May 2023: Clean Rivers for People and Wildlife

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The Women’s Institute (WI) has been promoting sustainable practices and advocating for social issues for over 100 years.

This year the name of the campaign that members are voting on is “Clean rivers for wildlife and people.”

This will be the topic that we will all be tackling at our May meeting.

We will talk about the Resolution and its potential impact, as well as taking a formal vote to determine whether we as a WI will support this initiative.

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The resolutions part of the meeting will be sandwiched in between a quiz and a round of of “get to know you” bingo. This is a great ice-breaker and way to connect with each other and learn more about each other’s interests and backgrounds.

But that’s not all! We will also be holding our annual plant swap. You can swap a plant for a plant or donate some change (the amount is up to you). All money raised will be donated to the food bank.

Water good way to spend an evening!

Click here to see our 2023/24 calendar of events.

→ What To Bring 

  • Correct cash for refreshments (50p each);
  • Name badge;
  • Plants for the plant swap if you have any.

→ Book swap?

  • 🔴 The book swap is not happening this month because we are having a plant swap instead

→ Subgroup Calendar 

Supper ClubEvery third Wednesday
CrafternoonEvery third Saturday (£3)
Committee MeetingEvery fourth Wednesday (online)
Cafe SocietyEvery last Wednesday
Book ClubEvery last Thursday (online)
Walk n TalkEvery last Sunday
Cinema Spontaneous

→ Email Roundup 

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New Information

A message from Hayley and the members of Walk n Talk

Our friendly and supportive Walk n Talk group meet on the last Sunday of the month. Our walks are generally between 4 and 7 miles long and include a café stop for tea, coffee & cake. We also have plans for some longer walks in the summer months. To keep us motivated to walk between meetings we set ourselves virtual walking challenges – this year we are walking the coast of England. Finally we have some social events such as a summer afternoon tea, a Christmas meal and even a weekend away next spring. New members are always welcome to come along.

Regular Information

Supper Club: Every Third Wednesday (19:00)

The Supper Club meets at a different restaurant in and around Beeston each month.

Crafternoon: Every Third Saturday at 14:00, Beeston Methodist Church (£3)

An invitation from Joanne 

Come and join us at CRAFT GROUP on the third Saturday at 2pm! Bring your projects, something new perhaps, and ask any questions of our highly experienced crafters. Or just chat!

The Hive WI Committee Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday Online at 19:30

As a volunteer-driven organization, we rely on the time and talent of our members to make our events and activities possible.

We would love to have you on board!

If you’re interested in joining the committee or want to learn more about what it entails, please get in touch at We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also sit in on a session to see what we’re about, with no expectation of you joining. 

Cafe Society: Every last Wednesday (14:00)

Invitation from Katie

If you enjoy a chat and a laugh, preferably served with cake and a drink, please join us at 2pm on the last Wednesday of the month.

Details of the chosen café are posted on Facebook, and shared at the monthly meeting.

Book Club: Every Last Thursday at 19:00 on Zoom

An invitation from Morag

The Thursday book group meets at 7.30 pm on Zoom on the last Thursday of the month to discuss a prearranged book as well as a lot of general social chat. All welcome whether you’ve read the book or not, just post in the FB group if you’d like to join or have any questions.

  • Jan: We’re All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Feb: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Mar: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
  • Apr: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • May: Us by David Nicholls
  • Jun: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Jul: The Woman On the Pier by P.B. Walter
  • Aug: Deadly Wishes by Zoe Finch
  • Sep: The Fire Blossom by Sarah Lark
  • Oct: An Artificial Light by Petra D. Benning
  • Nov: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
  • Dec: No meeting

Walk ‘n’ Talk: Every Last Sunday at 10:00

An invitation from Hayley

We are a friendly group who enjoy walking. We meet in most weathers on the last Sunday of the month at 10am for a walk approximately 4-6 miles long and we always have a refreshment break involving cake! If you would like to explore footpaths and beautiful places close to home that you may not have noticed before and all within an hours drive of Beeston. Please do come and join us – we can’t wait to welcome you!

Cinema Trips: Spontaneous!

If you fancy a cinema trip to see one of these films, you can email us, post in our Facebook group, or ask among members at our meetings.

Click here to see their listings.

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  • You can also search for us on Google Calendar using our email address.

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