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Here are some  future dates for your diary

Locked Down Again Quiz 4!
Friday 23 April 2021
Time: 7.30 pm
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Viv Rhodes
It’s that time again.  Get your thinking caps on ready for Lockdown Quiz 4.  Fay has been busy yet again compiling questions, so come along and join us for a couple of hours whilst we keep the old grey matter working.  Let's make the most of our fellowship and friendship over zoom whilst we are still advised to stay home and stay safe whenever possible
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events on  the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site
This is a free event for DFWI members

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Hints and Tips on taking better Photographs with WI member Nadine
Thursday 22 April
Time 2.00 pm
Speaker: Nadine Snowsill
Cost: £5 per person
Hosts: Linda O'Dell and Rosie Fisher
Want to take better photographs but feel unsure of how to go about it? Nadine Snowsill of Matlock WI will be giving us hints and tips on how to improve our skills.  Nadine has three photographs featured in the 2021 DFWI calendar so she must have a few secrets up her sleeve.  This will be a relaxed session where we can ask questions and discuss ideas.
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.  We now have a card machine so it is easy to pay for events over the phone. Please quote Virtual Events number VE12 when booking for this event.  
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site

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April Monthly Book Club
Wednesday 23 April 
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Diane McHarg
Our monthly book club meets again to enjoy a good discussion on books from different genres.  If you are interested in joining us the details of how to are below.  Our discussions are wide and varied and take into account all participants views on the differnt types of books we enjoy.
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events on  the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site
This is a free event for DFWI members

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Media Hub Computer Cafe
Friday 16 April
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Hosted by The Media Hub Team
Confused by Computers?
Baffled by Browsing, Zoom or Powerpoint?
Puzzled by Sharepoint?
Zoom into the Media Hub's Computer Cafe and have a virtual coffee and talk to one of our members and we will do our best to help
Book through the Office in the usual way and it is FREE!
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events on the DFWI Facebook page: https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site

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Knit and Natter
Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Linda O'Dell
An opportunity for a relaxed morning crafting and chatting, perhaps over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake!  Bring along your knitting, crochet or whatever and share tips and ideas over zoom.
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events on the DFWI Facebook page: https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site
This is a free event for DFWI members

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Parmesan Biscuit Bake Along with Steph Clubb
Thursday 1 April 2021
Time:7.30 – 9.30 pm
Fee: £5.00 per person

Hosts: Margaret Scott and Fay Rumley
Another cookery demonstration from Steph Clubb - this time parmesan savoury biscuits. The recipe will be sent out prior to the event to all attendees so we will have the opportunity to 'bake along with Steph' if we wish. The charge for this event is £5 per person
Please email the office: office@DFWI.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place. We now have a card reader in the office so it is easy to pay over the phone. Please quote event number VE09 when booking this event
The information for this event is also on the DFWI web site: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/ the DFWI Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs, and on our SharePoint site

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Locked Down Again Quiz 3!
Friday 26 March
Time: 7.30 pm
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Viv Rhodes
Are we ready for another fun Quiz evening?  We have been busy compiling questions, so all we need is for you to come along and join us for a couple of hours whilst we keep the old grey matter working.  Let's make the most of our fellowship and friendship over zoom whilst we are advised to stay home and stay safe.
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site
This is a free event for DFWI members

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Monthly Book Club
Wednesday 24 March
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Diane McHarg
It's time for our monthly book club.  Join us and tell us the books you have enjoyed and those you would like to share with others.  We usually choose a genre to make it easier for everyone to join the discussion.  Give us a try.
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events on  the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site
This is a free event for DFWI Members

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An Evening with Jennie Bond
Monday 22 March 2021
Time: 7.30 pm
Admission price: £10.00
Host: Rosie Fisher
Join us to hear a talk by Jennie Bond, the English journalist and television presenter. Jennie worked for fourteen years as the BBC's royal correspondent so she may have a few secrets to recount to us on her time there. She is an author, having written several books and has most recently hosted Cash in the Attic and narrated the programme Great British Menu.
If you have a question for Jennie please email it into the office beforehand please.  No questions will be taken on the night.
Please quote event number BT01 when booking this event
We now have a card reader so you can pay over the phone or alternatively send in a cheque made payable to DFWI with the event number clearly written on the back to Derbyshire Federation of WIs Derbyshire House Sherwin Street Derby DE22 1GP if you prefer.
Please email the office: office@DFWI.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place
The information for this event is also on DFWI Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs,  the DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/ and on our SharePoint site

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The Magician and the Con Artist: Women who made Magic
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Time: 2.00 pm
Fee: £5.00 per person
Hosts: Viv Rhodes and Fay Rumley
Learn about the amazing ladies who helped to shape modern stage magic. Many did not get recognition they deserve so this is a celebration of their stories. From the three teenagers who started a worldwide phenomenon, the performer who created a new genre of stage magic and the 16 year old who challenged any man in the audience to a test of strength - and always won - and so much more, join us to hear Ashton Carter tell these fascinating stories.
The fee for this event is £5 per person
For joining details and to make a payment via the card reader please ring the office on 01332 342596 or email office@dfwi.co.uk  Please quote event number VE10 when booking this event
This information is also on the DFWI web site: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/ the DFWI Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs, and on our SharePoint site

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Knit and Natter
Wednesday 10 March 2021 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Viv Rhodes

Join us for a natter – bring along your knitting or whatever takes your fancy to enjoy a couple of hours together exchanging news and views.  This is a free event for DFWI members.  
Contact the office on 01332 342596 or email office@dfwi.co.uk to ensure a place.  The details are on the DFWI Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs or check on Sharepoint

