Upcoming Events

All events take place in the Village Hall, Hill Ridware, unless specified otherwise. Please click here to view map.

As we are slowly coming out of Lockdown,  plans are coming together for further meetings & events.   Zoom invitations to events etc with ‘joining details’ will be sent out separately. We will try to keep you up to date with what is going on through this website, emails, phone calls & ‘snail mail’.  Do keep in touch!

 2021 Events


August 2021

  • Monday 2nd August @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Saturday 7th August (10am – 12 noon): WI Trade Table @ the Village Hall.   Tea & coffee will be served.  Donations of plants, produce, cakes, craft items etc appreciated!
  • Monday 16th August @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Tuesday 17th August @ 7-30pm: Monthly Meeting (via Zoom).  Our SPEAKER for the evening is Naomi McKeever who is a renowned make-up artist & comes highly recommended by Meryl’s daughter, Jeanette, whose WI have had her back twice!  She will apply make-up to herself, talk through skin care, getting your make up to last & sharing lots of tips & tricks along the way.  Naomi says about herself: “I have over 16 years of experience in the industry, since 2005, ranging from photoshoots, celebrity makeup and numerous TV shows, including BBC The One Show. I have also worked over 216 London Fashion week shows.  I worked for 10 years on MAC Cosmetics PRO Events team covering many red carpet, fashion shows, Awards ceremonies and celebrity appointments.  Here are a few of the celebrities I have done make up on:  Rita Ora, Olivia Colman, Pixie Lott, Noel Gallagher, Kelly Brook, Victoria Beckham, Ricky Wilson, Patrick Stewart, The Proclaimers & Iggy Azalea.”  Check her out on Facebook – amazing!
  • Monday 30th August @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).

September 2021

  • Wednesday 1st September: Craft Club @ Wendy’s – 2pm onwards.  Please contact Wendy for further details.  Bring your own crafting stuff to do – come along for some crafting ‘me-time’, natter & a cuppa (often cake as well!).  Meets every fortnight – venues vary.
  • Tuesday 7th September (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.  Yes, it’s back!!!
  • Wednesday 8th September: Skittles Evening @ The Shoulder of Mutton Pub, Hamstall Ridware.  £10-00 (includes BBQ).  Prompt start @ 7pm.  Please make sure that Kate Britt has your name down for this event!
  • Monday 13th September @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Wednesday 15th September: Craft Club @ 2pm onwards.  Contact Wendy for details of venue.
  • Thursday 16th September @ 7-30pm:  WI DAY! (via Zoom)
  • Tuesday 28th September @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting (Village Hall).  SPEAKER = Joanne MasseyAn evening to celebrate meeting back ‘in-person’ – do join us!
  • Wednesday 29th September: Craft Club @ 2pm onwards.  Contact Wendy for details of venue.

October 2021

  • Tuesday 5th October (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 5th October @ 7-30pm (via Zoom):  SPEAKER = Sarah Slater (Guide at Hampton Court Palace) to talk about ‘Working with the Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace’ – really interesting, especially if you’re a bit of a history nut like me!
  • Monday 11th October @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Tuesday 19th October @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting (Village Hall).   This is a ‘Have a Go’ craft evening – preparation for Remembrance & World Kindness Day. e.g. poppies (knit, crochet, papercraft), decoupage hearts, paint/decorate stones, posies (knit/crochet) etc.
  • Monday 25th October @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).

November 2021

  • Tuesday 2nd November (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Monday 8th November @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Thursday 11th November: Armistice Day
  • Saturday 13th November: World Kindness Day
  • Thursday 18th November @ 7-30pm (via Zoom):  SPEAKER = Jane Napper (aka ‘The Chocolate Lady’)Jane will demonstrate how to make chocolate Christmas Tree decorations; so find those instructions on how to temper chocolate…..  She’s inspirational – & practical!
  • Monday 22nd November @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Friday 26th November @ 7pm: Tinsel & Trimmings @ the Village Hall.  Lights on @ 7pm!

December 2021

  • Friday 3rd December: TRIP to Chester.  Kate Britt will provide further details as to timings, cost etc
  • Monday 6th December @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).
  • Tuesday 7th December (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Wednesday 8th December: Annual Christmas partyKaren W will provide further details as to cost, timings etc.  Do remember to reutrn your menu choices sheet promptly please.
  • Monday 13th December: SFWI Carol Service @ Lichfield Cathedral.  Please make sure that Karen P knows that you are interested in attending & if you require a service sheet.
  • Monday 20th December @ 3pm:  Coffee & Chat (via Zoom).

 2022 Events

January 2022

  • Tuesday 4th January (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 18th January @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

February 2022

  • Tuesday 1st February (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 15th February@ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.  Let’s focus on ‘Share the Love’ ….

March 2022

  • Tuesday 1st March (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 15th March @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.  Focus = NFWI Resolutions

April 2022

  • Tuesday 5th April (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 19th April @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

May 2022

  • Tuesday 3rd May (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 17th May @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall. = AGM

June 2022

  • Tuesday 7th June (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 21st June @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

July 2022

  • Tuesday 5th July (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 19th July @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

August 2022

  • Tuesday 2nd August (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 16th August @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

September 2022

  • Tuesday 6th September (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 20th September @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

October 2022

  • Tuesday 4th October (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 18th October @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.  This is a ‘Have a Go’ craft evening – preparation for Remembrance & World Kindness Day. e.g. poppies (knit, crochet, papercraft), decoupage hearts, paint/decorate stones, posies (knit/crochet) etc.

November 2022

  • Tuesday 1st November (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday 15th November @ 7-45pm: Monthly Meeting @ the Village Hall.

December 2022

  • Tuesday 6th December (1030-12noon): Take a Break Cafe @ the Village Hall.