NYW Zoom Along

Introduction

Over the last few months everyone has been deprived of the opportunity to meet up with WI friends or take part in courses and events.

NYWFWI trustees have now decided the time has come for us to provide for our members an opportunity to have fun and acquire  knowledge, skills and entertainment  and possibly provide an encouragement for new members about what the WI has to offer.

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.

Scroll Down to the Programme for October & November - Daytime / Evening  and Weekend Talks/Demos

Revised Booking Procedures from 24 Sept 2020

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

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. We are offering free monthly sessions when you can try it out see below.

Zoom Course Programme

A Copy of the Brochure is distributed to WI Secretaries for

October Courses Brochure download here or browse down this page

November Course Brochure download here or browse down this page

November Courses will added in the next week - look out for Peter Lawerance Talk at end of November - a speaker a number of you have attended courses with at Denman - a Historian and Former Metropolitan Police Commisioner - so lots of stories to tell.

September Courses including links to purchase Soap, Butters and Balms kits are at the bottom of this web page.

DateTimeCodeDescription

21st October

Wednesday

7:00pm 18 UN01

POSTPONED Is there modern slavery on your doorstep?

Clare Mills  will provide information about modern slavery and what to look for. It is one of this year’s National Resolutions and can happen even in our peaceful rural areas. If you wish to provide more support for this organisation, donations can be made at https://www.unseenuk.org/support-us/donate

Resolution passed by Women's Institute on Stop Modern Slavery
This campaign seeks to raise awareness of modern slavery in the UK. It also calls for better support for survivors, as well as more effective action to eradicate the problem.

30th October

Friday

7:00pm GHC01

A spooky Halloween Jaunt from your own armchair

Ghosts at Hampton Court with Sarah Slater

Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace' is Sarah’s most popular talk, about her experiences working with the ghosts at Hampton Court Palace, what it is like to wander the galleries late at night on her own in the dark, the history, stories and sightings of ghosts over the years - a topical talk for Halloween!

Sarah gave us a very good talk in September on Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1660-1830 - don't miss this one!

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link Eventbrite - Ghosts at Hampton Court

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 22nd October 2020

31st October

Saturday

10:30am BC01

Bee Bits & Bobs!

Rachel is a very accomplished craftswoman who has provided a wide range of courses at Alma House. This demonstration is the second of her online support courses. Rachel will demonstrate a range of 9 bee related products using honey, wax & pollen which you can make at home. These may include a range of household useful items (spoon & board conditioning butters, waxes/polishes & beeswax candles) alongside beauty products (balms, conditioning/massage bars, soaps & whipped butters). It is intended that you watch the demonstration, but you will have the option to purchase a kit to run alongside the demonstration which will have all the ingredients and recipe cards in it for you to make at your leisure after the zoom demonstration. Before, or up to 1 week after the session you can follow these links to get:

PDF downloadable recipes and notes for all 9 items at cost £5:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/857804046/wi-zoom-demo-bee-bits-and-bobs-saturday?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

Printed & posted recipes and notes for all 9 items at cost of £10:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/871720733/wi-zoom-demo-bee-bits-and-bobs-saturday?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

All ingredients plus recipes and notes posted for all 9 items at cost £30:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/857800936/wi-zoom-demo-bee-bits-and-bobs-saturday?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via this link -  Eventbrite -Bee Bits and Bobs!

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 22nd October 2020

DateTimeCodeDescription

2 November

Monday

2.00pm

& 7.00pm

MAC02A

MAC02E

Macramé - Create a Hanging Plant Holder

Judith will build on her original session in October and demonstrate how to make a plant holder. If you are already familiar with the Flat Knots, Loops (a form of the flat knot, Spiral Notes and Tassels you can put them to use to make this for a plant of yours or a Christmas Gift.

You can either watch this demo or work along with Judith.

