NEW in June 2020: the WFWI are hosting 4 virtual events, see below for details.

All other events are under review, pending ongoing government advice and directives relating to coronavirus.


Apply for a place on a WFWI event via your WI Secretary or, if a non-member, email events@wfedwi.org.uk to register your interest. Payment is needed at the time of application/booking.

Spaces are allocated after the closing date, so there is no advantage to an early application. If an event is oversubscribed, places are allocated by ballot. Do not despair if the closing date has passed as there may still be places available, so email the office to check: events@wfedwi.org.uk.


Violette Szabo GC by Jeremy Prescott

Violette Szabo GC was a British/French Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent during the Second World War and a posthumous recipient of the George Cross. On a mission into occupied France, Szabo was captured by the German army, interrogated, tortured and deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany, where she was executed.

Wednesday 3 June 2020, 7.30pm

Email: chutchings@wfedwi.org.uk or vicechair1@wfedwi.org.uk to register


Bletchley Park by Gillian Cane

It is just not possible to recount all of the wonderful things about Bletchley Park in one talk, so Gillian concentrates on some of the brilliant and truly eccentric characters who peopled the park during the Second World War, and talks about why it was such a miracle to her.

Thursday 11 June 2020, 2.00pm

Email: chutchings@wfedwi.org.uk or vicechair1@wfedwi.org.uk to register


My life in theatre by Nick Wilkes

Tuesday 16 June 2020, 7.30pm – time to be confirmed

Email: chutchings@wfedwi.org.uk or vicechair1@wfedwi.org.uk to register


‘You did What?’ I bought a miniature pony farm by Carol Hutchings

Thursday 25 June 2020, 2.30pm

Email: chutchings@wfedwi.org.uk or vicechair1@wfedwi.org.uk to register


Committee skills – recruitment & retention

Under review stamp

Two different dates in two different areas of the county—but content will be the same in each workshop.You will be looking at recruitment, retention and encouraging your members to get involved in their WI

Saturday 4 July 2020, 10.00-1.00pm, at Hartlebury Village Hall

Closing date: 28 May 2020

£10 for 1 members, £20 for 2-3 members (payable from WI funds)


Summer floral art workshop

Under review stamp

A hands-on workshop where you will be shown how to create a floral handbag or traditional design using a washing tablet box as your base. Attendees will need to bring their own flowers, foliage and secateurs – a full list will be sent.

Saturday 11 July 2020, 10.00-12.30pm or 1.30-4.00pm at Hallow Parish Hall

Closing date: 4 June 2020

£22 members, £25 non-members


Shugborough Estate trip

Explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodlands and gorgeous gardens in the Staffordshire countryside. Discover Park Farm and its buildings. See unusual treasures and experience life “below stairs” in the Georgian mansion. Enter the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer. Relax and re-fuel with sandwiches, snacks, cakes and drinks in the Park Farm Cafe.

Wednesday 15 July 2020. Depart Worcesters 9.00am. Depart stafford at 4.00-4.30pm

Closing date: 28 May 2020

£19/£33 members, £22/£36 non-members, depending on NT member or not


Beginners macrame plant hanger workshop

Learn how to make your own macrame plant hangers using a series of simple knots. This is a fun way to add more greenery to your space. The workshop includes all materials, plant and plant pot not included.

Saturday 18 July 2020, 10.00-3.00pm at WI House

Closing date: 8 June 2020

£25 members, £28 non-members


Committee skills – recruitment & retention

Two different dates in two different areas of the county—but content will be the same in each workshop.You will be looking at recruitment, retention and encouraging your members to get involved in their WI

Saturday 19 September, 10.00-1.00pm, at Badsey Village Hall

Closing date: 16 July 2020

£10 for 1 members, £20 for 2-3 members (payable from WI funds)


WFWI County quiz 2020

Try your wits and test your wisdom at our County quiz which will be held in two locations simultaneously, on one evening with ONE overall winner. Refreshments on arrival.

Monday 21 September, 7.oopm, at Peopleton Village Hall AND Great Witley Village Hall

Closing date: 27 July 2020

£20 entry fee per team, one team per WI, max 4 players.


Digital dabble day

Come along to an hour long one-to-one session providing help with all things digita.

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  • Saturday 3 October 2020, 10.00-11.00am, at WI House

WFWI Annual Council Meeting

Wednesday 21 October 2020, The Three Counties Showground


Committee skills – Treasurer’s workshop

The workshop will cover i) the WI accounts book, ii) updates from the Charity Commission on Gift Aid and iii) general treasurer matters and questions.

Saturday 7 November 2020 10.00-1.30pm OR 2.00-5.00pm, at WI House

Closing date: tbc

£10 members up to 2 per WI


Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Thursford Christmas Spectacular is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels with a cast of 130 singers, dancers and musicians. Trip includes return coach travel, 2 nights half board in the Best Western George Hotel in Swaffham and an excursion to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

Tuesday 17 November to Thursday 19 Nov 2020. Pick up in Worcester and Dudley.

Closing date: Deposit by 12 March 2020 to WI House

£45 deposit, total cost £250