News & Events


Poetry Competition - January

Theme 'Centenary' the entries which can be in any poetic style and have a title of your choice will be judged by local poet Patrick Jones.  Entries which should include your name and WI, to the Federation Office by 31 January 2021.

Tuesday, 23 February at 2pm on Zoom
'Who am I'

A Quiz where 6 clues will be read out, then you will need to write down who you think the person or character is.  If you wish to take part, please email the Federation Office

Friday, 26 March at 7pm on Zoom

'Call my Bluff'

Join the Sports & Leisure Sub Committee for a game of 'Call my Bluff'.  If you wish to take part, please email the Federation Office

Gwent Federation Annual Council Meeting on Zoom  -  Saturday, 10 April 2021

Will now take place on Zoom to cover the business decisions taken.  Later in the year, a more celebratory event will take place.

NFWI Wales Conference in Mold   -   Sunday, 25 April

It has been necessary to change the date of the Conference.  It will be held in digital format only but hopefully still streamed from Theatre Clwyd in Mold.  There will be  no audience and the only people present will be NFWI Wales staff, Federation of Wales Chair - Mair Stephens and other speakers.  The event will be shorter than usual and  finish around 2.30pm with 30mins lunch break.  The cost to link into the event will be £9 per person and members will be required to pay in advance and will be sent a direct link to their email address to log into the event.  Please contact to secure a place. Further details will be in the Gwent Newsletter.

Centenary Walks

Our first walk will be the Redbrook/Penalt Ramble on 16 April starting at 11am, approx 6 miles, starts and ends at Redbrook, goes up to Penalt and back.

Monday, 26 April at 11am start will be Cwmcarn to Fourteen locks, Approx 7km/4.5 miles

Centenary Walk

Thursday, 26 May starting at 11am - Bettws Lane, Newport to Commercial Street Old Cwmbran approx 6km/4 miles

Science Day - Thursday, 27 May - 100 years of Technological Changes

Virtual Event

NFWI Annual Meeting at Royal Albert Hall, London - Tuesday, 8 June 2021

A one night stay at the Hilton London Kensington has been booked for the night of Monday, 7 June.  Please contact to secure a room.

Centenary Walk

Friday, 11 June starting at 2pm - Cwmcarn Forestry

Centenary Walk

Thursday, 17 June starting at 6pm - Pontymoile Basin to Goytre Wharf, approx 10km/4.5 miles

"An Evening at the Races" - Friday, 25 June at Green Meadow Golf Club
"Lets Celebrate the Decade" - Federation Show Day, Saturday, 10 July
Centenary Walk

Tuesday, 20 July starting at 11am - Goytre Wharf to Llanfoist, approx 9km/6 miles

Literary Lunch - Friday, 23 July - at Usk Memorial Hall - Cost £24

"Schools Out - Sports Day" Little Mill Village Hall, Saturday, 14 August

Poems and Puds - Tuesday, 21 September

More information will be available at a later date

'Through the Decades' - Saturday, 23 October

Where are all those WIs who have entertained us so well in previous performances?  Your presence is commanded at the performance of the Century.  Book your decade now through the Federation Office.  If you require more information email the Federation Office or Penny Blood - contact details are in the Yearbook.

Thursday, 18 November, Bollywood comes to Usk

Saturday, 4 December, Centenary Carol Service - St Woolos Cathedral at 2pm

GFWI Service of Celebration - St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny   19 February 2022