Diary Dates and Events

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Here are some  future dates for your diary

Flicknic - Friday 12th January 2024
12:00 noon
Oppenheimer
(a week later than usual!)
(3 hour film so we are starting an hour early)
Derbyshire House
£3 includes tea/coffee and biscuits
Arrive from 11am onwards and bring a packed lunch if you wish

Virtual Book Club
Wednesday 20 January 2024

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Contact Derbyshire House for details and the link
Open to all Derbyshire Federation members - FREE

Flicknic - Friday 2 February 1:00pm
Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny
£4 includes tea/coffee and biscuits
Arrive from 12 onwards and bring a packed lunch if you wish

Annual Council Meeting
Tuesday 5 March 2024
The Winding Wheel. Chesterfield
Speakers:
Tom Kerrs - Astronomer and self confessed star gazer
Mike Palmer - one of the Three Dads Walking - as seen on BBC Breakfast TV
Plus much more
Tickets £16 each available through your WI Secretary

BEADED BRACELET
Sat 16 March 2024  10am - 1 pm

Tutor: Pam Bugg
Cost: £16.00 per person
Venue: Derbyshire House
Date:
Come and make yourself a beaded bracelet, or a gift for someone else! It doesn’t matter if you have never beaded before or you have some experience as full tuition will be provided. You only need to bringyourself, and glasses, if worn, as all materials and equipment will be provided.
Should you require any further information please call Linda Odell on 07833 496914.
Applications to be made on the General Application Form (enclosing SAE if you do not have an email address), and payment can be made by enclosing a cheque made payable to DFWI, or by calling the office(01332 342596) to pay by credit card or BACS; please leave your contact details.
Please quote referenceCR20.
If you need a free parking permit please provide your car registration to the Office when booking.
Closing date midday Monday 4th March


Powertex Mon 22 April 2024 1.30pm-4.30pm
Tutor: Debbie Clarke
Cost: £25.00 per person
Venue: Risley Village Hall DE72 3SS
We are offering you a chance to make a garden gnome in Powertex in our April Workshop. Aprons and gloves and all materials will be provided but you should still wear ‘old’ clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty, as this can be a little messy.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Should you require any further information please call Linda Odell on 07833 496914.
Applications to be made on the General Application Form (enclosing a SAE if you do not have an email address), and payment can be made by enclosing a cheque made payable to DFWI or by calling the office (01332 342596) to pay by credit card or BACS; please leave your contact details.
Please quote reference CR21
Closing date is midday Wednesday 22nd March.

Residential Event 2024
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday 16 and 17 April 2024
Venue: Hayes Conference Centre
Lino Cutting and Printing
Creative Weaving
A walk through the industrial heritage of Cromford and Belper

Cost: £240
Check here for details of the event and how to book

LUNCH AT LEE WOOD HOTEL, THE PARK, BUXTON
THURSDAY 18TH APRIL 2024
AN AFTERNOON WITH JAMES LEWIS, BAMFORDS AUCTIONEERS
James Lewis CEO of Bamfords, is a regular face and voice on television and radio. He is without doubt one of the most recognised faces in the international antiques world.
MENU CHOICES
Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Fondant Potato, Mushroom and Bacon Veloute
Fillet of Seabass, Crushed Potatoes, Tomato and Basil Sauce
Butternut Squash, Spinach & Goats Cheese Pithivier, New Potatoes, Tomato Broth
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
Mandarin Parfait, Ginger Crumb, Orange Curd
Fresh Fruit Salad and Sorbet
Tickets £37.50 (Tickets held at 2019 prices)
Disabled Access
Closing date 15th MARCH
Application forms from your WI Secretary/HQ – REF FR17
PLEASE STATE NAMES OF THOSE IN YOUR PARTY TOGETHER WITH THEIR INDIVIDUAL MENU CHOICES AND ANY DIETARY NEEDS.
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS FULL DETAILS ARE SUPPLIED IF APPLYING VIA EMAIL OR PAYING OVER THE PHONE PLEASE ENSURE a SAE IS FORWARDED to HQ

DFWI 2024 COUNTY QUIZ
Baslow, Derbyshire House, Doveholes, Eckington, Mickleover, Repton, South Normanton
THURSDAY 25th APRIL 2024
£14 per Team of 4
Closing Date 8th March 2024
STRICTLY NO LATE APPLICATIONS WHEN ENTERING A TEAM PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH VENUE PLEASE QUOTE REF FR18 WHEN SENDING PAYMENT
Due to limitation of space no spectators are allowed. Two Teams per Institute only Teams are welcome to bring nibbles and drinks where the venue allows, notification will be sent out with venue details. Please ensure there is an email address on your application form.
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM QUIZ COMMENCES PROMPTLY AT 7.30PM

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
23rd – 24th MAY 2024

STAYING AT THE BEST WESTERN NORTHFIELDS EALING HOTEL ON A BED AND BREAKFAST BASIS
FIRST DAY - AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN LONDON
SECOND DAY – CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
COST £269.00
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT £25.00
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, PLEASE COMPLETE GENERAL APPLICATION FORM WITH DETAILS OF WHETHER YOU REQUIRE A TWIN BEDDED OR SINGLE ROOM – APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED PLEASE FORWARD TO HEADQUARTERS TOGETHER WITH A DEPOSIT OF £100
CLOSING DATE 23rd FEBRUARY 2024
Ref FR19

WI MEMBERS ONLY

DFWI Federation Team  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.