Monday, 7 April 2014

what's on in april

Spring has definitely arrived. The clocks have gone forwards, swans are nesting on the canal and we're getting ready for sunny days to come. This month we meet on April 15th and we're thinking about women, wisdom and water in a couple of separate activities that you can join in. We'll also have a mini spring share-and-swap session of seeds, plants or produce you've grown or made (this includes cakes!!!).

Our lovely Sarah Butler will be leading a session on women and wisdom. This offers a few moments where women connect in a supportive circle and claim some space to explore their thoughtm feeling and to find a few moments of peace. Sounds perfect.

Separately, artist Amy Sharrocks will be collecting water and stories for the Museum of Water, an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and the different ways we access and enjoy it. To participate, just bring along the water you have collected and be ready to share your story - but please use a bottle you are prepared to hand over. The water and stories that Amy collects will find its way into her forthcoming installation at Somerset House later this year, so its an opportunity to share your water story more widely.

For our spring share-and-swap all you need to do is bring in any excess plants/ seeds or produce you're prepared to share or swap and get bartering.

As usual we'll be at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2  9PL, 15th April, 7 for 7.30pm start, refreshments available, guests welcome (£4 donation requested for non-members). There will be plenty of time to have a drink, a chat and if we're lucky and somebody does a bit of baking, nibble at something sweet.

Our April tea is from 3.30pm this afternoon at Foxcroft and Ginger 68 Mile End Road - all welcome, just buy your own drink. To avoid the Good Friday holiday, we have moved our coffee morning to Friday 25th April. Gather at 10.30am in the cafe of Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road where there's also an opportunity to find out more about writer Jacqueline Wilson's and visit her teenage bedroom.

So a lot to choose from there, ladies - plus more in the diary dates. Hope to see you next week or at another event. And bring a friend too - we'd love to meet them.