The WI are taking over the museum!

POSTED ON: 13/02/2017

The WI are taking over the museum!
by Victoria Norfolk, Miranda Acres and Amanda Glasper of Cake & Revolution
Our group is more ‘prosecco and body confidence’ than ‘jam and Jerusalem’ and, whilst we proudly operate under the umbrella of the traditional institution, we know that to be current and reach out to our members, much like the museum, we have to try new practices to thrive - our proposal includes all that we believe in: fun, drinks and entertainment, and cake… so much cake; all of which results in the raising of much-needed funds for a local women’s charity, supporting our community.

 

Our group was formed in September 2016 and has attracted over 150 women; to be practical, we capped our membership at 100 and another group of around 50 equally inspirational women has gone on to form another group. This is our first major event and we are humbled by the support that we’ve received from everyone that we’ve approached, as well as by our own members.

 

Our evening will be a black tie, ticketed event on sale to the general public, with lashings of cake, punctuated by a formidable array of female performers. Raising funds for Lighthouse Women’s Aid, we’ll be highlighting the strength of women in history and the present day, and celebrating International Women’s Day which, not coincidentally, falls on 8th March.

 

Bubbles on arrival in the Victorian Natural History Gallery, guests mingle to the sound of Tallulah Goodtimes and her electro-swing beats and enjoy a host of entertainment from a formidable array of women. During the evening, guided tours highlighting inspirational women of the museum through the ages, will be available by museum staff.

 

A pay bar from Beer & Co will provide drinks and there will be cake… as much cake as our guests’ heart's desire; all cakes baked and donated by Cake & Revolution WI, naturally. The finale to our evening will be the results of a silent auction taking place throughout the event, with ‘experience’ prizes being donated by generous local businesses. For more information, please click here.

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