Entries by Chesterdevaswi

Fashion and Fizz – Our annual fundraiser

FUND RAISER – We’ve been thinking long and hard about what to do as our main fundraising event and this year it’s all about fashion darling! Fashion show by Simmi of Mold. This event replaces our usual October meeting (it’s on the same day though!). Tickets must be purchased prior to the evening – contact […]

Inside the Lord Mayor’s Palour – July 2017

Fantastic evening hearing about Jill Houlbrook’s, Lord Mayor for Chester, and Chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council from 2013 to 2014, journey ‘Inside the Lord Mayor’s Parlour’. We’ll see everyone at our next meeting on August 10th. Remember folks, we will beat the Water Tower Gardens, (Tower Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HS) at the wildlife friendly gardens […]

2017 NFWI Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting was held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday 7 June. The meeting was attended by approximately 4,300 members and guests. Guest speakers Jo Fairley, author and co-founder of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate and Susie Dent, author and resident dictionary expert on Channel 4’s Countdown delivered inspiring and engaging […]

Poison is a Women’s Weapon – June 2017

Our June session saw the author of “The Black Widows of Liverpool” Angela Brabin, a retired criminal lawyer, join us to talk about her book. “The Black Widows of Liverpool” is an astonishing local book which tells the story of the murderous activities of an infamous killing syndicate operating in the heart of the Victorian […]

Change of meeting date to commence January 2018

The votes have been counted and we can now announce the members choice is to hold our meetings on the same Tuesday each month. The change will be effective from January 2018. All members will be informed of changes and dates via our newsletter. Please direct any questions to the committee via email. Thank you […]

Resolutions – May 2017

After our Pate Princess session, we got down to some serious WI business – voting for the NFWI 2017 Annual Meeting Resolutions. As a member of the WI, it’s that time of year where we needed to discuss and vote for which resolution we, the Chester Devas WI, wish to support.   The two resolutions […]

Pate Princess – May 2017

The self-proclaimed ‘Chief Excitement Officer’ Margaret Carter joined us in May to discuss her entrepreneur activities – she went from Chile to pâté as head of one of Wales’ most successful food firms, the Patchwork Traditional Food Company. The Patchwork Traditional Food Company was established over 30 years ago. It was started by Margaret in […]

Life Drawing – April 2017

April saw our Chester Devas WI member Rebecca Collins give us an easy to follow life drawing taster session. We learnt some of the basic techniques of life drawing which allowed us to produce a likeness of a human figure. We used techniques such as ‘gesture’ allowing us to situate our figure accurately on the […]

Caribbean Cooking Demo – March 2017

There was a rum punch too many at March’s event with Servel Miller, the founder of Caribbean Flava. The Chester Deva ladies got stuck in making Jamaican patties (like our good old Cornish pasties but spicier!). Servel then demonstrated an amazing, quick and simple chicken curry. More of his tasty ‘Just Jamin’ sauces can be […]

Show the Love – February 2017

Whilst many folk were romancing the night away this February 14th, our ladies got involved and supported the National Federation of WI’s climate change campaign ‘Show the Love’. The evening was aimed at making all things that are personal to ourselves that are affected by climate change through the power of green hearts. More information […]