Self-Defence
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Self-Defence

Blog Post by Amelia Parsons, Belles of Fire Officer This month, Belles arrived in a variety of sports gear ready for an energetic evening. We invited self-defence and combat instructors Tony and Mark to teach us some moves to help us feel confident in defending ourselves from attackers. Tony introduced himself and explained some background … Continue reading

Filmmaking
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Filmmaking

Blog post by Muireann Grealy, President In September, Belle Katherine Hayes shared her path to making her first soon-to-be-released short film Art Me Up, and insights into the behind the scenes processes that need to happen to make any successful entertainment. Katherine started out as a writer of novels, moved into writing for stage and … Continue reading

Summer Picnic
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Summer Picnic

Blogpost by Johanna Wilson, Social Media Officer After a packed year of talks and activities, it was lovely just to get a chance to catch up with other Belles at our summer picnic. We all descended on local Mint Street Park and naturally formed a primary-school style circle. We were not short of great food … Continue reading

Combating Food Waste
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Combating Food Waste

Blog post by Jessica Wigmore, Sketch Club Officer For our July meeting, we focussed on food waste and ways to combat it. In 2016 the WI took on the issue with its resolution ‘avoid food waste, address food poverty.’ The campaign has recently seen some success with Tesco announcing that they will be removing the best before date from their … Continue reading

Sort My S*** Out
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Sort My S*** Out

Blog post by Amelia Parsons, Belles of Fire Officer This month, our member Katherine Blackler gave the Belles some top tips to start sorting our sh*t out! Katherine started her business, SortMySpace Ltd, after realising that she could apply the excellent organisation skills she used working in project management roles in the City to helping … Continue reading

Spring Crafts
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Spring Crafts

This month, we tried our hands at some crafts for new crafts for spring. It was one of the hottest April days and barely any tea was drunk at the meeting – but I think that was sign that every Belle was enjoying the crafts on offer! We had 3 craft stations – can you … Continue reading