Watnall WI Gallery
LOCKDOWN - CORONOVIRUS - 23rd March 2020
Since the lockdown began on 23rd March 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, all Members' meetings and group activities had to cease. So we've been using email to keep in touch with as many of our members as we can, circulating news and information, as well as exchanging photos of gardens, walks, food, crafts, etc, and sharing links to entertaining videos and posts. Here's a selection of our photos ……
Photographs of trips, outings and visits, along with events and speakers….
Members' meeting - Tuesday 18th February 2020
Members welcomed Claire Averill, a member of Bestwood WI, to give us a cheeky talk on the enjoyment and empowerment of Burlesque, which in French translates as "comedy". Claire explained that it's essentially about tease, eg Gypsy Rose Lee, with routines about the reveal. Surprisingly audiences are largely female. Claire's stage name is Foxie La Roque. Here are some memorable photos:
Members' meeting - Tuesday 21st January 2020
Here we are at our first meeting of 2020 attempting to master the basics of British Sign Language with our tutor, Mandy. We succeeded (largely!) in signing our first names for Mandy to "read". This was a really lively and fun evening, while also helping us to a better understanding of communicating with those who are deaf. Here are some photographs, along with a cutting from WI Life!
An Article published in WI Life, issue 106, March 2020
Christmas Coffee Morning - Saturday 23rd November 2019
Here are some photos from our very successful and enjoyable Christmas Coffee Morning on a very cold and wet Saturday morning in Watnall…..
Trentham Gardens, July 2019
Picnic in the Park, June 2018
Celebrating the centenary of the Notts Federation of WIs at Newark Parish Church on Saturday 14th April 2018, with three of our very own choristers from Watnall WI pictured - Helen, Marion and Jacky.
Watnall WI celebrating its 90th anniversary in true WI style - with cake!
WI members enjoyed a Celebration of Christmas at St Peters Church Nottingham
16 July 2013
Instead of the July meeting, we had a tour of The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham. Members under the gallows - no volunteers!
17 April 2013
Helen at the Spring Council Meeting encouraging members to read the winning entries to the Sheila Norris Rose Bowl competition - Watnall WI came a close second.
Read our entry here.
Read our entry here.
Watnall WI members visited the BBC Radio Nottingham Studios on London Road where Kylie Pentelow gave them a tour.
One lucky lady got to try her hand at reading the weather, but Joyce won't be giving up her day job just yet!
Kay Adlington enjoying a cup of tea after speaking at the April meeting