Diary Dates and Events

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Here are some  future dates for your diary

Monday 15th April 2019 - ACWW Spring Supporters Day

Venue: Derbyshire House

Time: Doors open at 10.15 am for 11.00 start, close with tea at 3 pm

Cost: £8.50 (including lunch and refreshments on arrival and end of day)

Please send cheques to ACWW Derbyshire including a SAE c/o Derbyshire House

Closing date: Monday 1st April 2019

Wednesday 17th April 2019 - NFWI Resolution Briefing Meeting

Venue: The Ballroom, Whitworth Community Centre, Darley Dale. DE4 2FT

Time: Doors open at 10.00 am for a 10.30 start until 12.30 pm

Cost: £3.50 per delegate including tea/coffee on arrival

Please use a DFWI application form and send a cheque payable to DFWI including SAE to Derbyshire House.

Closing date: Thursday 28th March 2019

Thursday 25th April 2019 - County Quiz

Aston on Trent, Baslow, Buxton, Mickleover, Staveley, Swanwick, Turnditch (to be confirmed)

Time: Doors open at 7 pm , Quiz begins at 7.30 pm

£12 per team of 4 (2 teams per Institute)

Closing date 8th March 2019

Friday 3rd May 2019 - Flicnic - A Private Function

Venue: Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP

Time: Doors open at 12.30, film starts 1.00 pm, please bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon with us.

Cost: £3.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits (no need to book in advance)

Thursday 9th May 2019 - DFWI Spring Walk, Stanton Moor and Birchover

Meet at: Free car park opposite Birchover Stone Quarry on Birchover Road, DE4 2BN

Time: 10.00 am start

Wear: Suitable clothing and footwear, please bring a snack and drink

Contact:  Chris Gilbert, if you intend to walk or have any queries

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - Cathedral Window Patchwork

Tutor - Josefina Snawden

Venue: Bainbridge Hall, Bolsover. S44 6PX

Time: 10.30 am - 2.30 pm

Cost: £30

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch

Please bring your sewing machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat, fabric and sewing kit

Apply to Derbyshire House and enclose a cheque and SAE

Closing date extended to 30th April.  Contact Sue Coulton for information

May 2019 - Scrabble Tournaments

Wednesday 22nd May - Darley Dale Methodist Church

Friday 24th May - Chinley WI Hall

Cost: Teams of 2 £8 per team, please bring 1 Scrabble Board

Tea and coffee provided.

Apply with cheque payable to DFWI.  Please include email address where possible and state the venue.  Entries to Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP

Closing date: 12 noon,  April 10th 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019 - NFWI Annual Meeting

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre

Friday 7th June - Flicnic - The Favourite

Venue: Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP

Time: Doors open at 12.30, film starts 1.00 pm, please bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon with us.

Cost: £3.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits (no need to book in advance)

Tuesday 25th June 2019 - Rethink Mental Health

Information on new ways to help and support those with mental health problems. This will be an interactive session with St John's Ambulance, Roslington Forestry Centre and Sarah from Live Well Therapies.

Venue: Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street, Derby. DE22 1GP

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Please bring your own packed lunch

Cost: £5 per person

Apply with sae to Derbyshire House

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 10th June

Friday 12th July 2019 - Dancing and Dru Yoga

Venue: Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP

Time: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Cost: £10 per person

Please bring a packed lunch, towel, yoga mat and bottle of water

Tea and coffee will be provided

Applications on General Application forms with cheques made payable to DFWI and send to Derbyshire House.  Please inlcude an email address if possible.

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2019

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 - Afternoon tea with the Historic Wardrobe

Venue: Castleton Village Hall

Time: 2.00 pm

Cost: £15

Application forms from your WI Secretary (please state any dietary needs when applying)

Closing date: Friday 7th June 2019

Please note this event will also be held in the north of the county in September 2019

Friday 13th September 2019 - Performing Arts Day

Venue: Derbyshire House

Time: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Institutes are invited to perform at this event - your act should be no longer than 15 minutes.

Please submit your ideas to Derbyshire House by email to or by post to Derbyshire House with a brief outline of what you would like to do.

Closing date for entries: Friday 24th May 2019

NB: Tickets will be on sale nearer the time please do not request tickets at this stage.

Tuesday 1st October 2019 - Autumn Federation Meeting

Venue: Riverside Centre, Derby

Main speaker: Janet Street Porter

Thursday 10th October 2019 - Lunch at Morley Hayes

Guest Speaker Sir Richard Fitzherbert BT, Tissington Hall

Further details to be confirmed.

Apply via your Secretary

Closing date: 26th July 2019

DFWI Federation Sub Committee Events – please note that when applying for an event you will not receive any tickets or acknowledgements of your application until after the closing date, which is stated on the advert for that particular event from the sub committee running it.


Why not try and organise your own Kurling event, it's great fun and everyone can play regardless of age or physical ability. All the necessary equipment is available for hire and detailed information on how to play, these documents can be found on the Federation Downloads page.

TheSherWIn Singers meet regularly at Derbyshire House to sing together. Members ofthe Choir come from a number of WIs across Derby and South Derbyshire. For more information join The SherWIn Singers Facebook page or you wouldlike to join the Choir please contact Mary Denise on 01283 585884.

When applying for any event please use the General Application form and carry out the following:

  • Please include the names of all participants and include a stamped addressed envelope for each event.
  • If you are sending an application for more than one event please send in separate cheques for each event and also an A5 sized stamped addressed envelope.
  • Please send all applications to DFWI, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP.