Meetings Programme

PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS 2021

It’s getting to the time of the year when we start investigating possible speakers for the following year. As usual we will be booking our speakers over the next couple months so that we have our Programme of Speakers published and ready for inclusion with the members renewal letter.

If you have any ideas or suggestions please let us know either by email at saddleworthwi.events@gmail.com or by speaking to any member of the committee.  Every suggestion is investigated. We often receive proposals of speakers on a similar subject and as we want as varied a programme as possible, if this is the case, we simply retain the details in our file for subsequent years. As we do if a chosen speaker is unavailable to us.

2020

Wednesday July 1st
ZOOM MEETING 7.00 pm
Guest Speaker:
Alison Marsden from Gardening by Design in Kent

Zoom Code: 885 9423 9473

Our speaker will be Alison Marsden from Gardening by Design in Kent. She is an experienced tutor and speaker and on the RHS Speakers List. From her choice of topics the most popular one was, “Right plant, right place: understanding what will thrive”. She is willing to answer questions and would appreciate having them beforehand (by 26th June) so she can prepare the material for the answers.
Submit your questions here


Wednesday July 15th
ZOOM MEETING 7.00 pm
Guest Speaker:
Sally Mabey – “From Eggheads to Mastermind”

Zoom Code: 885 9423 9473


Wednesday August 5th
ZOOM MEETING 7.00 pm
Guest Speaker:
Misba Khan -“All-Woman expedition to the North Pole”

Zoom Code: 885 9423 9473


Wednesday August 19th
ZOOM QUIZ NIGHT 7.00 pm

Zoom Code: 880 8174 3126


Wednesday September 2nd
Guest Speaker: DEBBIE ABRAHAMS

MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth since 2011

Debbie Abrahams is the Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth. She has been the Member of Parliament since her by-election victory in January 2011.

Debbie will talk to us about Women in Politics


Wednesday October 7th
Guest Speaker: PHAEDRA PATRICK
International bestselling author

Phaedra Patrick is the internationally bestselling author of Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone, and The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which has been published in over 20 countries around the world. Her new book (2019) is entitled, The Library of Lost and Found, with a fourth book scheduled for 2020. Phaedra lives in Greenfield


Wednesday November 4th
Guest Speaker: NIGEL DURKAN
Manager of the Weavers Factory in Uppermill

Nigel is the Manager of the Weavers Factory in Uppermill.

For 50-years the Weavers Factory was home to the award-winning textile artist Joan Charnley. The Grade-II listed building was restored in 2018 and opened as a contemporary art gallery on April 6th 2019.

Nigel will talk to us about The Story of Joan Charnley Textiles and tell us the history of setting up the Weavers Factory.

Joan Charnley with SWI Committee November 1982.
Her talk was ‘The Art of Flower Painting’


Wednesday December 2nd
Guest Speaker: ROB KNOTTS

Our festive December meeting!

Ex Chairman of Saddleworth Parish Council, Rob Knotts, will talk to us about Christmas Traditions and wood carvings.