October/November Meetings

Hello friends

No doubt you’ve spotted that no announcements have been made about what’s been planned for our next meetings. We’ve been waiting to see whether or not we’re allowed to meet in person and, very sadly, it turns out that we’re not. However, all is not lost and some exciting things have been booked for us to all join in on  Zoom.

October meeting Thursday 8th
Following a recommendation from a fellow WI president friend of mine, we have a musical theatre actress coming to talk to us. Sophie-Louise Dann was a founder cast member of Gary Barlow’s musical about The Calendar Girls (she played the one who needed much bigger buns!) and she’s recently played  Madame Thernadier in the touring Les Mis. Sophie will be baking a cake while chatting with us and answering  our questions on all things musical theatre related. I’m told she’s great fun so I’m looking forward to an evening of chat and laughter – just what we need at the moment.

November meeting Thursday12th
 I was looking through the list of suggested speakers that has been posted in the Unofficial WI Facebook group (well worth joining – lots of interesting chat) and several WIs recommended Jo May, percussionist. As it happens I actually know Jo as she’s a friend of a friend and I’ve been to one of her workshops in trendy Brighton. So….she’s coming to teach us how to  play the spoons!  I think this is a skill we will all find immensely useful. When we can have big parties again, just think how impressed your family will be when you whip out your spoons for a quick recital. You can use any spoons but there are also special wooden ones you can buy for the purpose. Nearer the time I’ll post a link, should you feel that spoon playing will be just the thing to keep you occupied through the long winter evenings. I can see a WoSWI spoon orchestra on Britain’s Got Talent…

We would really like as many of us as possible to be able to join in the fun. Some of you will now be completely au fait with online communications and will be Zooming all over the place. Others will be terrified at the mere thought. If you’ve never tried Zoom but you don’t want to miss out, I’m here to hold your hand. I’m assuming you have access to a computer as you’re reading my email, so contact me at woswi@hotmail.com and I can answer your questions and help you set it up. Then you’ll be amazed at how easy it is.

Looking forward to seeing your lovely smiley faces, waving out from my laptop screen.

Much love