The WI is a subscription organisation. An annual membership fee applies (£42.00 January - December, pro-rata for new members) plus a small monthly contribution at meetings of £1.50 for members/£4 for visitors to cover refreshments on the night, including a raffle ticket with a chance to win a prize!  Visitors can attend up to 3 meetings before subscribing to become a full member.

Annual membership to the WI includes twelve meetings throughout the year; invitations to monthly events, i.e. Federation events, day trips etc.; eight "WI Life magazines" delivered to your door; WI discount vouchers booklet.

Our programme involves a variety of talks, demonstrations and activities.

2019 Programme 

Tuesday 8th January Move it and shake it—get your dancing shoes on! 

Tuesday 12th February Chocolate tasting experience

Tuesday 12th March The history of the wedding dress

Tuesday 9th April Craft session

Tuesday 14th May That History Bloke

Tuesday 11th June Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 9th July Colour me beautiful

Tuesday 13th August Summer social

Tuesday 10th September Tea or tonic?

Tuesday 8th October The Wonder of Bees

Tuesday 12th November Craft session

Tuesday 10th December Ladies who laugh


2019 Events

Wednesday 9th January- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Thursday 10th January - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn (please note change of date for January only).

Wednesday 16th January- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Wednesday 23rd January- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Saturday 26th January - 10am until 12 noon. Craft & Cuppa.  Bring along whatever craft you're working on and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas.

Wednesday 6th February- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Thursday 7th February - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Wednesday 13th February- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Saturday 23rd February - 10am until 12 noon.  Show the Love Craft & cuppa. This February BBWI will again be taking part in NFWI's Show the Love campaign. Show the Love encourages community-based climate change action around Valentine's Day.  Bring along whatever craft you're working on or make a green heart in your craft of choice, and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas. 

Wednesday 27th February- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Wednesday 6th March- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Thursday 7th March - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Thursday 7th March - 6.30pm.  Hear My Voice: A Working Woman's Fight for the Vote with Meredith Towne at Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library. £5.

Wednesday 13th March- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Wednesday 20th March- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Saturday 23rd March- 10am until 12 noon.  Craft & cuppa. Bring along whatever craft you're working on and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas.

Wednesday 27th March- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £36 for full 12 week course or £4 per session.

Wednesday 3rd April- Walking Netball, 7-8pm at Wrekenton Methodist Church. £2.

Thursday 4th April - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Saturday 6th April - Tyne & Wear South Federation WI Annual General meeting at Perth Green, South Shields.   More information to follow soon!

Saturday 27th April- 10am until 12 noon. Craft & Cuppa.  Bring along whatever craft you're working on and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas.

Wednesday 2nd May - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Wrekenton Methodist Church. £2.

Thursday 2nd May - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Wednesday 9th MayWalking Netball. 7-8pm at Wrekenton Methodist Church. £2.

Wednesday 15th May Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Saturday 18th May - Federation trip to Ampleforth Abbey.  Includes travel, refreshments on arrival and lunch. £36 per person.

Wednesday 22nd May Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Saturday 25th May (TBC) - 10am until 12 noon. Craft & Cuppa.  Bring along whatever craft you're working on and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas.

Wednesday 5th June - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

4th & 5th June - NFWI Annual General Meeting, Bournemouth.

Wednesday 5th June - Midsummer Meander. Join us for a gentle ramble around Herrington Country Park, Penshaw Woods and up to Penshaw Monument.  £2 per person.

Thursday 6th June - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Wednesday 12th June Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Wednesday 19th June Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Thursday 20th June - Federation Quiz at Heworth Golf Club.  Supper included.  £7.50 per person.

Saturday 22nd June - Federation Great Get Together at Saltwell Park.  Bring a picnic!  Free event.

Saturday 22nd June - Trip to Yorkshire Lavender & Helmsley. £15 per person.

Wednesday 26th June - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Wednesday 3rd July - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Thursday 4th July - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Wednesday 10th July - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Thursday 11th July - Lawn Bowls taster session, 6 - 7.30pm at Lyndhurst Bowling Club.

Wednesday 17th July - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.


Thursday 18th July  - Federation day trip to Lindisfarne and Seahouses.  £35.00 per person.

Saturday 20th July - Newcastle Pride Parade.  Join us in the pride celebrations! The parade starts at 12pm; please meet at Newcastle Civic Centre from 11.30am.

Wednesday 24th July - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Thursday 25th July - Lawn Bowls taster session, 6 - 7.30pm at Lyndhurst Bowling Club.

Saturday 27th July - 10am until 12 noon. Craft & Cuppa.  Bring along whatever craft you're working on and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas.

Wednesday 31st July - Walking Netball. 7-8pm at Gateshead International Stadium. £40 for 11 weeks or £4.50 pay as you go per session.

Thursday 1st August - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Thursday 5th September - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Saturday 28th September - 10am until 12 noon. Sea Glass Art Workshop.  £7.50 per person.

Thursday 3rd October - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Saturday 5th October - Tyne & Wear South Federation WI Autumn meeting at Perth Green, South Shields.   More information to follow.

Monday 7th October - Federation Silk Ribbon Embroidery. £13.50 per person.

Saturday 26th October - 10am until 12 noon. Craft & Cuppa.  Bring along whatever craft you're working on and join us for chat, craft and plentiful cuppas.


Thursday 7th November - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Saturday 23rd NovemberChristmas Shopping Trip to York, £18.00 per person.

Thursday 5th December - 7.30pm, Bad Girls Books Club @ at The Angel View Inn.

Saturday 7th December - Tyne & Wear South Federation WI Christmas Carol Service (TBC)

Saturday 7th December - Wrekenton Methodist Church Christmas Fair (TBC).