News & Events

Federation Events 2020

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2020 Not in my Name Competition

Design a car sticker depicting the 'Not in my name campaign to end violence against Women'.  A design in any shape, size or colour will be accepted which can be reproduced.  The design can be created by hand or digitally.  Judging criteria: Creativity and originality; Interpretation and clarity of the theme; Quality of the design; Ease of reproduction. Submission of Entries by post to:  NFWI Wlaes, 19 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HA or email:  Entries should include: name and contact details of entrant; name of WI and Federation. Deadline, Thursday, 1 October 2020.

Christmas Four Crafts Day

To take place at Goytre Village Hall on Saturday, 28 November, Cost £22.

Not in my Name - The Senedd, Cardiff  NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT  -  Monday, 23 November at 6pm

This annual event marks 16 days of activism against gender-based violence which starts on 25 November.  This year due to the public health crisis, the event will be held virtually at 6pm but will give NFWI Wales the opportunity to access speakers from a wider geographic location who would normally find it difficult to fit a trip to Cardiff into their busy schedules.  Details will be put in the Gwent Newsletter on how to access the session or contact secretary@gwent

Light a Candle - NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT  -  Tuesday, 24 November

This has to be changed into a virtual event with a 7.30pm start time.  There is no way that a virtual event can replicate the very moving experience that is Gwent Federation's Light a Candle Service.  However, we are hoping to make use of the benefits of Zoom which should allow us to reflect on the situation locally, both during and post lockdown, and how we, as a Federation, might make a difference.  More details to follow in November's Gwent Newsletter.

Christmas Quiz - Virtual

November - date to be advised

Royal Welsh Show Winter Fair 2020

November 30 - December 1.  Entries are invited for:  Craft Competition, Recycled Christmas Gift, Produce, and a Christmas Cake from another country.


Saturday, 5 December


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.

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

Saturday, 20 February, 2021

St David's Day Tea

To take place on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at Little Mill Village Hall

NFWI Wales Conference in Mold   -   Sunday, 7 March 2021

The Beaufort Park Hotel in Mold has been booked for 2 nights Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 March 2021.  There will be a coach to take members to Mold.  Please contact secretary@gwent to secure a room. Further details will be in the Gwent Newsletter.

Gwent Federation Annual Council Meeting at Rougemont School, Malpas, Newport  -  Saturday, 10 April 2021

Commencing at 2pm.  Afternoon Tea around 4.30pm followed by the main speaker "Gio Compario" better known as singer Wynne Evans. Other guest speakers to be advised at a later date.

NFWI Annual Meeting at Royal Albert Hall, London - Monday, 19 April 2021

A one night stay at the Hilton London Kensington has been booked for the night of Sunday, 18 April.  Please contact secretary@gwent to secure a room.