What’s On?

Federation events for you to enjoy!

Is there something you’d like to see Federation hold? Perhaps you have a skill you’d like to share with a group of fellow WI members? Please get in touch with the office by calling 01480 453137 or email office@hpfwi.org.uk. We would love to hear from you! Whether it be ideas for future events or something you would like to share yourself, every suggestion is welcome.

June

26th – Inspiring Women’s Lunch with Christine Webber – 12pm for 12.30pm, WI Centre, Huntingdon

‘Too Young To Get Old’ is the title of Christine’s talk, with lots of hints and tips to stay fit, vibrant, happy and healthy as possible. Christine has been an agony aunt, classical singer, a psychotherapist and author but has been particularly interested by the challenge of ageing positively.

Menu:
Creamy cider chicken casserole, new potatoes, green beans and baby carrots.
Cherry frangipane flan.
Coffee and mints.
Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Closing date: SOLD OUT

July

10th – Life Story Coffee Mornings: Leading up to the Olympics… 52 Years Ago! – 10am-12pm, WI Centre, Huntingdon

Hear Amanda Cox talk about her swimming career up to the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Tickets: £5 per person

Closing date: 1st July 2024

17th – Lavender Experience 1.30pm-3.30pm, WI Centre, Huntingdon

Join us for a Lavender Experience with lavender cake, lavender tea, coffee or cold drinks at the WI Centre. Crafts and a quiz provided.

There will be a raffle.

Tickets: Members: £18 per person. Non-members: £20 per person.

Closing date: 3rd July 2024

August

September

4th – Needle Felting Workshop – 10am-3.15pm, WI Centre

Try your hand at needle felting and create a pig and a penguin in this day course! Full kit and lunch of quiche and salad included. Please notify us of any dietary requirements.

Tickets: Members: £25 / Non-members: £27

Closing date: Wednesday 21st August 2024

11th – Ballroom Dancing Workshop – 7pm-8.30pm, WI Centre

Join tutors from Step By Step for an evening of ballroom dancing. Suitable for all levels, even if you’ve never danced before!

Tickets: Members: £8 per person / Non-members: £10 per person.

Closing date: Thursday 22nd August 2024

18th – Afternoon Tea with Fine Cell Work – 2pm-4.30pm, WI Centre, Huntingdon

Rebuilding the lives of prisoners through the transformative power of needle work. Founded in 1997 “Fine Cell Work” is a charity and social enterprise that works with teams of volunteers to train “stitchers” in prison in paid, skilled, and creative needlework in groups across prisons in England. “Stitchers” then work in their cells to create truly beautiful homeware products and gifts for commercial sale. Fine Cell Work items will be on sale and a raffle will be held. Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.

Tickets: Members: £20 / Non-Members: £22

Closing date: 5th September 2024

October

2nd – The Lion King Theatre Trip – Lyceum Theatre, London

Experience the wonder of Disney’s The Lion King: The Musical, now in it’s 25th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre!

Coach pick up points:

8.30am – Serpentine Green, Hampton

9am – WI Centre, Huntingdon

9.30am – Riverside Park, St Neots.

Tickets: Members: SOLD OUT

Price includes ticket and return coach travel. Seats are located in the Royal Circle. Lift access available.

Closing date: SOLD OUT

5th – Autumn Walk – 10am for 10.30am, Great Staughton Village Hall, The Green, Great Staughton, PE19 5DG.

Join Great Staughton WI for a walk around the historic village of Great Staughton.

Short Walk: (approximately 1 Hour) around the village to see places of interest including The Dial, Place House, St. Andrews Church (open), the Old Vicarage and the Old Chapel

Long Walk: (Approximately 2 Hours) A walk around the surrounding fields and to include highlights of the shorter walk

Tickets: Walk and Lunch: £10 per person / Walk only: £5 per person

Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.

Closing date: 19th September 2024

9th – Coach Trip to Oxford

Four hours free time to start your Christmas shopping at Westgate, with 100 shops and plentiful eateries. Or walk the historic city, with it’s river walk, ancient colleges, or visit the original OXFAM shop. Oxford boasts the Ashmolean Museum and is the home of Inspector Morse. See Oxford’s websites for further information.

Coach pick up: Serpentine Green, Hampton – 9am / WI Centre, Huntingdon – 9.45am

Leaving Oxford at 4.15pm

Tickets: Members: £32 / Non-members: £4

Closing date: 25th September 2024

12th – Quiz Night – 7pm-9pm, Abbots Ripton Village Hall, PE28 2PF

Test your knowledge at our Quiz Night! Teams of 4 people, which can include one non-member. Bring your own drinks, snacks and glasses.

Tickets: £15 per team, which can be taken from your WI funds.

Closing date: 26th September 2024

16th – Light Project Peterborough Coffee Morning – 10am-12pm, WI Centre, Huntingdon

Hear from Steven Pettican, CEO, about the work of this incredible organisation who strive tirelessly to support some of our most vulnerable and in need people struggling with their mental health, the challenge of homelessness or battling addiction. Enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious homemade biscuits.

Tickets: £5 per person.

Closing date: 2nd October 2024

November

6th – Zoo Nights: 24 Hours Visiting ZSL London Zoo – 10am-12pm, WI Centre, Huntingdon

Roaring lions at 5am in the middle of a London park? It’s not what you’d expect! Come along to our coffee morning and hear what it is like to spend the night at ZSL London Zoo, sleeping next door to the flamingos & lions! Listen to stories about their animals and learn how their conservation work is protecting endangered animals world-wide.

Tickets: £5 per person, to include talk, tea/coffee, and cake.

Closing date: 31st October 2024

9th – Poetry Workshop – 2pm-4pm, WI Centre

Enjoy an interactive poetry workshop with Leanne Moden, with plenty of fun and friendly activities for writers of all abilities.

Tickets: Members: £15 per person / Non-members £17 per person.

Closing date: 9th October 2024

December

To book an event:

Please download and complete this booking form and return to the office. Payment can be made via BACS (please email the office for details), cheque or via card machine at the WI Centre.

Workshop Events:

If you would like further training to be offered, or you would like a one-to-one session, please contact the office. There is no charge for attending training or committee role workshops.

Programme Inspiration Workshop

Virtual: Tuesday 24th September 2024, 7.15pm, via Zoom. Click here to book your place.

In-Person: Saturday 12th October 2024, 10.30am, WI Centre, Huntingdon. Click here to book your place.

Hints at Tips: End of Year Accounts

In-person: Saturday 9th November 2024, 10.30am, WI Centre, Huntingdon. Click here to book your place.

Virtual: Tuesday 12th November 2024, 7.15pm, via Zoom. Click here to book your place.

Hints and Tips: Running an Annual Meeting

Virtual: Tuesday 14th January 2025, 7.15pm, via Zoom. Click here to book your place.

In-person: Saturday 25th January 2025, 10.30am, WI Centre, Huntingdon. Click here to book your place.