Upcoming Crosspool WI meetings

Details of the next few Crosspool WI meetings have been announced:

Monday 21 May, 7-9pm Crosspool WI evening group St Columba’s church. Guest speaker: Alan Sherwood ‘Living in the Antarctic’
Monday 28 May, 1-3pm Crosspool WI afternoon group Gardening Q&A with Richard from Valleyside. Meet 12.45pm at Stephen Hill church for a lift or 1pm at Valleyside cafe
Monday 18 June, 7-9pm Crosspool WI evening group St Columba’s church. Guest speaker: Fibre Arts ‘Jubilee Pottery’

For more information, follow Crosspool WI on Facebook, Twitter or call 07894 387406.

Crosspool WI branch meeting on Monday

The first full branch meeting of the Crosspool Women’s Institute (WI) will take place on Monday 19 March at St Columba’s church from 7-9pm.

Speaking on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, Julia Connelly from Crosspool’s Craft Angels explained why the group has been set up: “In Crosspool there is a diverse range of ages, and a WI is something that can bring women together, especially young mums whose children have gone to school. A lot of our population also include professional people who have come to Sheffield for university and then stayed with no family living nearby.

“In the current economic climate, people are going back to traditional crafts and growing their own vegetables. Make-do-and-mend, vintage and shabby chic are all back in fashion. The traditional crafts have skipped a generation. A lot of women don’t do baking any more and people want to learn to knit.”

So far there are 34 people interested in joining the group. If you want to find out more then you can turn up on Monday or get in touch with Craft Angels via:

E-mail: crosspoolwi@live.co.uk
Telelephone: Julia Connelly (President) 07894 387406 or Liz Manson (Secretary) 07403 281609
Facebook page: Crosspool Women’s Institute
Twitter: @crosspoolwi

For the next seven days you’ll be able to listen again to the interview on Radio Sheffield on iPlayer. The Crosspool WI piece starts around 1.5 hours in.

Crosspool WI meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of the month at St Columba’s (7-9pm) and the fourth Monday of the month at Stephen Hill Church (1-3pm), except August.