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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ZOOM – Wills, role of Executor & Probate Advice

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wills deal with more than just assets; they also cover important aspects of an individual’s life and contain details such as who will care for your children and who will be the executor of your estate when you die. By planning ahead, you can give yourself time to consider implications such as inheritance tax and how your family and assets will be cared for. During this online session Tracy Ashby, Head of the Private Client team at law firm Wright…

Zoom – Power of Attorney Advice

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In simple terms a power of attorney is a legally binding document that allows you to nominate people to make decisions on your behalf if you feel you no longer have the capacity to do so yourself. It is beneficial to do this before an individual becomes incapacitated but, where this has not been possible, there are a number of things to consider. Tracy Ashby, Head of the Private Client team at law firm Wright Hassall, will discuss the various…

Free online Adviser Surgery

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and take part in our very first WFWI Advisers online surgery. Send in to Sarah Casey via email all those questions you & your members have always wanted to ask. Let us answer them face to face without leaving your home. Can’t think of a question but interested to see other WIs ask theirs? No problem, just ask Sarah for an invite. Don’t forget to state which session you wish to take part in. Looking forward to seeing…

Oxford Walking Tour

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arriving mid-morning, you can enjoy free time in this delightful city. We will meet our award-winning Tour Guides at The Weston Library, Broad Street, for our afternoon walking tour. Centred within the Old University Quarter amid Oxford’s Dreaming Spires, the tour will take in major sights and attractions. Learn of the University’s history and visit Trinity College founded in 1555 which has featured in episodes of Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. Please note you will need to walk and stand for…

IPad Workshop 9th Sep

September 9 @ 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

September 9 @ 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

Drama Workshop

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Warwickshire is pleased to welcome Nigel and John of actOvation again, who this time are bringing us a Drama Workshop. Through exercises, improvisation and quite a bit of laughter they aim to improve our drama techniques.

Archery – new closing date 25th June

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ever fancied trying Archery ?  Join us and have a go at this taster session

Lady Denman Cup Writing Competition 2020

September 18 @ 3:00 pm

To allow a fair and standardised competition timescale across all WIs and federations, the NFWI has set a closing date of Friday 18 September 2020 for members to submit their entry to their federation office. Results will be announced by mid-December 2020. “What I heard on the bus ….” Schedule Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, either comical, serious, fact or fiction, based on a conversation they have overheard, or…

Abba Night

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Dance the night away with UK Bjorn! Join us for a wonderful evening of ABBA music and dance. Why not dig out your flares and platforms and come dressed for the occasion

Instagram Workshop

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

Literary Lunch with Patricia Carswell

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Patricia Carswell is a freelance journalist, copywriter, and award-winning blogger. She has written for a huge variety of national newspapers and magazines and is the book editor of WI Life Magazine. She started her working life as a lawyer but after 10 years gave it all up to write, moving to Monmouth, then she faced a number of stumbling blocks including breast cancer but has found that a good book and a sense of humour will see her through most…

NEW DATE – Photography Workshop

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please contact your WI Secretary or to book your place. Half day workshop with Denman tutor, David Clarke at Federation House and around the Saltisford Canal Basin. Aimed at those taking snaps on smart phones or small cameras of family/WI events and landscapes. Not too technical, focused on composition, how to achieve a ‘good’ photo. With useful handouts to take away. Two workshops are available 10am to 1pm OR 2pm to 5pm

NEW DATE 15th Oct – Rev Richard Coles – From Popstar to Priest!

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

NOW OPEN TO NON MEMBERS ... Richard will talk about his life as part of the pop band The Communards in the 1980s, to when he was ordained into the Anglican priesthood in 2005, regaling us with many extraordinary and humorous tales of his journey. Tickets to this not to be missed event include a delicious two course lunch followed by coffee. This event is initially being offered to WI Members only but if space allows may be opened up…

Words are Fun – Poetry Workshop

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The leader of our workshop is Monica Evans who was the WFWI Centenary Poetry Bard - 2019, the Southam area Laureate - 2019 and runner up for the Warwick Words Laureate in 2009. Monica has been writing poetry since childhood and has published several books. For many years she was a WI speaker giving talks and entertainments to groups and societies across the Midlands area. She is an experienced teacher and actress who hopes to introduce the writing of poetry…

2020 Grand Day Out – WINDSOR NEW DATE !

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Following the success of our Grand Days out to Lincoln and Winchester we delighted to report that Johnsons Coaches have come up with another brilliant idea for the next Warwickshire WIs day out … Windsor With multiple pick up points across Warwickshire and free parking at local schools and venues this really should be a great opportunity for WI members and their guests to have a great day out in wonderful Windsor. There is lots to do and see in…

Free online Adviser Surgery

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Due to the enthusiastic feedback of our September surgery, we’re back! Don’t forget to forward your questions prior to the date to Sarah Casey in the office via her email specifying which session you wish to join. Just want to listen? Then please let the office know so that you can still receive your Zoom invitation. We look forward to seeing you again. 10am OR 2pm OR 7.30pm (each session 40 mins)

NEW DATE 4th Nov – Tastes of Italy

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Morning – Cookery demonstration by Adele from Rosa Cookery School, mix of savoury and sweet dishes with Olive Oil tasting Afternoon – Cotswold Mosaics demonstration with a ‘hands on’ session. Kit provided to make a coaster. Refreshments – Coffee and biscuits on arrival. Antipasti style lunch with Italian bread and homemade Sicilian lemonade all included in ticket price.

NEW DATE – English Paper Piece Patchwork Workshop

November 7 @ 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.  

Indian Block Printing Workshop

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come and try Indian Block Printing. Create lovely images using Indian carved hardwood blocks and fabric paint. All materials are included, plain fabric to experiment on, a variety of fabric paints and a couple of projects to take away(tote bag, tea towel). Extra blank items can be purchased as well as blocks and fabric paints to continue the craft at home. All you need to bring is an apron and wear older clothes as fabric paint doesn’t wash out!

Manchester Christmas Market Trip

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

On arrival in Manchester, you may like to enjoy a bite to eat before exploring the Christmas Markets. You will discover 300 stalls and chalets offering a wide range of beautiful Christmas gifts, food and drink. Spread over individual sites, you can soak up the atmosphere as you follow the market trail which has something to offer every visitor.

NEW DATE – 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!

NEW DATE – 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

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