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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Calling all Presidents …

January 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Whether you are a brand new or more experienced President, I would like to invite you to come along to our new look Presidents’ Get Together. During this informal session you will be given updates on GDPR, Charity Commission rules and other important information. 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 way, you will meet Trustees, Sub-Committee Chairmen, Advisers and Office Staff.…

Serious Science 1 2019 – Mission to Mars

January 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Professor Bridges from the Space Research Centre at University of Leicester has worked on the recent Mars probes and has been selected to advise the European Space Agency on the Deep Space Gateway – the next space station set to orbit the Moon as a stepping stone to future space travel.

Resolution Workshop

February 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What makes a good resolution? Have you thought of submitting a resolution? Have you thought that you could word a resolution more effectively? Would you like to know more about the Resolution process? Then this workshop is for you! By popular request, we are repeating this workshop during which we will examine the criteria, which must be met if a resolution is to be selected for the National Annual Meeting, and discuss examples of resolutions, which illustrate the pitfalls to…

Denman Day Visit – Cookery Demonstration

February 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Never been to Denman? This is the perfect opportunity to try it out Join us and enjoy a demonstration by a WI Cookery School Chef. 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 cost! 10am Coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival in the Main Hall 10.30 am – 12.00pm Cookery demonstration by a WI Cookery School tutor 12.00 pm – 1.30pm…

Officers Workshop

February 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an opportunity for members of your committee to find out more about the roles of the President, Secretary and Treasurer. Up to 3 members of your committee are invited to attend, so if you are new to the role or interested in finding out what is actually involved, come along and take the chance of speaking to other WI committee members and Advisers. Please note that this workshop will also run at 7pm on Monday 18th February. As…

Centenary Gala Concert – Book Now

February 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK … Join Warwickshire members and guests for this glittering gala concert, which will bring our Centenary year to a close with a very special evening of celebratory music from a variety of artistes. The Compère for the evening will be Sunny Ormonde, well known for playing the role of Lillian Bellamy in the Archers.

Serious Science 2 2019 – Chemical Warfare

February 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

…. KILL OR CURE Professor Robert Stockman will present a history of chemical warfare from Nature’s poison darts to nerve agents and how this potentially deadly research can lead to the development of new medical treatments.

Sex and the Tudors!

March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a rip-roaring journey through the sexual exploits of the Tudors. According to records it was not just Henry VIII that was having a good time! This engaging and highly entertaining talk is given by Lesley Smith, the curator of Tutbury Castle, and historical lecturer extraordinaire. Open to members and guests.

Tai Chi

March 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The session will start with a short illustrated talk on Tai Chi and its history. You will then take part in a seated warm up and introductory Tai Chi session. Tea, coffee and cold drinks provided

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…

Bake Italian

March 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Make your own Focaccia bread The techniques for making a classic Italian focaccia loaf - join us to make two aromatic Italian style focaccia loaves to take home. Tuition and guidance is from a professional baker.

The 2019 Lane Cup – “Sporting Prowess”

March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Reflecting the WI’s commitment to Sports Week. An exhibit using natural plant material and incorporating items of sports equipment (e.g. footwear, glove, hat, bat, ball) To be judged from the front. Space allowed 45 cm by 45 cm (18" x 18") height unlimited. The exhibit will be staged on tables. This competition is open to all WIs in WFWI • One entry per WI. Entry fee £5. Plus maximum flower budget £20. (All costs should be met by your WI).…

Annual Federation Meeting 2019

March 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fabulous Speakers … Fun day out … Forward thinking Join us to help celebrate the end of our centenary year in style ! We hope to welcome more members than ever to our exciting new venue … IXL Conference Centre at Dallas Burston Polo Ground. Inspiring Women Lynne Stubbings NFWI Chair The Cake Lady (Kath Ryan) Cakes4Casualties Simon King Inspiring Women to become wildlife photographers ... Simon King OBE is a British naturalist, author, conservationist, television presenter and cameraman, specialising…

Help! I’m a new IPad user

March 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

People say you can do almost anything on an iPad - I just need to know how. Join us at Federation House for a Tips and Tricks Workshop where our Digital Leader will help you to make the most of your Apple IPad. Please note the two sessions are available 10am to 12noon OR 1pm to 3pm

Serious Science 3 2019 – The Human Brain

March 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

How does it enable us to think? We all do it but what exactly is thinking? This talk by Dr Alison J Cooper looks at current understanding of how the brain handles information to enable us to think, considers how these processes happen differently for some people and then the changes that cause the cognitive decline that happens in dementia.

Resolution Briefing

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Although NFWI will not inform Federations of the final resolution/s for 2019 until February, a Resolution Briefing Meeting will take place in April. A specialist speaker will provide an expert briefing. Up to two members are invited to attend this interesting and thought-provoking evening as the information given will be useful for discussion at your May meeting. This new venue offers a central location and plenty of parking in the adjacent public car park at a cost of £1 for…

Poignant Poppy Art Workshop

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn to paint a beautiful Poppy on canvas suitable for beginners and those more experienced painters. Tutor Michelle Stamper Cost includes materials

Lunch with Stella Rimington

April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dame Stella Rimington, DCB is an author and former Director General of MI5. Tickets to this exciting event include a delicious two course lunch and coffee, during which you will hear an informative talk by Dame Stella Rimington, with the opportunity to ask questions. This event is initially being offered to WI Members only but if space allows may be opened up to non-members in early 2019

Speakers Showcase

April 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to come and listen to talks and presentations from the latest speakers auditioning to be featured in the Warwickshire WIs Speakers Directory. If your WI is looking for new ideas for meetings, you will find this an excellent opportunity to hear from new and exciting speakers to add to your programmes.

The World of Wedgwood

April 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Denman Day Visit – Floral Art Demonstration

July 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a demonstration by a WI Floral Art Demonstrator. 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 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 Lunch (vegetarian option available), with dessert and a glass of wine. Time to stroll…

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