Wednesday, 20 July 2011

July newsletter

Q: What's grey and white and wet all over?
A: British summer.

The weather might be a joke, but we are carrying on regardless in the (perhaps deluded) belief that willing the sun to shine will make it so. And with that in mind, we are excited and delighted by July's meeting - our Magnificent Malago Summer party (Wednesday 27 July, 8pm). Wednesday's meeting will be a charming affair, complete with our village fete-style, 'Best of Malago' show, a gentle quiz, and strawberries & cream. What could be finer?

The categories for the show are:
1. Sweet - cakes, puddings, confectionary, jams and anything else you'd find on a dessert trolley
2. Savoury - quiche, tarts, pies, pickles, chutneys and all things mouth-watering
3. Craft - I don't think we need to tell you any more about this one, just bring along something you've made

Edibles should be labelled with ingredients (let's avoid any allergic reactions) and your name. Please bring along the recipe too, if you can.

Judging will take place during the first half of the quiz, and all entries will then be divided up and shared and eaten by all. General merriment to follow. What better way to spend a warm, summer's evening? (Stop laughing!)

You might remember back in the Spring, we used the WI resolution vote as the basis for our speech workshop. Well, the votes are in and the overwhelming majority of WI branches voted for the libraries campaign. Find out more on the 
National WI website.

And if you haven't already been, we'd recommend a trip to M shed, where Malago WI have a little exhibit. Aren't we fancy??

Sunday, 10 July 2011

The Darkling Plain - 11 and 12 July

Malago WI will be taking part in 1940s vintage fair at the Tobacco Factory, 11 and 12 July, 6 - 7.30pm.

The fair features stalls, bunting and jitterbugging, and is a warm up for the headlining Pride Bristol theatre piece, The Darkling Plain. The play is a 1940s' comedy which features the WI, playing a major part in the war effort.

Find out more about the play on the Pride Bristol site, on the Darkling Plain's blog, or buy tickets for the play from the Tobacco Factory website. Entry to the pre-play fair is free, so come down and say hello to Malago WI.

Pip pip!