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Denman Q&A: Charles Hanson – Antiques Expert

Denman Q&A: Charles Hanson – Antiques Expert

We were able to exclusively interview Charles Hanson and he kindly answered our most pressing questions about the world of antiques…

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Floral Tutorial: Bright Sunflowers with Anna Stevens

Floral Tutorial: Bright Sunflowers with Anna Stevens

Brighten any room in an instant with a fantastically fresh arrangement that will bring a smile to your face.

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The Denman Calendar Has Arrived!

The Denman Calendar Has Arrived!

It’s here! At long last, the Denman 2019 Calendar has arrived in print!

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Floral Tutorial: Contemporary Roses with Anna Stevens

Floral Tutorial: Contemporary Roses with Anna Stevens

Contemporary thinking? Using no foam in your flower arranging! Learn how to achieve a floating roses look in this step-by-step guide with tutor Anna Stevens.

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#MadeAtDenman: Silver Clay for a Special Day

#MadeAtDenman: Silver Clay for a Special Day

Emma visited our Craft School the year before her big day to discover the magical world of silver clay jewellery.

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Denman Q&A: Anne Stamper – Archives and Exhibits

Denman Q&A: Anne Stamper – Archives and Exhibits

We sat down to talk about Anne’s work, her experiences with us and her hopes for the future in preserving both Denman’s past and its future…

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Floral Tutorial: Elegant Roses with Anna Stevens

Floral Tutorial: Elegant Roses with Anna Stevens

In anticipation of our Cocktails & Flowers event at Denman, we’ve teamed up with tutor Anna Stevens to show you how to create simple, elegant and effective arrangements with easily found materials.

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Wellbeing At Denman

Wellbeing At Denman

With the WI celebrating Healthy Living and Wellbeing week (11-15 June 2018), I wondered whether Wellbeing is a new buzz word embracing sumptuous spas, visits to beauty therapists and idyllic holiday resorts?  OR, is there a more personal meaning attached to those two rather short words? For my bank balance, I sincerely hope that it’s […]

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Afternoon Tea at Denman

Afternoon Tea at Denman

Thirty three ladies from Didcot Evening WI spent a wonderful afternoon at Denman on Tuesday 24 April 2018. The theme of the afternoon was “Afternoon Tea”, and it was to say thank you to our members who have given us support over the years. Denman did us proud.

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Bake Off: The Professionals by Kelly Mauger

Bake Off: The Professionals by Kelly Mauger

Kelly Mauger, WI Cookery School Manager, regales us with how she and Katie Churchard first got involved in Bake Off: The Professionals. 

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Pedalling Through 25 Years…

Pedalling Through 25 Years…

Marguerite Shaw looks back at the 25 years of being a founder and member of the self-titled Denman Derailleurs…

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A new mum reviews Green People’s baby products – and loves them!

A new mum reviews Green People’s baby products – and loves them!

Before I was mummy to baby Artemis I stocked the Denman shop. Part of this fun job was buying in products from our sponsor Green People. You will know Green People by the fantastic shampoo, conditioner and shower gel sachets you find in your bedrooms at Denman.

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WI Spring Planting Tips by David Domoney

WI Spring Planting Tips by David Domoney

TV gardener David Domoney, one of the presenters at the Denman Day with Everest in April, shares his spring planting tips from the event to help you make the most of your home and garden.

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Hampshire Fundraising for Denman!

Hampshire Fundraising for Denman!

Barbara Jeremiah, of Herriard & Lasham with Bentworth WI, has kindly offered to open her beautiful bluebell garden set in ancient woodlands, part of The National Open Gardens Scheme, to raise money for Denman.

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Our new telephone system has arrived!

Our new telephone system has arrived!

Our new telephone system has arrived, have a look to see what numbers you need to dial to reach the right department.

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Eggs! – by Morag Flower

Eggs! – by Morag Flower

With Easter fast approaching, Denman tutor and Faberge egg expert Morag Flower, wanted to share some insight into what egg crafters do using Applicraft products.

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Tearing Up the Lists…

Tearing Up the Lists…

Do you have lists? Do you write your lists down, on scattered pieces of paper, or, are you more organized and detail them on a roll of wallpaper? Do you have a notebook or, are you more technologically minded, favouring your ‘phone, tablet or laptop?

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How Green People Helps To Make Your Visit To Denman Squeaky Clean!

How Green People Helps To Make Your Visit To Denman Squeaky Clean!

During your visit to Denman you might notice that all our bathroom products are provided by the skincare specialists, Green People. Read on to discover all you need to know about the brand and products they supply to Denman.

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Things You Learn Just From ‘Being’ at Denman…

Things You Learn Just From ‘Being’ at Denman…

This post was written by Kate Skinner in January 2018 after attending a craft course at Denman.

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Five Questions with Val Horsler

Five Questions with Val Horsler

Denman is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! To mark this occasion we are publishing a beautiful book about the past, present & future of the college, which includes never-before-seen images from the rich archives.

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A story about an iPad and a bursary…

A story about an iPad and a bursary…

This blog post was written by Mary Adams in August 2017: “This story begins in April, 2015, when I received a telephone call informing me that a parcel would be delivered for which I had to sign…”

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Golden Rules for Social Media

Golden Rules for Social Media

Are you looking to improve your digital skills? Do you look after accounts for your WI, your workplace or a local business? Have a read of some of our golden rules here!

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My Week With Marilyn

My Week With Marilyn

Emma Harker, Guest Services Administrator, recalls her week with Denman tutor Marilyn Pipe…

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Celebrate 70 Years of Denman

Celebrate 70 Years of Denman

Celebrate the magic of Denman and 70 years of history with this lavishly illustrated gift.

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Extract from ‘Rise Up Women’ by Diane Atkinson

Extract from ‘Rise Up Women’ by Diane Atkinson

Below is an extract from Rise Up Women by Diane Atkinson, who will be at Denman for two events in February 2018.

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