The WI's residential college in Marcham near Oxford offer courses to Members and non-members alike with a huge range of courses. www.denman.org.uk/
In September West Kent WI's booked the whole college for the weekend and took two coach loads of members to take part in several courses - we had two days for courses which were many and varied.
As usual we had a great time, learned new skills, met new friends and old and enjoyed full board and lodging in the ensuite rooms of a lovely country house and garden.
Two courses for those wanting to get out and about
Gardens of Oxford - Historic and Modern College Gardens
All of our items were unique and we can see the scope for future individual gifts - we just need to save up to buy the Silver Clay. It is one craft where anyone could achieve an item they would be proud of, and it is possible West Kent Federation will arrange a dayschool locally for us.
Our Tutor was Melanie Blaikie and you will be able to find her on the internet. ---- www.silverclayworkshop.co.uk
If you don't know what to have for a Christmas or Birthday Present, why not ask for a voucher for a course at Denman, www.denman.org.uk/