2015 marks the Centenary of the WI’s establishment in the UK. Our Programme for 2015 is a celebration of the centenary as we look back at the WI’s 100 year history, decade by decade.
|Tue 6th January||**YearOpener**||Burlesque Dancing With Dance Teacher Julie Thomas|
|Tue 3th February||1915-1925||History of the WI…still inspiring women? From the beginnings in 1915, through two world wars, homemaking, jam making, campaigning and nude calendars! Where did it start? Where are we going?|
|Tue 3th March||1925-1935||Upstairs Downstairs A look at life Downstairs which included traditional cooking and housekeeping. Compared to what was going on Upstairs the Charleston, Flapper girls and cocktails.|
|Tue 7th April||1935-1945||Make Do and Mend Up-cycling clothes, making something new from something old|
|Tue 5th May||1945-1955||Get the Vintage Look Pin Curls, Victory Rolls and Beehives. With tips on accessorising and using key pieces to get the vintage look with a modern twist. This meeting will be based in Vintage Rose Cafe Oak Street, Llangollen|
|Tue 2nd June||1955-1965||Rock and Roll Music and dancing from this iconic era. Please come dressed up (in 50’s/60’s gear) and ready to dance!|
|Tues 30th **June||1965-1975||Grow Your Own Taking inspiration from the hippy movement of the 1970s, how growing your own could become your own business! This meeting will be at Geufron Hall|
|Tue 1st September||1975-1985||”Royal” Icing Cup-cake decorating with a “Royal” theme inspired by the two big events of this era the Silver Jubilee and Royal Wedding. This meeting will be based in Vintage Rose Cafe Oak Street, Llangollen|
|Tue 6thh October||1985-1995||80s/90s Retro Legwarmers, hoola hoops, game shows and some very bizarre trends all revisited in this retro evening.|
|Tue 3rdh November||1995-2005||Calendar Girls In homage to the infamous calendar we attempt to produce our own (fully clothed of course!!)|
|Tue 1stnd December||2005-2015||Christmas Carol Singing Christmas carols and songs which span the WI’s 100 years. A warm and cosy festive sing-a-long around the fire.|
**July’s meeting will always be the Tuesday before Eisteddfod, some years this will fall in July, in others it will be June.
|If you have any questions or queries, please contact any of the following three “Valley Girls”: Gail Ellson – 07813 971685, Kate Collins – 07720 059682, Mary Lewis – 07772 032842. Or email us firstname.lastname@example.org|