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DFWI Spring Council Meeting
Tuesday 2 March 2021
Time: 7.30 pm
The Spring Council meeting will be via Zoom because of the current restrictions on us all. The meeting should last approximately 1 and half hours and there will be a surprise local speaker at the end of the business part of the meeting.
All WI members can join the meeting but there should be one nominated delegate to represent each WI attending - only one vote per WI.
This is a free event for all DFWI members only
To book a place please contact the office on 01332 342596  or  email: office@dfwi.co.uk
The information for this event is also on DFWI Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs, the DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/ and on our SharePoint site
Applications should be sent to the office by Tuesday 23 February and the Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday 25 February 2021

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A Question and Answer Session with Paul Cummins MBE – Creator of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'
Friday 26 February 2021
Time: 11.00 am

Paul is the man responsible for the large-scale installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, which was made up of 888,246 handmade red ceramic poppies, one to represent every life lost at the Front during the First World War, at the Tower of London in 2014.  Over the course of his career to date, Paul has also created installations for a number of prestigious venues and clientele, including works at the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House, the Derby Royal Hospital, Althorp Estate, Blenheim Palace, The Conran Shop, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 and now Radio Derby with the Daffodil Project.
We will be compiling a list of questions in advance so if you have anything you would like to ask Paul and to book your place on this event please contact the office either via e-mail at office@dfwi.co.uk or telephone 01332 342596.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site
This is a free event for DFWI members.

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Quirky Baking with Rosie Fisher
Thursday 25 February 2021 - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Hosts: Rosie Fisher and Fay Rumley
Ever made a cake in a cup or a Victoria sponge in the microwave? Our very own Rosie Fisher will give us a step by step demonstration of how to bake a cake super-fast in the microwave.  Bake along or simply watch the demo to try later. 
A free event for DFWI members.  
Contact the office on 01332 342596 or email office@dfwi.co.uk to ensure a place.  
The details are on the web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/, on the DFWI Facebook events page or check on Sharepoint

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Join us at the Book Club
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Time: 10.00 am
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Diane McHarg
This is a free event for DFWI membersOur first Book Club meeting in January was a great success and we have decided to discuss book genres for this forthcoming meeting rather than everyone trying to obtain the same book. Not easy at the moment.  We chose the historical novel and will discuss the pros and cons, the pet loves and hates of this popular type of book.  If you can join us bring along a novel and your thoughts – whether you love ‘em or you hate ‘em we would like to know.
Don't panic if you can't make a daytime one, just register your interest with the office and we will get back to you.
Contact the office: phone 01332 342596 or email: office@dfwi.co.uk
The information is also available on the DFWI web pages: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/ the DFWI Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs, and on Sharepoint

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Pilates - from Couch to Competent in 4 easy stages!
Monday 22 February for 4 weeks
Time: 11.00 am - 12.00 noon
Tutor: Helen Linnington
Hosts: Fay Rumley and  
Cost: £20 for 4 weekly sessions starting Monday 22 February - to be paid in full in advance
Helen, who is a trained instructor with years of experience in teaching Pilates, will take us through the simple stages from knowing nothing to being able to do a solo routine at home independently. So, if you have always wanted to try Pilates but not had the confidence to join an established class, join us from the privacy of your own home and give it a go!
Helen is happy for us to contact her with any problems we may have - pregnancy, back pain or mobility issues. Her contact details can be requested at registration
Please email the office: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place. We now have a card machine so it is easy to pay for events over the phone.  Please quote Virtual Event number VE11 when booking for this event.
The information is also on the DFWI web site https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs and on our Sharepoint site

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The Thursday Morning Wide Awake Breakfast Club
Thursday 28 January 2021
Time: 8.30 am – 9.30 am
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Diane McHarg
This is a scheduled meeting – every Thursday morning from 28 January to 29 April 2021
For those who are early risers, and enjoyed the Monday session or who are joining for the first time today come along and join Diane and Fay each Thursday morning for the next 7 weeks beginning Thursday 28 January from 8.30 am to 9.30 am. For each session you will need to bring your breakfast and one positive thing that has happened in the last 24 hours. We might explore current affairs, or invite along a guest speaker, or just put the world to rights, but whatever it is, it will be upbeat and positive.
This is a free recurring event for DFWI members only.
Please contact the office: by phone on 01332 342596 or email: office@dfwi.co.uk
This information is also on the DFWI Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs,

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The Monday Morning Wide Awake Breakfast Club
Monday 25 January 2021
Time: 8.30 am – 9.30 am
Hosts: Fay Rumley and Diane Mc Harg
This is a scheduled meeting – every Monday morning from 25 January to 26 April 2021
For those who are early risers, why not join Diane and Fay each Monday morning for the next 7 weeks beginning Monday 25 January from 8.30 am to 9.30 am. For each session you will need to bring your breakfast and one positive thing that has happened in the last 24 hours. We might explore current affairs, or invite along a guest speaker, or just put the world to rights, but whatever it is, it will be upbeat and positive.
This is a free recurring event for DFWI members only.
To register and receive the recurring link:
Please contact the office: by phone on 01332 342596 or email: office@dfwi.co.uk This information is also on the DFWI Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/DerbyWIs,

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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

Kurling

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 of the Choir, lead by conductor Diane McHarg, come from a number of WIs across Derby and South Derbyshire. For more information join The SherWIn Singers Facebook page or you would like to join the Choir please contact the office: by phone on 01332 342596 or by email: office@dfwi.co.uk

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.