100 Not Out for WI at Singleton museum

WI members will be celebrating their centenary at the Weald and Downland museum
WI members will be celebrating their centenary at the Weald and Downland museum

THE first Women’s Institute group to be formed in England will host a once-in-a-lifetime event at the Singleton-based Weald and Downland Open Air Museum on Tuesday, September 8.

Singleton and East Dean Women’s Institute opened in November, 1915.

To celebrate this centenary, the museum will welcome Janice Langley, chair of the National Federation 
of Women’s Institutes for 
‘100 Not Out’, a WI showcase.

The event will have activities running throughout the museum site on this special day.

WIs from West Sussex will create individual table-top displays in the museum’s Downland Gridshell building, each commemorating the year in which they were each founded.

Every WI in West 
Sussex is invited to apply for a table-top display – an application 
form is available from 
the museum’s website 

Deborah Harwood, owner 
of The Textile Space and winner of West Sussex 
Woman of the Year in Arts 2014, will be presenting ‘Creating a Sketchbook’, an inspirational seminar on how to start a sketchbook 
of creative ideas, thoughts and plans.

The WI’s enduring ethos 
is that of inspiring women and the ‘One hundred years of inspiring 
women’ display will feature the most inspiring women from each decade since 
the formation of the WI, 
as nominated by WI 
members – visitors will have the opportunity to vote 
for their own most 
inspiring women from each decade.

Tickets are also available on the day, priced at standard admission – for more information, call 01243 811021.

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