She hits upon the idea of printing a calendar featuring some of the members of the Knapely branch of the Women's Institute, discreetly posing nude while engaged in traditional WI activities, such as baking and knitting, in order to raise funds. Her proposal is initially met with great scepticism, but she eventually convinces ten women to participate in the project with her.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_Girls_(musical)
Calendar Girls is a 2003 British comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Touchstone Pictures , it features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi, based on a true story of a group of middle-aged Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research under the auspices of the Women's Institutes in April 1999 after the husband of one of their members dies from cancer. 
- $10 million
- 2 September 2003
- Suzanne Mackie, Nick Barton
- Patrick Doyle
Mar 21, 2019 · Desperately thinking of ways to raise the money needed, she decides that a calendar of her WI friends in traditional WI activities is something they can do quite easily. Of course, any product needs a hook and in this case it is that the ladies will be totally naked, save for some very strategically placed decorations.
Nov 10, 2021 · The idea of the calendar came from Annie’s friend, Chris played by Sam Griffiths, however her idea was not met with much enthusiasm by her friends and especially by the newly appointed Chair of the WI Marie played to the full by Michelle Stevenson, Chris was a feisty woman, as indeed were all the ladies of Knapely WI so she was not going to let this self-appointed Marie get the upper hand.
She hits upon the idea of printing a calendar featuring some of the members of the Knapely branch of the Women's Institute, discreetly posing nude while engaged in traditional WI activities, such as baking and knitting, in order to raise funds. Her proposal is initially met with great scepticism, but she eventually convinces ten women to participate in the project with her.
Kettlewell - in the footsteps of the Calendar Girls Kettlewell was made famous by the Calendar Girls, when film-makers used its as the location for the village of Knapely. You'll probably recognise the distinctive bridge with its black and white sign posts. If you're looking for a base from which to walk, Kettlewell is the perfect spot.
Annie: Sorry. That's our Miss September. John: Tell you what. If you want me to speak at the WI you'd better get it in quick. Jessie: [to Lawrence] Come on, Sugden, it's your own time you're wasting. Jessie: [to the other calendar girls] I was his junior school teacher. Marie: Naked! Cora: It's not naked. It's nude.
Thu 26 — Sat 28 Jan, 8pm. Location. Hawk's Well Theatre. Price. €20/15 Conc. Calry Drama Group are excited and proud to present Tim Firth’s play Calendar Girls. Based on the true story of a group of women of the Women’s Institute in 1999 and the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth. Best friends Annie Clarke and Chris Harper live in the village of Knapely, where they spend much time at the local Women's Institute and with each other.