All our recent W.I. news

July Meeting – Vogue Chi

Our July meeting really was ALOT of fun! Our members were taken out of their comfort zone as we attempted a group session of Vogue Chi led by Performer and Vogue Chi originator Carlos Maria Romero. We catwalked our way around the basement of Cliffs, following... read more

June Beach Meeting

We spent a lovely evening on the beach for our June meeting. Eating fish and chips and making sandcastles under a beautiful margate sunset. Competition was fierce and our sandcastle building teams gave it their all, but Annette’s team took first prize –... read more

First Meeting in our new venue – Cliffs

In May we found ourselves moving to a new venue and we are extremely happy to now call Cliffs our new monthly home! Our first speaker in this venue was Elizabeth Cake.  A brilliant meeting with Elizabeth – who shared her skills with us and produced a fab new... read more

Our Summer Sunset Meeting

We had a fantastic evening for our Beach meeting on the 11th August. Numbers are often thinner in the summer meetings as members are off on their holidays or looking after young families, but we had a great turn out for what was luckily a beautiful evening with a... read more

Thanks to our Wellbeing Therapists

Our Wellbeing Evening was a great success because of all the wonderful therapists that came and shared their skills for free! We have compiled a list of their contact details (click on their links to find out more) – should you wish to connect with any of them.... read more

Mindapples – what makes the Margate WI happy?

mindapple (mīnd-ăp-´əl) • n. a day-to-day activity that is good for your mind Thank you to everyone who submitted their mind apple suggestions for us to share at the Wellbeing evening. Our Winner is simply: Smile, Swim, Sleep, Shit, Sing. There was a general theme... read more

Wellbeing evening – from mind apples to massages

A very special thank you to all our therapists who came this month for free to help our ladies experience some wonderful healing together. We had a huge selection of therapies to try: reflexology, massage, chakra balancing, reiki, herbs and nutrition, pilates, yoga,... read more

Inspirational Women

We celebrated our theme for June with party hats made to honour our favourite inspirational women. Our Inspirational Women Speaker – Claire Ashby – wowed us with her talk on life in Camp bastion as a Nurse. Thanks to everyone who came and made it happen,... read more

Our Subgroup Success Story so far…

Thanks to all you lovely ladies, those who came to really start building our WI community spirit and join a subgroup. And as always, thanks to those who made it all possible, fed us delicious cakes and refreshments. If you missed out last meeting, you can still get in... read more

Jungle Fever & Hester Van Overbeek

Thank you so much to all who attended our last event, and for getting into the spirit of ‘Jumble Fever’ we had some seriously quality jumble for our swap session! Hester Van Overbeek, author of several books on Up-cycling gave us a masterclass in the... read more

The Problem with Plastic

Thank you to Steve McPhearson who came to our March meeting to discuss the problems with plastic – and show us some of his amazing art works made from marine plastics he has found on the beaches in Margate. Some of the women brought ‘treasure they found on... read more

DIY Demonstration

Thanks to our wonderful speaker Polly High, a Female Carpenter & Joiner from Margate! She came to teach us about tools, with a quiz and our amazing ladies managed to get as many as 33 out of 40 correct – and some of these tools were rather obscure –... read more

Introducing the Margate W.I. Tote Bag!

We now have our very own Tote Bags!  Whether you’re on a grocery run or headed for the beach, our bags are perfect for just about any purpose. Environmentally friendly, Eco tote bag made from Juco (cotton/jute weave) with cotton handles, featuring our own logo!... read more

Cakes Required

CAKES REQUIRED! Dearest WI members of Margate, we need your cake baking help this January for our meeting. We know how much you love the delicious delights we share each month. So can you spare an hour and a few ingredients to whip up a treat for the ladies and help... read more


A very big THANK YOU to all our stall holders for making this evening a really special event for our WI ladies and their friends coming to our Christmas Party tonight. Including: Amanda Priestly, Twinkle Troughton, Lindsay Marsden – The Black Rabbit, Jenny Duff,... read more

Christmas Party

Heads up ladies this Thursday is our CHRISTMAS PARTY! We have a fabulous evening planned for our members, with a mini Christmas market and refreshments. Fill up your stockings with goodies from our local stall holders, treat yourself to a hand made cake, or relax and... read more

Waste Land Walking Group

EVENT NEWS: Waste Land Walking Group Weds 18th November at 2pm first meet up at Nayland Rock Shelter If you would like to contribute towards the development of a T.S. Eliot walking group please meet at 2pm at the Nayland Rock Shelter on the 18th November. Please... read more