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2018

JUNE

Wednesday 20th - Quizzical Pursuits from 7.30 - 9.30pm
Frome Market, Warminster Road, Standerwick, Nr Warminster BA11 2QB
Supermarine Sports Club, Supermarine Road, South Marston SN3 4BZ
Sheldon School, Chippenham, SN14 6HJ
Salisbury RFC, Ca\stle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SA
The return of this popular event with questions on a variety of subjects to be answered in writing by a team of three.  Any number of teams may enter from a WI. Alternatively two WIs may enter a team together.

Thursday 21 - Trowbridge Sewage Treatment Works, Bradford Road, Trowbridge BA14 9AX 2pm
The visits will last about 2.5 hours and include a presentation about all aspects of the working of a sewage treatment plant and a guided tour of the site.  Don't waste the chance to see what happens after flushing!  They promise you won't need a nose peg!
We regret that owing to the layout of the plant it is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th - Card Making Workshop, WI House, Devizes SN10 1EB - 9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4.pm
Enjoy a cardmaking session for all abilities.  Three cards will be made using different techniques.  Please bring scissors and a ruler.  All other materials are included in the cost

JULY

Thursday 5th - Trowbridge Sewage Treatment Works, Bradford Road, Trowbridge BA14 9AX 2pm
The visits will last about 2.5 hours and include a presentation about all aspects of the working of a sewage treatment plant and a guided tour of the site.  Don't waste the chance to see what happens after flushing! They promise you won't need a nose peg!
We regret that owing to the layout of the plant it is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Thursday 12 - Trowbridge Sewage Treatment Works, Bradford Road, Trowbridge BA14 9AX 2pm
The visits will last about 2.5 hours and include a presentation about all aspects of the working of a sewage treatment plant and a guided tour of the site.  Don't waste the chance to see what happens after flushing! They promise you won't need a nose peg!
We regret that owing to the layout of the plant it is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Monday 30th - New Speakers Day, Village Hall, West Lavington, SN10 4HL, 10.15am - 3.30pm.
An opportunity to hear and give your opinion on applicants for the Speakers List.

AUGUST

Wednesday 15th - A Literary Lunch and talk on 'Grey Pride' Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon BA15 2PQ, Lunch 12.30 for 1pm, Talk start time 2.15pm.  An entertaining look at the ageing process, featuring Judith Holder. Ticket price includes lunch followed by tea or coffee.  Dress code : Daytime smart
Judith has had a 30-year media career working her way up from behind the scenes on chat shows for Michael Aspel and Gloria Hunniford, to generating the idea for documentaries including Joanna Lumley On a Desert Island and Billy Connolly's Artic Trip and, most recently, becoming best-known for producing the increasingly popular Grumpy Old Woman series and sell-out stage shows.

SEPTEMBER

SPORTS WEEK

Saturday 8th - Clay Pigeon Shooting, Barbury Castle Shooting School, Wroughton SN4 0QH - 11am

Monday 10th - Bowls, Devizes Bowls Club, Long Street, Devizes SN10 5BY - 2pm

Tuesday 11th - Croquet, Kington Langley Croquet Club - 2pm

Wednesday 12th - Zumba Gold, Village Hall,Christian Malford SN15 4PG 11am

Saturday 15th - Archery, Green Lane Playing Fields, Devizes SN10 5BX 10am

OCTOBER

Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 13th - Advanced Basket Weaving, St Clements Court, Brook Street, Chippenham SN14 0JF - 9am - 4pm (open to those who have attended the previous basket weaving events only).
A chance to make a larger shopping basket with more choices of finish.

Wednesday 10th - Dorset Buttons Workshop, Village Hall, Collingbourne Kingston SN8 3SE, 10am - 3pm.
A Dorset button is a craft-made button originating in the English county it is named after.  Come along to this workshop and try your hand at creating your own unique buttons. Refreshments provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Wednesday 17th - Wiltshire Western Dance Day, Village Hall, West Lavington SN10 4HR, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Come along to a Western Dance Day hosted by Elaine Bywaters.  Learn a new dance style and have some fun!  No previous experience required. All abilities welcome. Includes refreshment - bring a packed lunch.

