Mikron

Mikron Theatre

Thursday 3rd September 2015 Raising Agents a play by Mikron Theatre The Valley Girls were honoured to host this fantastic play written by Maeve Larkin, and for Llangollen to be the only venue in Wales included on this tour by Mikron Theatre. The evening was full of excitement with many travelling from far and wide […]

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Royal Icing

Tuesday 1st September 2015 Royal Icing (cupcakes!) In our exploration of the WI’s 100 years we are up to the decade 1975-1985, the title for this meeting was inspired byt the two major events of this era i.e the Silver Jubilee and Royal Wedding. Thank you to Sally for loaning us some visuals for the […]

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Grow Your Own

Tuesday 30th June 2015 Grow Your Own The decade being explored this month was 1960’s and early 70’s an era synonymus with the  Hippy movement and being green, growing your own and  being self sufficient just like in The Good Life. We decided to put our own Valley Girls spin on this concept and explore […]

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Annual Meeting – Royal Albert Hall

Thursday 4th June 2015 Annual Meeting, Royal Albert Hall   On Thursday 4th June Gail and Mary attended the Annual meeting in the Royal Albert Hall. Five thousand members of the WI, from around the country joined together to sing Jerusalem, listen to some amazing speakers and enjoy a rendition from a WI brass band […]

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Rock and Roll

Tuesday 2nd June (evening) Rock and Roll One, two, three o’clock four o’clock Rock! We’ve reached the decade 1955-1965 in our walk through the WI’s 100 yr history, and what better way to explore this decade than by having some fun with music and dancing from this era. Karen and her team from NEW Dance http://www.newdance.org.uk/ put […]

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Royal Garden Party

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 Royal Garden Party In celebration of the WI  centenary The Duchess of Cornwall, joined by The Countess of Wessex, The Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra hosted a Garden Party for 8,000 WI members at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 2nd June 2015.   Representing Valley Girls WI were Jane Berry and […]

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Canoeing

Thursday 21st May 2015 Canoeing – over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct!! Ok, it wasn’t a slalom run down the River Dee from Horseshoe Falls to Town Falls, with the famous Serpents Tail; it was a flat water paddle on the Llangollen Canal.  However, it was just as knee wobbling experience for those who hadn’t been in a […]

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Get the Vintage Look

Tuesday 5th May 2015 Get the Vintage Look With the help of Charlotte Grittiths of Lottie’s Bespoke Vintage the Valley Girls opened up the “dressing up box” to try and recreate some vintage styles from the 1940’s/50’s and early 60’s. Here’s a bit of background on the fashion of this era http://vintagefashionguild.org/fashion-timeline/1940-to-1950/ A few had a […]

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Rounders

Thursday 30th April 2015 Fun Rounders Evening We commenced our evening with a casual stroll from town up the ‘slight’ incline to Geufron Hall, were one of our members (Beth Boyce) kindly offered to host a game of rounders. Such a beautiful spring evening, we arrived at our venue greeted by a charming waiter (Carlton) […]

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