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May 2020 meeting: Aromatherapy

May 2020 meeting: Aromatherapy

With the year well underway, we’ll be learning more about this holistic healing therapy. Sign up to our newsletter for more details closer to the event. Date: May 13th Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Rd, London SW17 7RH When: 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm How much: free to members, guests 

April 2020 meeting: Decluttering & simplifying your home

April 2020 meeting: Decluttering & simplifying your home

You don’t need to be the next Marie Kondo to create more zen in your life. Come along to learn easy ideas from a professional home organization consultant. Sign up to our newsletter for more details closer to the event. Date: April 8th Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity 

February 2020 meeting: Calligraphy

February 2020 meeting: Calligraphy

“Calligraphy is the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner”

Time to try this ancient skill! Under the guidance of an expert you will be taught the basics and have at least one sample to take away from the evening. Sign up to our newsletter for more details closer to the event.

Date: February 12th

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Rd, London SW17 7RH

When: 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm

How much: free to members, guests welcome by donation.

January 2020 meeting: Sustainability

January 2020 meeting: Sustainability

We are always looking for new members, so if you have any friends who you think might enjoy being part of Tooting WI, please bring them along to any meeting. We’ll have a range of activity tables including: Sustainability brainstormThere will be opportunity to share 

October 2019 Meeting: Red Wine Tasting

October 2019 Meeting: Red Wine Tasting

Ready for autumn we are red wine tasting, join one of our previous speakers to taste New World and Old World wines. Date: October 9th Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Rd, London SW17 7RH When: 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm How much: free to members, guest fee 

November 2019 Meeting: Annual Meeting and Pub Quiz

November 2019 Meeting: Annual Meeting and Pub Quiz

It’s time for our AGM & pub quiz. Bring along drinks, snacks & your local knowledge to compete for the grand prize!

Date: November 13th

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Rd, London SW17 7RH

When: 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm

How much: free to members, guest fee applies.

December 2019 Meeting: Christmas Crafts

December 2019 Meeting: Christmas Crafts

What else could we do in December, but trying our hand at some Christmas crafts! Date: December 11th Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Rd, London SW17 7RH When: 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm How much: free to members, guest fee applies.

February 2019 Meeting: Ethical Fashion

February 2019 Meeting: Ethical Fashion

Hearing from Birdsong London – ethical, sustainable and local fashion

It was Galentine’s Day, when ‘ladies celebrate other ladies’, and the day before proper couples stay home because restaurants serve food in the shape of hearts. It seemed very appropriate that our WI was learning about the power and purpose of fashion, and how an ethical brand is helping women workers.

Fashion. Fash-un. Fa-shon. Turns out that it’s more than just something to keep us warm or let us take public transport without getting funny looks. Sophie Slater from Birdsong gave us a hopeful view of how a fashion brand can change women’s lives.

Birdsong is committed to being ethical, sustainable and local. As an alternative to fast fashion and mass production, They have a different model for making and selling clothes. Elderly women and migrant women are given regular dignified work and paid a living wage. Wherever possible fabrics are sustainable, organic and natural so Mother Earth is happy too. And the lady shoppers appreciate clothes made by actual skilled human beings.

Looking at their website I also notice that the clothing models are also real un-Photoshop-ed activists and friends. Just another way that Birdsong celebrates ladies. “From migrant seamstresses to knitting grannies, we connect women from worker to wearer.”

Blog post by member, Lorraine Long.

March 2019 Meeting: Freyathlon

March 2019 Meeting: Freyathlon

One woman, 2 months. 100+ events. Freya will tell all about her inspiring challenge – to try every sport open to women at Rio 2016.