As well as SPArkles' broad range of meetings and interest groups, there are a large number of events organised by the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and by the Worcestershire Federation (WFWI).

We also participate in local and national events that share our goals and aims as a WI.


Beginners sewing workshop: Make an A-line skirt

Saturday 7th or Tuesday 24th September 2019 at WI House

£23 members (bring your own fabric)

Learn to sew a basic A-Line skirt. You will cut out the skirt, and fit to size, insert zip, finish seams and hems. We have very limited availability of sewing machines therefore please bring your own sewing machine. Help can be given to you on the basic operation of your sewing machine.

Closing date: July


Digital Dabble days

Saturday 5th October, 10.00 - 2.30pm, WI House

Saturday 16th November, 9.30 - 3.30pm, WI House

Come along to an hour long one-to-one session providing help with all things digital e.g. how to shop online safely, how to Skype a relative overseas, and much more. Book a 1-hour slot.

Closing date: 7th Sept and 12th Oct 2019

£10 members

Office 365 Training for WI officers

Monday 23 September 10.00 - 12.30, Little Witley

Wednesday 25th September 1.300 - 16.00, Bewdley

Thursday 26th September, 10.00 - 12.30, Callow End

Enquire for further details.


Health and Wellness day

Tuesday 15th October 10.00am at The Fold, Bransford

Speakers on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing including Worcester Warriors Foundation, Yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness, nature trail, craft workshops and a farm shop.

Closing date: 12 Sept 2019

£27 members; £30 non-members, includes lunch

Corbett Group Autumn Meeting

Thursday 17th October 2.15pm at Salwarpe Village Hall

Speaker - Paul Harding, Toys through time

Although the venue does have a car park, it is tight, so car share as much as possible.

Closing date 27th September


WI murder mystery with supper

Friday 18th October 2019 7.30 pm at Arley Kings Village Hall

Death of a Well-Spoken Gentleman. See the play, question the performers and then deicde the murderer!

£12 members; £15 non-members, fish and chips supper included. Bring your own drinks

Closing date: 9th Sept 2019

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Lunch and speaker Jules Hudson

Tuesday 29th October 2019 12.00 at Chateau Impney

A talk from Jules Hudson (from Countryfile and Escape to the Country) with a 2-course lunch. Contact the Secretary for details of the menu choices.

Closing date: 1st October 2019

£40 members; £44 non-members, includes 2-course lunch


WFWI Annual Council Meeting

Saturday 9th November 2019, 10.30 am start at the Three Counties Showground

An informative and entertaining day for all in the WFWI, includes talks from Dr Denise Smythe-Wright from the National Oceanography Centre, and Stuart Hillard, television presenter and quilter. Stalls, competitions, raffle, haberdashery, County Markets, refreshments, and view entries in the WFWI craft and cookery competition.

£15 members, £19 non-members

Closing date: 9th October 2019


WFWI Annual Bridge Drive

Wednesday 13th November, 10.30 for 11.00am start in Blakedown

A day of bridge for experienced players. Details from the Secretary and/or

Closing date 5th November 2019

£11 members, £12 non-members


A Scientific History of Vanity

Monday 18th November 2019 7.30 - 8.45 pm at the Artrix Centre in Bromsgrove

Throughout history humans have sought to embellish their physical appearance. Toxic and corrosive substances were applied, swallowed and injected for the perfect complexion. This talk will illustrate how fashion can be fatal.

Closing date 26th Sept 2019

£8 members; £10 non-members

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Lino printing workshop

Saturday 23rd or Monday 25th November 2019, 10.00am - 3.00pm at WI House

Take home a hand-made lino stamp to print on wrapping paper or gift tags. All equipment included.

Closing date - 17th Oct 2019

£40 members, £43 non-members


Christmas Trip to Winchester Cathedral Christmas market

Wednesday 27th November 2019

A coach trip to Winchester Cathedral Christmas markets, leaving from various pick-up points across the county from 9.00am and returning at 4.30pm. The market is situated in the cathedral Inner and Outer Close. You can take a guided tour of the cathedral (entry fee applicable).

Closing date - October meeting

£19 members, £22 non-members


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Christmas fun with the performing arts committee

Saturday 30th November 2019, 2.00 - 4.00pm at Hallow Village Hall

Join the performing arts committee for an afternoon of fun and entertainment.

Closing date 2nd November

£5 members, £7 non-members to include mulled wine, tea and coffee, and stollen or mince pie.



  • A, B or C will cost £360 or £342 (booked before 30.08.19)
  • D £445 or £423 (booked before 30.08.19)
  • E £430 or £409 (booked before 30.08.19)
  • F £400 or £380 (booked before 30.08.19)
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Glass Fusing:  introduction




Let's Gin and Bear it.



Murder, Sex and Mayhem in Old Churches



Midweek Meals

Booking forms can be downloaded from our website, or contanct Trudi on