We are part of the West Kent Federation and they host a number of events throughout the year that all members are invited to attend. 

  • Please be aware that tickets ordered for Federation Events will be invoiced to the South Tonbridge WI.

  • No tickets are issued before the closing date.

  • Should an event be oversubscribed, we may not get all of the tickets we applied for but will still receive some.

  • Once the tickets have been allocated by the Federation, they will be charged to our WI and if you can longer attend, you will need to find a replacement.

  • Please remember to always bring your ticket with you to an event.

Upcoming Events

You can find upcoming West Kent Federation events on their Facebook page: West Kent Federation of WIs.

Local WI 2019/20 programmes

Click to read the North Tonbridge and West Peckham WIs 2019/20 programmes. If you're interested in attending any of these, please email southtonridgewi@gmail.com or speak to Lynn Green or Tracy Hunsley.

You can find NFWI Federation events on their website: NFWI events.

To reserve a ticket for any event, please let us know via southtonbridgewi@gmail.com so we can submit the ticket requests. Please note the closing date for each event is the last date we can submit ticket requests.

Denman Day Visits

Visiting the WI College of Denman is a great way to expand your learning and experience what the WI is all about! There are Day Visits both with and without a cookery demonstration at Denman available, you just have to sign up! A visit of this type is the perfect way to introduce members to Denman and all it has to offer. For those who are familiar with Denman it is an opportunity to enjoy the house and grounds that they have come to know and love. 
Day Visits 
Check out the programme for a Day Visit which includes lunch with wine, a tour of the college and a cream tea. 
Day Visit with Cooking Demo


Federation and National Events

There are a number of interesting events coming up at West Kent and at Denman. Below are a selection that we are aware of at the time of the newsletter. Further details and signup sheets will be available at the members meeting in June and we encourage you all to look at the Denman website. Any questions then please speak to Lynn or Tracy at the meeting or email southtonbridgeWI@gmail.com.

Series of Denman bursaries that members can apply for, from one day courses to 2 night residential stays. Closing date is 16 August.

Floral Art & Garden Courses at Denman
More than 14 courses are taking place between August 2019 and June 2020 covering flower arranging, gardening and more at Denman. Book today!

1. Festive Cards in Watercolour Workshop - various dates and locations in September. Tickets £22.50, closing date 19 July.

2. Autumn Walk 21 September. Self-guided 2 mile or 5 mile walk starting in Cobham. Tickets £6, closing date 19 July.

3. Drama Workshop Panto Play Time. One day workshop working in a group on a panto. 16 September in Hextable. Tickets £10, closing date 19 July.

4. Home Economics Autumn Lunch in Snodland on 24 September with a talk on restoring Riverhill House. Cost £10, closing date 2 August.

5. WI Study Day, The Female Nude, being held at the National Gallery on Friday 22 November - Find out more and book your spot.

WI Study Day, The Female Nude, being held at the National Gallery on Friday 22 November 2019

Face Value: The Power of Portraits

Many male artists have felt the urge to paint the female nude! But do women artists represent female bodies differently? And can the female nude survive #metoo? 

Discover how changing ideal of beauty are reflected in paintings from the curvy Renaissance goddesses of Rubens and Titian to the brave, raw or erotic images of the body by contemporary female artists Jenny Saville and Cornelia Parker.

Learn about iconic paintings at a day of slide talks by National Gallery experts, while reflecting on issues such as the gendered gaze, the bias we bring to perceptions of the body, and how some curators are becoming more conscientious in how they contextualise works that might be viewed as disturbing.

Friday 22 November 2019

The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London

11am – 3.30pm

Cost to attend: £25 each

Spaces are limited and we are expecting this event to sell out quickly.  Please complete and return your application form, along with your payment (cheques must be made payable to NFWI) as soon as possible to Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit, Denman, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 6NW.   Please contact 01865 391788 ext 279 or h.neal@nfwi-unit.org.uk with any questions.

Group bookings must be submitted on the separate National Gallery Group Booking Form and full payment must be made when booking.  *Refunds will not be possible and it is the responsibility of the Federation/Group Booking Leader to ensure all tickets are sold and passed on to the members attending

*Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled by either the National Gallery or the NFWI.

Please note: ticket price does not include lunch and refreshments.  For reasons of security and safety, the National Gallery has a bag size policy in place.  Please refer to www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/cloakroom-information for details of the policy 

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.   The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge.  It is among the most visited art museums in the world.