Federation Events

For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic this new Committee will organise all events, mostly by Zoom, and the individual sub-committees, except Membership Support, will be suspended.


Family & Friends Single Use Plastic Free PICNIC

Friday 9th July 12noon – 3pm

The WSFWI Public Affairs committee and the Climate Change Ambassadors are inviting WI Members, family & friends to join a WI picnic in Oaklands Park, behind the Chichester Festival Theatre, OR to hold their own single use plastic free picnic in their local area. We all recognize that plastic has a value to us and is a useful resource, however as part of the WI plastics campaign, we want to raise awareness of the overuse of SINGLE USE plastics, their effects on our environment and on Climate change.

Please note:  Due to the government delay in lifting the Coronavirus restrictions, the Picnic will now be a ticketed event limited to 30 people.
This event is free of charge but booking is now required because of the restricted numbers.
Tickets available from 07927 513882 matwell10@gmail.com          or from
Chichester Festival boxoffice@chichester.gov.uk 01243 816525.

Please organise your own picnics and try and make it as single use plastic free as possible. Let as many people as you can know about this to raise awareness  but please remember Coronavirus restrictions limiting groups meeting outside to a maximum of 30 are in place until at least 19th July. 
Please let the federation know of your plans – we want this to be a special day for the WI in West Sussex
More details in WSN or contact Climate Ambassador: Maureen O’Grady.

"A Conspiracy History of the World" with Andy Thomas

Friday 30th July  -  2.00 pm - 4.00 pm    by Zoom

Andy Thomas is one of the UK’s best-known researchers into conspiracies, unexplained mysteries, and cover-ups, and is the author of many books, Andy has given many lectures and he is well known to our WIs in West Sussex. In a “A Conspiracy History of the World” - Andy explores an intriguing alternative history of humankind, seen through the eyes of those who question the establishment version of events, taking in everything from the Roman Empire, the Gunpowder Plot, and the World Wars, to JFK, Watergate, the Moon landings, Princess Diana, 9/11, the ‘New World Order’ and other huge controversies in a compelling and fascinating journey.

£5.00 WI member      £7.00  Non-members

Booking via Eventbrite:  https://wsfwi-conspiracy-072020.eventbrite.co.uk

"Jouer aux Boules" -  Come and have a go!

Tuesday 20th July at Clymping 10am – 12.30pm – Bookings close 16th July
Thursday 19th August at Handcross 10am – 12.30pm – Bookings close 12th August

Petanque taster sessions will be held at Clymping or Handcross

£5.00 WI member

Booking via Eventbrite for either of these sessions.
Clymping -   https://wsfwi-boulesjuly2021.eventbrite.co.uk
Handcross:  https://wsfwi-boulesaug2020.eventbrite.co.uk

"Our Green Future"

Friday 24th September 2021    2.00 - 4.00 pm  by Zoom

The Great Big Green Week is a nationwide celebration of action on climate change from 18 – 26 September 2021.   As part of that, our Federation are running a zoom event Our Green Future, named because our future, and that of our children and grandchildren, depends on environmental developments such as those outlined by our speakers:

Gillian Keegan – MP for Chichester and Under Secretary of Apprenticeships and Skills:  Green Jobs

Nathan Dellicott – Langmeads Sussex Farms Director: The partnership between environment and farming.

Nigel Baker – Sussex Electric Vehicles:   Electric Cars

As well as question time at the event, questions for all the speakers are invited before-hand. Contact Jan Marsden janmarsden@wsfwi.co.uk with your question, and Jan will pose that on your behalf.

About the Great Big Green Event