What's on in Wiltshire

Please be advised that all events are subject to Government regulations for gatherings. The WI cannot be held responsible for events that are cancelled or postponed.  

Weekly WI Quiz Night

Every Wednesday 
with "doors open"
at 6.30pm 

for a 7pm start

Zoom Virtual Meeting

£0

Lesley Holdway (WFWI Chair) invites you to a scheduled weekly Zoom Quiz Night. It is for fun, friendship and a bit of knowledge.

Cost

Monday 14 June 2021

at 10.30am to 12.30pm

Bagels and Bacon - 
Second Helping 

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Jeff Rozelaar is back for a second helping with lively stories from Post War East End London. He continues his reminiscences and will bring you back in time to his life growing up in London. 

Cost

£5 per device access code

Thursday 24 June 2021

at 10.30am to 1.00pm

Irish International Day

Zoom Virtual Meeting

A morning to celebrated and learn about Ireland's unique culture and history including a Travelogue Presentation, the Magdalene Babies, Peat Bog Restoration, the Islands of Ireland, and Ghost of Hotels & Inns. Plus more to be revealed closer to the event.

£5 per device access code

Cost

Working with the Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace

Monday 5 July 2021

at 10.30am to 12.00pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Sarah, a Warden and Tour Guide at Hampton Court Palace, will share with you her experiences of working with the ghosts at this historic building: the history, the stories, and the sighting. Well worth attending as she has been recommended by some WIs within Wiltshire.

Cost

£5 per device access code

Love Food: Hate Waste?

Tuesday 6 July 2021

at 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Fiona Ollerhead of The Pantry Partnership will talk about how they create delicious and nutritious meals from surplus food, transforming food and sharing across the community. 

Cost

£5 per device access code

Tuesday 27 July 2021

at 10.30am to 12.30pm

New Speaker Day

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join us online and listen to new speakers to decide if there is an inspirational one for your WI. These speakers (if chosen) would be added to our Speakers List.

Cost

£2.50 per device access code

Scavenger Hunt

August 2021 with closing date 10 September 2021

Personal Adventure with Photos

Go on a hunt for 12 items listed in the flyer and take photos of yourself with, or beside, them. Make sure you have permission from all people in the photo and then send the photos to WI House before the deadline with the entry fee. Can be completed by individuals or socially distanced small groups.

£3 per entry

Cost

Prince Albert: The Greatest

King We Never Had

Wednesday 18 August 2021

at 10.30am to 12.30pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Margaret Mills will share with you the interesting story of HRH Prince Albert. He is usually portrayed as all this pompous and stuffy but he was a man very much ahead of his time who made a real impact on the reputation and respectability of the monarchy. 

£5 per device access code

Cost

Tawny Owls Coming to a

Wood Near You

Tuesday 31 August 2021 

at 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Stephen Powles is a former vet who changed career to pursue his lifelong passion for wildlife, wildlife photography and conservation. His talk on Tawny owls describes the lives of these fascinating birds which are ofter heard but rarely seen, with much of the information gleamed from observing and photographing one owl over a fifteen-year period.

£5 per device access code

Cost

Lawn Bowls Taster Event

Monday 13 September 2021

from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Devizes Bowls Club

Wiltshire Federation of WIs invite you to try bowls, or lawn bowls. This is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball -  called a Jack or a Kitty. It is played on a bowling green, which may be flat, convex or uneven.  Here is an opportunity to see if you have a hidden talent or perhaps discover your new sporting hobby.

Cost

£8 per person

Nordic Walking

Tuesday 14 September 2021

from 9.30am to 11.00am

Castle Combe Village at 9.15am

SN14 7HU

Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity. the activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. Closing date for registration is Monday
16 August 2021.

Cost

£12 per person

Autumn Preserves

Wednesday 22 September 2021

at 10.30am

Heywood & Hawkeridge Village Hall, Westbury

Demonstrated by Vivien Lloyd, Denman tutor, author, preserver and baker. This is being held at the Heywood & Hawkeridge Village Hall in Westbury. Closing date for registration is 20 August 2021.

Cost

£8

Zip Around the Zodiac

Tuesday 28 September 2021

from 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Do you know your Aries from your Pisces? Clare Manion will host a light-hearted talk about the personality traits of each sign of the zodiac. There are twelve signs all with their signature characteristics. Which one are you? Maybe you are an impatient Aries, a determined Taurus, a home-loving Cancer or an individualistic Aquarius to name but a few! Closing date for registration is 14 September 2021.

Cost

£5 per device access code

WFWI ACM

Saturday 16 October 2021

at 10.30am

Zoom Virtual Meeting

After the success of last year’s virtual Annual Council Meeting we are confident this will be another great event but are once again saddened that we will not be meeting in person. 

Tracy Daszkiewicz - the woman who helped save Salisbury during the Novochok crisis.  She is the Deputy Director of Population Health & Wellbeing with Public Health England. 

Mary-Jess Leaverland who won China’s version of the X Factor.  Her story makes you realise that you can achieve almost any dream you want.

Cost

£5 per person access code

Ditch the Plastic

Tuesday 26 October 2021

at 7.00pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Wendy Paton was featured in the May/June 2021 issue of WI Life.

Learn how small, everyday actions can reduce the use of plastics which are harmful to the environment. Every little act adds to the big effort to reduce plastic pollution. Registration

closing date is 12 October 2021.

Cost

£5 per device access code

 

Holidays

WFWI Holiday Plans

2022

Where do you want to go? Your Federation holidays for 2022 are being planned and WFWI would love your suggestions for locations in the UK where you would like to visit.

Cost

TBD

 

Competitions

Lady Denman Cup

Competition 2021

NFWI

Closing date 

Friday 30 July 2021

The NFWI is pleased to announce that the Lady Denman Cup Competition 2021 will be held in partnership with the National Gallery. Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, fact or fiction, in any style (story, poem etc) based on this painting by Artemisia Gentileschi. Entries must be accompanied by a completed Individual Entry Form.

Prizes: 1st prize book token to the value of £75, 2nd prize book token to the value of £50, and 3rd prize book token to the value of £30. The winner/winning Federation will be presented with the Lady Denman Cup.

£0

Cost

Before Monday 13 September 2021

Summer Birthday Card
Competition WFWI

Design a decorative birthday card in any medium and any size, however, please bear in mind you will be posting your entry. All entries will be shown on the WFWI website for members to view online after the closing date.

£2 

Cost

WFWI Calendar 2023

Theme - Open Window

Before 31 December 2021

WFWI theme for 2023 is "View from an Open Window in Wiltshire". Please send your submission in landscape format to fedsec@wiltshirewi.org.uk and do not reduce the size.

£0

More Info

Cost