Thursday 20th - Mono Printing, South Newton & Wishford Village Hall, Warminster Road, South Newton SP2 0PJ - 9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4.30pm.
This course will introduce you to a range of mono printing techniques and demonstaate a range of possibilities for creating your own unique piece of artwork.  You will come away with a selection of completed images, examples and references for future work.  - Suitable for people with little or no experience.

Tuesday 30th - Annual Council Meeting, City Hall, Salisbury SP2 7TU - 10.30am to 3.30pm
"Inspiring Women"
Sally Becker,
moved by the images of suffering Sally set off to the war-torn region of Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Sally continued her missions throughout the war, evacuating the wounded from all sides.  Something she continues to do in war-torn areas to this day.
Our morning speaker will be Lucienne Boyce, an author from Bristol. In 1907 suffragette Annie Kenney brought the militants fight for women's rights to vote to Bristol.  Lucienne will tell us the fascinating stories of Bristol and Wiltshire's suffragette years, and the women who fought for our right to vote.

NOVEMBER

Thursday 8th - An Afternoon of Entertaiment - featuring the Ogmore Valley Welsh Male Choir at The White Horse Country Park, Westbury - 12 noon to 4.30pm. (doors open at 11.30am - lunch 12.30pm).
Includes a Ploughman's lunch and a cup of tea or coffee with Welsh cake during the interval.

Thursday 27th - New Speakers Day, Village Hall, Ashton Keynes SN6 6NX, 10.15am - 3.30pm.  
An opportunity to hear and give your opinion on applicants for the Speakers List. 

HOLIDAYS (for more information see our holiday page)

14th - 18th October - Coach holiday, Heritage of Cheshire, Liverpool and the Welsh Borders (Tailored Travel)

COMPETITIONS

Lady Denman Cup Competition - The day that changed my life.  Using no more that 500 words (excluding main title, but to include diary date if used), the Lady Denman Cup Competition 2018 invites members to write a diary extract based on the day that changed my life,
Entrants must submit four copies of their entry, typed if possible on A4 paper to WI House, 17 Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB or by email to info@wiltshirewi.eclipse.co.uk.  Closing date 3rd July 2018

PLEASE NOTE

  • Each entry must include a total word count; entries with over 500 words will not be accepted.
  • Entries will be judged in the first instance at Federation level and up to three entries from each Federation can go forward to the National competition.
  • All entries at National level will receive a critique by the judge.

Wiltshire Federation McWilliam Cup Competition 2018
Design a Badge for the next Century of the WI in Wiltshire
Our current badge depicts Stonehenge, a universally recognised and iconic feature of our County, however it does not reproduce well for use on Federation communications.

Can you produce a design that is not only recognised as representing our beautiful and historic County, but is also something that all our members would be proud to wear as a badge?  Your paper design should be no bigger than A5 size using a maximum of three colours. The winning design will need  to bereduced in size to be accommodated on headed paper and made into badges, so needs to be well defined.

Entries to be sent to WI House. Please include your name,address and WI on back of your paper design. We hope to have the new badges available for purchase at our 2018 Council Meeting so they may be worn with pride at our 2019 Centenary Celebrations.
Closing date 1st September.

Wiltshire Federation Craft Competition 2018
A handmade pin cushion in any medium.  Maximum size 8in x 8in (20cm x 20cm).  You may enter more than one pin cushion but each must be accompanied by the entry fee.  Entries to WI House, 17 Couch Lane, devizes SN10 1EB together with the entry fee and a stamped addressed envelope for returning your cushion.  Closing date 24 September.
All entries will be displayed at the Annual Council Meeting on Tuesday 30th October in The City Hall,Salisbury.

Elizabeth Bell photographic competition - A Year in your WI . Inspired by members' talent and love of photography, NFWI are inviting WIs to submit a collection of photographs depicting a year in their WI. Running from January to December 2018, WIs are invited to compose a selection of no more than 12 photographs which represent a year in their WI. . Photographs to be taken monthly throughout the year of events and activities organised, or attended by the WI. WIs must send their entries to the Federation Office for initial judging by 28 February 2019. A full schedule and entry forms are available on the My WI Website or from WI House.