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September 2021


🌳Plant a Tree for our Future – Deadline for ordering saplings extended to 24/9/21!

September 24 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

The Home and Garden Sub-Committee, with the approval of the Executive, and in conjunction with The Woodland Trust NI, is spearheading a project to fight climate change! This will be carried out in two parts: All the Institutes will be asked to encourage and advise its members on how to reduce their carbon emissions – more of this later. Plant a Tree campaign We are asking every member of WINI to plant a tree in their own, a friends or…

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October 2021


Arts One Day School – Class 1: Calligraphy – Flat Cutwork

October 4 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Monday, 4th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  10am – 4pm Class 1: Flat cutwork – white on white to create a 3D initial picture This is 1 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the ‘Downloads’ section for more information: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-One-Day-Schools-2021.pdf

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Ulster Countrywoman – Autumn Edition – Deadline: 6th October 2021

October 6 @ 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 Autumn 2021 issue. The deadline for all submissions is: Wednesday, 6th October 2021 (by 12 noon). Please email all articles, anecdotes, photographs & advertising to: editor@wini.org.uk (The Autumn edition is due for release from 27th October) Let’s make this a bright, bold, action-packed, autumnal edition! 

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Arts One Day School – Class 2: Calligraphy – Gold Leaf & Vellum

October 6 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Wednesday, 6th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  10am – 4pm Class 2: Starting to use gold leaf and vellum with hand-drawn letters. Some gold painting can be included.  Looking at different adhesives for the gold. This is 2 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict…

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Arts One Day School – Class 3: Calligraphy – Celtic Half Uncial

October 11 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Monday, 11th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Class 3: Celtic half uncial. Ideal for revision and beginners. This class will include layout and design, using different size nibs and colours. This is 3 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the…

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Homecraft Judging – October 2021 (Ribbons)

October 13 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Judging for Homecraft Ribbons will take place in October. Please submit items for judging to WI Headquarters by Wednesday 13th October 2021. Judging fee: £2.00 per item. Extra white cards & pink sheets are available at WI HQ. http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Homecraft-Judging-Entry-Form-PDF.pdf

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Arts One Day School – Class 4: Calligraphy – Basic Italic

October 13 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Wednesday, 13th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Class 4: Basic italic and revision with layout of text using 2 different sizes of nibs and colours. This is 4 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the ‘Downloads’ section for more information:…

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Arts One Day School – Acrylic Painting (1)

October 16 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Saturday, 16th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Acrylic Painting (1) This is 1 of 2 acrylic painting sessions with tutor Helen Galway 16×12 canvas art boards, paints & brushes all supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the ‘Downloads’ section for more information: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-One-Day-Schools-2021.pdf

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Arts One Day School – Class 5: Calligraphy – Sculptured Letters

October 18 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Monday, 18th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Class 5: Sculptured letters. To give the effect of a 3D carved letter in a frame (supplied) This is 5 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines. Please view the ‘Downloads’ section for more information: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-One-Day-Schools-2021.pdf

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Arts One Day School – Class 6: Calligraphy – Gold Leaf with Metallic Inks & Paints

October 20 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Wednesday, 20th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Class 6: Gold leaf and metallic inks and paints to create a diverse range of techniques. Time to explore. Different adhesives will be used. This is 6 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view…

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Yellow Office Bearers Form – Please return to WI HQ by 20th October 2021

October 20 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Details of the new 2021-22 Institute Committee Members Please complete Office Bearers form and return to WI Headquarters by 20th October 2021 Even if your Committee is remaining the same this season, please still submit this form so we can complete our records and circulate the List of Secretaries A PDF of this form is downloadable at the following link: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Office-Bearers-Form-PDF-1.pdf

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Autumn Council Meeting 2021

October 23 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

The Drummond Hotel,

2 Main Street, Ballykelly

Limavady,

BT49 9HP

United Kingdom


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ACM 2021 Saturday, 23rd October 2021 The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly (BT49 9HP) Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is an attendance limit of 100 people – first come, first served! * * Please telephone WI Headquarters to book your place! * * Admittance: £5.00 pp (pay at door) Tea/coffee & scones (served from 10am): £2.50 pp Lunch (soup & sandwiches): £9.50 pp >>Tea/coffee & lunches all payable to the Hotel on the day, but WI HQ must know numbers in advance!…

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Arts One Day School – Class 7: Calligraphy – Celtic Lettering (follow-on)

October 25 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Monday, 25th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Class 7: A follow-on Celtic lettering – half uncial style hand, using different types of nibs. This is 7 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the ‘Downloads’ section for more information: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-One-Day-Schools-2021.pdf

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Arts One Day School – Class 8: Calligraphy – Italics (follow-on)

October 27 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Wednesday, 27th October 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Class 8: A follow-on in Italics, using slight modification and nibs to create italic style letters that complete the chosen text. This is 8 of 8 calligraphy sessions with tutor Jacqui Brachi All materials will be supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the ‘Downloads’ section…

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November 2021


Arts One Day School – Acrylic Painting (2)

November 6 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Saturday, 6th November 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast  Acrylic Painting (2) This is 2 of 2 acrylic painting sessions with tutor Helen Galway 16×12 canvas art boards, paints & brushes all supplied The cost is £10.00 per class, to be paid on the day These socially distanced, grant funded classes, limited to a maximum of 8 participants will adhere to strict Covid guidelines Please view the ‘Downloads’ section for more information: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-One-Day-Schools-2021.pdf

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Homecraft One Day School 2021

November 13 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Saturday, 13th November 2021 WI Headquarters, Belfast   There are 3 classes to choose from: * Sprigging – Tutor Ethel Patterson * Hand Applique (Christmas Cushion) – Tutor Brenda Richardson * Christmas Tree Box with Hinged Lid – Tutor Sophia Maybin   Cost of class: £16.00 per person (Kits/materials will be supplied for each class at an extra cost – tutor to be paid on the day.) Adhering to strict Covid-19 guidelines, these socially distanced workshops will be limited to…

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Christmas Event 2021

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, Belfast Tickets: £30.00 pp (allocated on a first come, first served basis) Competition: ‘A Handmade Ornament For A Christmas Tree’ 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, Belfast, BT10 0LL). Please enclose a *stamped, self-addressed envelope.…

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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


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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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’!

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