You will need 1 x 2” (5cm) curtain ring 8 x 15’ (5m) cord, string or very thick wool 2 x 5’ (1.5m) Piece of string to tie the curtain ring to something firm e.g table leg / chair back etc, Scissors

Judith Stansfield is Chair of the Craft and Home Economics Commitee at the North Yorkshire Federation WI

You will need 1 x 2” (5cm) curtain ring 8 x 15’ (5m) cord, string or very thick wool 2 x 5’ (1.5m) Piece of string to tie the curtain ring to something firm e.g table leg / chair back etc, Scissors

Judith Stansfield is Chair of the Craft and Home Economics Committee at the North Yorkshire Federation WI

Choose Either the Afternoon or Evening Session

Book Online NOW and up to 1hr before start time via one of these links -

Eventbrite Macramé - Create a Hanging Plant Holder_Afternoon

Eventbrite Macramé - Create a Hanging Plant Holder_Evening

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 29th October 2020

4 November

Wednesday

7.00pm

MIW02

Wilding - Encouraging Nature into your garden


Helen from her experiences of developing Make it Wild, will guide us to making your own gardens more wildlife friendly.Helen and Christopher and their family have always adored the natural world, but were acutely aware of the impact that humans are having on every other species and how we have polluted and degraded the land and oceans, even having impact on the climate.

They decided that instead of just worrying about it, they should do their bit to change this by creating a bit more wild space. More trees, more meadows, more ponds. They took over Dougill Grange and Bank Woods and have planted over 25,000 trees, created plant meadows and ponds and now provide courses and sell natural products.

From her experiences of developing Make it Wild, Helen will bring you advice and suggestions of how you can make your own gardens more friendly for wild life.

This follows on from her talk Scalpel to Spade and Beyond where she described her personal journey from Surgeon to purchasing and developing two major woods in Yorkshire.

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

Eventbrite -Wilding - Encouraging Nature into your garden

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 29th October 2020

9th November

Monday

7.00pm

PH01

An introduction to work and rescue of hedgehogs

An introduction to work and rescue of hedgehogs and how you can encourage and support hedgehogs in your garden

The purpose of Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue is for the benefit of the public to further conservation and preservation of the hedgehog species by providing a rescue, care, and rehabilitation service for sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs with the aim of releasing such hedgehogs back into the wild wherever possible.

Suffolk Prickles hedgehog Rescue also works to advance the education of the public in the study of hedgehogs and in the care, methods of treatment, conservation and habitat of hedgehogs.

Paula Baker will talk us through the work of this charityin looking after sick Hedgehogs but more importantly helping us to use our own space to create a haven for these endearing creatures.

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

Eventbrite - An introduction to work and rescue of hedgehogs

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 5th November 2020

12th November

Thursday

7.00pm

WIW01

Women in Warfare

Women in Warfare is about the many, varied and sometimes very surprising roles women have played in times of war.

The men could never have done it without us - although if that is good or bad is difficult to say. This is a picture of one of the few women to fight alongside men as an equal in the same uniform and who was promoted to Captain. Can you name her?

Leslie Newham will tell us about some of the little known roles women have in the past undertaken in warfare and their impact. This will reflect on the roles now undertaken by women in the British Armed Forces.

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

Eventbrite - Women in Warfare

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 5th November 2020

16th November

Monday

2.00pm

HHH01

Herriot Hospice Homecare

We know that many people wish to die at home, surrounded by the people and things that matter most - hear how this can be achieved even in these COVID times.

This talk will allow you understand the services and support a Hospice can give - perhaps now you don't need it but understanding what is available for the future can give peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Lucy Turner will provide us with how this is achieved by Herriott Hospice Homecare.

Established by local people in Northallerton in 1992, Herriot Hospice Homecare provides free personalised care to enable people to live comfortably and with dignity in their own home during the last weeks of their life. Each year, we support almost 600 people in the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas of North Yorkshire through services including: end of life care, bereavement support, respite care, befriending, complementary therapy and a driving service.

This practical and emotional support helps patients and their families manage during a very difficult time.

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

Eventbrite - Herriott Hospice Homecare

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 12th November 2020

18th November

Wednesday

2:00pm FOC05

Free online Demo and Q&A

Book Direct with Hazel Smyth via email to web.nwyorkswi@yahoo.co.uk

We are organising 2 more sessions in both  October and November for members dates below to demo and answer questions on technology for Members/Meeetings

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.

18th Nov

Wednesday

7.00pm

HFP01

Make a hedgehog from a paperback

Turn an old Paperback book into a Hedgehog using the art of paper folding. Folded Book art is a way of turning a book into either a useful or decorative item.

In this workshop Caroline will demonstrate how to turn an old paperback book into a Hedgehog that can be used as an ornament or as an extensive letter rack to hold notes. Once you have mastered the basic skills on this course you will understand how to turn any book from a bookshelf item to a decorative item. Patterns exist to fold in letters, flowers, birds etc - so instead of seeing the spine you see the open book displayed. A lovely way to upcycle old books or turn a treasured book into an ornament without destroying the book.

