Elsenham WI Events

Paul Martin - Life of a Travelling Showman

July’s meeting of Elsenham WI saw Paul Martin, a ‘travelling showman of the 21st century’, enthrall his audience with tales of his life on the road.

Dressed as a circus ringmaster, Paul entertained a packed Memorial Hall in Elsenham with his story – one that started with doing comedy sketches for a charity fundraiser as a teenager, continued through drama school in London, went on to performing as the drag queen ‘Trinity Million’ and now continues with a whole variety of showbusiness related jobs. One night he might be a compere at a cabaret and burlesque club, another night he’ll be training cabaret singers, another he’ll be performing his newly acquired skill of playing the ukulele and another night, he’ll be talking to a group of ladies at a village WI! He created and now produces the London Cabaret Awards and has a host of TV, musical theatre and cabaret credits.

Moyra Jackson, President of Elsenham WI said ‘Paul is a very talented singer and raconteur as well as being pretty good with his pink ukulele. We were delighted to welcome him to Elsenham and our members and guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening.’

Regular Meetings & Events

June 14, 2017

June Meeting - Inspirations of a Contemporary Artist

Inspirations of a Contemporary Artist - Art demonstration from Karen Adams

What a fantastic night we had.  Karen Adams is a lovely person and it is such a privilege to be able to watch her create her works of art.

Last night (Thursday 15th June), Karen Adams a local artist came to talk to us about her art, but she gave so much more..

What a lovely lady and so engaging, we all had a fantastic evening and many bought her works which will hang in our homes for years to come.  Thank you Karen and we look forward to seeing you again

July 19, 2017

July Meeting - Paul Martin 'The Life of a Travelling Showman in the 21st Century'

Competition:  Best postcard or holiday snap.

Refreshments: Val S

August 16, 2017

August Meeting - Summer Party

Fantastic summer party - get those frocks out ladies!

Competition:  Summer bonnet

Refreshments: Bring & Share

Teas:  Linda Y & Lesley P

September 20, 2017

September Meeting - The Great Elsenham WI Bake Off

The Great Elsenham WI Bake off with guest judges Petrina Lees and Elaine Terry.

Competition:  The most unusual cake recipe

Refreshments: Carol & Stef C, Bev

October 18, 2017

October Meeting - Jane from Craft Days

Let's take a look at many different crafts with Jane.

Competition:  Your favourite hand-made creation.

Refreshments: Penny, Pam & Kate

November 16, 2017

November Meeting - Jan Rickwood 'The Perfect Potion'

Let's see what Jan can show us about the perfect potion!

Competition:  Most unusual item on your dressing table.

Refreshments:  Lynda D, Jean, Sue J

December 14, 2017

December Meeting - Christmas Party

Christmas Party Fun.

Competition:  Best decorated christmas stocking.

Refreshments:  Committee

December 05, 2017

Christmas Carol Service

This year we will be visiting the Chelmsford Cathedral for a warming start to our Christmas festivities.

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