Stone Rangers WI Leytonstone's branch of the Women's Institute

Monthly Meetings

In light of the current situation, and following Government guidance, our meetings will not be held at The Heathcote & Star until further notice. Instead, our monthly meetings are now online!
The programme may be subject to change, but we can still guarantee the same amount of fun, friendship and support. Guests are still welcome to join us just contact us in advance for the Zoom Meeting ID. 

Our monthly meetings are great fun, covering a diverse range of topics and activities. We often theme them to tie them in with current WI campaigns. Previous meetings have included:

  • Talks on women’s issues, health & well-being, local history & the local causes and community projects we support
  • Crafts such as making soap, beeswax food wraps, greetings cards, Easter Chick egg cosies & Christmas wreaths
  • Quizzes, Music Bingo and Food & Drink tastings
  • Gardening themes – making posies to combat loneliness and learning how to encourage bees into our gardens

All meetings are held in the function room of the Heathcote & Star pub, unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming Meetings & “The Birds” Outings

SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 9th September 2020
7:30pm

TALK: ‘The Medium, The Magician and the Con Artist: Women Who Made Magic’

This month Ashton Carter will deliver his highly recommended illustrated talk, which centres on the amazing ladies who helped shape modern stage magic, via Zoom.

Included are three teenagers who started a worldwide phenomenon, a performer that created a new genre of stage magic that is still with us, a 16 year old who challenged any man in the audience to a test of strength (and always won), an American socialite who beat Houdini at his own game and the sad story of the last person to be tried as a witch in the UK.


SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 14th October 2020
7:30pm

Pasta Making Workshop

This month our Treasurer & domestic goddess, Emma, will kindly deliver a pasta making workshop via Zoom.

You’ll be able to either follow along with her demo, as we’ll email the SHORT & SIMPLE ingredients list in advance, or simply watch and take in her tips and tricks!


The Birds Outing:
CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Our 2nd guided visit to Walthamstow Wetlands will be rescheduled as soon as their volunteers return to work.
All friends & family, both female and male, welcome.


SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 11th November 2020
7:30pm

TBC
We are currently planning this meeting – please check back for updates.


SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 9th December 2020
7:30pm

Merry Quizmas!
Get ready for our annual festive brainteaser!!


SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 13th January 2021
7:30pm
AGM
January sees us reflect on the year just gone and look forward to the year ahead.
Election of officers and committee members takes place and there’s a vote on our chosen charity.


SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 10th February 2021
7:30pm

TBC
We are currently planning this meeting – please check back for updates.


SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 10th March 2021
7:30pm

Bikes and Bloomers
This month, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ll welcome Kat Jungnickel, author of Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and Their Extraordinary Cycle Wear.
Kat will explain how the evolution of British women’s cycle wear impacted on women’s fashions in general and led to revolutionary change.