It is suggested for this your first attempt you have an old paperback of a medium thickness around 200- 300 pages

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

Eventbrite - Make a Hedgehog

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 12th November 2020

19th November

Thursday

7:00pm FOC06

Free online Demo and Q&A

Book Direct with Hazel Smyth via email to web.nwyorkswi@yahoo.co.uk

We are organising 2 more sessions in both  October and November for members dates below to demo and answer questions on technology for Members/Meeetings

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.

24th November

Tuesday

7:00pm

 

Fly a bird with Felicity!

Make a bird

Felicity will take you through the process of creating this metal bird.

You can just watch, or craft along. So to craft along with the silver bird you will need a takeaway tray or similar (a foil dish from supermarket is fine) scissors, a wooden spoon and a pointy thing (old biro,pencil, end of paintbrush, dotting tool). To add the wings you need a glue gun but it looks good without the wings too.

To Christmas it up with colours you would need Sharpies. A needle and thread will let you hang it up. Felicity is the founder of Felicity Crafts,a  small independent craft school which has developed from my WI craft club. She has worked in Education for over 20 years and now delivers a range of crafts via Zoom and live, for all abilities, using materials most people will have at home. She is  also the proud President of Spa Sweethearts WI in Harrogate. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJA2qSZbReffRz4_8K0aRg

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

Eventbrite - Fly a Bird

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 19th November 2020

25th November

Wednesday

7:00pm

BST01

Behind the scenes of TV quiz programmes

What really goes on behind the scenes  of TV quiz programmes

Faith Powell will enlighten you on the fascinating and amusing behind-the-scenes happenings involved in the  making of TV Quiz programmes.

She has been on 14 quiz shows and won 6, but says don’t let that fool you.

She will share anecdotes, gossip and show prizes won from Going for Gold To Wipeout with Bob Monkhouse.

It will be a fun presentation with a bit of audience participation.

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

Eventbrite - Behind the Scenes

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 19th November 2020

30th November

Monday

7.00pm

GGG01

Gallows, Gangsters & Good Time Girls – Crime & Punishment in 19th & 20th Century

Peter was well-known for his Denman courses and is fast becoming a star of the Denman Online talks. He was with the Metropolitan Police for many years and has a deep knowledge of recent and historic crime in London.

Join Peter Lawrence as he takes you on a tour of the London streets from his unique perspective, laden with interesting facts and anecdotes from his time working for Scotland Yard's 'Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Group', paired with his natural interest in history and architecture. For this installment Peter will highlight the darker side of London’s history from its ancient prisons and places of execution, through to more modern times and criminals, some well known names and others very well known to Peter in his “earlier life” !!

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

Eventbrite - Gallows,Gansters and Good Time Girls

Closing date for applications via the office email: Thurs 26th November 2020

More Course will be added for December so keep checking for further opportunities.

September

DateTimeCodeDescription
September  

Free online Demo and Q&A

We are organising 2 more sessions in both  October and November for members dates below to demo and answer questions on technology for Members/Meeetings

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.

9th September 2pm        CMIW01

Make it Wild with Helen Neave

More details about them, their shop and volunteering opportunities can be found at www.makeitwild.co.uk

If you missed this one a further course will be available scroll down for dates .

15th September 7pm        SSS01

Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1660-1830 with Sarah Slater

If you missed this talk see below for a further talk in October on  the Ghosts of Hampton Court on 30 October at 7pm

22nd September 10.30am WBY01

Write a Book in a Year with Hazel Goss

Sorry you missed this

23rd September

2pm        

SBB01

Soaps, Balms and Butters with Rachel Hutton

Rachel is a very accomplished craftswoman who has provided a wide range of courses at Alma House. This demonstration is the first of her online support courses.


If you were unable to attend you  can obtain the recipes and a kit from the links below


PDF downloadable recipes and notes for all 9 items:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/832058784/wi-zoom-demo-wednesday-23rd-sept-200-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1
Printed & posted recipes and notes for all 9 items:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/845963999/wi-zoom-demo-wednesday-23rd-sept-200?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1
All ingredients plus recipes and notes posted for all 9 items:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/845965777/wi-zoom-demo-wednesday-23rd-sept-200?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

29th September 7pm        LVW01

Life with Victoria Wood with Chris Foote-Wood (her brother)