Future Events

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Please note that all events are now subject to possible cancellation or postponement due to the coronavirus.

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.

On Monday 27 April the Oxfordshire Federation are having a coach trip to London, where they will pick up a Blue Badge Guide and take in the Museum of `London and the Postal Museum, including a ride on the underground mail rail.  The trip will also include some free time at Exmouth Market and a fish and chip supper.

Other dates for the diary are:

Wednesday 25 March Oxfordshire Federation Annual Meeting at Oxford Town Hall.  Morning speaker Lady Jay of Ewelme, current High Sherriff of Oxfordshire.  Afternoon speaker Tom Heap of BBC1’s Countryfile and Radio 4’s Costing the Earth.  Postponed to a date in the autumn yet to be confirmed.

Monday 20 April 11 am to 3.45 pm Day Visit to Denman with Cookery Demonstration. An opportunity to visit the WI’s College in Marcham. The day includes coffee and home made shortbread on arrival, a guided tour of Denman and its grounds, a two course lunch and a chance to visit the two shops on site. At 2 pm there will be a cookery demonstration by one of Denman’s cookery tutors and the day will finish with a cream tea. Cost £40.

Monday 27 April in the evening, the Jubilee Group of WIs (which includes Abingdon Fitzharrys WI) will meet at Drayton Village Hall to listen to Anne Boleyn (Lesley Smith in role) tell you all about her somewhat exciting life and death for only £4.  Cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Tuesday 28 April 10 am to 12.30 pm “When the dogs don’t bark” with Professor Angela Gallop, at Benson Parish Hall. Professor Gallop has been a practising forensic scientist for over 40 years and will talk about her career which has covered many notable murder cases.  Cost £13 for members, £15 for non-members, coffee and cake included.

Thursday 28 May coach trip to London to take a tour behind the scenes of the Royal Opera House and explore the Covent Garden area of London. Cost members £35, non-members £38.

Tuesday 9 June and Wednesday 10 June coach trip to Birmingham City of 1000 trades. Meet your Blue Badge Guide at the magnificent new Library building, with a chance to explore the Elizabethan style Shakespeare Memorial Room and the garden terraces. Then set off on a coach tour with your guide, learning about the affluent suburbs, the Golden Mile, the famous back-to-back houses for a real insider’s guide to the city.  Next a chance to visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which among many other exhibits contains the Staffordshire Hoard. After a chance to buy lunch at the museum or many other locations, your guide will escort us to the quirky Newman Brothers Coffin Works. Rest assured this is not at all gruesome, as the Works just actually make the coffin handles, name plates etc – set in an atmosphere which is truly vintage, it will be really good fun. Cost Members £48, non-members £51.

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 info@abingdonfitzharryswi.co.uk.

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