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January 2022


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

January 28 @ 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 *Download an entry form: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-Festival-2022-Entry-Form-PDF.pdf *Class details & entry criteria: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Beauty-of-Nature-2022.pdf *Calligraphy & Good Handwriting quotations: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Arts-Calligraphy-Good-Handwriting-Competitions.pdf Due to a rise in Covid cases, the Arts Coffee Morning (planned for 11th February) has had to be cancelled.  All of the above Arts…

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Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition 2022

January 31 @ 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 @ 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


🎨🏆Small Trophy Presentation for Arts Winners on 11th February 2022 at WI HQ🏆🎨 – – – – – – (❌☕️Full Coffee Morning event cancelled❌☕️)

February 11 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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The message below is from Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds. ((Unfortunately the Arts Coffee Morning {planned for 11th Feb} has had to be cancelled HOWEVER – entries for the ‘Beauty of Nature’ Painting, Decoupage, Calligraphy & Good Handwriting competitions WILL still be judged and the exhibition will still be mounted! Please submit your entries to WI HQ by: Friday, 28th January 2022.))  

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

February 15 @ 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 @ 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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AGM 2022

March 31 @ 11:00 am4:30 pm

Europa Hotel Belfast,

Great Victoria Street

Belfast,

BT2 7AP

United Kingdom


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 Annual General Meeting Thursday 31st March 2022 Europa Hotel (Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP)   Proceedings from 11am (sharp) – 4.15pm (approx.)      

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April 2022


Homecraft Weekend 2022

April 1 @ 9:00 amApril 3 @ 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 GOLDWORK & TATTING CLASSES ARE NOW FULL!  *     *     * * * * 📍The Beadwork class has been changed to Stumpwork * * * (There are still places left in the Stumpwork and Unfinished classes) The 4 classes on offer are: * Goldwork – Tutor Evelyne Robinson (FULL!) * Tatting – Tutor…

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

April 1 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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May 2022


Balmoral Show 2022

May 11 @ 9:30 amMay 14 @ 6:00 pm

Balmoral Park,

Halftown Road, Maze

Sprucefield,

BT27 5RL

United Kingdom


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   Balmoral Park, Halftown Road, Lisburn, BT27 5RF   Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th May 2022                    Click this link for details of the WI Competitions: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Balmoral-Show-2022-WI-Advert.pdf …and this link for the entry form: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Balmoral-Show-2022-WI-Entry-Form.pdf  

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Music Festival 2022

May 21 @ 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 21st May 2022 Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Hall (750 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Ballyclare,  BT39 0AP) Please click the following link for more information, including class details of all the set pieces: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Music-Festival-2022-PDF.pdf    

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August 2022


Mary Boyd Competition 2022

August 31 @ 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 International Sub-Committee MARY BOYD COMPETITION 2022 As our Federation will be celebrating our 90th anniversary in 2022, the Committee decided to incorporate recycling into this competition. Requirements: You are tasked with repurposing a used item of clothing into something new to wear.  Examples: a scarf made from a jumper; a hat created from trousers, etc. *Please note that it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to take a photograph of your used item prior to transformation. This MUST…

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