What's on ?

April 10th
Herbal Teas & Edible Plants

With Diane Brown 

To start the 2018 programme we will have Dianne Brown from Polemonium Plantery to talk about...
HERBAL TEAS AND EDIBLE FLOWERS - it will be a guide to growing a range of plants which can be used fresh or dried and stored to provide organic teas and fresh salads.

Social time 

Judith Bentham will be joining us with her team from the Alzheimer's Society, to talk about their work in our community, the Spruce Up Campaign and their plans for the future.

County Competition: 3 homemade biscuits

This months competition will be in true WI form with a County Competition of 3 Homemade Biscuits, Durham Rice Biscuits, Paradise Fingers and Yum Yum Cake (Recipes to be found in the County Durham Federation Green Recipe Book)

May 8th
Waste and Recycling

With Ruth Smith 

To follow on with our ethical living theme, this months speaker will be  Ruth Smith to inform us all on how best to manage our waste and recycling and what small contributions we can make to reducing the amount we send to landfill.

Competition: A recycled item.

The competition will be for the best recycled item, weather this is a second hand item or something you have upcycled, we look forward to seeing what you ladies can produce.

June 12th
Glass Painting

With Carol Nicholson

For our arty crafty members we have Carol Nicholson from The Art Studio of Glass talking about setting up her small business and painting glass in beautiful Northumberland.

Competition: A cherished piece of glass

This months competition is "a cherished piece of glass" it can be something you have created yourself or a heirloom, looking forward to seeing those stunning pieces.

July 10th
The Auckland Project

With Lee Brownson

For ladies with an interest in local history, heritage and art exhibitions we have Lee Brownson from the The Auckland Project talking about Bishop Auckland Castle and the developments.

Competition: Summer Flowers

This months competition is a posy of summer flowers, so get in garden and see what we can produce.

September 11th
Open Treasure

With Sophia Stovall

Welcome back ladies after the summer break. We have Sophia Stovall from Durham Cathedral talking about the Open Treasure exhibition which is housed in the 14th century Monks' Dormitory.

Social Time

Social Time after the success of last years afternoon tea we will be hosting another, this time keep the party going for celebrating our 50th anniversary.

Competition: A personal treasure

For the competition it's a "Personal Treasure" let's see what we all think is precious in the 21st century.

October 9th

With Emma Goding

Well this is something that the The WI (National Federation of Women's Institutes) have been campaigning about for decades. This months speaker is Emma Goding to talk about the work and services provided by Harbour Support Services, they are specialist charity funded by Durham County Council to help residents who have been affected by domestic abuse. If you would like more information here is the link to their facebook County Durham FIS - provider information.

Competition: Cupcakes

We have a more light hearted competition which I'm sure will go down well with most of us ladies - a Cupcake competition

November 13th
The Woodland Trust

With Tony Smith

Competition: Something wooden

December 11th
Christmas Party

Competition: Homemade Christmas decoration

January 15th
The Tees Transporter Bridge

With John Ivison

Competition: Picture of your favourite bridge

February 12th
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Competition: Marmalade

March 12th

Competition: Decorated Egg