| “Think back to your classroom, to the roll call of inventors and politicians, military leaders and scientists, philosophers and composers, thinkers and mystics and ask yourself this question. Where were the women?” Kate Mosse |
Kate Mosse – Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World
Sat 11 Mar, 7.30pm | Tickets from £15
In the week of International Women’s Day bestselling Author Kate Mosse OBE comes to artsdepot as part of her first ever national theatre tour. Inspired by Kate’s recently released book Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World, this fabulous evening of entertainment is part detective story, part love letter about how history is made, and part celebration of extraordinary, brilliant trailblazing and inspirational women throughout history. With storytelling, music and images, Kate will both share the story of how she tracked down her long-forgotten relative, Lily Watson (in whose literary footsteps she is walking) at the same time as celebrating hundreds of other women from history whose names deserve to be better known. We’ll meet the Mothers of Invention and Pirate Queens, we’ll meet the unsung heroines of medicine and those who dazzled on the screen, the stage and in the stadium, and we’ll meet those who fought for what they believed and those who reached for the stars.
|Become an RPO Brent member and receive free and £5 tickets |
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) warmly invites to join our brand new membership scheme, created for people who live or work in the London borough of Brent. It’s free to join, and membership gives Brent residents and workers access to concert tickets from just £5* for adults (or free tickets for those aged 18 and under). Discover the thrill of live orchestral music in some of the capital’s most exciting concert venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Orchestra’s resident home, Cadogan Hall. Meet like-minded people from your local area and enjoy a host of enticing performances: from Film Music Gala and Video Games in Concert, to classical favourites and well-known masterpieces… there’s something for everyone. Don’t delay, join the RPO Brent membership today and discover the joy of London’s orchestral music scene.
Volunteers needed – Foodcycle Wembley
FoodCycle is a national charity that puts on weekly, free community meals for people in need. These meals are cooked by volunteers with surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and our volunteers serve a delicious three-course meal to our guests, as well as share the meal and conversation with them. We believe that no one should be hungry or lonely! FoodCycle Wembley is due to launch on Tuesday 28th March, 2023 and will meet every Tuesday evening at the Park Lane Methodist Church.
We’re looking for both cooking and hosting volunteers at our project! Cooking volunteers help cook a 3 course meal and hosting volunteers set up the venue and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
We are also looking for ‘Project Leaders’ to join and lead our fabulous teams at sessions. FoodCycle Project Leaders are the inspirational volunteers that keep our projects running. Becoming a Project Leader is a unique opportunity to gain a whole range of skills and experiences. By regularly leading at FoodCycle Wembley and being part of the Project Leader team, you will witness the profound impact that the project has on the local community.
The team as a whole plays a vital role within the FoodCycle Family- helping to strengthen and build a resilient community through conversation, and create a warm, welcoming environment for our guests – this helps support mental health, wellbeing and reduce loneliness. Lots of our guests are lonely or vulnerable and really value our volunteers’ support. Here’s some more information about how great being a Project Leader is: https://www.foodcycle.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/become-a-project-leader/
Annual meeting 2022 reports
Update on toiletries donations
The NWLWI collected a number of toiletries for donation to a local refuge/safe house. Ena kindly agreed to take the items, but sadly the refuge that was known to her had closed. After some research (privacy issues obviously make it hard to locate places of refuge) eventually Ena was able to make contact and delivered the items to a safe house. The key worker there thanked the NWLWI for the items and their support and reported that the toiletries would be gratefully received. Ena asked what other items were most needed and was told that toys (including second hand ones in good condition) would always be very welcome
Please see attached notice for the latest news on Denham
Where’s Winnie – knit a corgi!
To honour The Queen’s longstanding relationship with the WI, and as President of Sandringham WI, Norfolk Federation, WI members are being asked to knit a corgi named WInnie and hide her in their local community as a fun surprise for others to find and keep. Members are encouraged to make as many WInnies as they wish and leave them in parks, on walking trails, in community centres, meeting halls or libraries, on bridges, benches or beaches – anywhere that can pay the WI love forward and cheer up someone’s day. The lucky recipients will be able to log their find and a picture on an interactive map on the NFWI website, which will go live from 1 May.You can find the project instructions on page 43 of the March issue of WI Life magazine
Not in my Name Competition
NFWI-Wales has launched a new competition for members to enter as part of its Not in my Name campaign.
Established in 2012 Not in my Name aims to raise awareness about violence against women and involves WIs recruiting male ambassadors from their communities to make a promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
The 2022 competition is to ‘Design and Make a Scarf’ depicting the Not in my Name campaign to end violence against women. Any craft medium and technique accepted.
Please find attached the competition guidelines. The guidelines are also available on My WI:https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/nfwi-news/articles/join-the-2022-not-in-my-name-competition
ME, MYSELF & WI
Details of this year’s Me, Myself and WI.
The objective of this activity is to encourage members to take time to look at their own mental health and physical health and general wellbeing, making time to put themselves first and recognise ways in which they can make small adjustments to their daily life and to help improve their understanding of the importance of taking care of their mind and body. We feel strongly that the objectives of Me, Myself and WI fit beautifully in support and recognition of the National Mental Health Awareness week, starting on the 9 May 2022. As such, Me, Myself and WI will offer a week of activities to encourage members to take a step out of their normal routine and take some time to focus on themselves and their wellbeing.
Please find attached an advert which gives an outline of the week plus the Me, Myself and WI logo, which will be used during the lead up to and throughout the week, so that members can easily associate activities with the event.
Activities will include:
- 10 Minutes of Mindfulness daily recordings.
- Information from the Met Police on online fraud, sexual consent and drink spiking.
- Mindfulness colouring pages
- Updated Watchlist
- Craft projects
- Cookery projects
Women at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
During March and April, the Willesden Jewish Cemetery will be celebrating some of the remarkable women buried there with guided walks. Click on link for more details
Women at Willesden Jewish Cemetery — Willesden Jewish Cemetery