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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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.
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.
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.
Extended closing date - Thursday 25th July 2019 Now open to non-members 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 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 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.
This lovely event is now open to non members - Closing date 22nd August 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!
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!
Now open to non members. Closing date 22nd August 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…
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 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.
We are now fully booked. This trip has proved so popular that we have booked and filled SIX coaches! 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
NOW OPEN TO NON MEMBERS - extended closing date 26th Sept 2019 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
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
Join the Trustees for a Christmas cracker with Paul Martin ... A special festive lunch at the wonderful Dunchurch Park Hotel, CV22 6QW 12.15pm for 12.45pm Join us for a sumptuous two course festive lunch with tea or coffee and then settle back to listen to Paul tell us of his life and adventures on BBC’s Flog It and other TV programmes. This event is initially being offered to WI members only but if space allows may be opened to…
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 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. Stopping for a coffee break half way…
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
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…