Tuesday, 4 September 2018

September newsletter

At our next meeting, on Tuesday 18th September,  Nicola Whittaker, from Fellows - a specialist auction house for jewellery, watches, designer handbags and accessories as well as antiques and collectables, will be coming to talk about Art Deco jewellery. Please bring in anything you  think may be of interest as she happy to look them and hold an Antiques Roadshow type event.

As usual we will meet at St. Margaret's House, Old Ford Road Bethnal Green E2 9PL, with the doors opening at 7pm, aiming for a 7.30pm start.  Enter via the gate to the left of the Gallery Cafe and walk around to the garden - you will see us in the hall, behind the Gallery Cafe.

Meetings are free for members, and visitors are asked for a £4 donation. There is also a donation tin for refreshments.

Our coffee morning on 21st September will be at Poplar Baths, 170 East India Dock Rd, E14 0ED, meeting from 10.30.

In September there are a few other events that we have been invited to that should be interesting:

Thursday 6th Sept 6.30-8pm, there is a launch party for a new book by Kate Thompson called The Stepney Doorstep Society which tells the moving stories of the selfless matriarchs of London's East End who sacrificed everything to protect their families and communities. At the party there will be a panel discussion with some of the women whose stories are told in the book. It is being held at The Women's Hall, Tower Hamlets History Library and Archive, 277 Bancroft Rd, E1 4DQ
If you are interested in going please rsvp to katethompson.research@gmail.com

On Friday 28th Sept, 7.30–10.00pm, there will be a staged play reading of COMMON WOMEN – A play with songs about the women at Greenham Common, at Kingsley Hall, Powys Road, E3 3HJ Entrance Free
There are also opportunities to get involved, if you are interested contact Joan Grifftiths of Bow Drama Group - joangriffiths46@gmail.com or by phone 020 8981 8104
N1 WI have also been in touch with a save the date invitation for this year’s Middlesex Federation Group Meeting on 22 October, 7-9pm at St James's Hall, Packington Street, N1.
The speaker will be Dr Hollie Price, who is hosting a film screening of MOI films shown to WI groups during WWII. They will also be serving refreshments, holding a raffle, and running two recipe competitions in keeping with the WWII theme: preserves and potato dishes, which will be judged by Middlesex federation delegates.


Image from Fellows