AGM 2017
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AGM 2017

Blog post by Muireann Grealy, Borough Belles President It was heartening how many Belles braved the horrible weather for our AGM, to review all the great activities and achievements of the past year and make plans for the future. Sophie, our campaigns and communities officer, got us started with a run-down of all we got … Continue reading

Appy and Healthy
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Appy and Healthy

Blog by Polly Heffer, Culture Club Secretary As the iPhone 3G adverts of 2009 used to tell us, ‘There’s an app for that’. Today, this is truer than ever. Recent statistics suggest that 90% of the time people spend on their mobiles is on apps. There are apps that count our steps and track our … Continue reading

Bollywood Belles
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Bollywood Belles

Blog post by Sophie Backhouse, Campaigns Officer   This month our Bankside home was transformed into a Bollywood stage set for one night only. All it took was some beautiful sari fabric and some (not-so)sticky tape, a great Bollywood soundtrack, some delicious treats on the snack table, a gaggle of enthusiastic Belles and a brilliant … Continue reading

Meet the Belles!
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Meet the Belles!

Blog post by Johanna Wilson, Social Media Officer Goodbye 2016! It’s January and many of us have set new resolutions for what we want to achieve this year and are looking to try something a little bit different. It’s also the beginning of the Women’s Institute membership year, so what better than a skills swap, … Continue reading

Letters to Santa
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Letters to Santa

Blog post by Johanna Wilson, Social Media Officer As we entered the warmth of The Goodlife Centre, we were met by the smell of mulled wine and the sight of a wide selection minced pies. A few weeks before Christmas, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from our own version of Father Christmas … Continue reading

Speaking Out
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Speaking Out

Blog post by Ellie Simes, Social Co-Ordinator Our speaker this week was Victoria Woodward, who, after a host of experiences focusing on language, breathing and performance (being brought up bilingually, playing recorder to grade 8, studying English Literature and becoming a professional actor) went back to university to complete an MA in Voice Studies at The Royal … Continue reading