Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011


EDIT: The meeting place for the Walking With Dinosaurs trip on Monday the 24th has been changed to New Cross GATE Station!

Ola, chicas!

We're currently in the middle of putting together a zine for our table at
the South East London Zine Fest (Saturday, 12th November, 12-6 at the
Amersham Arms!) and we're looking for sub
missions! We're especially
interested in any articles/illustrations of the sassy lady-crafty-SE london
related variety, but we're open to most everything! Hit us up via
facebook/email/twitter, and we'll make su
re to get back to you.

We were in the middle of discussing our fave SE London sights for one of
the features, when we hit on the Dinosaur Court at Crystal Palace Park. When
we realised that most of us hadn't been for an age and fancied a trip, we
thought we'd use it as an opportunity for anyone who hasn't been/loves
dinosaurs to come on a mini W.I. adventure with us on, and have a
cup/thermos of tea and hopefully some dinosaur shaped biscuits.We'll be
meeting at New Cross station on Monday the 24th of October at 3pm, and
travelling to the park from there!

Our next 'official' meeting falls on Monday, 7th of November, and as it's
following Mexican Day of the Dead, we thought we’d have a belated
celebration! We’ll be making sugar skulls, having a go at matching sugar
skull face paint, and crafting Frida Kahlo-esque floral headbands with
Mexican treats on hand all the while.This’ll all be occurring from 6pm in
the upstairs space at the Amersham Arms. It'll be £1 to take part, but free
for W.I. members (and for anyone who signs up on the day)! We've posted all
of the events up on the facebook group, so feel free to go join the group
and RSVP.

PS- we'll be sure to put up photos from our recent TEA N' NAILZ nail art event real soon!

Sunday, 29 May 2011


The Goldsmiths WI once again invite you to come picnic and make bunting in the park!

We've got a bag of fabric scraps, but please bring extra materials, a needle and thread, and some tasty treats. If you have a spare boombox we can blast The Andrews Sisters/ TLC on, that'd be fab too.
RSVP to the facebook group here

Thursday, 19 May 2011


The WI is launching the next stage of its Fast Fashion campaign, SWISH, this Saturday, and there are still spots available for all you thrift and vintage lovers out there!

The event will be a chance to spend an afternoon swapping rad clothes, shoes and accessories with WI members and friends, while enjoying nommy tea and cupcakes.

There'll also be sewing tutors from Traid on hand to help adapt and alter your swish finds, as well as stalls to browse. The event is open to WI members and non-members so please feel free to invite friends along too!

Please bring along up to five items to swish – these can include clothing, accessories and shoes. You will then be issued with a voucher for each item that can then be exchanged for your swish finds.

Fast Fashion Campaign
Saturday 21st May,
St Brides Foundation, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ
Drop off items from 1.30
Entry is £5.

email to get your name on the list!

    Monday, 7 March 2011

    LET US GO FORWARD TOGETHER to the Imperial War Museum

    Sunday 20th March we're going to go get some culture, look at tanks and RAF planes, stock up on retro souvenirs and have a cuppa at the Imperial War Museum. We'll be meeting outside the Rutherford building at Goldsmiths College at 1, and make our way to the museum via a ride on the 172 and a jaunt through Elephant and Castle. Come join!

    Friday, 4 March 2011


    This Monday we'll be attempting to make sushi. As only one of us has ever tried making their own sushi before, it will probably end up looking more like this-

    than this-

    but we can always dream, can't we? If you wanna come join the fun, RSVP to the facebook event, or hit us up on here. It's going to be at Kitty and Zoe's flat (28B Camberwell Grove) so spaces are limited.

    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Hey Gals,

    Exciting happenings have been occurring here at Goldsmiths W.I. headquarters -

    We recently had author Jane Robinson come interview the committee for her forthcoming book, A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the W.I. , 'the first full, independent history of the Women’s Institute'.

    We had a visit from Health Poverty Action concerning their 'Mothers on the Margins' campaign, which works with indigenous communities and other cultural minorities around the world to improve the health of pregnant women and mothers.

    Sofia also had an owl-themed house party and we all had a hoot of a time in our home-made hybrid woodland creature/owl costumes.

    Lastly, on Thursday Jess hosted the first of our fortnightly Crafternoons! She's going post more about it later, but get yourself on the facebook group and come to the next meet for more adventures in crafting - upcoming projects include more knitting, bunting, tie dyeing, and quilting!

    The next Crafternoon will be on the 3rd of March, so get you knitting needles ready! x