EDUCATION

OUR WORKSHOPS

COOKERY & NUTRITION

Has always been considered a cornerstone of the WI, and Surrey is no exception. These are delivered by an experienced team of WI demonstrators and teachers. Workshops have included bread making, pastry, cakes, biscuits, jams, marmalades, chutneys and pickles. Themed days are also offered: recent ones have covered vegetarian cooking, popular puddings, salads and dressings and even a proper afternoon tea! Members not only get hands-on experience, but gain an understanding of the principles behind the processes they learn and address issues of nutrition – how to adapt recipes to meet dietary requirements, for example. All workshops are conducted in an informal setting – coffee, cake and conversation are a must.

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

Craft workshops are held on a regular basis by local experts in their field. Recent workshops have included willow basket making, art techniques for beginners, tailoring, know your sewing machine, goldwork, wet felting, knitting, jewellery making, machine and ribbon embroidery. The choice is endless. At Craft Activity Days members can try a variety of new skills in a more informal setting, and always with a freshly made lunch.

GARDENING & FLORAL ART

A variety of approaches have been taken to offering differing experiences in Gardening and Floral Art. These have ranged from planting hanging baskets and plant propagation at a garden centre, to making a Christmas door wreath and table decorations. The Summer Celebration Events, held in an ancient barn, have centred on a flower arranging demonstration accompanied by a cream tea or with canapés and bubbles.

Forthcoming Workshops

 

2024

April
18 April
18 April
Thursday 18 April –
10.00am-1.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – Caterham – 18 April

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops covering all aspects of the role.

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25 April
25 April
Thursday 25 April –
10.00am-1.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 25 April

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops covering all aspects of the role.

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May
21 May
21 May
21 May
Tuesday 21 May –
7.00pm

WI Member Chat and Catch Up – May- Other WI activities to engage in

Please join us for a virtual meeting to enjoy time with other members and your WI Advisers.

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June
1 June
1 June
1 June
Saturday 1 June –
1.00pm-4.00pm

Filled Chocolate and Truffle Workshop – 1 June

Learn to temper and decorate delicious chocolates filled truffles and package them up as a gift.

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2 June
2 June
2 June
Sunday 2 June –
1.00pm-4.00pm

Filled Chocolate and Truffle Workshop – 2 June

Learn to temper and decorate delicious chocolates filled truffles and package them up as a gift.

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10 June
10 June
Monday 10 June –
1.00pm-4.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 10 June

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops covering all aspects of the role.

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11 June
11 June
11 June
Tuesday 11 June –
6.30pm-8.00pm

Summer Entertaining Cookery Demonstration

Sit back, learn from the experts and take home a recipe pack.

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18 June
18 June
18 June
Tuesday 18 June –
10.00am - midday

WI Member Chat and Catch Up – June – Sharing Ideas

Please join us for a virtual meeting to enjoy time with other members and your WI Advisers.

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July
16 July
16 July
16 July
Tuesday 16 July –
10.00am-1.00pm

Filled Chocolate and Truffle Workshop – 16 July

Learn to temper and decorate delicious chocolates filled truffles and package them up as a gift.

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25 July
25 July
Thursday 25 July –
5.00pm-8.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 25 July

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops covering all aspects of the role.

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