Saturday, 4 January 2020

Personal safety with Les Jackson - 8 January 2020

Wednesday 8 January, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Quadrant Road, Richmond, TW9 1DH

Join us for our first meeting of the new decade! At our January meeting we'll be joined by ex-police sergeant, Les Jackson, who'll talk all about personal safety. He'll also bring a few safety items you can buy, including personal alarms and protection card holders.

A reminder that the subscription fees for 2020 are now due:


  • Full member: £43.00 for the year (until end Dec 2020)
  • Dual member: full membership to the first WI, and an additional £21.10 to the second
for more information, see the subscription page on the NFWI website: https://www.thewi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/382469/WI-Subscription-2020.pdf 

Admission to our January meeting is free for Richmond WI members, £3 for visiting WI members and £4 for guests.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Friday, 29 November 2019

Christmas Party and candle making workshop - 4 December 2019

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Quadrant Road, Richmond, TW9 1DH

We invite you to our annual Christmas Party!

This year we're delighted to be joined by Laura Francis, who'll lead a candle making workshop. Find out more about her work: https://www.bylauralondon.com/

Bring a festive nibble - or two - some drinks, and anything else you'd like to enjoy at this seasonal event.

Admission is free for Richmond WI members. For other guests and visiting WI members there is a £20 candle making workshop fee.

We can't wait to see you there!

Annual Meeting and Ghost Talk! - 6 November 2019

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Quadrant Road, Richmond, TW9 1DH

At our November meeting we welcomed a special guest speaker and Hampton Court Tour Guide, Sarah Slater, who talked about the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace. A spooky evening indeed..!

We also took this opportunity to thank our outgoing Committee, elect a new President, and welcome our brand new Committee for 2020.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Richmond Palace and the Royal Residents - 2 October 2019

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Quadrant Road, Richmond, TW9 1DH

We're taking a journey back in time with Richmond Museum in our October meeting. Vicky McGrath will talk us through the history of Richmond Palace and its royal residents throughout the centuries.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Admission:

Free for Richmond WI members, £3 for visiting WI members and £4 for guests

Antibiotic resistance - 4 September 2019

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Quadrant Road, Richmond, TW9 1DH

Our first meeting back from the summer break was all about antibiotic resistance.

How to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance:

  • Do not use antibiotics to treat viral infections, such as influenza, the common cold, a runny nose or a sore throat. Ask your doctor for other ways to feel better.
  • Use antibiotics only when a doctor prescribes them.
  • When you are prescribed antibiotics, take the full prescription even if you are feeling better. Ensure that members of your family do the same.
  • Never share antibiotics with others or use leftover prescriptions.
  • Remember, each time you take an antibiotic when it is not necessary, the effectiveness of the antibiotic decreases and it might not work the next time you really need it.
We learnt so much at this fascinating and important talk.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Tea etiquette - 3 July 2019

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Quadrant Road, Richmond, TW9 1DH

We all drink it—have you ever wondered about the nation’s favourite drink? Helen J Saberi will
talk about etiquette and teas of the world.

Join us for a refreshing and invigorating meeting!


Admission: free for Richmond WI members, £3 for visiting WI members and £4 for guests

Sunday, 19 May 2019

The Singing Chef - 5 June 2019

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH

Join us at our June meeting when we'll be joined by the singing chef, Ian Bloomfield! He's guaranteed to cook us up some laughs.


Look forward to seeing you then.


Admission: free for Richmond WI members, £3 for visiting WI members, £4 for guests

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Easter biscuits decorating workshop - 3 April 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH

Our April meeting has an Easter theme - we'll be decorating seasonal biscuits. Local baker, cake decorator and sugarpaste expert Jo, from The Cake Box in Hampton, will lead this tutorial. She'll teach us to decorate cute biscuits for Easter.

We can't promise any Hollywood handshakes, but we're certain we'll have a room full of Star Bakers by the end of the evening.

Admission: Free for Richmond WI members. Other WI members and guest prices tbc

Kew Ceramics Cafe - 6 March 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7.30pm, Ceramics Cafe - Kew, 1A Mortlake Road, Kew Green, Richmond TW9 3DT

We're delighted that the Kew Ceramics cafe will host our pop-up arts and crafts meeting in March! We can't wait to welcome you to this special meeting: once we've covered our formal notices you can choose your ceramic to decorate over the course of the evening. Once completed it will be glazed and fired for you to collect at a later date.

What will you create...?

Admission: So we can ensure we have enough space for everyone, please let us know in advance if you'd like to attend at therichmondwi@gmail.com

  • Free for Richmond WI members (all costs covered by your WI)
  • £14 for other WI members and guests. This will cover the Cafe fee and the cost of materials

Monday, 28 January 2019

Princess Alice Hospice - 6 February 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church Cafe, Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH

At our February meeting we were joined by a speaker from the Princess Alice Hospice. He talked to us about the hospice and all of the wonderful work that they do.