The speaker this month was Chris Westwood giving a demonstration of one stroke painting: a fascinating and unique mode of painting that originated in America in the 1970’s using Acrylic paints to achieve amazing pictures of flowers in the ‘Folk Art’ style.

Chris brought some delightful samples of her work for members to purchase. The recent visit to the Barber Institute, Winterbourne House, Edgbaston, Birmingham, was a huge success. The Edwardian house and gardens made a wonderful setting for the Art display.

Congratulations to the skittle team for winning the first two matches of the season, their next match will be against Franche WI. The organised walk on Burlish Top last month was well attended; the weather was perfect and was much enjoyed by everyone. Another walk is organised for October 29, everyone will meet at Gardeners Meadow Car Park at 10.30 and a lunch venue will be arranged. The Christmas Carol evening will be held on December 4 at St Philip and St James Church, Hallow 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from your WI committee.

300 Daffodil bulbs were finally planted in Areley Kings this month to commemorate 100 years of the WI, our thanks to all WI and AKVH members who helped. Winners of this month’s competition are: First place Jacki Clark, second place Chris Steadman and third place Margaret Cook, well done ladies. The next meeting will be November 9, 7.30pm.

All visitors and new members are most welcome.