In summer 2020, the WFWI started hosting virtual events on Zoom. New events are added to this page as they are announced. Please look at the Resources page if you need help to access and use Zoom.

Email or to register for an event and to receive the Zoom meeting details. All other events are under review, pending ongoing government advice and directives relating to coronavirus.

Denman at Home is providing a series of informative and entertaining shared virtual experiences to WI members and non-members. They have cookery courses, craft demonstrations, history and cultural talks and activities for all the family. All online courses are only £5 per session.

If you are a Facebook user then search for WI Wanderers. This group is open to any WI member who is looking for something different to do or would like to get to know people outside their area. The group adds events with the registration and joining details, into their calendar from: WIs who are happy for others to join their local meetings and events, members who are providing demonstrations or tutorials on various topics e.g. watercolour, cooking, calligraphy, and non-WI organisations who are putting on on-line events. Every day the group posts a list of activities for that day.

Watercolour sketching and painting workshop

Enjoy an afternoon sketching and painting tress in watercolour online. Join local artist Andrew Calcher for this fun and interactive course. Andrew will give live demonstration and then guide us in using different drawing and watercolour techniques to capture the special features of trees through the seasons.

Monday 7 September 2020, 1.00-3.00pm

£10.00 – List of materials needed will be sent with Zoom details


WFWI Federation Quiz

Is your name on the board of winners of the Federation Quiz? It could be. Join us for an easy and fun Quiz.

  • Wednesday 16 September, 2.30 on zoom
  • Email: or to register

Bruges, it is more than just chocolate

Join us for a colourful, illustrated, wide-ranging talk from Melanie Gibson-Barton that will provide an insider’s view of the beautiful city of Bruges, in Flanders in north Belgium.  Although famous for its chocolate, the talk sets out to prove that the Gothic city represents more than just this popular delicacy.  The importance of Bruges to elements of Flemish culture include its language, lace, cycling – and chips!  From being a wealthy medieval port for Europe, Bruges escaped the ravages of the Industrial Revolution and the effects of two World Wars to become a draw to travellers from the 1890s to today. 

  • Tuesday 22 September 2020, 2.30pm on zoom.
  • Email: or to register

Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court, 1660 to 1830

Join us for a talk from Sarah Slater a guide for Historic Royal Palaces. Sarah will wear one of her beautiful period costumes and talk about all the naughty bits of history you would probably not have learnt about at school. She will discuss royal mistresses, prostitution, sexual diseases of the time and the methods used to prevent SDTs and unwanted pregnancies. Warning, this tour is not for the prude, it is fun but rude! 

  • Wednesday 30 September 2020, 7.30pm
  • Email: or to register

Oktoberfest race day at Worcester Racecourse

Oktoberfest is returning to Worcester Racecourse for another year! Come on down and see what Worcester has to offer with this Bavarian-themed raceday.

  • Thursday 8 October 2020, times to be confirmed

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

NOTE: when face-to-face events recommence …

Apply for a place on a WFWI event via your WI Secretary or, if a non-member, email 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: