Outings & Events

Every outing or event featured here are advertised through Flyers which are sent to the WIs in our monthly mailings. You can also download the current ones from this site by clicking on the appropriate events in the listings.

Bookings are made through your WI Secretary, you tell her that you would like a ticket for the event or trip and pay her the correct fee. She will collate all of the orders, complete the necessary forms and order the tickets from Federation House for you. We are sorry but at the moment we are unable to process ticket requests from individual members.

Sometimes events and visits are open to guests. However, our 4000+ Warwickshire WI members will always be our priority.

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FREE ZOOM – Chat with Chair

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chat with the Chair!  FREE Zoom Event Join the Chair of Warwickshire Federation to hear about what she has been up to, writing her book, gardening and adapting to running the Federation during a pandemic!  This will be an informal talk and a chance to see WI friends on line. If you would like to ask Anne a question then please include this when you email to book your place.  Monday 7th Dec at 2pm All you need to do…

ZOOM – Festive Floral Demo

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Festive Floral Demo with Jayne Edmunds Jayne is a national NAFAS demonstrator who has demonstrated nationally and internationally. She has won numerous competitions and most recently been awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show award at the Chelsea Flower Show. Get ready for some great festive floral ideas! Tickets are £5 per person and we are happy to welcome WI members’ friends and family. Just email  to book your place. (Please send your name / WI / email address) Payment can…

ZOOM – Cooking with Anne

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cooking with Anne Monday 14th Dec 7pm - 8pm  Anne Bufton-McCoy will show you how to make a chocolate crowd pleaser pud that is great alternative to Christmas pudding! Tickets are £2.50 per person and we are happy to welcome WI members’ friends and family. Just email  to book your place. (Please send your name / WI / email address) Payment can be made via bacs or cheque to Federation House (details for online payment will be given at time of booking)

ZOOM – WFWI Annual Meeting

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

18th November 2020 Notice Following advice from NFWI the Warwickshire Federation Trustees are calling an Annual Meeting as detailed below. Date - Tuesday 15th December 2020 Time - 7.30pm - 8.30pm Via – Zoom As space on Zoom is very limited, each WI is being asked to select ONE representative and should let Federation House know the name and email address of their representative by Monday 30th November at the very latest. Details should be emailed to Agenda Minutes…

FREE ZOOM – ACWW Talk

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ASSOCIATED COUNTRYWOMEN OF THE WORLD with Gillian Crisp Wednesday 16th December at 7pm Raising money for the charity Associated Countrywomen of the World has been part of our WI tradition for many years but if you would like to learn more about the history and work of ACWW and about some of the projects which Warwickshire WIs have supported, then this is the talk for you. All you need to do to join us is email your Name /…

FREE ZOOM – Christmas Poetry Morning

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We had such a lovely time at the recent Zoom poetry morning that we decided it would be very good to have a Christmas special on December 17th at 10 am. Perhaps you would like to choose a couple of poems to read...an old favourite Christmas poem, or a little known one...or just come and listen ! So put on the tinsel, or even a Christmas hat, and join us ! All you need to do to join us is…

ZOOM – Don’t miss the Federation Panto (2.30pm & 7pm)

December 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

DON’T MISS THE  FEDERATION PANTO! Thurs 17th Dec Matinee 2.30pm / Evening 7pm I can’t go to a Panto this year … Oh yes you can! Join us to watch your WFWI Trustees perform a mini pantomime just for you! Tickets are £2.50 per person and we are happy to welcome WI members’ friends and family. Just email  to book your place. (Please send your name / WI / email address) and tell us which performance you would like took 2.30pm OR 7pm…

ZOOM How to write a journal …

January 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“I’ve been keeping journals since 2005 and love sharing what I do. Even if you cannot draw I can show you how to make a beautiful journal you will treasure and get you started with lots of ideas and inspiration” Mon 4th January at 7pm Jackie Sumerfield  £5 Ref 4048 To join us just e-mail with your name, WI, email address and how you have made payment. (on-line or by cheque) Please quote event ref on ALL payments  …

ZOOM – Cook something new …

January 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make a spicy rice one pot, chapatis, vegan vegetable pancakes with a cucumber mint raita. Find out how simple healthy ingredients can be transformed into tasty food which happens to be naturally vegan. (Recipes included) Wed 6th Jan at 7pm Anne-Marie Lambert - Get Cooking! £5 Ref 4051 To join us just e-mail with your name, WI, email address and how you have made payment. (on-line or by cheque) Please quote event ref on ALL payments.

