Meetings are back! Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month are free to attend for all members and only £5.00 for guests. Events in italics are outside of the usual member meetings and may incur additional costs / or be “pay as you go” as appropriate.
The third Tuesday in every month join us for an informal “Coffee and Chat” at Warwick Hall Cafe from 2.30pm. No need to book in advance and pay as you go on all refreshments
10 May 22 – Wellbeing Evening – enjoy an evening of wellbeing tips and techniques
June – no meeting as this is Burford Festival Week. See more on the many events of the Festival and book tickets here.
Event Sat 11 / Sun 12 June – WI help has been requested for Teas / Cakes at the Open Gardens – Please contact Jane Arnell for more details
Event Sat 18 June – Fashion Show – WI help behind the scenes as well as strutting your stuff on the catwalk is very much appreciated! Again contact Jane Arnell for details
12 July 22 “Sun Hives and Bees go to Rye Hill Prison – Gareth John
Event Tues 19 July – Visit to Pettifers Garden – either 10.30am or 2pm, time tbc. £10 members / £10 non members – please book and pay in May meeting. Pettifers is an English garden in the Oxfordshire village of Wardington. Since 1984, Gina Price has transformed Pettifers into one of the most influential gardens in England. Our private tour includes refreshments in the family kitchen.
9 Aug 22 – Art Scavenger Hunt – outdoor event in small teams, all welcome.
13 Sept 22 – Oxford Of Morse – Alistair Lack. Alistair was an undergraduate at Oxford before embarking on a 30 year career in the BBC World Service. He now shares his love of Oxford as a certified tour guide and specialises in the history of Oxford’s many Colleges. Alistair’s depth knowledge of Oxford and it’s integral role in the Morse stories means this promises to be an interesting and educational evening.
11 Oct 22 – Harvest Supper – Bring and share supper celebrating great food and friendship in the WI
8 Nov 22 – Furoshiki “The Art of Present Wrapping” – Larkswold Creative Workshops. If you, like us, hate the never ending waste of gift wrap (much of which cannot be recycled) and also have a small obsession with buying beautiful scarves or fine fabrics then Furoshiki is for you. If you don’t have an obsession buying silk scarves, then lucky for you…we do 🙂 This on trend Zero Waste craft not only looks divine, adds that little personal touch to your gift, but also gives your gift recipient wrap that can be worn or used time and time again. Cathy from Zusetsu Store will tell you all about the ancient Japanese history of Furoshiki & show you the knotting techniques for wrapping a variety of gifts
13 Dec 22 – Quiz and Festivities, including the Rose Bowl competition.
10 Jan 23 – Virtual event via Zoom
14 Feb 23 – Hearts, Minds and Treks Up Mountains – Jennie Craven
14 March 23 – Beetle Drive and AGM
Past Events 2021-22
12 April 22 – Stone Sculptor– Martin Cash is a local sculptor and exhibits at Burford Garden Company. Martin designs and creates unique figurative and abstract forms.
8 March 2022 – Bingo night and AGM
8 February 2022 – Al Sylvester presents “Southern Reach”, his amazing adventure leading an RAF team supported to reach the South Pole
11 January 2022 – Virtual event
14 December 2021 – Christmas celebration – “40 years of the musicals with festive treats”
9 November 2021 – Talk on Asthall, Swinbrook and the Mitfords by local historian Stuart Norridge
12 October 2021 – Get Crafty with the Lechlade Craft Barn – Rosebowl competition evening
14 September 2021 – Harvest Supper celebration meal – with Mrs Bumbles artisan products
10 August 2021 – Medical Detection Dogs – meeting inside Warwick Hall, COVID regulations permitting. Arrive 7 for refreshments to start the presentation at 7.30pm. Members free, non members very welcome at £5.00 per person.
8 June 2021 – Drinks and nibbles in a member’s garden. Owing to COVID regulations numbers are limited so the event is initially open to members only.
11 May 2021 – Treasure Hunt around Burford. Meet at 6.15 at the Tolsey in Burford for a prompt 6.30 start. Please let Jane Arnell firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along. Free to members, non members £4.50.