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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Presidents Day – 27th Jan 20 – Places available …

January 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SPACES available … It is not too late to book your place. We have tickets available for the 4.30pm and 7.30pm slots. Contact Kathy at ku.oc1575620566.iwfw1575620566@tsis1575620566sa1575620566 or on 01926 419998 to book 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…

Serious Science 1 – Jan 2020 – The Cambrian Explosion of Life

January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker - Professor Paul Smith, Director, Oxford University Museum of Natural History. He is a world renowned speaker – see him on You Tube Our understanding of the evolutionary origin of animals and why there was a rapid increase in biodiversity around 530 million years ago has changed dramatically recently. Professor Smith will use the exploration of the very remote Sirius Passet fossil locality of North Greenland to try to guide us through new thinking on this important event

Show the Love … and make a green heart with us

February 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Throughout February WIs and Federations take part in the Climate Coalition’s annual event to get people talking about climate change in their communities. ♥♥♥ Why not come and join us for a coffee and ‘Show The Love’, make a green heart, then wear it and share it to start a conversation about climate control ♥♥♥ Materials will be provided to create a Green Heart in various materials; using different techniques for Show the Love in February 2020 (A donation for…

Federation Quiz 2020

February 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Knockout Round Monday 17th February at 7.30pm (see venues below) Final Monday 16th March Shrewley Village Hall CV35 7AN at 7.30pm Teams of up to 4 members (Maximum 3 teams per WI) Brailes Village Hall, OX15 5AS Budbrooke, St Michaels Church Centre, CV35 8QL Kenilworth Centre, CV8 1QJ Mancetter Memorial Hall, CV9 1QN Napton Village Hall, CV47 8LS Newbold on Stour Village Hall, CV37 8TR Wolston Leisure & Community Centre, CV8 3PD  

Serious Science 2 – Feb 2020 – Digital Autopsy

February 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

…. Stepping away from traditional post mortems Speaker – Marianne Kipling, Post mortem CT radiographer with iGene Ltd Digital autopsy can assist the UK Coroners to reduce the number of open post mortems that they do in the UK, and provide a more holistic way of managing investigation into unexpected deaths. Using a CT scanner instead of a scalpel is a leap forward in technology, and provides greater dignity for the deceased and peace of mind for their relatives. Marianne…

Pep Up Your WI

March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Getting, keeping and enthusing members … Come and hear from 6 different WIs who will share their experiences and ideas which have helped to make their WIs as great as they are. Pick up tips and suggestions to use in your own WI from others who have built up their membership and developed their programmes to keep members coming back to meetings. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.  

Tutankhamun … last chance

March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt comes to London for the last time! … Over 150 artifacts are coming to London and 60 have never left Egypt before! After a leisurely start at 9.30am we will travel to London to meet our top notch Blue Badge Guide at midday and begin our tour with time to buy a light lunch. After a coach tour through Kensington and Chelsea telling the story of Tutankhamun…

Let’s be drastic and say no to plastic!

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come along and learn why we should be cutting down on our use of plastic and how we should be recycling. Organisations such as the Waste Management team at Warwickshire County Council; the extraordinary recycler, Kebrina Barker; the Waste and Resources Action Programme, known as WRAP and Reyousable – Sustainability with Style will be represented, giving presentations and answering our questions. Includes - coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival and a light lunch of homemade soup and bread followed by…

2020 Annual Federation Meeting

March 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Changing the climate one member at a time... We are excited to announce our keynote speakers … The Butterfly Brothers JOEL AND JIM ASHTON Award-winning wildlife and garden designers, environmentalists and well-being ambassadors. Jim and Joel Ashton really are brothers! They encourage everyone to bring more wildlife into outdoor spaces. Joel and Jim are official ambassadors for Butterfly Conservation, a charity whose mission is to halt and to reverse the decline of butterflies and moths. They say “One of the most…

Serious Science 3 – Mar 2020 – Back to the Future

March 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker – Dr Freya Harrison, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick 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…

Watercolour Art Workshop

April 4, 2020 @ 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

Help! I’m a new IPad user …

April 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 we will help you to make the most of your Apple IPad

Instagram Workshop

April 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Whether for your own personal use or to promote your WI this workshop will show you how to use Instagram! Please note that if are attending on behalf of your WI then the ticket cost should be paid from WI Funds. All other tickets should be paid for by individual members

Speakers Showcase 2020

April 20, 2020 @ 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 List. 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. Max 4 tickets per WI (Costs should be met from WI funds rather than by the individual)

English Paper Piece Patchwork Workshop

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our tutor Eirian has many years of experience with this type of patchwork, which is now enjoying a revival. A kit to make a small item such as pin cushion or needle case will be provided at a small additional cost of  £5 (payable on the day) Please bring paper cutting scissors and basic sewing equipment.  

Resolution Briefing Meeting

April 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Specialist speakers will provide expert briefings at this meeting on the final resolution(s) for 2020, which will be announced by NFWI in February. 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 the evening. Ticket costs are payable from WI…

Serious Science 4 – April 2020 – Sounding Stars …

April 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker – Professor William Chaplin, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham and a leader of the NASA Kepler Mission 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…

Denman Weekend 2020 – book your place …

June 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - June 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Friday 12th June 2020 - Sunday 14th June 2020 Come and join us for a fabulous weekend at Denman! If you have never been, this is an ideal opportunity to visit our wonderful college with the Federation! If you have been you will know you are in for a treat! You can use your WI Bursary or Denman Gift vouchers (ideal birthday and Christmas presents!) We have six fantastic courses to choose from. Each member wishing to attend must fill…

WFWI SHOW !

August 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Warwickshire Federation of WIs Show! As everyone really enjoyed the Centenary Show in 2018, your Board of Trustees thought you would like another opportunity to showcase the huge range of skills and expertise which we know our members have. Please enter as many classes as you are able to make this another wonderful show. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Download the Schedule and Entry Form here SHOW SCHEDULE ENTRY FORM (closing date for…

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