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

Craftivism
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Craftivism

Blog post by Johanna Wilson, Social Media Officer “If we want our world to be gorgeous, we can make it gorgeous” Craft and campaigning have been core parts of the Women’s Institute throughout its history, so it was a pleasure to have Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, recent TED talker and author of a new … Continue reading

Clothes! Recycle, Upcycle and Swap!
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Clothes! Recycle, Upcycle and Swap!

Blog post by Christel Hernalesteen, Wandering Belles Officer In September’s Borough Belles meeting we talked about clothes. Five speakers came in to speak about this subject from the perspective of their day-to-day work, research or interest. Committee members Ruth (Cloth Scissor Thread) and Alison (Newman Pearce Tailoring) started the evening with very interesting tips and … Continue reading