Event Reports

Arts Festival 2019 – ‘A Breath of Spring’

The Arts Sub-Committee organised the annual Arts Coffee Morning, held on 15th February 2019 at Federation House.  Around eighty-four members attended from ‘Derry and Antrim and Down, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone’ to enjoy ...


Christmas Event 2018 – Christmas in the City!

Hundreds of ladies from Institutes across the province descended on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Saturday 3rd November 2018 for the Home and Garden Sub-Committee’s annual Christmas Event. This year’s gathering was e...



Autumn Council Meeting 2018

The Autumn Council Meeting (ACM) was held in the Bannville House Hotel, Banbridge on Saturday 20th October 2018, following the World Rural Women’s Day meeting.  The ACM gives members a chance to catch up on the latest Federa...


Festival of the Spoken Word 2018

The Arts Sub-Committee hosted the Festival of the Spoken Word in Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church on Saturday 13th October 2018.  Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds opened the proceedings with her welcoming remarks....



Festival of Food and Flowers 2018

The Home and Garden Sub-Committee hosted a successful Festival of Food and Flowers in Sandholes Presbyterian Church, Cookstown on Saturday 6th October 2018.  The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Our Fruitful Land’ ...


♪♫ Arts Evening of Light Entertainment 2018 ♫ ♪

Bought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee ♪ ♫ Evening of Light Entertainment ♫ ♪   Featuring Owen Mac! The Arts Sub-Committee organised their triennial Evening of Light Entertainment, held this year in the Burnavon Theat...



WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2018

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th 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 mar...


Photographic Competition 2018

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



Golf Competition 2018

WI Golfer of the Year 2018 On a perfect morning for golfing, eighteen ladies travelled to Killymoon Golf Club in Cookstown to compete in the WI’s annual ‘Golfer of the Year’ Competition. On arrival, the ladies enjoyed fre...


WI Homeskills & Handcrafts Competitions – Balmoral Show 2018

Congratulations to the talented winners of the Homeskills and Handcrafts Competitions at Balmoral Show! The Home and Garden Sub-Committee and the Homecraft Sub-Committee were delighted with this year’s entries in the Floral A...