Join the best girl gang in town for a pot-luck picnic and a whole lot of fun in The Grove.
Bring something to eat and share, something to sit on, and something twinkly to light up the park as the sun goes down!
We’ve got everything crossed for sunshine this year!
The AGM is upon us again in June!
Our annual general meeting is a chance to reflect on the previous year and take care of all manner of WI business including committee and president elections.
We’ll also be discussing 2018’s resolution Plastic Soup and examining how we can cut down on plastic use.
In April, we’ll be joined by award-winning writer and editor Catherine Grey. Catherine quit alcohol back in 2013, and is the author of best-selling book, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober.
About the book: Going sober will make you happier, healthier, wealthier, slimmer and sexier. Despite all of these upsides, it's easier said than done. This inspirational, aspirational and highly relatable narrative champions the benefits of sobriety; combining the author's personal experience, factual reportage, contributions from experts and self-help advice.
March is for Murder Mystery....Spring is almost here and if you’ve been thinking of joining us please do!
As well as the book we put the world to rights with our witty repartee. Room for everyone in our little corner of Hotel du Vin (turn left through the front door and walk to the end!)
Good Reads description of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle:
The Rules of Blackheath:
Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
Understood? Then let's begin...
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...
The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.
Let’s talk about sex baby!
Got a question about sex and relationships?
In February's fab meeting we'll be joined by a crack panel of sex and relationship experts, who will be answering questions submitted (anonymously!) in advance. Keep your eyes peeled in January for details on how to submit your questions.
The panel will be led by Dr Karen Gurney, AKA "The Sex Doctor". Check her our on Instagram here.
Happy October! Now that Autumn is upon us, come along to our lovely book club.
This month we are reading Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate and Notes on a nervous planet by Matt Haig.
You are welcome if you read one, both or neither!
As always we will also catch up on podcasts, politics and TV.
Our March meeting tackles mindfulness, meditation, and how to break up with your phone.
Happy February book clubbers! We are trying something a little different this month with two book options for you. ‘Home fire’ by Kamila Shamsie, a story of tragedy and love through Persia, London and America. Looks wonderful! Our second book is ‘I found you’ by Lisa Jewell....What would you do if you found a man on the beach with no memories?
Come along even if you haven’t read the books, our conversations go from books to politics to feminism to local interest/events. We would love to see some of our new Angels there.
This month we will be tasting wines that would accompany a delicous valentines dinner as well as your requests of wines you want to try. Drop me an email if you'd like me to bring something along that you have seen, would like to pair with what you are cooking or want to explore.
This event is ticket only and is now SOLD OUT
The theme will be "Christmas nibbles" Do you have a favourite/go to recipe, ideal for the festive season? Then bring your plate of food, a few copies of your recipe, or link to the web. BYO drinks. I'll provide the napkins, glasses and a warm welcome.
Angels, please visit the event page on HALO for location details.
We’re kicking off the silly season with a festive knees up at The Royal Wells. Featuring a disco, not-so-secret santa and no doubt a whole bunch of bubbles! Bring your dancing shoes and a ‘what-goes-on-at-the-christmas-party-stays-at-the-christmas-party’ attitude...
Our annual Carol Singing at the Station will take place on Friday 8 December. Please meet at Louise Daniel's house (Angels see the Facebook event for details) at 6:00PM to get songbooks and some vocal lubrication before we head down to the station to sing our hearts out and raise money for the Tunbridge Wells Shelter!
Louise has assured us that she has super official permission to carol at the station this year so we won't get kicked out again. Joy to the world!
It's time again for our annual winter crafting! Previous meetings have seen us make Christmas cards, paper decorations, wine glass charms and colourful pom poms, and this year is sure to be just as good!
Six of our very own Angels will be running their stalls, teaching us a creative craft for the festive season.
There will be some drinks available on the night, but we encourage you to BYOB and mince pies for a jolly old time!
Gender equality. What does it mean? When will we get there? How do we measure it? When the topic is raised in the media, women are so often the focus of the change, but what does greater parity of the sexes mean for the men in our lives?
Jordan Jones is a speaker with Great Men UK, an organisation that works with boys and young men around the country to challenge gender stereotypes and teach them about equality. He'll be speaking to us about gender, feminism, masculinity, and how men fit into the whole shebang.
How much should we be saving? What should we do with all these pensions? How do we make a budget? How do we stick to said budget?? We have so many questions.
Luckily we have two experts joining us on Monday evening to help us tackle our financial fears, empower us with #FinancialFacts, and inspire us to get our finances in order... Finally!
And who knows, maybe we'll find that personal finance can actually be– dare we say?– fun!