2020 All Events

Who can come?

Members and non-members are welcome to come to our groups, with a few caveats for non-members:

  • Main meetings: any woman is warmly invited to come to three main meetings each year before being asked to join as a member. If you use up your three visits but don’t want to join, you can come again three times the following year. To cover our running costs, non-members may be asked for a voluntary donation when they come to main meetings.
  • Subgroups: Hive members can bring a friend with them to any of the subgroups for an unlimited amount of times, whether this is the same friend or a different one each time. Non-members who are not a plus one of a member can try out any and every subgroup up to three times each before being asked to join The Hive WI officially.
  • Our meetings and subgroups are for adult women, but you can bring your young babies with you.

The information on this page will be updated as soon as possible if any plans change or if new subgroups or details are added.

Reoccurring Dates

Please note that we have two book clubs run by two different members and one craft group that meets twice a month (but it’s the same one!).

Subgroups are free apart from the craft group which has a £2.50 fee for members and a £3.50 fee for non-members, and The Crown pub charges 50p per person to do their quiz.

  • Craft ‘n’ Chat: Every first Wednesday, 13:00-15:00
  • Pub Quiz: Every first Thursday, 20:00
  • Main Meeting: Every second Wednesday, 19:30-21:30
  • Tuesday Book Club: Every third Tuesday, 20:00
  • Crafternoon: Every third Saturday, 14:00-16:00
  • Supper Club: Every third Wednesday, 19:30
  • Committee Meeting: Every fourth Wednesday, 18:30
  • Cafe Society: Every last Wednesday, 14:00
  • Thursday Book Club: Every last Thursday, 18:45
  • Walk ‘n’ Talk: Every last weekend of the month, 10:00

Click here for more information about our subgroups or send us a message if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Details about our main meetings are posted roughly a week before the event here.

This Month: March 2020

  • Wednesday 4, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 5, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 11, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Annual Meeting and The Rockabillies Choir
  • Tuesday 17, 20:00 – Book Club: Our House by Louise Candish
  • Wednesday 18, 19:30 – Supper Club: Gurkha
  • Saturday 21, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 25, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Lady Jaynes
  • Wednesday 25, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 26, 18:45 – Book Club: Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

April 2020

  • Wednesday 1, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 2, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 8, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Creative Craft Evening
  • Wednesday 15, 19:30 – Supper Club: Cafe Roya
  • Saturday 18, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 21, 20:00 – Book Club: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonssson
  • Wednesday 22, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Sunday 26, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 29, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Circle Eatery
  • Thursday 30, 18:45 – Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

May 2020

  • Wednesday 6, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 7, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 13, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Make Your Mark
  • Saturday 16, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 19, 20:00 – Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover
  • Wednesday 20, 19:30 – Supper Club: Yak & Yeti
  • Wednesday 27, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Gallery Cafe at the Lakeside Arts
  • Wednesday 27, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 29, 18:45 – Book Club: The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Saturday 30, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk

June 2020

  • Wednesday 3, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 4, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 10, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Samba Drumming Workshop
  • Tuesday 16, 20:00 – Book Club: Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Wednesday 17, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Saturday 20, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 24, 14:00 – Cafe Society: TBC
  • Wednesday 24, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 25, 18:45 – Book Club: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  • Sunday 28, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk

July 2020

  • Wednesday 1, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 2, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 8, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Just the (Gin and) Tonic
  • Wedneday 15, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Saturday 18, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 21, 20:00 – Book Club: Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Wednesday 22, 14:00 – Cafe Society: TBC
  • Sunday 26, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 29, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 30, 18:45 – Book Club: The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

August 2020

  • Wednesday 5, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 6, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 12, 19:30 – Main Meeting: TBC
  • Saturday 15, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 18, 20:00 – Book Club: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
  • Wedneday 19, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Saturday 22, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 26, 14:00 – Cafe Society: TBC
  • Wednesday 26, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 27, 18:45 – Book Club: Skinny Legs And All by Tom Robbins

September 2020

  • Wednesday 2, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 3, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 9, 19:30 – Main Meeting: September Stories
  • Tuesday 15, 20:00 – Book Club: TBC
  • Wedneday 16, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Saturday 19, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 23, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 24, 18:45 – Book Club: Women And Power by Mary Beard
  • Sunday 27, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 30, 14:00 – Cafe Society: TBC

October 2020

  • Thursday 1, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 7, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 14, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Step into Strictly
  • Saturday 17, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 20, 20:00 – Book Club: TBC
  • Wednesday 21 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Sunday 25, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 28, 14:00 – Cafe Society: TBC
  • Wednesday 28, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 29, 18:45 – Book Club: Atonement by Ian McEwan

November 2020

  • Wednesday 4, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 5, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 11, 19:30 – Main Meeting: The Canary Girls of Chilwell
  • Tuesday 17, 20:00 – Book Club: TBC
  • Wedneday 18 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Saturday 21, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 25, 14:00 – Cafe Society: TBC
  • Wednesday 25, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 26, 18:45 – Book Club: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Saturday 28, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk

December 2020

  • Wedneday 2, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 3, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 9, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Festive Fun
  • Tuesday 15, 20:00 – Book Club: TBC
  • Wednesday 16, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Saturday 19, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • TBC – Cafe Society: TBC
  • Cancelled for Christmas – Committee Meeting
  • TBC – Book Club: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Past:

January 2020

  • Cancelled for New Year – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 2, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Saturday 4, 14:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Wednesday 8, 19:30 – Main Meeting: The Hive Turns Two!: Bhangra Dance Party
  • Wednesday 15, 19:30 – Supper Club: Sachwan
  • Saturday 18, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 21, 20:00 – Book Club: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
  • Wednesday 22, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday 29, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Christine’s Delights
  • Thursday 30, 18:45 – Book Club: Where Women Are Kings by Christie Watson

February 2020

  • Wedneday 5, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Thursday 6, 21:00 – Pub Quiz at The Crown (50p)
  • Wednesday 12, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Colour Therapy
  • Saturday 15, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Tuesday 18, 20:00 – Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Wedneday 19, 19:30 – Supper Club: Yannis
  • Wednesday 26, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Flour Brewer
  • Wednesday 26, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 27, 18:45 – Book Club: Paying Guests by Sarah Waters