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.


“My Life as an illustrator & designer” -  Alison Gardner

Tuesday 4th May 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Alison will talk about her life in design, including telling us about her iconic designs used for WI merchandise – you may even have one of our lovely Centenary mugs.

£5.00 WI Members             £7.00 Non members

“Speakers Interviewing by Zoom”

Wednesday 5th May 7pm – 9.30pm

Join us for our first Zoom Speakers event. We have a selection of interesting new speakers for you and you will have the chance to vote for your favourites as part of the session.
Come and support us.

FREE to WI members

“The New Forest - A landscape shaped by grazing and its ancient tradition of Commoning”

Thursday 20th 4pm – 5.30pm

Suzanne Kempe, a New Forest Commoner, a New Forest pony judge, will show us this beautiful National Park through the year, following some commoning activities and looking at how the grazing animals shape the landscape.

£5.00 WI members        £7.00  Non-members

"Field to Fork"  -  Stephanie Jones, Head of Communications, Nature Way Foods, West Sussex

Friday 28th May 2.30pm – 4pm

Fresh thinking has been at the heart of Natures Way Foods from the beginning. It all started in 1994 when they started producing salad with just one wash line packing the leaves into bags. They now supply prepared salads, coleslaw and potato salad, and fresh food to go products to some of the UK’s largest supermarket and foodservice companies.

£5.00 WI Members         £7.00 Non members

Zoom Federation Quiz

Thursday 10th June       2.00 - 4.00 pm and 7.00 - 9.00 pm

A fun afternoon or evening!   Teams to be a maximum of 4 members.  1 member to book for each team and give the team’s name with the booking. Remember that you can now be indoors together with your team.

£8.00 per team

Booking via Eventbrite: https://wsfwi-june21quiz.eventbrite.co.uk

“Sussex Literary Landscapes” with Dr. Geoffrey Mead

Thursday 24th June       7pm – 8pm

Geoffrey was born and raised in Brighton, and he went to Sussex University as a mature student. He has been a speaker for 35 years and talks on many aspects of Sussex. Literary Landscapes, takes us on a timeline from 1000 years ago to present day, using a literary quotes from a variety of different sources and pictorial images of places in Sussex.

£5.00 WI Members       £7.00 Non members

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

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 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. This event is free of charge, no booking required.  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.