Event Reports

Festival of the Spoken Word 2019

The Arts Sub-Committee hosted the annual Festival of the Spoken Word in Richhill Presbyterian Church Hall on Saturday 12th October 2019.  The opening remarks were by Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds, who warmly welcome...


WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2019

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September in Botanic Gardens, Belfast and the Women’s Institute was once again asked to run a class for members.  Over the two days, the m...



Photographic Competition 2019

It Makes Me Smile The title for the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee’s annual Photographic Competition this year was ‘It Makes Me Smile’ and entrants were tasked with capturing a striking, original image in keeping with...


Golf Tournament 2019

WI Golfer of the Year 2019 The Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee hosted the Federation’s annual Golf tournament at Portstewart Golf Club on Monday 10th June, with all the lady golfers excited to play on the Riverside course....



Quiz Final 2019

All 21 Areas were represented at the Magazine and Leisure Quiz Final in Hillsborough Village Centre on the evening of Wednesday 8th May 2019.  A good crowd arrived to enjoy what has become one of the popular events in the Maga...


Balmoral Show 2019 – Homeskills & Handcrafts Competition Winners

Theme: ‘A Country Kitchen’ All classes in Floral Art, Craft and Cookery were open to both WI members and members of the public and there was an extremely high standard of entries, with fabulous displays that brought our mar...



Balmoral Show 2019 – Fun & Frolics!

SNAPSHOTS FEATURING THE FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S INSTITUTES OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT BALMORAL SHOW 2019!   WI Roe Valley ladies Roberta Bradley (left) and Rosemary Savage (right) welcome you to Balmoral Show 2019! …...


WI Ladies at the ACWW 29th Triennial World Conference in Melbourne, Australia 2019

(Thursday 4th – Wednesday 10th April 2019) ’90 Years of Achievements. Building 90 Years of Opportunities’ Snapshots of our WI International ladies at the ACWW Conference in Melbourne, Australia…   ...



WI Members Supporting ACWW’s ‘Women Walk the World’ Campaign 2019

Women Walking Worldwide in aid of ACWW! The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) held its international Women Walk the World Day on Monday 29th April 2019. On days in and around this special date, a number of WI Areas a...


Drama Festival 2019

Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds welcomed a large audience to the annual Federation Drama Festival, on Saturday 13th April in Macosquin Presbyterian Chruch Hall, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. Five Institutes – Armoy...