By Sara Jayne: Each year, the Derbyshire Federation of WIs’ Sports and Leisure Subcommittee puts on one large event (plus several smaller ones).  This year, they decided to stage an Eisteddfod for the large event.  Glossopdale got involved in a big way, competing in five of the nine categories: Written Poetry, Poetry Recital, Group Singing, Short Story, and Drama.
Our member Jo won the Short Story category with her whimsical piece about making damson jam.  Best in the county!

 

Our singing group won at the regional heat in Chinley in June and made it to the final in September, along with the winners from the other two regional heats.  Here is their performance at Chesterfield:

We didn’t win, but we had fun doing it – and a better night out than we remember having in ages!

 

All members involved had a great time, learned new skills, and bonded with each other, which is what the WI is all about.  Looking forward to seeing what Sports & Leisure cooks up for next year!