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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The World of Wedgwood – FULLY BOOKED!

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Come and spend the day exploring The World of Wedgwood at Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the factory where you will see craftsmen at work utilising unique artisan skills and techniques honed over 250 years. Come and see iconic Jasper pieces in production showcasing the pinnacle of ceramic craftsmanship. You will also be able to visit the Wedgwood Museum, one of the most important industrial collections in the world and a unique record of British ceramic production.

Serious Science 4 2019 – Apollo

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets are still available for this our last Serious Science talk of 2019. Contact Federation House to book (ku.oc1555850328.iwfw1555850328@tsis1555850328sa1555850328 / 01926 419998) or just buy your tickets on the door. Non WI members very welcome 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the  Apollo 11 historic moon landing. Andrew Lound presents the tale of this great achievement together with the use of large scale models of the Saturn V rocket, Command module and Lunar module.

Hundred Years Tour – London

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

After a leisurely start at 9.30am we travel to London to meet our top notch Blue badge Guide at midday and begin our tour with time to buy a light lunch in Parliament Square.  We tour the West End where one of the founders of the WI turned over her ballroom to packing "smokes for soldiers" during the Great War and follow the trail of the Suffragettes to the East End where the Match Girls' STrike of 1888 paved the…

Literary Lunch – New Speaker JOANNA TOYE

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE the new speaker for this event. After a cancellation from our original speaker, Stevyn Colgan, we are delighted to announce the new speaker will be Joanna Toye, as detailed below. Joanna Toye, a scriptwriter on the Archers, Doctors and EastEnders and author of non-fiction books about the Archers, moved into fiction and secured a four book deal with Harper Collins, her first book in the quartet hit the shelves in January and is doing well. Joanna will give…

One Night Only Federation Quiz

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All teams will compete at one venue on the same night! 1 team per WI MAX (4 team members)

Hay on Wye Festival – SPACES AVAILABLE

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to open up this lovely day out to friends and family ... Visit this attractive and popular Welsh border town to indulge your literary taste buds or your passion for quirky shops. Arrival is scheduled for 10.30am so please bear this in mind if you are booking your tickets for talks. Cheap travel to the town from the festival site available. Please note that this visit does NOT include any tickets to events Coach…

Treasure Your Treasurer

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Treasurers are a valuable resource for all WIs.  Come along to this training - share the best ideas and meet with Advisers, Trustees and Independent Financial Examiners to get answers to thos burning questions ... Am I acting as an agent ? Which column do I put this in? Can I use WI funds for this ? Open to: All Treasurers, Assistant Treasurers and potential Treasurers - this workshop will benefit experienced and brand new Treasurers plus those thinking about…

Trip to Boughton House FULLY BOOKED

June 10 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Visit this amazing house, near Kettering, seldom open to the public, known as ‘England’s Versailles’ and enjoy a tour of the home of the Dukes of Buccleuch the largest landowner in Europe. The house which was used extensively in the 2012 film version of Les Miserables, is full of treasures including amazing collections of Sevres, tapestries and paintings including Gainsboroughs and El Greco. Then stroll in the pleasant gardens before we leave at approximately 4pm. Pick up 1 – 8.45am…

By George ! FULLY BOOKED

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Why we still love George Eliot after 200 years The talk and slide show by John Burton will discuss how Mary Ann Evans from the hamlet of Griff near Nuneaton became George Eliot, the acclaimed international writer and thinker. It will include some short readings to demonstrate her story telling, her humour, her wisdom. Tea and coffee included

Denman Day Visit – Floral Art Demonstration SPACES AVAILABLE

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Never been to Denman?? Why not join us and enjoy a demonstration by a WI Floral Art Demonstrator and find out why everyone loves Denman! Coffee/ Tea on arrival, two course lunch with a glass of wine or soft drink, tour of the college and a cream tea are all included in the £40 cost 10am Coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival in the Main Hall 10.30 am – 12.00pm Floral Art demonstration by a Denman tutor 12.00 pm – 1.30pm…

Digital Committee Workshop

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Why does my WI need Facebook? How do we Tweet and what is Instagram? What do other WIs do? This workshop will provide the answers and help your WI to find out how going digital can help your WI

Paper Cutting Workshop – 10am

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paper cutting is the craft of the moment and this short course will introduce you to the basic techniques for successful designing and cutting. You'll master using a scalpel safely and accurately, cut out a prepared piece and then design and cut out a monogram for yourself. Great fun and just a little bit addictive! This workshop is run by Denman Tutor - Christine Green

Paper Cutting Workshop – 2pm

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paper cutting is the craft of the moment and this short course will introduce you to the basic techniques for successful designing and cutting. You'll master using a scalpel safely and accurately, cut out a prepared piece and then design and cut out a monogram for yourself. Great fun and just a little bit addictive! This workshop is run by Denman Tutor - Christine Green

Warwickshire WIs go to Winchester – NOW OPEN TO NON MEMBERS

July 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are delighted to offer this trip to your friend and family … the extended closing date is Thursday 23rd May. Contact your WI Secretary to book  Following the success of the Grand Day Out to Lincoln last year we have had many requests for another day out for Warwickshire WI members. We had a chat with Johnsons and they have agreed to help us to offer members a day out in WINCHESTER on Monday 29th July 2019. There will…

Flower Workshop

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is suitable for both novice and experienced ladies as our tutor Jane Fox is a very experienced NAFAS area demonstrator. She will demonstrate and guide us through the session so that all participants will go home with a lovely arrangement.

Dragon Boat Racing – Taster Session

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you enjoyed the canoe/kayak session then this Dragon Boat Racing taster could be for you. Come to try this ancient Chinese team water sport under the dramatic towers of Warwick Castle.

Line Dancing

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Grab your Stetson and boots, or a comfortable pair of shoes, and shimmy along to participate in this morning of line dancing. Suitable for experienced and novice dancers alike as we will be led by Julie through the dances, who has taught extensively at home and abroad including America.  Fun morning guaranteed.

ABBA Sing A Long!

September 28

We have been lucky enough to obtain the services of Nigel Garton, a West End Performer and John Hogg, an award winning composer who will help us get vocal and rediscover why we love singing and harmonizing in an ABBA Sing A Long!

Harry Potter World

October 2

If you have lived through the wizarding exploits of Harry and his friends, whilst reading the books and watching the films, then this is your chance to see and experience Hogwarts and the other sites of those magical events yourself. The true genius of the modelling and artistic teams has to be seen to fully appreciate what was involved in recreating the stories. The ticket cost includes coach and a discounted ticket for entry

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