On Saturday 9th March 2019 we will be hosting a number of truly inspiring women, who will share their thoughts, work and ideas to mark International Women’s Day. The afternoon will include some fascinating talks on topics ranging from mechanical mothers, the ethical issues with sex robots, feminism and cycling, feminist humour, the campaign to repeal the abortion ban in Ireland and craftivism. There will … Continue reading Cambridge Ladybirds WI present Some Nasty Women
Cambridge Ladybirds WI have been busy. We decided to use a little bit of Craftivism to create Plastic Reef. An art installation designed to highlight the issue of micro plastic pollution in the ocean. Where: Oxfam, 20 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, CB1 1DG When: 7th-27th June 2018 In 2017 the National Federation of Women’s Institutes passed a resolution to ‘End Plastic Soup’ and keep microplastic fibres … Continue reading Cambridge Ladybirds WI is taking part in CirculART 2018
Apologies for the radio silence over here on the Ladybirds blog, we are busy busy it seems. January and February meetings were well attended and saw us discuss our ideas to support the WI resolutions “End Plastic Soup” and “Link Together” and learning the art of story telling. March meant that all too quickly another WI year has come to a close at Cambridge Ladybirds, … Continue reading A New Ladybird Year
Our twinned WI is Rothbury and they sent us some lovely Christmas cards, so our members came together to make this holiday greetings video in return! Happy holidays to one and all and may everyone have a lovely 2018! Continue reading Holiday Message for Rothbury WI
Please enjoy and share this infographic made with submissions from Ladybirds members of tips on how to reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. Continue reading Waste Aware Holiday Infographic
Thanks to some of our members and special guests, July’s meeting was a fab pampering session! Kate Crofts gave hand massages, Vaijayanti Jadhav gave head massages, Alana Sinclair ran one of her Cambridge Carbon Footprint classes on eco-friendly, home-made beauty products, and Michelle Nowosad of Cambridge Holistics gave foot massages. Michelle said, “I had a lovely time at the pamper evening. Thank you so much … Continue reading July Meeting – We Got Pampered!
For our June meeting, our own committee member Kimberly Chapman of Eat the Evidence taught us how to put royal icing on cookies in what’s known as the “wet on wet” method. We made wiggly stripes, rosettes, and other fun patterns on tea cups, tea pots, and of course Tie Fighters and Millennium Falcons from Star Wars. Photos by Melanie Reed and Helen Radlett Tait. Continue reading Cookies!
Our May meeting featured Jennifer Ferri from Jazzercise Histon getting us all to move and groove! We were loud and proud and sweaty and then ate cake! That’s the Ladybirds WI! Here are more photos from our lovely member Melanie Reed: We also did our regular collection for the Cambridge City Food Bank and our second collection for the Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity Hedgehog Hospital. … Continue reading Jazzercise Whoop Whoop!
We’ve been super busy throughout the autumn so we’re just getting to update the blog now! In September we had Ruth and Jo from Arty Farty Tea Party come and lead us in several fun crafts. We wove yarn on sticks and made floral garlands. Baby Merryn came dressed for the occasion and made sure our work was up to scratch! In October we had … Continue reading Multi Meeting Update
For our July meeting we were pleased to have Liz Dams from the Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity and the Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital come and give us a talk all about adorable but endangered hedgehogs. We all went back and forth between squeeing for the cute stories and feeling sad for the many tales Liz told of hedgehogs that didn’t make it. Between cars, gardening tools, … Continue reading Hedgehog Happiness