Clipston WI

  • Macrame workshop was a great success

We are a welcoming, inclusive  and fun-loving group of women of all ages looking for new interests, great company and have a strong sense of community.    If you are looking for new friends and wanting to get involved in village life then get in touch. 

Clipston President: Julia Blake Tel: 07880700699 


The Main Meetings are the  4th Wednesday of each month, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Clipston (except where noted) – Visitors are most welcome for £5 and we have open meetings that welcome men and older children too.

Additional Social Meetings are in the 2nd week of the month, usually on a Tuesday, at various venues and times of day. 

The Walking Club goes out the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Meet with transport at  Clipston Recreation field carpark to leave promptly at 1.30pm.


You can see our full programme for 2022 here

 Definitely not just jam and Jerusalem! We are a group of women getting together to make new friends, be part of a community, learn new things and have fun.

The 2022 events are exciting and varied and we hope you get a lot from them. We always love to hear your ideas too.





 Anna Wilson, Council Heritage Policy Assistant at the West Northamptonshire Council

View our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 

 Wednesday Main Meetings 2022  

January 26th


Feeling Good Looking Great, Lesley Clarke. Discovering what clothes, styles and colours work best for you. Open meeting


February 23rd

Adapting to our future Dave Gardner With our planet facing both a climate emergency and a bio-diversity emergency we will spend the evening exploring how we can adapt the way we live, change our diets and change how we travel to ensure that our grandchildren can enjoy all the opportunities that have been available to our generation. 

Dave has been a professional farm manager with Co-operative Farms for most of his managing the  Stoughton Estate in Leicestershire throughout the 1990's - 6000 acres of dairy, cereals and oilseed rape including 700 acres of organic. From 2012 to 2018 was CEO of Royal Agricultural Society of England. Established Innovation for Agriculture with 15 other English Societies which ran educational programmes for farmers on soil health, antibiotic resistance and precision technologies for  livestock farmers.

Dave is a Chartered Environmentalist, a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies here in the UK, an International Fellow of The Royal Swedish Society of Agriculture and Forestry and an International Associate of the Agricultural Academy of France.


March 23rd

Knot sew simple Macramé Sally Wilson Demonstration and participation. Crafting a macramé piece






April 27th

Mental Wellbeing Jane Trent Harness the brain’s positive response to images to manage your emotions and life challenges more effectively

May 25th

WI Resolutions & Hypnosis Christina Faull Be prepared for revelations!

The WI is considering one or more of five suggested resolutions for the campaign in 2023.  The meeting will discuss the outcome of the national vote and how we can get behind the campaign locally.  The suggestions are:

  • Fit for Purpose – Fit for Girls
  • Appropriate Sentencing of Non-Violent Women Offenders
  • Equality in Law for the Menopause
  • Women and Girls with ASD and ADHD. Under-Identified, Under-Diagnosed and Under-Supported
  • Tackling Digital Exclusion

June 22nd

Clipston Conservation Village Anna Wilson  What this means for our village Open meeting

Anna is a Council Heritage Policy Assistant at the West Northamptonshire Council.

July 27th

Teamwork Trust Victoria Bell Local charity that works with and supports autistic adults

August 24th

Informal BBQ 6pm Venue tbc

September 28th

Musculoskeletal Health Rozz Strachan Informing us on how to care for our backs on “National Fitness day“ _

October 26th

Annual meeting plus With an extravagant chocolate theme to entice you! Bingo, Raffle, Baileys, Hot chocolate… _

November 23rd

Homemade Curry Night Nila Lakhani Eat and possibly make, home-made Indian curry while picking up a few tips too.

December 21st

No formal meeting.  Join together in singing Christmas Carols around the village.  Meet on The Green 6pm


  Social Meetings 2022


January 12th Back stage @ Market Harborough theatre Liz Clarke Meet 10am Tour of the theatre

February 9th Book discussion: All Among The Barley by Melissa Harrison  Bulls Head 7.30pm

March 29th  Women’s World Gliding Championships 2022 Liz Sparrow Talk, Simulator, Guided tour, Supper Sibbertoft Gliding Centre 6.30pm Open meeting

  Take a look at the special page on this website to see more about this really splendid event

April date/time tbc Film/theatre night Market Harborough theatre or Corby cinema

May 10th Waterloo farm café Brunch Meet 11.30am

June 15th  Cottesbrooke Hall & gardens Meet 2pm

July w/c 11th tbc  Play Croquet! Sywell club Have a go in National Croquet week!

August - No social meeting

September 14th Deene Park House and garden Meet 1.30pm

October w/c 10th tbc  Shop Leicester Golden mile Sari & Curry. Early evening

November 8th Craft evening by popular demand Meet 7.30pm Village Hall

December 13th Rushton Hall Christmas Coffee Meet 10.45am

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