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October 2023 – Keeping you safe – Phoenix – Nobel Prize – Food for Thought – Plastics

Safety card

Our new safety card – keep it with you but not with your phone!

Many of us rely on our mobiles for those important contact numbers.  But what do you do if your mobile is lost or stolen or has a flat battery?  And you can’t remember the  phone numbers of your nearest and dearest?

Promoted at our Orange Cafe and recognised by the SI Southern Regional Awards

Ask us for one of our reminder cards and write your emergency contact numbers on it!

Tea with Shifa

We spent a lovely October ‘Tea Morning” with the ladies of Shifa.  We talked about the many kinds of tea there are and how we make tea, in the UK and in other countries.  Customs and habits can be so different and changing.  How many now use teabags and mugs instead of teapots, teacups and loose tea?  We took traditional British biscuits to try. And home-made cakes and talked recipes.  The Shifa ladies brought home-made sweet dishes.  Delightful!

SI Woking takes a stand

We were pleased to take a stand at the official opening of the Phoenix Cultural Centre in Woking during October.

A community place with a focus on music and the arts – The Fiery Bird Music Venue and Phoenix Cultural Centre are really good news for Woking.

We presented our new safety card. because, alas, entertainment places are not always safe for women.  We salute the work of Safe Gigs For Women

Nobel Prize for Economics

This year, the Nobel Prize for Economics was won by a woman for her work about women and work.

She is a specialist in the history of economics and the first woman to be appointed head of the economics department at Harvard.


Food for Thought

A new exhibition at the Woking Lightbox.

The New Beginnings exhibition features artworks by women helped by the Women’s Support Centre Surrey.  The works of art, and the accompanying texts, give us all food for thought.

Food without plastic

From 1 October 2023 in England, customers will not see plastic  plates, bowls, trays, containers or cutlery when they buy food and drink from cafes and restaurants.  This ban has been in force in the European Union since 2021.