OUR CLUBS

As well as our monthly meetings we’ve got some fantastic clubs to join. They all meet regularly and cover off all sorts of different interests. So whether you like walking, crafting, reading, wine tasting or the odd cultural excursion we’ve got just the club for you.

BOOK CLUB

We meet on the last Thursday of the month at The Sun Inn opposite Barnes Pond. Anyone can suggest a book for reading – the more the merrier! We usually select books for the next 3 months. Join us and you’ll read a wide variety of interesting books and when we meet we’ll have a general discussion and talk about whether people enjoyed it or not. Email us here to be sent details of what we are currently reading and to receive regular updates.

WALKING

Walks take place at all different times of the year and we go to places where there’s lots to see. We’ve recently been to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park for a guided walk with a Richmond Park gardener. We’ll be going back later in the year when summer is in full swing! All the current walks will be in our Events calendar – and if there’s a place you think it would be interesting to go do get in touch.For more info’ contact us here 

MAHJONG

Mahjong is a tile-based that was developed in China during the Qing Dynasty. Similar to rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a degree of chance, and a great degree of laughter! A group of us plays a variant called American Mahjong every Monday morning. Beginners to experienced players welcome.

For more information please contact Amna Abidi.

WINE TASTING

Wine tasting – sounds a bit posh doesn’t it?! Well it isn’t! We’ll happily try out all sorts of drinks – a recent visit to Sipsmiths Gin Distillery was such a great success we had to have a follow-up tasting at home!

See our Events calendar for what is coming up and please contact  Barnes WI for more information.

 

CRAFTS

The Barnes WI Craft Club has done some amazing work over the last few years including contributing over 1000 knitted hats to the Innocent Big Knit which works in partnership with Age UK. During the pandemic Barnes WI members made scrubs, laundry bags, hats and face masks in huge quantities. We also have created a Remembrance  wreath of knitted and crocheted red poppies for the annual service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church every November.  So as you can see we are up for any challenge. Although currently we aren’t meeting face to face we are still beavering away and are always keen to help, so if you know of a project that might benefit from our input please get in touch here .

CULTURE

We’ve been to the cinema, to exhibitions at the V&A, to places of historic interest in and around London. Anything goes! Is there something you’d be interested in doing?

See our Events calendar for what’s coming up and email us at Culture Club if you have ideas for the list. We are all definitely looking forward to getting out and about together again!

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