FREE ZOOM Your Future, Your Choice (2pm or 7pm)

January 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Your Future, Your Choice Resolution Shortlist - Let's Select! The WI’s campaigning spirit lives on despite these difficult times.  In January 2021 each WI member is being asked to select which of the five resolutions on the NFWI shortlist, she thinks would make a strong and worthwhile campaign for the WI in 2021. Mon 11th Jan 2pm or 7pm  Public Affairs Team  Are you having difficulty making up your mind which one to choose? Then why not join us on…

FREE ZOOM – Chat with the Chair

January 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Chair of Warwickshire Federation to hear about what she has been up to, writing her book, gardening and adapting to running the Federation during a pandemic! This will be an informal talk and a chance to see WI friends on line. If you would like to ask Anne a question then please include this when you email to book your place. To join us just email , with your name, WI and email address

FREE ZOOM – Chat with the Chair

January 18, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Chair of Warwickshire Federation to hear about what she has been up to, writing her book, gardening and adapting to running the Federation during a pandemic! This will be an informal talk and a chance to see WI friends on line. If you would like to ask Anne a question then please include this when you email to book your place. To join us just email , with your name, WI and email address  

ZOOM – A Writers Life – Joanna Toye

January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Terry Barker will talk to Joanna about everything from agriculture to air raids, rural life to rationing. Plus her life working on the Archers to becoming a successful novelist. A Writers Life - Joanna Toye Thurs 21st Jan 7pm £5 REF 4053 To join us just e-mail  with your name, WI, email address and how you have made payment. (on-line or by cheque) Please quote event ref on ALL payments  

Presidents Day 2021 – 4 sessions (11am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm or 7pm)

January 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

INVITATION TO ALL WI PRESIDENTS Monday 25th January 2021 St Michaels Church centre, Church Rd, Budbrooke, CV35 8QL Whether you are a brand new or more experienced President, I would like to invite you to come along to our Presidents’ Get Together. During this informal session you will be given all the necessary updates and you will also have the opportunity to talk to the various sub committees about their work and initiatives from NFWI in small groups. Along the…

Serious Science 2021 – Neptune – a calculated guess

January 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The planet Uranus did not behave properly – why? Hear one of science's amazing stories of the leap of faith that predicted the presence of another planet. Using the very latest images and delightful music, Andrew tells of the excitement, discovery, rivalry, jealousy, betrayal and co-operation in his own unique way. Speaker – Andrew Lound See more about Andrew www.andrewlound.com  

ZOOM – Actor – Sarah Moyles

January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Turn up on time and know your lines!” They say it’s not about what you know it’s who you know! That’s partly true but mainly its about how you behave and how you treat the people you know, above all its about      consistently turning up….and always on time! This is the life of a non-famous, non-celebrity, very lucky jobbing actor who has managed to make a living for over thirty years doing the thing she loves.  Hear about the ups…

ZOOM – 4 week Tai Chi Course

January 28, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 18, 2021

Julia Mitchell is a Tai Chi for Health Instructor and has a passion for health and wellbeing and believes that everyone can benefit from its gentle mindful movements. Sign up for this four week course for just £20 and start the new year with some time just for you. Suitable for beginners and those who have tried Tai Chi before. The movements can be done seated or standing. Thursdays at 2.30pm (28th Jan, 4th Feb, 11th Feb & 18th Feb)…

