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 welcome to come to three main meetings each year before being asked to join as a member. This means that if you came three times in 2019, you can come three times again in 2020. 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 female 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 as a member.
  • 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.

Subgroups are free apart from the craft group which has a £2.00 fee for members and a £3.50 fee for non-members. The Crown pub charges 50p per person to do their quiz.

  • CAKE Chat: Every first Monday (18:00)
  • CAKE Fighters: Varying dates and times
  • Crafternoon: Every first Wednesday (13:00-15:00) and third Saturday (14:00-16:00)
  • Pub Quiz: Every first Thursday (20:00)
  • Main Meeting: Every second Wednesday (19:30-21:30)
  • Tuesday Book Club: Every third Tuesday (20:00)
  • 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: September 2020

  • Wednesday 2, 19:30 – CAKE Fighters with Hope Food Bank
  • Monday 7, 18:00 – CAKE Chat
  • Wednesday 9, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Gentle Beginner Yoga
  • Tuesday 15, 20:00 – Book Club: TBC
  • Thursday 17, 20:15- Publess Quiz on Zoom
  • Saturday 19, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Wednesday 23, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 24, 18:45 – Book Club: Women And Power by Mary Beard
  • In person! Sunday 27, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk, TBC
  • In person! Wednesday 30, 14:00 – Cafe Society: The Bean

October 2020

  • Monday 5, 18:00 – CAKE Chat
  • Monday 12, 19:30 – CAKE Fighters: Stem Cell Donation
  • Wednesday 14, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Step into Strictly
  • Thursday 15, 20:15- Publess Quiz
  • Saturday 17, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • 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

  • Monday 2, 18:00 – CAKE Chat
  • Wednesday 11, 19:30 – Main Meeting: The Canary Girls of Chilwell
  • Thursday 19, 20:15- Publess Quiz
  • 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

  • Monday 7, 18:00 – CAKE Chat
  • Wednesday 9, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Festive Fun
  • Thursday 17, 20:15- Publess Quiz
  • 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

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
  • Cancelled due to corona – Supper Club: Gurkha
  • Online: Saturday 21, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online: Wednesday 25, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Lady Jaynes
  • Online: Wednesday 25, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Online: Thursday 26, 18:45 – Book Club: Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

April 2020

  • Online: Wednesday 1, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online: Thursday 2, 20:15- “Pub” Quiz
  • Online: Wednesday 8, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Nottingham Women’s Centre
  • Online: Wednesday 15, 19:30 – Supper Club: Cafe Roya (take away suggestion)
  • Online: Thursday 16, 20:15: “Pub” Quiz
  • Online: Saturday 18, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online: Tuesday 21, 20:00 – Book Club: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonssson
  • Online: Wednesday 22, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Cancelled due to corona – Walk ‘n’ Talk
  • Online: Wednesday 29, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Virtual Cafe
  • Online: Thursday 30, 18:45 – Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

May 2020

  • Online Wednesday 6, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Wednesday 13, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Meet Your Baker
  • Online Thursday 14, 20:15 – Publess Quiz
  • Online Saturday 16, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Tuesday 19, 20:00 – Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover
  • Online Wednesday 20, 19:30 – Supper Club
  • Online Wednesday 27, 14:00 – Cafe Society
  • Online Wednesday 27, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Online Thursday 28, 20:15 – Publess Quiz
  • Online Thursday 28, 18:45 – Book Club: The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Cancelled due to corona – Walk ‘n’ Talk

June 2020

  • Online Wednesday 3, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Wednesday 10, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Samba Drumming Workshop
  • Online Thursday 11, 20:15- Publess Quiz
  • Online Tuesday 16, 20:00 – Book Club: Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Online Wednesday 17, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Online Saturday 20, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Wednesday 29, 14:00 – Cafe Society
  • Online Wednesday 24, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Online Thursday 25, 18:45 – Book Club: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  • Online Thursday 25, 20:15 – Publess Quiz
  • Online Sunday 28, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk

July 2020

  • Online Wednesday 1, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Wednesday 8, 19:30 – Main Meeting: Just the (Gin and) Tonic
  • Online Thursday 9, 20:15- Publess Quiz
  • Online Wednesday 15, 19:30 – Supper Club
  • Online Saturday 18, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Tuesday 21, 20:00 – Book Club: Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Online Thursday 23, 20:15 – Publess Quiz
  • Online Wednesday 22, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • In person! Wednesday 29, 14:00 – Cafe Society
  • Online Wedbesday 29, 19:30 – CAKE Fighters: Plastic Free with City to Sea
  • Online Thursday 30, 18:45 – Book Club: The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

August 2020

  • Online Monday 3, 18:00 – CAKE Fighters planning meeting
  • Online Wednesday 5, 13:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Thursday 6, 20:15- Publess Quiz on Zoom
  • In person! Wednesday 12, 19:30 – Picnic in the Park
  • Online Saturday 15, 14:00 – Crafternoon
  • Online Tuesday 18, 20:00 – Book Club: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
  • Online Wedneday 19, 19:30 – Supper Club: TBC
  • Online Thursday 20, 20:15 – Publess Quiz on Zoom
  • In person! Sunday 23, 10:00 – Walk ‘n’ Talk: The Coffin Walk, Breaston
  • In person! Wednesday 26, 14:00 – Cafe Society: Canalside Heritage Centre
  • Online Wednesday 26, 18:30 – Committee Meeting
  • Online Thursday 27, 18:45 – Book Club: Skinny Legs And All by Tom Robbins