Issue 04: November 2020

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We will remember them...
We are just a few days away from Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day. Despite the restrictions on meeting over the past couple of months, and the new national lockdown, it has been wonderful to see how WI members have come together where possible to mark this important event. Crafty members have showcased their skills with an amazing range of poppy displays! Follow us on social media to see more of these fabulous installations.

Below, from left to right (or top to bottom): Durham Merryoaks WI, King James WI, Crantock WI, Roxby WI.
Try a Denman at Home course this November!
With a new lockdown having just begun, there is no better time to try a Denman at Home course! We hope these courses will provide you with some entertainment and escapism from this challenging period. Coming up this month we have Christmas craft-alongs, tai chi classes, preserves demonstrations and talks on a range of historical topics.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
As part of our No More Violence Against Women campaign, we are encouraging WI members to support the UN's #16DaysofActivism against gender-based violence, running from 25 November to 10 December 2020. To find out more about our No More Violence campaign, visit our website.
WI Spotlight: Manchester WI
Throughout lockdown, Manchester WI has been running their WI meetings virtually with a huge range of virtual speakers and activities. Since March, they have gained an incredible 37 new members! The photo to the right/above was from their October meeting where they decorated Halloween cookies!
Dive into the WI's membership magazine, WI Life
For a limited time only, we have added the entire last two issues of WI Life magazine as digital copies to our website. To explore life in the WI, have a
browse through the September and October magazines here. 

The November/December issue lands soon… look out for plenty of festive crafts, cookery and winter inspiration PLUS a special feature on the lasting power of WI friendship.
Get Cooking!
As the days get colder, treat yourself with some delicious Parkin - a traditional gingerbread cake made with oatmeal and black treacle originating from Northern England. Find the recipe here.
Get Creative!
Keep your home cosy and warm this winter with our cute ‘Chipolata’ sausage dog draft excluder, suitable for any door width! Find the project here. 
World Kindness Day
As part of the WI's Link Together campaign, on Friday 13 November, we will be celebrating the acts of kindness shown by WI members and the members of their communities throughout this unprecedented year. Follow our social media channels on #WorldKindnessDay to find out more.
Are you interested in joining the WI? Forge friendships, learn new skills, have your voice heard and make a difference in your community. WI members are entitled to a great range of benefits. Due to the recent membership subscription extension, you can now 'Try the WI' for just £10.75 until the end of March 2021.
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