June Happenings in Disley WI

The Craft Group had a great social evening in the Rams Head at the start of the month, and a couple of weeks later had a workshop on crochet skills

As usual, WI members created a wonderful well dressing board for the Disley Well Dressing


Many members helped to organise and took part in Disley Great Get Together – by knitting squares, waitressing, making peace quilt squares, singing in the community choir and coming along and eating cake. The event was a great success!

The Monday Book Club read ‘the flight between oceans’ by ML Stedman


June meeting

Our speaker this month was Jane Murison who is Head of User Experience & Design at the BBC.


Also, Elicia gave a five minute talk on the charity she volunteers for – Affecting Real click here for the website

Elicia goes out to the Gambia where she works with venerable children and children with special needs. She has now been 9 times and the latest project involves setting up of a computer lab


Several members went to see comedian Stewart Lee at the Buxton Opera House – great night!

The Supper club went to The Sycamore in Birch Vale]



Happenings in May

Eleven members got together to learn how to make resin jewellery – a fun evening and some amazing designs were created. 

Here they are in the moulds and bottle caps …

Many thanks to Elicia for this workshop 🙂

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The Arts and Culture Club had their bi-monthly meeting in the Rams Head to discuss and arrange some cultural outings. The latest Culture Club programme is available from Maggie or our Facebook page


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Moira arranged a gentle keep fit class for members …

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The Thursday Book Club read ‘spill simmer falter wither‘ by Sara Baume


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The Bridge Club met for their monthly get-together …


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The Lunch/Supper Club went to the Three Bears in Hazel Grove for lunch 


Arts and Culture Group

The Arts and Culture Group is now well into their Winter/Spring Programme for 2017.  We have already enjoyed two trips to The Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor to watch two wonderful Live on Screen Performances of Amadeus and St. Joan

and next week we are going to see a performance of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabbler.


Last Sunday a couple of us enjoyed a trip to Manchester’s latest addition to the theatre scene when we went to see The MGM Story at the wonderfully quirky Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats.  A brilliant musical performance which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Coming up we have more trips to the cinema, theatre, comedy, galleries and museums.  If anyone would like to see the current programme it is published on Facebook or you could e-mail the group organiser.  If you fancy something cultural but nothing in the programme excites you then why not come along to our next meeting on 21st March at The Ram’s Head and share your  own ideas.
Meetings are normally held every couple of months on the second Thursday but the eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the 21st actually a Tuesday, we had to move the date because of clashes.

John Rylands Library

Three members had a trip into Manchester for lunch at Bills Restaurant and an ‘Explorer’ tour of John Rylands Library


The Explorer Tour enable us to have a behind the scenes look at the 1920’s extension, the cellars, and other areas closed to the general public

The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester It opened to the public in 1900 and was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands.

The special collections are believed to be among the largest in the UK and include medieval illuminated manuscripts and examples of early European printing, and the earliest extant New Testament text (Rylands Library Papyrus P52, also known as the St. John’s fragment). The library also holds personal papers and letters of notable figures, among them Elizabeth Gaskell and John Dalton.

Heart of Glass Exhibition

Saturday 14th January was the preview day for an exhibition in the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from two of our very talented members, Lesley and Yvonne

Some other members went along to the preview of this Costume, Mixed Media and Textile Art Show – a very enjoyable afternoon!

Here are photos of Yvonne and Lesley in 2 of the dresses created by Lesley


Here are some photos of their work inspired by Carnevale di Venezia

The exhibition runs until 17th February