East Sussex Federation

Heffle WI

Where we meet

Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield, TN21 0XG

When to come along

4th Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm – 9.30pm

What we do

We are a new WI started in June 2015 and look forward to welcoming new members and visitors.
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Heffle WI meetings

23 January 2018We will be welcoming members of Horam and Heathfield Flower Club
who will demonstrate flower arranging with the title
'what do do with your supermarket and garage flowers'.
27 FebruaryRev Tom Duncanson, minister of Union Church in Heathfield
will explain his past role as Chaplain of St Wilfred's Hospice in Eastbourne
and the very important role hospices have in our area.
27 MarchRudyard Kipling. Jean Tourle will come to tell us about the life of the world's famous local author and poet,
Rudyard Kipling and his beloved home at Bateman's.
24 AprilThe Women's Land Army. The mother of local historian, Ian Everest, was one of 80,000 Land Girls during WW2.
Her on screen story adds a personal touch to the history of this amazing group of women.
22 MayInitially we will debate the WI resolutions for 2018.
Then we will look at old cookery books and gadgets to see how recipes and methods have changed over time.
At the end of the evening there will be a 'pop-up session' with a cookery book swap.
26 JuneThe Summer Solstice Morris dancers are coming to help us celebrate mid- summer and
will tell us about their history and demonstrate some of their dances.
24 JulyThe game of Bowls is all the rage in Australia and our very own Jenny Mitten is coming with some of her friends to teach us the art of Short Mat Bowls.
We will all be able to have a go at this intriguing sport. There will also be some summer themed treats.
28 AugustAfter our successful French themed evening, this year we are going Spanish.
Join us to learn some of the language, some facts about the country and taste some tapas.
And, of course, come in red and yellow or your best Spanish costume. Outdoors if fine.
25 September On the edge of Ashdown Forest is Hurstwood Cider; home to Alex Gibbins.
Tonight, Alex will share her passion for this locally produced cider; there may also be the odd tasting.
Our evening will be apple themed to celebrate the autumn.
23 October If it’s October it must be AM time. Join us for some voting and Prosecco sipping as we review the fantastic year gone by and gear up for another one.
You’ve heard of Ping Pong, but how about Prosecco Pong? It’s the latest game.
27 November It’s that time of year again, for our Christmas workshops.
As usual it will be a very social evening; having fun while learning some new Christmas crafts.

We have lots of ideas to share.
18 December Christmas party time, with games, fun, food and fizz.
It’s a ‘bring and enjoy’ evening with a very social theme and a lot of laughs. More about this evening later