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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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BURSARIES FOR ATTENDING DENMAN 2018/19

BURSARIES FOR ATTENDING DENMAN 2018/19

A number of bursaries are available for the 2018/19 programme year. The Denman Committee thanks the donors of bursaries listed below for their support in this year’s programme.

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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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Denman – A Poem by Sue Beddoes, Llangunllo WI

Denman – A Poem by Sue Beddoes, Llangunllo WI

Country house splendour, a peace full retreat,
As soon as you arrive staff are there to greet,…

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The Lady Denman Restaurant Shortbread Recipe!

The Lady Denman Restaurant Shortbread Recipe!

If you’ve been to Denman, you’ll know how delicious the Denman shortbread is. And for those who have truly loved it, you’ve probably picked up the recipe!

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