artist||Marianne Tilley|
|February 1||Fish & Chip supper followed by Curling||At the hall|
|March 1||Vintage Fashion Treasures. Competition “A Piece of Vintage Fashion”||Victoria Kennedy|
|April 5||Upstairs Downstairs at Hackwood House||Brian Spicer|
|May 3||Annual Meeting – review of the year & look forward to the next||Held at Member’s Home|
|June 7||25th Birthday Extravaganza. Competition “Bring something silver”||At the hall|
|July 5||A Life Under German Rule in Guernsey – Competition “A piece of Memorabilia”||At the hall|
|August 2||Summer Social Evening||Member’s Garden|
|September 6||An introduction to silk painting workshop. Material cost £1.50 per member||At the hall|
|October 4||Motorway thrills and spills and funny bits!||Alan Purkiss|
|November 1||Blue Plaques in Basingstoke||Debbie Reavell, Basingstoke Heritage Society|
|December||Christmas Meal||Venue to be arranged|