Federation Events

"NOT the Annual Meeting"

Monday 25th March 2024     11.00 am - 3.00 pm    Doors open  10.30 am
Pavilion Atrium, Pier, Marine Parade, Worthing BN113PX

Enjoy and listen, with WI members from across West Sussex, to speakers about:

  • Inside Warhorse with Ruth Rogers, Puppeteer
    The puppets of War Horse were unforgettable, and Ruth Rogers will bring them back to life in this entertaining  and   informative talk about her two years performing in the West End show as the only full-time operator of “Joey’s  Head”.

  • The RNLI – 200 Years and Counting with Richard Worsley,
    RNLI Community Presenter

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution Saving Lives at Sea – some of us have seen it on the TV, and now we can hear first-hand about the RNLI’s history, the role of women in the organisation, and the wider work of the RNLI.
  • Harp on a Harp String with Margaret Watson Harpist
    Relax, and be surprised by the variety of tunes and tone of the Harp.

Picnic lunch can be eaten in venue or outside on the Pier or Prom.
Local cafés are nearby
Teas/coffees available at venue
Car Parks available in public car parks …………….
Drop off points only along Marine Parade
Disabled access to Pavilion Atrium, but regret no disabled parking
Raffle and RNLI sales

Tickets:£12.00     WI members' friends and family welcome too.

Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/not-the-wsfwi-annual-meeting-tickets-787077268297

WSFWI Spring Event 2024

Wednesday 1st May 2024     11.10  am - 3.15 pm    (Doors open  10.20 for coffee)
Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East GRINSTEAD, RH19 3BS

Jane Green, Astronomer with her talk about the planets, stars and galaxies. With some beautiful photographs from NASA’s latest telescope.

Stephanie Smart from the House of Embroidered Paper, fashion house - fine art studio - garments formed entirely from paper and thread, inspired by society, memory and fashion.

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Sales Tables in the breaks

Tickets:  Early Bird until 20th March  £13.50    then  £15.00 until  25th April    (includes booking fee)

Book your tickets with Chequer Mead using this link:

Bring a packed lunch or you may pre order a sandwich for lunch, too. Or call the box office on 01342 302000

Literary Lunch with  Lesley Thomson

Saturday 29th June 2024      11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.   Doors Open at 10.30 a.m.
Barnham Community Hall, Murrells Field, Yapton Road, Barnham,  PO22 0AY

Lesley Thomson is a  People's Book Prize-winning crime author.  She is currently  writing the 10th in her  no. 1 best-selling Detective Daughter Series.  Her recent novel, The Mystery of Yew Tree House, was in the top ten of The Times 2023.

In her talk “Write what you know – if you don’t know find it out!”, Lesley will tell us about the research she has done over the years, including riding in the cab of a District line underground train to visiting the 19th century herbarium at Kew Gardens, and seeing a specimen filed by Charles Darwin.

The lunch will be preceded by a drink on the terrace in the sunshine!

Lesley Thomson will bring a selection of her books to buy.

Ticket Price: £25.00 includes teas/coffees, a 2 course buffet luncheon and a pre-dinner drink. WI members only.
Additional drinks will be available at a small charge.

Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wsfwi-literary-lunch-tickets-843499528797

Please let us know of any dietary requirements or allergens

Barnham Community Hall is situated 10 minute walk from Barnham Railway Station and near the 500 Chichester to Littlehampton bus route.  There is a free car park.  
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