Abingdon Fitzharrys WI arranges various trips and events locally. The Oxfordshire Federation WI also arranges trips, craft workshops/demonstrations and other events, details of which are provided in News & Views, a monthly publication available to all members.
There is a coach trip to Lacock Abbey, the Fox Talbot Museum & village on Wednesday 11 September.
On Saturday 12 October a coach takes members to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London.
On Wednesday 4 December another coach trip to London takes Food Glorious Food – a Dickensian Christmas as its theme. Accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, the trip will visit Leadenhall Market, Borough Market, the Burlington Arcade and Fortnum & Mason’s Food Hall. It will include a fish and chip lunch and a chance to see the Christmas lights on the way home.
Other dates for the diary are:
Saturday 14 September – Faberdashery Sale at Denman – sale of your every crafting need at silly prices.
Saturday 21 September OFWI Art and Craft Exhibition – Didcot Civic Hall. A group of Abingdon Fitzharrys members are entering the competition. Individual members are also welcome to enter their handiwork for non-competitive exhibition – ceramics, soft toys, watercolours, photographs, patchwork, embroidery, crochet and much more.
Monday 30 September 2 – 4 pm Afternoon Tea at Denman with Cookery Demonstration
Sunday 6 October – Coffee Club meeting 2 – 4 pm at Coffee Aroma, High Street, Abingdon.
Saturday 19 October – Mental Health Summit 9.30 am to 12.30pm at Benson Village Hall, with a number of expert speakers covering a broad spectrum of issues.
Monday 28 October 7.15 pm at Oxford Town Hall An evening with Stella Rimington, former head of MI5.
Sunday 3 November – Coffee Club meeting 2 – 4 pm at Coffee Aroma, High Street, Abingdon.
Wednesday 27 November Caribbean Day 10 am-3.30 pm at Benson Village Hall, commemorating the Windrush Generation with speakers, displays and an authentic Caribbean lunch.
Thursday 28 November 10.30am-3.30pm Stitched Christmas Decorations Workshop at OFWI’s Tackley Office.
Monday 2 December Christmas Extravaganza – an evening event at Exeter Hall in Kidlington.
Friday 6 December Abingdon Fitzharrys WI Christmas Lunch at Hilton Garden Inn, Marcham Road, Abingdon.
Throughout the year individual members arrange coffee mornings not only to raise funds for our WI but also for friendship and fun.
As soon as we get the dates we will include them in our calendar.
For further information about our events, speak to a member of the committee at the monthly meeting or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.