NYW Zoom Along

Introduction

In 2021 we are continuing to offer Zoom Sessions on a variety of topics to provide a distraction or education in the dark days of winter.

New are free Coffee and Chat sessions to allow members to meet and discuss a different topic every two weeks with two Trustees in support - do consider joining no need to speak just sit back and listen to a different conversation.

The cost per course will be £5.00 per member, there are no additional software costs but you will require an internet enabled device ie a PC, iPad, tablet, mobile phone.

Booking Procedure and How to section have been moved to the bottom of this page to make it quicker to browse the sessions so scroll down if you want these details.

Note we open each session 15 minutes before thec start time for attendees to allow time to check your sound and vision and we allow time for questions/chat at the end.

Zoom Course Programme

A Copy of the Brochure is distributed to WI Secretaries for

January 2021 Course Brochure download here or browse down this page.

January Addiitional Fitness Items w/c 25 Jan Course Brochure download here or browse down this page.

February 2021  Course Brochure download here or browse down this page.

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18th January


Monday

2.00pm  & 7pm


CC02

Feeling isolated and want a chat?

No need to register  - just join on the day via

https://www.zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 812 4320 6206

Passcode: 452430

Same Codes for both time

Chat and Coffee—Family Sayings

This is the  second of a new series when members can join Pauline Bowman and Heather Stoney for a Zoom session with their own cuppa of coffee - or tea - and cake!

Every family has ‘wise sayings’ that are passed down through the generations.  Some were used to scare children into behaving well, but some included folk remedies to cope with ailments and medication before the NHS and antibiotics took over.  Were you told not to wash your hair when you had a period, or to drop a key down your back if you had a nosebleed? What other gems were around?

We do not need to stick to the theme if other topics emerge– it is just an opportunity to socialise distantly with like-minded friends.

19th January

Tuesday

7.00pm

WW01

Cook like the experts -Winter Warmers

with Elizabeth Fawcett                

Elizabeth runs the very successful Humble Pie delicatessen and Cookery School in Hawes, with her youngest daughter. She has always championed the quality local meats and dairy of Wensleydale and uses local ingredients wherever possible.

In 2006, she took part in the BBC Countryfile – the Summer Diaries when they came to Wensleydale and did 10 cookery slots at the end of each programme. These were well received and resulted in her writing “Rambler’s Rewards – Cooking from Coast to Coast” with her friend Pat Kirkbride.

This will be a demonstration of comfort  food for the cold weather, including a nice vegetarian dish, cake and pudding.

21st January

Thursday

7.00pm

SPW01

Get some spoons and click along! - Spoons Workshop

with Jo May

·  The session will be pretty interactive, and is really all about participation rather than me doing a talk. However, if there’s anyone who would prefer to just watch, that’s absolutely fine too!

· If everyone could bring a selection of spoons to try out, that would be great!

· Due to the time lag, when we’re all playing rhythms together, everyone except myself will need to be muted - although some groups have opted for a bit of an un-muted jam right at the end! In-between times, I’d love people to un-mute and interact and ask questions.

· Usually, when I run face-to-face sessions, I provide a large assortment of spoons for participants to try out! Obviously that’s not possible on zoom. However if you have any keen spoon players who would like to buy some spoons specifically for playing, there are a few I can recommend:

https://www.knockonwood.co.uk/Bones-and-Spoons - here are some joined-up spoons that have been made especially for playing. They’re a bit easier to hold than spoons from the kitchen!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KitchenCraft-Colourworks-Measuring-Multi-Colour-4-Piece/dp/B003D4HHPG/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=kitchencraft%20plastic%20measuring%20spoons&qid=1597746210&sr=8-10&fbclid=IwAR2R5_EP-7X4DxnpgY1AbTp7tWrlDRPXNVaTZA9EZv-Ojlt5YPlGby4M3SE - the smallest spoons in these sets of plastic measuring spoons tend to be the favourites in my face-to-face workshops - they’re usually a bit gentler on the fingers than metal spoons. But obviously you need to buy two sets of these to get a pair! I’m not necessarily suggesting buying from Amazon - I’ve seen these in lots of kitchen and hardware shops.

    Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

    Eventbrite - Spoons Workshop

    Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 14th January 2021

26th January

Tuesday

11.00 - 11:30am

Or

2:00- 2:30pm

£3.00

AA01

& AA02

Fight the flab gently!

Armchair Aerobics with Susan Cunningham

Susan is a qualified dance and exercise teacher, normally working in care homes and community centres, but has now transferred her activities to Zoom.
She provides exercises to music to gently stretch older limbs to help you keep your vital organs healthy and all from the comfort of a stable chair!
All you need is a chair that won’t tip over and a flimsy scarf.  You can do it on your own or get your husband/partner to join in.

Not sure if this is for you - see a short video here

https://fb.watch/2XZz1Ze4FI/

This is the first of two taster sessions(next one early March)  - a regular course will be set up if there is enough interest.

The session lasts for 20-30 minutes and will only cost you £3.00.

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - 11:00am Armchair Aerobics

2:00pm  Armchair Aerobics

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 14th January 2021

27th January

Wednesday

7.00pm

NPE01

Chill out with these brave women!

Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition

with Misba Khan

The key success of the expedition was the ten fabulous team members. Recruited via an online application process held on this website that was designed to be as open as possible, the team were chosen from the nearly 1000 women that applied to be part of the project. Diverse in age, experience, background, culture, occupation, family and perspective, the intention was to create a truly representative group of women to take on the challenges of the Arctic together. The team included Misba Khan (a 49-year-old finance manager and chaplain for Manchester in the UK),

During two years of training and preparation the team completed two expeditions in Iceland and one in Oman. They finally departed for the Arctic Ocean on April 14th 2018 and reached the Geographic North Pole after seven days of skiing on 21st April 2018. On reaching the top of the world several team members became the first woman or the first person from their country to ski to the North Pole and Misba Khan became the first British Muslim woman to make the journey.

The team were accompanied on the expedition by a three-woman film crew who were looked after by two legendary professional guides; Ann Daniels and Caroline Hamilton. The resulting feature length film ‘Exposure’ is due for release in 2021.

The team undertook two scientific studies during their ski to the top of the world. Both studies will contribute towards research aiming to make human spaceflight and interstellar exploration possible in the future. One looks at the impact of extreme environments on the body, while the other looks at the consequences on the human mind. The work was completed in conjunction with the University of Strasbourg, the University of Boulder Colorado, Manchester University and others.

28th January

Thursday

2:00pm & 7:00pm

ZFF01 & ZZF02

Drive away those winter blues and get fit!

Zoom Fitness

Emma is a 42 year old Mum of 3 sporty girls. She is a triathlon coach, specialising in working with female athletes and  also manages an online Women's fitness platform - The Pretty Gritty Fitness Hub.


Now, perhaps more than ever before, making time to take care of your physical health is so important, and the impact of adding some physical activity to your daily routine will have a huge positive effect on your mental wellbeing.
The strength and conditioning sessions she will be guiding you through, will tone your muscles as well as creating a strong foundation for any other sports that you take part in, meaning you will be less susceptible to injury. 
Join Emma in the comfort of your own home and get fit to enjoy outdoor activities again when the better weather comes and lockdown is a thing of the past!

The session lasts for 20-30 minutes and will only cost you £3.00.

This is the first of two taster sessions(next one early March)  - a regular course will be set up if there is enough interest.

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite 2pm - Zoom Fitness

7pm - Zoom Fitness

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 21st January 2021

30th January Saturday

10.30am

CVD01

See how chocolates are made so tempting !

Chocolates for Valentines Demowith Jane Napper

Jane Napper will tickle your palette and show how fancy chocolates are made

This will show you how to temper chocolate and make swirled heart shaped chocolates filled with salted caramel and also a chocolate heart.

It’s Saturday, so why not bring along your children or grandchildren?

February

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3rd February


Wednesday

2.00pm


BBT01

The 'proper' way to take afternoon tea!

Postponed

4th February


Thursday

2pm & 7pm


CC02

Feeling isolated and want a chat?

No need to register  - just join on the day either one or both sessions - NO COST via

https://www.zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 812 4320 6206

Passcode: 452430

Same Codes for both times

Coffee(Wine) and Chat - What embarrasing things have happened to you?

This is the third of a new series when members can join Liz Whapples  and Sue Bentham for a Zoom session with their own cuppa of coffee, tea or wine and cake! You are welcome to join either or both sessions.
Initially we can reminisce about your most embarrassing situation -  turning up or not turning up for an event -  not recognising an old friend -  losing a vital piece of clothing -  wanting to disown an outspoken child?
We do not need to stick to the theme if other topics emerge– it is just an opportunity to socialise distantly with like-minded friends.

9th February

Tuesday

7.00pm

EG01

Easy Gardening

Now is the time to plan for Spring and Summer glory

with Martin Fish

Martin will give you the benefit of his expertise to plan some exciting improvements to your garden. It won’t matter if you are an expert or a beginner.

His courses in Alma House have been very popular and informative, he will answer your queries

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Easy Gardening

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 4th February 2021

11th February

Thursday

7:00pm

VD01

Cook Like the Experts - Valentine Delights

with Elizabeth Fawcett                

Elizabeth runs the very successful Humble Pie delicatessen and Cookery School in Hawes, with her youngest daughter. She has always championed the quality local meats and dairy of Wensleydale and uses local ingredients wherever possible.

In 2006, she took part in the BBC Countryfile – the Summer Diaries when they came to Wensleydale and did 10 cookery slots at the end of each programme. These were well received and resulted in her writing “Rambler’s Rewards – Cooking from Coast to Coast” with her friend Pat Kirkbride.

She will be cooking up some tasty treats for your Valentine.

This will be a demonstration of comfort  food for the cold weather, including a nice vegetarian dish, cake and pudding

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Valentine Delights

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 4th February 2021

13th February

Saturday

10:30am

GRH01

Green Heart Crafting with Felicity

with Felicity Jennings                

Show the Love in Green or Red

Show the love this February and your support for this popular WI campaign by making green hearts with Felicity from Felicity Crafts. All you need is green paper, scissors and a glue stick. Of course they can also be made in another colour for Valentine’s Day too.

Could this be an activity for you and your children on a Saturday morning?

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Green Heart Crafting

Closing date for applications via the office email:Thurs 4th February 2021

16th February


Tuesday

10.30am & 7pm


CC04

Just want to see and chat to someone different?

No need to register  - just join on the day either one or both sessions - NO COST via

https://www.zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 812 4320 6206

Passcode: 452430

Same Codes for both times

Coffee(Wine) and Chat - Horrible Holidays?

This is the fourth of a new series when members can join Anne Harrison and Heather Stoney for a Zoom session with their own cuppa of coffee, tea, wine  and cake! You are welcome to join either or both sessions. Everyone must have experienced the worst holiday of your life - whether it was dreadful weather, a half-finished hotel, broken limbs or a dreadful falling-out with your holiday companions! We do not need to stick to the theme if other topics emerge– it is just an opportunity to socialise distantly with like-minded friends.

18th February

Thursday

2.00pm

AS01

Chill out with a Real Artist !

Art Session with Stephen Waterhouse

I am an Illustrator, Author and Educator.  I was born in Yorkshire, England in 1976. When I was very young I was inspired by storytellers such as Roald Dahl and artist’s like Quentin Blake and Richard Scarry.  When I was about 10 years old I was inspired by The Simpson’s, Van Gogh, Monet and David Hockney.  Throughout school Art and Design was my favourite subject.

After leaving school at 18 in 1994 I did an Art & Design Foundation course at Huddersfield and then a BA (hons) Illustration degree at Loughborough University where I gained a 1st.  Since graduating in 1998 I’ve been working as mainly an Illustrator and sometimes an Author for many different publishers and also teaching part-time at Loughborough University.  I have also visited over 400 schools throughout the UK.

In 2019 I was invited to visit ABA World School in Muscat, Oman, which was an amazing experience.  I got to talk to around 800 pupils and created art & illustration workshops for them.  I now hope to do more international school visits if the opportunity arises. 
I create illustrations for picture books, pop-up books, posters, cards, jigsaws, maps, advent calendars, packaging and magazines. I love using bright colours to create characters, buildings and landscapes with lots of detail and atmosphere and a sense of 3-D to engage the viewer and to tell stories.
During my visits I talk about what inspired me when I was a very young.  I show my Pop-Up books, picture books, character development, posters, original artwork and sketchbooks….as well as explaining the process of how I make my artwork and books.

I sell my books and prints of all my artwork and sometimes original artwork and I I will talk more about that in February.

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Chill Out with a Real Artist

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 11th February 2021

22nd February

Monday

7.00pm

CLC01

Can you do anything for climate change?

with Graham Smith

Climate Change  - Is it worth making personal changes?


The first part of the presentation covers the evidence for and against climate change and then looks at how governments are interpreting and responding to the data.  The second part looks at the impact of personal change so that individuals can decide for themselves whether they wish to act or not and the final section provides ‘painless’ ideas on how to make changes should one wish to do so.

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Climate Change

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 18th February 2021

23rd February

Tuesday

11.00 - 11:30am

£3.00

AA03

Fight the flab gently!

