What's on in Wiltshire
Pleased be advised that all events are open to everyone - Members and Non Members.
Monthly WI Quiz Night
Third Wednesday of the month with "doors open" at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Lesley Holdway (Membership Advisor) invites you to a scheduled weekly Zoom Quiz Night. It is for fun, friendship and a bit of knowledge.
Learn to Play Mahjong
Last Friday of the Month 10.30am - 12.30pm
Spaces limited - contact WI House
17 Couch Lane
Devizes SN10 1EB
Have you ever wanted to learn Mahjong? WFWI are now giving you an opportunity to find out how this 19th Century Chinese tile game is played. Come along to WI House where our tutor will explain the concept of this intriguing game.
£5 per person
Tuesday 5th December 2023
2.00pm - 4.00pm
St. Denys’ Church
Warminster BA12 8PQ
The annual Federation Christmas Concert for 2023 will be held at St. Denys' Church (or the Minster Church of St. Denys’), the parish church of Warminster and the town's oldest church. Begun in the 11th century, rebuilt in the 14th and restored in the 19th, it is a Grade II* listed building.
Ample parking is available in the field next to the church.
Spaces still available
Contact WI House
£10 per person
Literary Talk & Lunch
Wednesday 31st January 2024
Doors open 11.30am
**** FULLY BOOKED ****
Lucinda Hawksley with give a talk on
THE MYSTERY OF PRINCESS LOUISE: Queen Victoria’s feisty rebellious daughter.
Louise was a sculptor and painter, she kicked against her mother’s controlling nature and remained fiercely loyal to her brothers, especially the sickly Leopold and the much-maligned Bertie. She sought out other unconventional women, including Josephine Butler and George Eliot, and campaigned for education and health reform and for the rights of women. She battled with her indomitable mother for permission to practice the “masculine” art of sculpture and go to art college, and in doing so became the first British princess to attend a public school.
Ticket price includes a 2 course hot lunch.
£36 per person
Fabric Origami Bag Workshop
Tuesday 6th February
10.00am - 3.30pm
WI House, 17 Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB
The origami tote bag is quick and easy to make. It's a slouchy-type bag meaning it is soft and without any solid form. The lined bag itself is easy to make and quick to sew up.
All materials are provided but you MUST bring a sewing machine and a packed lunch.
Tea and coffee will be available.
Closing Date: 9th January
First New Speakers Day
Tuesday 20th February
10.45am - 3.30pm
Hullavington Village Hall
Hill Hayes Lane
Hullavington SN14 6EB
This is an opportunity to hear and give your opinion on applicants for the Speakers List. There are different speakers at each venue.
It is permissible for a WI to pay for the Programme Secretary to attend.
Lunch can be pre-ordered at £5.00 per person and will be soup and a roll. You may still bring a packed lunch.
Closing Date: 1st February
Vicious Veg & Ferocious Fruit
Wednesday 20th March
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Cricklade Town Hall
Cricklade SN6 6AE
Dr. Alison Foster explains the chemistry behind the toxic nature of a range of common garden plants, explaining what is present in the plants and where, allowing the gardener to make informed decisions about what to grow and what not to grow. You may not be surprised at some of the plants discussed, but others may cause a few eyebrows to be raised!
Closing Date: 28th February
Bletchley Park Coach Trip
Tuesday 26th March
Once the home of the World War II Codebreakers, Bletchley Park is now a vibrant heritage site.
Immersive films, interactive displays, museum collections and recreated WWII rooms help you discover the past and tell the story of this once top-secret operation.
A guided tour begins at 11.00am with time to explore the attractions at your leisure.
Coach Pickup points as follows:
SALISBURY (Millstream Coach Park) 6.30am
DEVIZES (Station Road Car Park) 7.15am
CHIPPENHAM (Morrisons Supermarket) 7.45am
WROUGHTON (Ellendune Centre) 8.15am
Closing Date: 27th February
Scottish Lochs & Landscapes
Sunday 29th Sept -
Saturday 5th Oct 2024
Staying at the four star Stirling Highland Hotel, this 7 day trip will feature the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, The Trossachs National Park, Loch Katrine Cruise, The Kelpies & Falkirk Wheel.
Enjoy wonderful mountain scenery, unspoilt landscapes and the majestic sights of Edinburgh—the perfect ingredients for a truly memorable holiday in ‘Bonnie Scotland’. Sit back and relax as we tour rolling hillsides and shimmering lochs.
From £699pp sharing, half board
Single room supplement £150pp
For more information and a booking form please email WI House: email@example.com
WI members are invited to write a letter explaining how the WI has influenced or impacted them as an individual, and how it has helped them become the woman they are today. Members should consider how their letter would inspire other women and girls and encourage them to join the WI. Entries must be no more than 500 words; the letter can either be left open or addressed to a particular individual.
Please send postal entries to:
NFWI Education and Training
The Lambourn, Wyndyke Furlong, Abingdon, OX14 1UJ
The winner will be presented with the Lady Denman Cup at the NFWI Annual Meeting 2024.
Book tokens will also be given as prizes:
1st prize, book tokens to the value of £75; 2nd prize book tokens to the value of £50 and 3rd prize book tokens to the value of £30.
Entry Fee £5.00 per Entry