Chocolate Making Workshop

We will be holding a members-only Chocolate making workshop this Sunday 6th December from 2pm-7pm at our usual meeting place, The Royal Oak, 83 Wilton Way, Hackney, E8 1BG.

If you are not already a member but have been thinking about joining and would like to come along, then please bring along the sum of £29.50 – the cost of an annual membership to the WI.

Also please bring a tin of condensed milk and a microwaveable plastic dish – we will supply the rest!

Most of the chocolates made at the workshop are to be sold to fundraise for our group at the Shoreditch Sisters Christmas fete the following Sunday 13th.

To confirm your attendance please e-mail 
Or to get more details

November AGM


This month is the Shoreditch Sisters Annual General Meeting where we will be holding in house committee elections as well as re-electing the roles of president, secretary and treasurer. If you would like to put yourself up for committee then please e-mail to notify your interest.

In order to be involved in voting this month you must have paid your 2010 subscription fees, so please bring along the sum of £29.50 cash or cheque on the night and we can sign you up. Becoming a member entitles you to free meetings as well as invitations to join the other sub groups including our fortnightly sewing circle, campaigns committee and our knitting club that is to be launched in January, as well as other group outings and activities.


Sunday December 13th will be the Shoreditch Sisters WI Christmas fete and fundraiser! So to get you into the festive spirit we will have hot apple spiced cider, mulled wine and homemade mince pies as we take this opportunity to discuss and plan the event as well as sign up volunteers to help on the day. We will need extra hands in baking for both our WI produce stall and the Viva Cake tea room as well as anyone who would like to run a handi-craft station or get involved with general planning and helping out. We really will need all hands on deck to make sure it’s a success in order to raise as much funds as possible to ensure we have an amazing programme of events for 2010!

October 2009 Meeting

 Many Thanks to Ellie Levinson (pictured) who came down to give us a reading from her new book, ‘A Noughties Girl’s Guide to Feminism’ – which provided us with a very interesting and thought provoking perspective on modern feminism today, as conversations carried on well into the night and on to the bus ride home.
Also many thanks to Amanda at Pop and Pixi Beauty, as well as Charlotte from Fish in Soho who both provided the vintage hair and make-up tutorials – all pictures of evening can be viewed on facebook now!

October 2009 Meeting – Feminism And Femininity

In our fabulous new loft style meeting space in Hackney, on 27th October 2009, Ellie Levinson, author of the recent book ‘The Noughtie Girl’s Guide to Feminism’ is doing a reading for the Shoreditch Sisters W.I.  Ellie’s book confirms that modern feminism doesn’t negate fabulosity, and states that the modern woman can be glamorous, wear make-up etc.  
To celebrate the art of make-up, and the role it has played in celebrating feminine beauty in Britain over the last 50+ years, the experts from Pop and Pixi -homegrown make-up brand to the stars- will be demonstrating vintage eye-makeup techniques, and teaching the W.I members and guests the inside secrets!  Charlotte Willis of Fish in Soho will there too teaching 60’s hairstyle techniques. With all these industry experts on hand, London’s hippest W.I will most definitely have a make-over to remember!

Time: 8pm-10pm (arrive on time to avoid being turned away)

Location:  83 Wilton Way, Hackney, E8 IBG  Nearest Station: Hackney Central Buses: 106, 55, 38, 254, 277  

To become a member bring £29.50 cash or cheque with you.


Bust Magazine Craftacular Spectacular

Pictures of the Bust magazine Craftacular are on facebok now! The Shoreditch Sisters ran the clothing customisation station, where we helped people to make-do-and-mend from their old clothes as well as fashion a whole range of cute and creative accessories made entirely from donated materials!

Check facebook for more pictures now!