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

 

2022

July
12 July
Tuesday 12 July –
10.00am to 3.00pm

Singing for Joy and Flower Arranging

If you have every been interested in spinning yarn, come long and try for yourself.

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13 July
13 July
Wednesday 13 July –
5.00pm to 8.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – July

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops in February and March, aimed at helping with preparing your annual accounts.

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September
3 September
3 September
Saturday 3 September –
10.00am to 1.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – September

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops in February and March, aimed at helping with preparing your annual accounts.

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November
4 November
4 November
Friday 4 November –
10.00am to 1.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 4 November

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops in February and March, aimed at helping with preparing your annual accounts.

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30 November
30 November
Wednesday 30 November –
1.00pm to 4.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 30 November

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops in February and March, aimed at helping with preparing your annual accounts.

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December
12 December
12 December
Monday 12 December –
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Committee Workshop – Zoom

If you have ever wondered what being on your WI’s Committee might involve, book your place now.

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14 December
14 December
Wednesday 14 December –
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Secretary Workshop – Zoom

If on the committee and fancy becoming a Secretary but scared of what it might involve, book your place now.

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15 December
15 December
Thursday 15 December –
7:30pm - 9:30pm

President Workshop – Zoom

If on the committee and fancy becoming a President but scared of what it might involve, book your place now.

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