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Issue 01: August 2020

Welcome to the WI's brand new newsletter!

All the latest WI news, stories, recipes, campaign highlights, craft projects and more delivered directly to your inbox each month. 

The WI celebrates Pride 2020!
Each year the WI celebrates Pride and WIs around the country attend Pride marches and events. We had hoped 2020 would be bigger than ever before but we didn't let lockdown stop us from celebrating virtually! Activities included an LGBTQ+ activism quiz and an inspiring LGBTQ+ people blog. Read the summary of our Pride celebrations here.
Image above: Trans Pride banner made by Social Lites WI
Peek inside the latest WI Life magazine

In the July/August issue of WI Life,  journalist Dr Ateh Jewel reflects on #BlackLivesMatter and how we can tackle racism and bring about real change in society. 

Click here to read the article.
Denman at Home

Have you tried any of the Denman at Home virtual courses yet? Ranging from retro baking to talks on the history of London and yoga, there's something for everyone with these online courses run by our brilliant expert tutors. Courses start from £5 and are open to everyone!

Browse the courses here.

Campaign Highlight
WI members come together to say #TheTimeIsNow to implement a green recovery from Covid-19

On Tuesday 30 June, over 100 WI members joined 13,000+ others for the first-ever virtual parliamentary lobby to tell politicians to act now in putting a healthy, green and fair recovery at the heart of plans to rebuild from Covid-19. In the photo above, WI Climate Ambassador Sue Bentley met with Derek Twigg MP and other constituents as they discussed tree planting, electric vehicle charger provision and tying the local building plan to net-zero standards.
Seasonal Recipe
Visit our website to find the recipe for these tomato and fig tarts, kindly provided by the British Tomato Growers Association. This is an ideal recipe to serve for lunch with a crisp salad or as a starter to a meal.

Click here for the recipe. 

 
Get Creative!

Add a touch of Gaudi magic to your table this summer with these gorgeous floral mosaic coasters.

Click here to find the project.
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