Welcome to the Dulwich Women's Institute

Welcome to the Dulwich Women's Institute

Who we are & why we are different

Many people when asked about the WI, cheerfully say “Jam and Jerusalem” and when pressed further, usually have a vision of ‘white, middle class, retired ladies in rural church halls, meeting in the afternoons for a talk from a worthy speaker over tea and cakes’.

 

This widespread image is very different from the experience you will receive at the Dulwich WI (DWI) – we meet in the evenings, have a balanced spread of full time, part time and retired ladies with a diverse mix of ethnicity and age. This is very much reflected in our Committee who provide leadership to the DWI. Although there is an interest in the more ‘traditional’ craft skills such as soft toys and quilt making, we have very active groups of members organising the book club, supper club, theatre club, coffee club & afternoon tea club and this is what makes us UNIQUE!

 

As well as having fun, we are also keen to support and promote local businesses, our local food bank and community enterprises as well as our two very different charities. We blend the benefits of a safe, women only space with a social conscience – wanting to play our role in social inclusion and engagement so what’s not to like about having fun and doing good?