September Book Club
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

September Book Club

Book club’s back after a short summer break - and there’s a lot of books to discuss!

Summer reads….

The wrong knickers and Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
This is going to hurt by Adam Kay
Ordinary people by Dianna Evans
Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng
This is how it always is by Laurie Frankel

If you haven’t read any of the books, don’t be put off - there’s always plenty of chat about TV shows, films, books, current affairs and more.

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October Meeting: Bare Reality
Oct
14
7:45 PM19:45

October Meeting: Bare Reality

Boobs. Tatties. Tits. Bazungas. Whatever you call them, get ready to discuss all things breast and body parts.

Photographer and artist Laura Dodsworth will be joining us to talk about her incredible “Bare Reality” series, in which she explores the full and beautiful diversity of breasts, vaginas and penises with un-airbrushed, intimate portraits alongside captivating personal stories of the people pictured. And it’s about more than just pictures; through her work Laura examines our relationships with our bodies, gender constructs, notions of masculinity and femininity, sexual pleasure, pain…the list goes on! You’ll just need to come along to find out more about this fascinating woman and her projects!

Click here to read more about Laura.

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November Meeting: Positive Pause
Nov
11
7:45 PM19:45

November Meeting: Positive Pause

When you hear the word “menopause”, does it send a shiver down your spine?

Fear not, Positive Pause are here to help us realise it doesn’t need to be that way! They’ll be joining us at our November meeting to talk midlife, menopause and beyond, all with a more positive spin.

Here’s what they say about themselves to give you a taste of what to expect:

“PositivePause embrace midlife, menopause and beyond, helping women to be the best that they can be. Formed in 2016, by Ann and Jo, both menopausal, frustrated and over-whelmed by the range of information available online as we navigated the menopausal minefield. We would like you to join our journey in the hope that by sharing our discoveries and experiences in a more optimistic, up beat approach, you’ll find the support you need during this complex time in your life.

We’ve spoken to many medical experts so we can share what we've learnt and help others be more positive about their pause.”

Find out more here

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June Meeting: AGM
Jun
10
7:45 PM19:45

June Meeting: AGM

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.

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April Meeting: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Apr
8
7:45 PM19:45

April Meeting: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

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.

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February Meeting: Angels Anonymous
Feb
11
7:45 PM19:45

February Meeting: Angels Anonymous

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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.

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October Book Club
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

October Book Club

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.

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Book Club
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Book Club

Fellow unruly women, this month’s books are thought provoking and brilliant reads. I’m looking forward to the conversation already! We’ve got little fires everywhere by Celeste Ng and The rise and reign of the unruly woman by Anne Helen Petersen.

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Book Club
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Book Club

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.

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Wine Club
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Wine Club

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

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Recipe Book Club
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Recipe Book Club

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.

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Carol Singing
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Carol Singing

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!

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November Meeting: Annual Winter Crafting
Nov
13
7:45 PM19:45

November Meeting: Annual Winter Crafting

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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!

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October Meeting: Men & Gender Equality
Oct
9
7:45 PM19:45

October Meeting: Men & Gender Equality

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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.

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