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Fri, Sep 23


Glenmore House

SFWI Literary Lunch

Surrey Federation WI Event - Please purchase a ticket

SFWI Literary Lunch
SFWI Literary Lunch

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – Sep 24, 2022, 4:30 PM

Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton KT6 4BN, UK

About the Event

This is a Surrey Federation WI event.  Maple Village WI members are welcome to attend, but must book their own place (please see link below).  

The cost is £37 per head for an excellent lunch in convivial company while learning from a published author in the

elegant surroundings of Glenmore House in The Crescent, Surbiton, will be the venue for our much anticipated, literary lunch.

Gill Thompson began her working life as a teacher and has spent nearly forty years at the chalk face. More recently she has also become an author, gaining an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. Gill’s debut novel The Oceans Between Us, about a mother and son separated by war and by continents, was published by Headline in March 2019 and The Child on Platform One, about a little girl on the Kindertransport, came out in December 2019. Both books were digital number one bestsellers and The Child on Platform One was a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller. It has been translated into nine European languages. Her new novel, The Lighthouse Sisters, about a wartime family on the Channel Islands in Jersey, came out on 4th February.

Gill will tell you about her publishing journey, and the background stories to her novels. She will illustrate her talks with a PowerPoint presentation.

If you are interested in this event you will need to book your place using this link

Literary Lunch | Surrey Federation of Women's Institutes (

COVID specific reminders

While MOST COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we will still be taking precautions to reduce the risk of transmission during physical events:

· If you are symptomatic of COVID-19, please do not attend any physical event. If you test positive you must inform the Secretary or President.

· Members who are clinically at high-risk are advised to decide carefully whether attending face-to-face is a safe option for them in the chosen venue and situation.

· Members are encouraged to continue to wear masks when attending the meeting if they wish to do so, but this is not obligatory (unless specified by the venue). Please respect the choices made by the attendees in this regard.

· All members attending are advised to bring hand-sanitiser with them and to use it at regular intervals during the event.

· Members are advised to bring their own packet of appropriate wipes to wipe surfaces in venue toilets.

· Please note that the names and contact details of all attendees will be recorded to ensure that in the event we are notified of a positive Covid-19 test either from a Member or the Venue we will notify all of the attendees.

Sub-Group Specific

· Events should only be held in venues where a recognized Food Hygiene Rating is displayed.

· Members are reminded to check menus to ensure food does not contain any items which will cause allergic reactions and to clarify any food contents with venue staff if unsure of contents.

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