Please take a few minutes to complete this survey about what you like about the Brockwell Park WI and any ideas for improvement. We will shortly be planning activities for 2020 and we need your help to make it our best year yet!
Have a go at creating a miniature garden in a glass container using small indoor plants such as cacti and succulents.
Plants and other materials are included in the cost but please bring your own glass container* and any small tongs if you have them, to lower plants into the jar.
*Glass containers ideally needs to be big enough to put your hand in at the top. A Kilner jar or large olive or gherkin jar could work well. Other options are a large wine glass, or small bowl or vase. Please don’t bring a very big container, like a bell jar, or we won’t have enough materials to go round!
8pm at the Prince Regent.
£4 for members, £7.50 for non-members. You can now book your place online via Eventbrite. Remaining tickets will be available on the door.
Have you been meaning to join us but unsure about whether to commit for the year? You can sign up at our October meeting for the discounted price of £10.50 and get members’ prices for the last three meetings of 2019.
This month we’re having a go at wet felting, sometimes known as traditional felting. It uses water, soap and agitation to bind wool fibres together and is a fun, tactile craft that everyone can have a go at. We will be making a card or small picture to take home so feel free to bring along a picture or idea to inspire you.
Please bring if you can:
- A large Lego or Duplo base building board (I appreciate not everyone will have one!!) OR
- A small hand towel – it will get wet but not dirty!
- We will be using water diluted with washing up liquid to rub the wool so you may want to bring gloves if your hands are sensitive.
Don’t worry: we will have spares if you can’t bring something or forget.
We will be meeting at 8pm at the Prince Regent.
FREE for members, £5 for non-members.
Have you ever wondered how Brixton Water Lane or Effra Road got their names?
Join us on a walk in and around Brockwell Park, led by writer and urban historian Dr Tom Bolton, author of London’s Lost Rivers to hear about the history of the River Effra, how it was lost and its modern-day legacy.
The River Effra is one of South London’s largest lost rivers and one of a number that have been placed in tunnels or diverted into the sewer system. But while they may be hidden from view, traces remain for those who know where to look.
We will be meeting at 8pm at the Prince Regent as usual and then setting off on a 45min walk (rain or shine) heading along Dulwich Road to the main gate then in and around the Park, returning to the pub for Pimms and nibbles.
FREE for members, £5 for non-members.
Members of Brockwell Park WI are invited to be part of a mass lobby outside the Houses of Parliament on June 26th 2019, from 1pm – 4.30pm.
The lobby is organised by the Climate Coalition, of which the National Federation of Women’s Institutes is a member, along with organisations such as the RSPB, National Trust and WWF.
To find out more visit: www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/current-campaigns-and-initiatives/Climate-Change or www.theclimatecoalition.org/thetimeisnow.
If you would like to attend together with other members of Brockwell Park WI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come along and have a go at life drawing at The Prince Regent!
This session will be run by artist Lisa Brown of Herne Hill’s www.sketchpaddrawing.com, who specialises in nurturing the ‘creative’ sides within us. You do not need to have any experience in life drawing, it is suitable for beginners, and allows your artistic flair to flow within a safe environment. Bring along sketchbooks if you have them.
Cost of event including materials:
£10 for members
£15 for non members (non-members are always welcome to join on the day)
Come and help us elect a new president and committee, find out what has happened this year in the Brockwell Park WI and hear more about what’s coming up for 2019.
We’ll throw in some wine and cheese to ease the night along – and Mauny has promised us a great big fun quiz!
The evening is free to all – you heard it right, free cheese and wine!
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 21st May at 8pm in our usual haunt, upstairs at the Prince Regent.
At April’s meeting we learnt all about the fantastic L’Arche Community in West Norwood. This global organisation builds unique communities with a culture of shared lives between people with and without learning difficulties, from which they work together to build a more human society
Sue baked such a delicious gluten free almond cake that we just had to share the recipe from Claudia Roden’s “The Food of Spain”. According to the book this is a recipe from Galicia and very popular in the pastry shops and restaurants around the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where they decorate it with a shape of the cross of the Order of Santiago.
250g of ground almonds
6 eggs separated
250g caster sugar
Grated zest of 1 orange & 1 lemon
4 drops of almond extract
1. Grease a spring form 28cm cake tin with butter. Heat the oven to 180°C
2. Beat the egg yolks & sugar to a pale cream.
3. Beat in the zest & almond extract.
4. Add the ground almonds & mix well.
5. With a clean mixer, whisk the egg whites until stiff.
6. Fold the egg whites into the almond mixture, this is slow going at first as the mixture is so thick.
7. Pour the cake mixture into the cake tin.
8. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until it feels firm.
9. Leave it to cool before turning out.
10. Dust the top with icing sugar.
If you’ve got a signature bake you would would like to share at a meeting, just sign up for the cake rota.
Join us for beer tasting in the Bullfinch Brewery, voted one of London’s best tap rooms. Nestled under the arches by Brockwell Park the Bullfinch Brewery has a contemporary take on classic and modern beers. You will taste 6 different beers, all brewed with drinkability in mind.
£8 for members; £10 for guests. Cash on the night please.
Arches 886-887 Rosendale Road London SE24 9EH
Join us on Tuesday 12th Feb (a week earlier than usual!), for a fun evening of singing with the Cambria Choir – suitable for ALL abilities!
The Cambria Choir are south London’s leading, non-auditioning community choir. Based in Herne HIll, they meet regularly and perform all over London. We are excited to have Lucy, their co-director, joining us on Tuesday 12th Feb.
Lucy says ‘Hi, I’ve been teaching adults and children to sing for 8 years, all genres of music. I’ll be leading a fun, relaxed session of singing upstairs in the pub. If you’re someone who only sings after a drink, that’s not a problem! Just bring one up with you. I’ll be teaching some fun warm-ups, we’ll try singing a few rounds, and then get our teeth into a pop song. Words will be provided on the night and there’s no need to read music. Hope you can join us!’
This event is free for members and £5 for non-members (cash on the door please).
Limited memberships available for £42 for the year – you can join on the night.