Gin and fizz taster evening – book now

Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 7 pm, £17.50 pp. Includes a little workshop for the ‘Perfect Serve’, a look at gin itself, tasters of local gins and a variety of gorgeous mixers. Platters of nibbles, including a charcuterie platter, a fritter plater including scampi, prawns, etc, a fish platter and a haloumi platter. Payment at next monthly meeting, Wednesday we March 2017. You can also Contact Evanda On 0774 0407 203 or email:


Skittles night fun!

In case you missed the pictures on our Facebook page, here they are:

What Denman course will you be doing?

An exciting new brochure spanning March 2017 to February 2018 is now out.  There’s so much to choose from: cookery, craft, art and ‘lifestyle’ (covers just about everything from history, exercise, walking to gardening).  There are day schools, residential courses and summer schools.  So, make a cuppa and browse the brochure now: denman_brochure_march2017


Latest National and Leics & Rutland Federation events

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Leicestershire and Rutland Federation events

County wide events


Beauty night huge success!

Thank you to local businesses, Tropic Beauty, Beauty Defined and Celestial Health, for making this a huge success for MHWI members.



This evening’s meeting

It’s beauty night!  Three local beauty businesses will be giving you a chance to try and buy their products tonight: Tropic Beauty, Beauty Defined and Celestial Health.

A couple of other things to remember:

  • Unwanted bags and scarves in nearly new condition for our April fundraising sale: have a quick check in your cupboards and bring these along.
  • Annual fee (£39) – these must be paid by the end of this month, so if you haven’t paid, bring along some cash or your chequebook.  Alternatively, go on line and pay by bank credit.
  • Book your place on the skittles evening this Friday, the 24th at the Railway Arms, Kibworth, 7 pm.  Food £6, optional.
  • Al fresco night at Wistow, Wednesday 26 July – reserve your place now (or by Tuesday 28 February very latest) – £19.95.  See Social Programme for full details.

Review of Sara Pascoe’s book: ‘Animal’

books-w500-h500Most members of the Book Club enjoyed this very candid and thought provoking book, which lead to a stimulating discussion. Sara explores what it is like to be female and delves into all the difficult, personal issues which sometimes confront women.  Her material is drawn from her own very intimate and revealing anecdotes, together with research she has carried out into the anthropological theories that might shape women and drive our animalistic needs!  She lays bare her self-hate about her appearance, questioning where these insecurities originate.    No topic is spared – from abortion, female genital mutilation, to rape and consent.  We found her chapter on the complex nuances of consent particularly insightful – one that maybe all young girls should read (and perhaps young boys too)!

Sara manages to do all this with characteristic frankness and wit, without ever sounding moralising or judgemental.   Members enjoyed the book so much that several of us have booked to see her show when it comes to the Y Theatre in April 2017.  

Members are currently reading ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry, which will be discussed at the next Book Club Meeting on 6th March 2017 at 7.30 pm at The Angel Hotel.   New members welcome.