The Art of the Magician: Wye Valley Women talk Tuesday 15 June

A Virtual Village Hall talk via Zoom, at 2.30pm (virtual doors open 2.15pm) on Tuesday 15th June. Non-members are welcome. To join in, please contact the Wye Valley Women wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com and a link will be sent to you. (Members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)  There is no charge, but a donation is appreciated.

If you have a question you would like to ask it helps to let them know in advance.

Virtual Events at The Hall: Wild Bees!

Wye Valley Women once again invite you to their meeting on Tuesday May 18th at 2.15pm with a talk on

Ashy Mining Bee (photo, Jon Dunkelman)

Wild Bees in the Garden

With George Pilkington of Nurturing Nature

George is an ecologist, educationalist and researcher. Concerned by the dramatic decline in wild bee populations, he has focussed on researching the nesting behaviour of wild bees, in gardens and in the wider countryside. He will talk about how and why we should attract wild solitary bees into our gardens, and explain about their ecology, nests and pests.

‘Doors’ open 2.15pm, talk starts 2.30. 

To join, please contact the Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com.  A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)  There is no charge but a donation is appreciated.

Virtual Events at the Hall: The Art of Sourdough

On Tuesday 20th April in the afternoon there is another ‘Virtual Village Hall’ event as the Wye Valley Women invite others to join their online talk on The Art of Sourdough with Guy Stafford.

During the talk, Guy hopes to be able to demonstrate  the whole process, resulting in a baked loaf, and will share lots of helpful tips along the way.  That’s on Tuesday, 20th April – doors open 2.15pm, talk starts 2.30.  To join, please contact the Wye Valley Women wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com.  A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)  There is no charge but a donation is appreciated.

If you have a question you would like to ask it helps to let them know in advance.

May’s talk will be about why solitary bees are important creatures to attract into your garden, with speaker George Pilkington showing some of his innovative solutions for attracting and keeping solitary bees happy.

Virtual Events at the Hall: Paradise Found, with Robin Smith

Tuesday 16th February, in the afternoon. Wye Valley Women’s online event this month features a talk by award winning wildlife cameraman and director of photography Robin Smith, who will be presenting Paradise Found, featuring pictures from his film about birds of paradise. (This was originally scheduled for a live meeting last March.)

The meeting is open to all, and there’s no charge, although donations to Wye Valley Women are appreciated from non-members (£2 is suggested).

The session will begin at 2.15pm to give time to chat and socialise before the talk begins at 2.30pm.

To book contact Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com. A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Wye Valley members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)

For a taster see Robin’s website – robinsmith.tv


Virtual Events at the Hall: Tues 19 January ‘Forgotten Little Creatures’

Wye Valley Women are hosting an online talk, via the Village Hall’s Zoom account, by zoologist and wildlife photographer Victoria Hillman, who will be telling us about her ongoing long term project, Forgotten Little Creatures. Victoria brings together photography and science to celebrate plants, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles in a fascinating and inaccessible way.

Victoria’s description of the talk: “Forgotten Little Creatures is an exciting project that celebrates all the smaller things that we have around us with creative photography, interesting scientific and historical facts, the stories behind the images and how we can help the wildlife around us. By encouraging others to find and understand the importance of these smaller species I hope that they will help protect them and their habitats for future generations to enjoy and the health of our local ecosystem.”

The meeting is open to all, and there’s no charge, although donations to Wye Valley Women are appreciated (£2 is suggested).

The session will begin at 2.15pm so that you have plenty of time to work out how to do things before the talk begins at 2.30pm, or have a quick chat with people you haven’t seen for a while.

To book contact Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com. A link will be sent to you to join the event.

More information about Victoria and the project can be found here on her web site vikspics.com

Wye Valley Women March Meeting: Robin Smith

Event cancelled: a message from Wye Valley Women:

In light of the current health situation and after careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the meeting next Tuesday 17th. It wasn’t an easy decision and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We know that Robin Smith is a popular speaker and that many people will be disappointed. We’re hoping we can say it’s postponed rather than cancelled, and that we’ll be able to arrange another date for his talk.


The March meeting of Wye Valley Women will be held on Tuesday 17th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall (doors open at 7:15).

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The speaker is award winning wildlife cameraman Robin Smith, who will be showing pictures from a film he made about birds of paradise. For a taster see Robin’s website – robinsmith.tv

Everyone welcome. Non-members £3

Wye Valley Women: Blood Bikes Wales

Blood Bikes WalesWye Valley Women will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday February 18th at 7:30 in the Village Hall.  The speaker is coming from Blood Bikes Wales, an entirely volunteer organisation helping the NHS reduce the costs of transferring blood, emergency medicines and other health requirements around Wales.  They will be coming on one of their motorbikes so we have a chance to get a close view of an emergency bike!

On Thursday February 13th, they will be holding theirr monthly Coffee, Cake and Create session in the Village Hall starting at 2pm – an opportunity to bring along an art or craft project and enjoy a chat while you work on it.  Everyone is welcome.

Walk & Talk with Wye Valley Women Tuesday 1st October

AutumnleavesSmallThe Wye Valley Women’s October walk and talk will meet, as usual, outside the Village Hall at 9:30am on Tuesday 1st October.  This will be a stroll through Trellech Woods. There will be no stiles and plenty of opportunities to make the walk longer or shorter, depending on how people feel.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

The leaves are starting to turn so if the weather is nice we should see lots of signs of autumn.

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Quilting Skills with Wye Valley Women: 17 September

quiltingThe next Wye Valley Women meeting will be in the Village Hall on Tuesday 17th September at 7:30pm, when the speaker will be Sue Falconer who will be well known to many in the village.  Sue’s talk is entitled “Quilting not Patchwork”

Quilting is a centuries old skill.  After a brief, illustrated history of this fascinating, skill Sue will outline the main hand quilting techniques and their potential uses. Samples of different techniques and a range of quilted items will be on display.