February 20th - Chinese New Year - Year of The Pig - Wear Red
2018 Archived Meetings
December Meeting - December 12th - 7.30pm - Christmas Party
November 21st - 7.30pm - AGM & The Big Sketch
October 17th - 7.30pm - Stress Awareness Month - Yoga
September 19th - 7.30pm -Quilting
July 18th - 7.30pm- A Night At The Movies
June Meeting - Recycle/Upcycle
May - Meeting - Bring A Sandwich Week
April - Meeting - 2nd Birthday & Members Night
March 21st - 7.30pm - International Womens Day
February - Meeting - Ballroom Blitz
January 17th - Meeting - New Year, New You
2017 Archived Meetings
November 15th Annual Meeting
October18th - Pre Loved Clothes Sale
September 20th 2017 - Meeting - FloristryAnn Montier will be demonstrating different ideas for gifts.
July 19th 2017 - Meeting - A Night At The Movies
June 21st 2017 - Meeting -Bee Keeping Heather McNiven a local beekeeper, will be educating us on the importance and impact bees have on our environment. She may even bring along a few bees to show us- under cover, of course!
May 17th 2017 - MeetingVirgin Atlantic Cabin Crew. David Gott from Virgin Atlantic will introduce us to the world and life of being Cabin Crew, but also some of the unseen aspects such as Safety, Medical and Fear of Flying.More info coming soon.
April 19th 2017 - 1st Birthday Party - Its our 1st Birthday as the fabulous Uckfield Divas WI and we will be celebrating in style. Dress like a Diva night ( Black, Diamonds or Pearls) Party food and a birthday cake of course! We have a very special guest coming too , the Mayor of Uckfield Louise Eastwood will be coming along to help us celebrate this momentous occasion.
March 15th 2017 - Belly Dancing - Even if you fancy just watching we are sure it will be a fun evening. Ann Law and co. will be demonstrating a few of their moves and taking a masterclass. Bring a hip scarf if you would like to.
February 15th 2017 - Gloves and Cauliflower - Come and enjoy a fascinating talk on the history of Valentines Day. We have something special planned for after the talk and there might even be a hint of chocolate on offer.
January 18th 2017 - 1st Meeting Of The YearThis month we have Martin from local business Cheese Etc.... He will be leading us in a Cheese tasting session. There will be 4 to 5 cheeses to taste with a commentary from Martin together with some history and tips on how to choose the best Cheese.
2016 Archived Meetings
December 14th 2016 Xmas Meal Christmas Buffet and Secret Santa.
November 16th 2016 Meeting For top tips and demos from Amy and Nicola. The girls will be showing us how to achieve a natural look and then onto the party season latest styles. We will also be making Christmas Decorations to adorn our tree at Holy Cross Church on the 2nd December.
Wednesday 19th October - Annual Meeting We are required to hold our Annual Meeting on October 19th 2016. This is a hugely important meeting to the Uckfield Divas and will be attended by the County Chair of the East Sussex Women's Institute Federation. At this meeting you will meet and elect those willing to stand on the committee for a further year as well as having the opportunity to vote from the committee who you would like to continue as your President to lead the Uckfield Divas onto their new Year.
It is Breast Awareness Month in October and we have something exciting planned for after the AM...... The Boobettes Will Be Joining Us We all wear them..........We all love taking them off at the end of a long day and most of us can't live without them. We are of course talking about the wonder that is a BRA. Now it's time to show your Bras some love...........We are challenging you to decorate a bra, your old one or an up cycled one from a charity shop. The more whacky and outrageous the better, flowers feathers ribbons and bows. Sparkling lights, funny faces everything goes. Bring it to the meeting, wear it later if you wish or you can bring it on a hanger. Prizes will be awarded ......................
21st September 2016 - Autumn Antics an introduction to Pilates with Tansy Blaik-Kelly from Turning Tides Pilates. Everyone was looking very relaxed after the summer break on Wednesday ready to catch up with each other and for our introduction to Pilates by Tansy Blaik-Kelly from Turning Tides Pilates( www.turningtidepilates.com ) We all managed to find a space on the floor for our mats and there wasn’t too much moaning & groaning as we were very gently taken through some exercises. Better still we all managed to get up at the end!
You can see the photos in our Gallery section.
Forno Antico Italian Trattoria & Pizzeria Restaurant,Uckfield.10th August 2016 - This is a small social evening as we realise most people are on holiday. We are limited to 20 tickets at £10 per person, this will include a fabulous buffet consisting of Antipasto, Pizzas and Salads. Drinks will be available for you to purchase on the night from the bar. 7pm Meet.
20th July 2016 - Quiz and Cocktail - We will be holding a quiz evening at this months meeting and you are welcome to bring your friends, if its their first time at one of our meetings then its completley free and if they have been before its just £5. So get your thinking cap’s on for team names and be prepared for a fun night with our “Quiz Master Jan”. No more than 6 per team and if you are coming along on your own there will always be a team you can join.
The Cinque Ports have kindly offered to hold a Cocktail making session for us too, there will be a choice of shots, mixers and fruit to make your very own creation at a charge of £3.50. We will have 6 people at a time in-between the quiz rounds making Cocktails which will then be judged. Whoever wins will have a Cocktail named after them and the Cinque Ports will sell it for a whole month. And as if that wasn't enough they are also offering Cheese platters for £3.50 which you can purchase during the quiz.
Looking forward to seeing you all
4th July 2016 - Social Evening - Cinema Takeover - ATTENTION! ATTENTION!……Calling all Absolutely Fabulous Divas. We have been super lucky to have the opportunity to hire a screen at the Uckfield Picture House on Monday 4th July where they will be showing the brand new Absolutely Fabulous film. We need 70/75 people to be able to make this happen so thought it would be a great idea if we suggested that if you were interested in coming along you could bring a friend too (+1). The price of this fabulous opportunity is £10 per person and that includes your seat and a glass of Prosecco as well as the chance to have a really fantastic evening. If you would like to dress up in the style of Patsy and Eddie from Ab Fab then please do or maybe just dig out you feather boas for the evening. The film begins at 8.15pm so make sure you are there in plenty of time to get your drinks and Popcorn.
15th June 2016 - Our first Charity speaker : Uckfield Food Bank will start the meeting. This will then be followed by our very first Pre-Loved Clothes Sale. An opportunity to sell up to 5 items of clean clothing including pairs of shoes, as well as buy from other members! These can be men’s, women’s or children’s clothing. Please bring items on hangers, we will have rails and tags for sellers (see illustration right) Please mark your clothes as shown All unsold items can be donated to the British Heart Foundation shop in Uckfield if you would rather not take them back home. All money goes to the seller of the items.
18th May 2016 - Salsa Evening- Our next meeting is on the 18th May and we have been lucky enough to have Mark Jenner who teaches in Tunbridge Wells. He is going to be our guest instructor for the evening. A short talk on the history of Salsa will start the evening off followed by a masterclass for you to take part in. Please wear comfy shoes and if you feel like jazzing them up for the evening we would love to see them. Mark is giving up his time for us which we greatly appreciate so the more of you that come the better. If you can arrive at 7.30pm the evening should begin about 8pm so thats plenty of time for you to get a drink and meet up with your friends beforehand. Don't forget our raffle. We are so looking forward to seeing you all again. We'd love to see you up and dancing and you are welcome to come and watch.