West Kent Federation

Catford WI is part of the West Kent Federation of WIs.

Address: Ethel Hunt Lodge, 4 Hawkwell Business Centre, Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4AG

Telephone: 01892 823813 

Email: FedSec@wkfwi.org.uk 

Website: www.thewi.org.uk/westkent

Federation Events and Workshops

Federation events are for members only, unless otherwise stated. If you would like to attend any of these events or workshops, please contact Caroline or speak to her at a meeting and she will send off the application form for the total number of tickets required.

All events and workshops have a deadline for applications and places are not allocated until after that date (it is not first come first served).  You will need to pay Sue, our treasurer, once you have been allocated your ticket as our WI will then be billed. Please note that you will need to pay for any tickets ordered, even if for any reason you cannot attend.

Some craft workshops also have a fee for materials payable to the tutor on the day.

Events in September

Autumn Walk

A 2-mile or 5-mile walk for members and non-members.

Date and venue: Saturday 21st September – National Trust Visitor Centre Cobham

Time: Start times between 11.30am and 1pm

Cost: Adults £6 / Under 12’s £4

Closing date: 31st July

Festive Cards in Watercolour Workshops

A workshop for members who already have their own equipment.

Dates and venues:

  • Friday 20th September – Snodland

  • Saturday 21st September – Westerham

  • Tuesday 24th September – Chiddingstone Causeway

  • Thursday 26th September – Ethel Hunt Lodge

  • Friday 27th September – Frttenden

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Cost: £22.50 + £5 for kit payable on the day

Closing date: 31st July

Drama Workshop – Panto Play Time!

One day drama workshop working then performing in small groups on a mini panto

Date and venue: Monday 16th September – The Howard Venue, Hextable

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Cost: £10

Closing date: 2nd August

Home Economics Autumn Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch and dessert, followed by a talk from Sarah Rogers of Riverhill House about the developments with the gardens, including the restoration of the Edwardian Rock Garden

Date and venue: Tuesday 24th September – Snodland Community centre, Snodland

Time: Doors open 12 noon for lunch at 12.30pm

Cost: £10

Closing date: 13th August

West Kent Federation Visit to Denman (members should apply themselves)

Dates: Friday 3rd April–Sunday 5th April 2020

Travel by Federation coach – choice of 6 courses:

  • Singing : Andrew Lloyd Webber £360

  • Pastels for Beginners: £360 + £8 for materiels

  • Pre Raphaelites in Oxford: £445

  • Glass Fusion: £360 + £55 - £65

  • Let’s Make Cheese: £400

  • Willow Weaving: £360 + £30

Information sheet and application form can be downloaded from the Federation website www.thewi.org.uk/westkent which  will need to be returned by 2nd August

Events in October (further details to follow)

Art & Craft Annual Days

Dates and venues:

  • Tuesday 8th October – Ditton

  • Wednesday 9th October – Ditton

Paper Bead Necklaces

Dates and venues:

  • Monday 14th October – Snodland

  • Tuesday 15th October – Ethel Hunt Lodge

  • Saturday 19th October – West Wickham

  • Wednesday 23rd October – Marden

  • Saturday 26th October – Westerham

  • Monday 28th October – Chiddingstone Causeway

Recycling & Waste Management Making a Difference Day

Date and venue: Friday 18th October – Snodland

Whist Days

Dates and venues:

  • Tuesday 22nd October – Chiddingstone Causeway

  • Thursday 24th October – Ryarsh