Armchair Aerobics with Susan Cunningham

Susan is a qualified dance and exercise teacher, normally working in care homes and community centres, but has now transferred her activities to Zoom.
She provides exercises to music to gently stretch older limbs to help you keep your vital organs healthy and all from the comfort of a stable chair!
All you need is a chair that won’t tip over and a flimsy scarf.  You can do it on your own or get your husband/partner to join in.

Not sure if this is for you - see a short video here

https://fb.watch/2XZz1Ze4FI/

This is the first of two taster sessions(next one early March)  - a regular course will be set up if there is enough interest.

The session lasts for 20-30 minutes and will only cost you £3.00.

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Armchair Aerobics

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 18th February 2021

25th February

Thursday

2:00pm

NYV01

A nostalgic view of North Yorkshire village life during the War

We Didn’t Take Any Fault: A North Yorkshire village in World War II

Vivienne will give another talk about life in Burton Leonard during the Second World War,

This is interesting for anyone who appreciates historic tales of village life, but especially for older members who remember rationing, if not the war itself.  In this talk she will trace the story of the people of Burton Leonard, then in the West Riding, as they faced the challenges of wartime. Using unique oral history interviews by village school children we hear first-hand the memories of residents recalling what it was like to be at school, to start work and to be an evacuee during WW2

. Illustrated by original photographs, records and memorabilia we learn how in one village at least, despite the horrors taking place elsewhere, the war left a legacy of co-operation and lasting friendships.

If you have any small items of memorabilia, bring them along and we can have a show and tell at the end.

    Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

    Eventbrite -   Village in World War II

    Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 18th February 2021

25th February

Thursday

7:00pm

ZFF03

Drive away those winter blues and get fit!

Zoom Fitness

Emma is a 42 year old Mum of 3 sporty girls. She is a triathlon coach, specialising in working with female athletes and  also manages an online Women's fitness platform - The Pretty Gritty Fitness Hub.


Now, perhaps more than ever before, making time to take care of your physical health is so important, and the impact of adding some physical activity to your daily routine will have a huge positive effect on your mental wellbeing.
The strength and conditioning sessions she will be guiding you through, will tone your muscles as well as creating a strong foundation for any other sports that you take part in, meaning you will be less susceptible to injury. 
Join Emma in the comfort of your own home and get fit to enjoy outdoor activities again when the better weather comes and lockdown is a thing of the past!

The session lasts for 20-30 minutes and will only cost you £3.00.

This is the first of two taster sessions(next one early March)  - a regular course will be set up if there is enough interest.

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link-

Eventbrite - Zoom Fitness

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 18th February 2021

More Course will be added for Mar 2021 including free Coffee and Chat sessions  so keep checking for further opportunities to meet up with fellow WI members from the comfort of your own home.

Help - how do I do it?

All sessions will be provided using the ZOOM platform which is an on-line Video Conferencing tool - which is free to use as an attendee. We have prepared two non-technical guide on how to connect to a sessions a One Page - How to Join (download a copy here) and a Full Guide to Zoom (download a copy here) if you want to set up your own Zoom Account and manage meeetings using Zoom. If you requrie assistance please contact Hazel Smyth at web.nwyorkswi@yahoo.co.uk who will arrange a sutiable time to get you going.

Booking Procedures

Following the difficulties encountered by some members in paying via the bank when on-line banking is not available we will be offering the option via the Eventbrite platform(a secure ticket and payment system widely used and in use by other Federations) to book and pay with a credit/debit card on-line.

Eventbrite Bookings Method
Click the link within the course description below - you will be taken to the relevant Eventbrite course page where you can select the Tickets button which will then take you to the on-line payment page to enter :

  • Your Name
  • Your credit or debit card, togther with expiry date and CSC (no on back)
  • Your preference to hear direct about future North Yorkshire West Courses and or Other Eventbrite Courses
  • Eventbrite will by return send the login details via email for the course.

You do not need to notify office of your booking. Any issues contact zoom.nwyorkswi@gmail.com. Note Eventbrite Bookings will close 1 hour before the start time - earlier booking is recommended. 

Office Booking Method
Please email the Federation office at nywfwi@btconnect.com letting them know which courses you are booking and that you have paid.

Members to pay into the Federation bank account directly using online banking or via their bank. All zoom sessions are £5.00.

The details needed to do this are as follows:
Account name: NYW Fed of Womens Institutes
Account No: 35739439
Sort Code: 05-07-17
You must also include a Payment reference of: Course Code + your initials and your WI’ e.g. ‘XYZ!’ ABC Anywhere WI
Your log in details for the courses will be forwarded no later than on the Friday before the courses starts.

NOTE - We are no longer charging a different price for non-members who are welcome to join.