Pakenham WI News - June 2019

Pakenham WI

28TH MAY 2019 – LADIES WHO LUNCH
This month’s lunch was held at The Bunbury Arms. The food, company and service were excellent. My thanks to all.

8TH JUNE 2019 – THE CARPENTERS STORY
After a delicious supper at Ask, we transferred to The Apex to hear the haunting and fabulous music of Richard and Karen Carpenter, evoking wonderful memories of our younger days.

13TH JUNE 2019 – MY WONDERFUL WORLD OF FASHION
WI meeting 20190613This month’s meeting welcomed back the amazing Amanda Sutherland, former costume designer who now runs a successful creative accessories business that has been going for nearly 17 years.  Over the last 5 years Amanda has inspired 100s of groups with her inspirational success story of a journey through fashion studies and costume design. She has worked on the sets of Eastenders, the film Titanic and even Bond films.  Amanda talked us through the fashions from the 1920s to the 1980s and how designers tend to get inspiration from fashions 30 to 40 years previously, hence why the batwing top started in the 50’s, was back in the 80’s and then again in the last couple of years. She also shared the wonderful story of how she made her stunning wedding dress (as shown in the picture) for only £100 just from a picture that she had seen in a magazine.  The talk was very much enjoyed by all the members who afterwards were able to buy some of the accessories Amanda creates such as brooches made from old coke cans and hats and neck dresses decorated with repurposed ties.  Many thanks to Amanda for a wonderful evening. (Lisa Parker)

27TH JUNE 2019 – LADIES WHO LUNCH
This month a table has been booked at the ICE café located on the Rougham estate. Members will pre-order from a delicious menu which includes little plates for a lighter bite to traditional fish and chips, gourmet burgers or the Ice Noodle Bowl for something a little different.

11th JULY 2019 – ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY SUPPER
This year’s event is to be held in the wonderful grounds of Ponderosa. The fantastic new home of last year’s grand designs speaker. An evening of great food, good wine and excellent company. The supper starts at the earlier time of 7 pm.

27th JULY 2019 – PAKENHAM FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW
Pakenham WI is delighted to be supporting this year’s annual village event with their internationally famous cream teas.

Mary S Kirby