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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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Warwickshire Federation Centenary Show and Fair

August 18

It's going to be a great show with over 400 entries from across the county … Accepting Entries Friday 17th August 4.30pm to 6pm Saturday 18th August 9am to 10.30am Judging time 11am to 1pm Saturday 18th August Open to Public 2pm Saturday 18th August Classes: Cut Flowers & Vegetables Floral Art Preserves & Cookery Crafts Art & Photography Children’s Classes Introduction to the Show and Rules One of the highlights of our Centenary Summer is a Federation Craft and…

Great Fire of Warwick Talk – With Afternoon Tea

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Step back in time to 5th September 1694, with Dr Gillian White and hear how the Great Fire of Warwick caused the destruction of a large part of the medieval town leading to architectural changes which resulted in today’s beautiful town. Then enjoy a delectable afternoon tea.

Kayak or Canoe on the River Leam

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

FULLY BOOKED ! Be part of Sports Week and join us on this afternoon on the River Leam and get an exciting insight into canoeing or kayaking. Instruction will be given and a supervised session on the river will give us a chance to try our water skills. 
NOTE: Lifejackets provided. Full details of extra clothing to be taken (all items you will already have) will be sent to participants in advance. 
A medical form will be filled in on…

Literary Lunch with Tim Bentinck

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

Tim Bentinck is perhaps best known for his portrayal of David Archer on the long running radio soap, “The Archers.” He is a successful actor and author and most notably the Earl of Portland plus being the voice of “mind the gap” on the Piccadilly Line tube. This and countless other stories are related in his book “Being David Archer: And other unusual ways of earning a living”. Join him for lunch to hear more about his fascinating  

Treasures of China

October 3 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday 3rd October - Atherstone pick up * We will meet our Blue Badge guide at The Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight at 10.30am in time to buy coffee and biscuits. After coffee we will split into two groups - one to enjoy a guided tour of the Chinese rooms at the Gallery whilst the other will explore the Pre-Raphaelite collection and the world’s finest collection of Wedgwood Jasperware on their own. Once the groups have both done…

Middleton Lakes

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join your WI friends on a visit to this RSPB nature reserve in the Lower Tame Valley. A great chance for bird watching to see a variety of species, and for those who enjoy walking to experience the transformation of this old gravel quarry site (easy walking on a 3km trail) Refreshments and toilets available at the Middleton Hall complex. Why not make a day of it and visit Middleton Hall as well? (entry fee applies)

Clog Dancing

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Keep warm and have a go! Come and see a demonstration of Appalachian Clog Dancing and then join in and learn the basics. What better way to lighten the Autumnal days than with good company and having fun? Non slip flat shoes are the only requirement, leave the ball gown and heels at home!!

Archives Workshop

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Does your WI have precious archives but you are uncertain of what to keep and how they should be kept? Would you like to know what treasures are kept in the Federation archives? What information do we hold about your WI? Come and enjoy a relaxed afternoon exploring the past and looking to the future.

Digital Dabble Day

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Would you like to be more confident about using WFWI’s exciting new website www.warwickshirewi.org.uk ? Are you finding it difficult to navigate your way around NFWI’s new website www.mywi.thewi.org.uk ? Come and join us at this workshop where we will be exploring both websites and learning how to make the most of the opportunities that they offer. Please bring your own laptop or tablet. If this is not possible, please contact the Office

Inside War Horse

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ruth Rogers worked as a puppeteer on the National Theatre’s War Horse for four years – first as the only woman operating Joey’s head full time, then as Assistant Puppet Director. Ruth shares her insider’s experience into what it takes to become a ‘living, breathing’ horse on stage, illustrated with rehearsal photographs and back stage stories from the hit West End show. Whether or not you have seen the show – how these life-sized puppets work is a fascinating process…

Centenary Celebration

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Warwickshire Federation Trustees invite you to join them for a Centenary Celebration. National Chair, Lynne Stubbings will be our guest at this celebration of our special year. All music and readings will be chosen by WI members

Darts Tournament 2018/19

March 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In order that the Darts Cup can be presented at the Annual Federation Meeting 2019, we have to start the tournament in September/October and progress through to the final to be held on 4th March 2019 at a venue to be confirmed. A maximum of two teams per WI can be entered. Teams may need to travel to locations around the Federation for matches. Please ensure that the members can play the final on 4th March 2019 should they be…

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