June 2020: Morris Dancing Jubilee Party

Image from Lady Bay Revellers website

Get your glad rags on! We’re continuing the jubilee festivities with Morris Dancing and a crown competition!

The categories for the crown competition are…

  • Most Regal 🦁
  • Best use of recycled materials ♻️
  • Most original 😯

Our dance leader is Yvonne from The Lady Bay Revellers. The Revellers (pictured above) were formed in 1992. They dance throughout the year across England, and internationally.

It is up to you if you join in or watch from the side. Either way, you’re welcome at the revelry!

Warning: Prolonged dancing at our jubilee party may cause you to develop a royal flush.

For inspiration, watch this short film from 1931. It shows 1500 Morris Dancers on the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace:

Can you just imagine what the sound of 1500 dancers clacking sticks would have sounded like in person? Amazing!

Finally, we asked for your suggestions of local charities that The Hive WI can support.

Your nominations so far are:

We’ll be collecting your votes during the meeting on Wednesday.

Bring a friend – the Morris the merrier!

See you there!

→ What To Bring 

  • Crown;
  • A mug for tea or coffee;
  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge;
  • Suggested dress code: red, white, and blue.

→ Next Three Meetings 

  • July: Tea-tasting with cream tea
  • August: Treasure hunt (note: this meeting has been changed from the programme)
  • September: Ballet Fit
  • Click here for our 2022 Calendar.

→ Subgroup Calendar 

  • Wednesday 15, 19:00: Supper Club at The Cod’s Scollops
  • Saturday 18, 14:00: Crafternoon
  • Saturday 25, 10:00: Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 29, 14:00: Cafe Society at The Canal Side (Beeston Marina)
  • Thursday 30, 19:00: Book Club (Zoom): My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

→ Email Roundup 

Supper Club

The Cod’s Scollops

There are two Cod’s Scollops to choose from. The Supper Club will decide on Monday as to which one would be batter.

We’ll let you know ASAP.

Cafe Society

The Canal Side Heritage Centre

I have a real soft spot for this place, not just because it is beautiful but because they displayed over a hundred of our origami butterflies in their gallery last year!

As well as a cafe, they also have craft groups and art classes that are well worth checking out. You can find out more on their website.

I think they’re our kind of people!

Your Photos

June 2022

Hive Committee member Marie had a very special jubilee trip to London where she took this photo:

Marie said, ”Being in London yesterday was amazing, the atmosphere was wonderful. The noise, vibration and the roar of the crowd as each plane went overhead was unforgettable.”

Amanda went to a fete in Wiltshire (the white horse!):

Closer to home, Hive member Sarah spotted this post box topper:

Katie transformed a cheese cake:

And Sally dug out these magazines that her mother bought just after the Coronation in 1952:

If you have any photos to share, head to our Facebook group!

Resources From May’s Meeting

Autism and ADHD in Women and Girls

Thank you to everyone who came up to me last month with words of encouragement and your own stories to share. That was my first time publicly speaking and your support made all the difference! I hope I was alright 😂

To prepare for the talk, I designed and printed some handouts about ADHD and autism. You can right click and save them below, or look for them on Facebook where I will upload them in the next few days.

You were also fabulous as always with your donations. Here is just some of the food we took to the food bank from that night:

And thank you to everyone who donated money at the plant swap – you helped to raise £75! We gave it all to Hope Food Bank along with the food.


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