ZOOM – 4 week Tai Chi Course

February 4, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 18, 2021

Julia Mitchell is a Tai Chi for Health Instructor and has a passion for health and wellbeing and believes that everyone can benefit from its gentle mindful movements. Sign up for this four week course for just £20 and start the new year with some time just for you. Suitable for beginners and those who have tried Tai Chi before. The movements can be done seated or standing. Thursdays at 2.30pm (28th Jan, 4th Feb, 11th Feb & 18th Feb)…

ZOOM – 4 week Tai Chi Course

February 11, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 18, 2021

Julia Mitchell is a Tai Chi for Health Instructor and has a passion for health and wellbeing and believes that everyone can benefit from its gentle mindful movements. Sign up for this four week course for just £20 and start the new year with some time just for you. Suitable for beginners and those who have tried Tai Chi before. The movements can be done seated or standing. Thursdays at 2.30pm (28th Jan, 4th Feb, 11th Feb & 18th Feb)…

ZOOM – 4 week Tai Chi Course

February 18, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 18, 2021

Julia Mitchell is a Tai Chi for Health Instructor and has a passion for health and wellbeing and believes that everyone can benefit from its gentle mindful movements. Sign up for this four week course for just £20 and start the new year with some time just for you. Suitable for beginners and those who have tried Tai Chi before. The movements can be done seated or standing. Thursdays at 2.30pm (28th Jan, 4th Feb, 11th Feb & 18th Feb)…

Serious Science 2021 – From Dig to Lab

February 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Setting up and running an excavation - a view from the Archaeology Field School trenches. The Archaeology Field School has been running at the University of Reading since 1997, at a number of different sites. In this talk I will take a look behind the scenes at one of the largest and longest running research and training excavations in the UK, and explain how a dig is run from start to finish. Speaker – Amanda Clarke, Associate Professor or Field…

Lesley Smith as Margaret Thatcher ‘The Iron Lady’

March 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An evening with Lesley Smith who will give her dramatic presentation as Margaret Thatcher. From a grocer’s shop in Grantham to becoming Britain's first female Prime Minister. Admired by many, loathed by others. Come and discover her path to power and journey to 10 Downing Street!

Serious Science 2021 – Sounding Stars

March 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sounding Stars and the search for other worlds in our Galaxy We have now discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars in our Galaxy. Stellar systems, like our own solar system, are very common. In this talk Professor Chaplin will discuss how we are using NASA satellites and ground-based telescopes to study these newly discovered planets, starting with their host stars, and the prospects for finding signatures of life on the planets. Speaker – Professor William Chaplin, Professor of Astrophysics…

Darts

April 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

In order that the Darts Cup can be presented at the Annual Federation Meeting in 2022, we have to start the tournament in April 2021 and progress through to the final in 2022 If you wish to enter a team, please apply on this form Darts Application Form A maximum of two teams per WI can be entered. Teams will need to travel to locations around the Federation for matches. Please ensure that members are available to play in the…

Watercolour Art Workshop

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Would you like to try watercolours? Tutor Michelle Stamper has two interesting projects planned for our watercolour workshop … … we will be painting a rustic Tuscan farmhouse set in fields, or a collection of houses using pen and wash technique, this will give you a taste of the delights of using watercolours. Everything is supplied

Serious Science 2021 – Back to the Future

April 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Back to the Future – can we discover new antibiotics by studying historical medicine? Freya Harrison is a microbiologist at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. In 2014 she co-founded The Ancient Biotics Consortium to investigate remedies used to treat infection in pre-Enlightenment Europe. Colleagues from sciences, arts and humanities, aim to datamine historical medical texts to uncover patterns of natural product usage, and to identify, reconstruct and test remedies which may lead to the discovery…

AFM 2021 – Save the Date

April 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are really really hopeful that we can hold our Annual Federation Meeting as we usually do next year. 28th April 2021  Put the date in your diary and watch this space to find out who we have coming to entertain you!

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