Emma Freud and the WI

Hi there,

well, I don’ know about you folks, but it’s bleak here! Winter, has definitely set in. On the upside, it means lovely wintry walks along our gorgeous coastline and then relaxing and warming up in the Cragg Sister’s Tearoom with a big slice of gooey cake. Could be worse!

For those of you who don’t know – myself and three other friends – Emily McVeigh, Laura Churchill and Anmar Odendal founded the Aldeburgh WI Sisterhood back in  2012. All of us were finding it difficult to meet new people in this particularly rural area of Suffolk. So, in keeping with the original ethos of the WI, which was initially about women from isolated communities meeting others, sharing experiences, expanding their minds and friendships, we decided to launch a Sisterhood in Aldeburgh. Our group is now known as the Suffolk Coastal Sisterhood.

Adelaide Hoodless, Canadian and founder of the WI. Courtesy of http://www.thewi.org.uk/

Adelaide Hoodless, founder of the WI. Courtesy of http://www.thewi.org.uk/

We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Yoxford Village Hall.

Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/suffolkcoastalsisterhood or https://twitter.com/SuffolkCoastWI

Although we are rurally bound, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by incredible people such as artists, musicians, artisans and writers who are willing to give us their time and participate in an evening discussing their work. For example, in our last meeting we welcomed local lino print artist, Gill Bedson who gave a thoroughly interesting talk on her work and lino printing techniques before we all got crafty and had a go ourselves.

Gil Bedson's stunning lino print

Gil Bedson’s stunning lino print

Next month, we are fortunate enough to be visited by Emma Freud – yes folks, the Emma Freud!

Emma Freud

Emma Freud

Emma has very kindly agreed to visit us on Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6pm. She will discuss her varied career including life in broadcast journalism, her work for Comic Relief and living in Suffolk. Everyone is welcome, it’s only £3 for non-members to attend. There will be nibbles and mulled wine – should anyone fancy bringing some food to share please let me know.

 So folks, that’s how it rocks in sleepy rural Suffolk.  Just remember anything in life is possible, but you might just have to organise it!
From Aldeburgh with Love, Emma X

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