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November 2021


Christmas Event 2021 – *Deadline Extended – TICKETS AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW!

November 27 @ 9:30 am5:00 pm

Crowne Plaza,

117 Milltown Road

Belfast,

BT8 7XP


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We are back again! THE CHRISTMAS EVENT 2021! Brought to you by the Home and Garden Sub-Committee Saturday, 27th November 2021 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast Tickets: £30.00 pp (allocated on a first come, first served basis) Competition: ‘A Handmade Ornament For A Christmas Tree’ Please click this link for more information: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Christmas-Event-2021.pdf To apply for a ticket – please send *cheque, along with a note of your *name/Institute and *number of tickets required, to WI Headquarters (209/211 Upper Lisburn Road,…

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December 2021


Design A Scarf Competition 2021

December 17 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm

Federation House


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The Arts Sub-Committee is running an exciting creative competition, challenging entrants to come up with an original, modern design for a lady’s fashion scarf that could be worn by our WI members! The design must incorporate the WI farm gate from our logo and the flax flower that is synonymous with Northern Ireland. *The deadline for entries (to WI HQ) has been extended to: Friday, 17th December 2021 by 3pm. Click here for more info, including design brief & full…

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January 2022


Ulster Countrywoman – New Year 2022 Edition – *Deadline: 6th JANUARY 2022

January 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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The next edition of the Ulster Countrywoman magazine will be the New Year 2022 issue. *The deadline for all submissions is: Thursday, 6th January 2022 (by 12 noon)!* Please email all articles, anecdotes, photographs & advertising to: editor@wini.org.uk (The New Year edition is due for release from approx. 27th January 2022) We would particularly welcome topical New Year content to spread some positivity as we head in to 2022 – the WI’s 90th anniversary year! We were unable to produce…

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Arts Competition 2022 – ‘The Beauty of Nature’ – Painting / 3D Decoupage / Calligraphy / Good Handwriting

January 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm

Federation House


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Brought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee Painting / 3D Decoupage / Calligraphy / Good Handwriting The 2021 theme ‘The Beauty of Nature’ is being carried over to 2022! Entries to WI Headquarters by: Friday 28th January 2022 Class details & entry criteria: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-Painting-Competition.pdf Calligraphy & Good Handwriting quotations: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-Calligraphy-Good-Handwriting-Competitions.pdf

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Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition 2022

January 31, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Brought to you by the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee The title for the Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition in 2022 is: ‘It Never Rains But It Pours…’  Entrants must compose an original story of 800 words – 1000 words relating to this theme. The title is open to interpretation so let your imagination take flight! (Please adhere strictly to the word count and ensure you record your final word count on your entry, along with your name and Institute) Entries to…

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Scrapbook Competition 2022

January 31, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Brought to you by the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee Scrapbook Competition 2022 *Entries to document the September 2020 – June 2021 season (a very strange and difficult time for many, with Covid-19 and all the lockdowns  – but we know many of you will still have a story to share!) Scrapbooks and pages should be 12 inches x 12 inches. Please submit books/pages to WI Headquarters by Monday, 31st January 2022 . Click the link below for full entry criteria…

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February 2022


Arts Competition Coffee Morning 2022

February 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Brought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee Friday, 11th February 2022 WI Headquarters, Belfast 10am – 12 noon (The presentation of prizes will commence at approximately 11.30am)  Come along view the stunning works of art created by our very talented WI members for the Arts Competition 2022 ‘The Beauty of Nature’! *As numbers are limited, we ask that members telephone the WI HQ office to book a place. The Exhibition will stay in place and  will be open to view…

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Homecraft Six-Week Workshops – Carrickmacross Lace or Goldwork – Starting 15th February 2022!

February 15, 2022 @ 9:30 am4:30 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Two six-week introductory courses! Choose from either: * Introduction to Carrickmacross Lace with tutor Ann Eccleston or * Introduction to Goldwork with tutor Evelyne Robinson   Both courses will start on Tuesday, 15th February 2022 and run on the following five consecutive Tuesdays (22nd Feb, 1st Mar, 8th Mar & 15th Mar 2022) 11am – 1pm at WI Headquarters, Belfast Cost for each full six-week course: £35.00 per person Kits are extra, to be paid to the tutor on the…

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March 2022


Isobel Lusk Knitting Pattern 2021-22

March 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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The 2021-22 Isobel Lusk Knitting Pattern is now available… This time around , it’s the ‘Seeing Stripes’ sock pattern! Please view the ‘Downloads’ section of the website to obtain the 4-page PDF: http://www.wini.org.uk/event/isobel-lusk-knitting-pattern-2021-22/ For those who don’t have access to a printer, hard copies are also available on request from WI Headquarters. Isobel Lusk entries are submitted for Homecraft Judging in March 2022 (exact date to be confirmed) – so plenty of time to dust off the knitting needles!  

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April 2022


Homecraft Weekend 2022

April 1, 2022 @ 9:00 amApril 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Lodge Hotel,

Lodge Road Roundabout

Coleraine,

BT52 1NF

United Kingdom


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Brought to you by the Homecraft Sub-Committee Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April 2022 The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine  *     *     *  📍UPDATE: THE GOLD WORK CLASS IS FULL!  *     *     * (There are still places left in the Tatting, Beadwork and Unfinished classes) There are 4 classes to choose from: * Gold Work – Tutor Evelyne Robinson * Tatting – Tutor Ethel Patterson * Beadwork (necklace, earrings & bracelet set) – Tutor Shirley Dew *…

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Homecraft Syllabus – Judging – From April 2022 onward, items for judging will *only* be accepted from the New Syllabus!

April 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Music Festival 2022

April 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm

Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Hall,

750 Antrim Road, Templepatrick

Ballyclare,

BT39 0AP

United Kingdom


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Brought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee Music Festival 2022 Saturday 9th April 2022 Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Hall (750 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Ballyclare,  BT39 0AP) Names of the classes and set pieces will be published in the ‘Downloads’ section of the website as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on the WI Facebook page for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/womensinstitutesni

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