Meeting Dates & Activities

2017

15th February 2017

Clubbersize
Neon paint and glo-sticks at the ready! Join Helen for a Clubbersise taster session - a workout that feels more like a night out! If exercising isn't your thing - bring a craft project and have knit and natter new year catch up over tea and cake.
Renew your membership for 2017 - speak to Dawn on the way in.
Members:  Free.  Guests: £4.


15th March 2017

Balloon Modelling
Kim from Party Twists will be demonstrating her fabulous balloon modelling creations and teaching us to make a few a of our own too.
Members:  Free.  Guests: £4.


19th April 2017

Mosaic Making
Local artist and business owner, Audrey from Montet Designs, will be teaching us how to cut tiles and create our own mosaic designs. Materials will be provided and additional grout can be purchased for a small charge. 
Chocolate themed raffle
Members:  £4 donation for materials.  Guests: £8.


17th May 2017

Annual Meeting and Tea Duelling
A round up of the year and a chance to vote in your committee members.
If you're interested in being a part of the Herts Belles committee let us know! We'll also be debating this year's resolutions - details to follow.

Followed by the second annual Herts Belles tea Duelling Championship.
Let's get dunking and find out who will win the coveted 2017 Golden Teapot.
Members: Free

18th May 2017

The Great Get Together
Herts Belles will be supporting The Great Get Together and teaming up with local pub The Hare and Hounds to provide cakes and children's craft. 
Come along and join in the fun!


21st June 2017

Make up masterclass
We will be joined by Kerri - a professional makeup artist who will teach us the basics then show how we can glam the look up. 
Bring along a mirror and you makeup so you can have a play afterwards. Kerri will be on hand to show you how to apply and make the most of what you've already got in you collection.
Members: Free. Guests: £4


19th July 2017

Glee Club
Nicola Anne from St Albans' Pixie Studio will be leading us in a Glee club style singing and dance routine.
]Members: Free. Guests: £4


21st-23rd July 2017

Wine and Wigwams
Hertfordshire Federation's camping, crafting and activity weekend


16th August 2017

The Art of Grieving
As part of the WI's Alleviating Loneliness resolution, we will be joined by Kate Ray from Bereavement Matters to explain the work of the St Albans Bereavement Network. We will then get creative to make a collaborate quilt to be exhibited in local exhibition The Art of Grieving.


16th-17th September 2017

The Art of Grieving Exhibition
Kingsbury Barn
Branch Road
St Albans
AL3 4SE


20th September 2017

Facial Yoga
Find out all about the art of facial yoga and how it can support your skin care routines with Andrea Symons.
Members: Free. Guests: £4


18th October 2017

Remembrance
Help Herts Belles prepare for Remembrance Sunday with a poppy themed speed-crafting session. We will also be joined by Andy Stephenson from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Royal British Legion.
Members: Free. Guests: £4


15th November 2017

Drumming Workshop
Get musical and join the band with a drumming workshop from the Jesus Hooligan Drumming Circle.
Member: Free. Guests: £4


13th December 2017

Christmas Craft
End the year with some seasonal crafting and party fun.
Details to follow



2016

20th January 2016

Power Hooping
A hula-hoop exercise class run by the energetic Ad'ka. Come along for a taster session
Knit and Natter corner will be up and running for anyone who cannot take part - bring a craft project and enjoy a good gossip.
Members:  Free Guests £3.50

17th February 2016

Chicken Scratch Embroidery
Jane Cobley from Sandridge WI will be along to teach us the art of chicken scratch, a simple form of cross-stitch on gingham. 
No previous sewing experience needed.
All materials provided but please bring a pair of scissors
Members: Free Guests: £3.50

16th March 2016

An Evening with Roy Scammell
Come and meet the real life Milk Tray man!
Roy has led a fascinating life and will give a talk accompanied by photos and film clips from his work. Bond films, Milk Tray and A Clockwork Orange are just some of the highlights.
Members: Free Guests: £3.50

Friday 15th April 2016

Group 22/24 Group Meeting
Hosted by The Causeway WI
St Stephen's Church Hall, Watling St, St Albans AL1 1PT

Speaker: Dan Allen:
"What did you do in the war Granny?"

Competition: The Hero in my Family - female memorabilia
Suggester colour fot the evening: blue


20th April 2016

Giant Knitting
Giant knitting needs giant needles - come and lend a hand - your chance to have a go!
Members: Free Guests: £3.50





18th May 2015

Tea Duelling and Annual Meeting
A round up of the year and a chance to vote in your committee members.
If you're interested in being a part of the Herts Belles committee let us know! We'll also be debating this year's resolution - details to follow.

Followed by the first Herts Belles tea Duelling Championship.
Let's get dunking and find out who will win the coveted 2016 Golden Teapot.

Smalls for All collection point



Saturday 11th June 2016
NFWI Annual Meeting
Brighton


15th June 2016

The Tantrum Club

The Tantrum Club works to help women release their pent-up frustrations and stress in a healthy way. Come along and let go of your anger, frustration, sadness and utter flaming fury! Baseball bats provided!
Guests (as always) are very welcome at a charge of £3.50 each so why not bring a friend - or two?

Plus
Herts Air Ambulance Tea Party



Saturday 11th July 2016

Herts Belles Cake Stall
M Fest @ Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans
Details to follow


20th July 2016
How the WI Changed My Life
The lovely Joanne Croxford, founder of Daisy Change WI, will tell us the inspiring story of how the WI changed her life and how she is helping the WI do the same for other women.




22nd-25th July 2016
Tea and Tents camping weekend
Check website for info
Tea and Tents website


17th August 2016
Creative Mindfulness
At this month's meeting, Anna B. Sexton founder of Open To Create... will introduce a selection of creative thinking and meditation tools to help you be more open to create. 


21st September 2016 
Beer for Birds
Local micro brewery Farr Brew will be talking all things beer and bringing down some samples to try.




19th October 2016 
Sfx Makeup workshop
We will be joined by Zena McCarthy for a taster session in special effects Makeup! Zena has put together a fabulous program for the evening. She will be demonstrating several looks with latex and also products you can use from home. Once she has demonstrated the looks everyone will be able to have a go at creating their own cuts and bruises. 




16th November 2016
Christmas Crafting
For November’s meeting we will be making Kitsch Christmas Wreaths!
Polystyrene wreaths will be provided (£1 donation) along with some other crafty bits and pieces but please bring along any extras you would like to use to decorate it.

December 2016

Festive Fun
There will be no meeting in December -instead we will be heading into town for a meal. Details to follow...


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