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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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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…

Social Media Workshop – extended closing date

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

Note from organiser Anne Bufton-McCoy. Calling ALL WIs ... This training opportunity is for up to SIX members of your WI Committee. The evening is all about what some Warwickshire WIs are already doing! Some things may be new to you and some you will already know. This is your chance to meet like minded members and share / trial ideas to help you to improve communications for your WI. The Agenda will include presentations by WIs on: • How…

Paper Cutting Workshop – FULLY BOOKED

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 … call Federation House to see if we have places available 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 be multiple pick-ups as…

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 – FULLY BOOKED

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.


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.


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!

Nordic Walking Taster Session

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Nordic Walking is a method of improving cardiovascular health, maintaining muscle strength and bone health.  Try this “walking with a difference” to see if your confidence, posture, flexibility and balance might be improved by this form of exercise. Oh and have fun too!

Water for All ?

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Water is a precious resource. From plastic pollution to groundwater depletion, there are many significant issues facing the global supply of water. Speakers from Severn Trent Water, Water Aid and other organisations concerned with the environment will explain how they are working to ensure access to clean and sustainable water for all.

Fashion Show

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come to see and buy some exciting fashions presented by ‘Foxyladies’ aka Sandra Jones, personal dresser. Autumn fashions will be the theme of Sandra’s clothes modelled by ‘real’ women! Bring your purse for some post show retail therapy. Credit cards accepted!

Ros Trophy – Speaking Competition

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Ros Trophy is a WFWI speaking competition held every other year. This year we are celebrating the vast library of AGATHA CHRISTIE. Competitors - please prepare a 3 minute piece from any of her books. Audience – come along and support those competing. Competitors and audience alike will be treated to what is always a fabulous and inventive tea, this year with a ‘mystery’ theme!

Queen Victoria – A Life in Portraits

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Throughout her long life, Queen Victoria was painted by the leading artists of the day. From daughter to empress, by way of wife, mother and dog-owner, her ever-changing role on Britain’s stage was carefully captured and controlled for both public and private consumption. In this talk Dr Gillian White will follow Queen Victoria’s story in a selection of these portraits and we will see a winsome toddler develop into a symbol of the nation. Tea and coffee and a slice…

Edwardian Music Hall Evening

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our very own “Good Old Days” Why not pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile stepping back in time to when people would flock to the Music Halls? Please bring along your own drinks glasses and refreshments to enjoy during the interval. Seating will be at tables. Hot drinks will also be available during the interval. Why not dress up and join in all the favourite singalongs? (Doors open at 7pm)

Taiko Drums – Have A Go!

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Taiko drumming is enjoyed by all ages and abilities. It's scientifically proven to be good for physical and mental wellbeing - and above all its fun. Val Tate, the tutor, is the director of Taiko Oxford and has been playing since 2000, she trains and performs with Tamashi Daiko.

Victorian Christmas Market – Gloucester Quays

November 21

Roll up Roll up for the Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market 2019 and enjoy a whole host of stalls selling food, drink and bespoke gifts not available on the high street alongside a line-up of entertainment brimming with cheeky Victorian Characters. Coach 1 - Warwick Coach 2 - Alcester

Barge Art & Shabby Chic Paint Techniques Workshop

November 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A lovely day long workshop with two sessions creatively re-purposing everyday objects! Learn how to decorate plant pots in colourful barge art style then breathe new life into an old photo frame or mirror using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, distressing techniques and finishing wax. All materials provided – just bring a wooden photo/picture frame or mirror (max size 30cm square) an apron and a packed lunch  

Make A Willow Plant Support

November 29

Learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft from country craftsman, Bert Manton and make your own willow plant support – great for sweet peas, runner beans and anything else that climbs … except children! Two session available 10am to 12.30pm OR 1pm to 3.30pm

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