The WFWI started hosting virtual events on Zoom during the summer of 2020. 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.

For more information, to book your place and receive zoom meeting details please email

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.

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 posts a daily list of events, meetings and activities.

Exploring Galaxies with the world’s largest radio telescope

Dr Imogen Whittam is an Astrophysicist from Oxford whose research is focused on using data from a range of telescopes to better understand the nature of faint, extra-galactic radio sources.

  • Tuesday 26 January 2021, 7.30pm
  • Zoom
  • Closing date: Monday 18 January 2021
  • Members: £5; non-members: £8
  • Tickets from Eventbrite or email:


Social coffee and chat – February

Join a member of the Board for a social chat over coffee. Topics for discussion: absolutely anything

  • Thursday 4 Feb 2021 10.00 – 11.00am
  • Zoom
  • Members: free
  • Email: to register


Valentine’s day poetry

​Send in your favourite romantic poem title with a view to reading aloud either in person or via Zoom.

  • Saturday 13 February 2021, 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • Zoom
  • Closing date: 1 February 2021
  • Members £6; non-members £8
  • Email: to register

Painting water and clouds – art workshop

An interactive workshop with local artist and tutor Andrew Clacher – who will demonstrate step by step instructions on how to paint water and clouds in watercolour. Material list will be sent to participants.

  • Monday 15 February 2021, 13.30 – 15.00
  • Zoom
  • Closing date: Monday 8 Feb 2021
  • Members £20; non-members £22
  • Email: to register

Chair yoga

Join Fiona Whitehead from Duke Yoga for a yoga session that will stretch your mind and body. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done whilst seated or whilst standing using a chair for support.

  • Wednesday 17 February 2021, 7.30 – 8.30pm
  • Zoom
  • Closing date: 8 February 2021
  • Members £3; non-members £5
  • Email: to register

WFWI Quiz – February

Will your name be on our winner’s board this time? Have a go at our Federation quiz and test your knowledge.

  • Thursday 25 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • Zoom
  • Closing date: tbc
  • Email: to register


Lucy-Hingley memorial lecture: osteoarthritis, joint replacements and repairs

 Mr Aslam is a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with experience in all aspects of knee and hip surgery, including sports surgery. He is a master in newer minimally invasive techniques. He will be speaking on ‘Osteoarthritis, joint replacement and repairs.

  • Thursday 11 March 2021, 7.30pm
  • Online event
  • Closing date: 1 March 2021
  • Members £5; non-members £8
  • Tickets from Eventbrite or email

Spring meeting – flower demonstration

Andrew Lloyd. Andrew Lloyd, a talented local flower arranger and florist will demonstrate how to display a wide range of flowers to make your table displays look professional.

  • Tuesday 23 March 2021, time tbc
  • Online event
  • Closing date: 15 March 2021
  • Members: £13, non-members: £16
  • Email: to register

Make your own papercraft Easter wreath

Calling all Easter decoration lovers! Make your own paper flower wreath with materials you have at home with simple and clear instructions. Workshop led by WI Tutor Felicity Jennings. A perfect decoration to adorn your home.

  • Tuesday 30 March 2021, 2.30pm
  • Online event
  • Closing date: tbc
  • Members: £5
  • Tickets from Eventbrite or email

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: