W.I. and Good Companions

The Women’s Institute

WI LogoThe Aston Cantlow Womens Institute meet at 7:00 pm in Aston Cantlow Village Hall on the first Tuesday of every month. Presentations and formal business start at 7:30 after a chance to socialise and look at information about trips and courses from County. A calendar of interesting topics is presented and visitors are very welcome. If you can’t get to the meetings in the village, there are other nearby W.I.s at Wootton Wawen, Alcester, and Henley-in-Arden.

Aston Cantlow W.I. Programme details for 2020:

Meetings in April and May have unfortunately been cancelled due to the Corona virus situation and we will be monitoring the situation monthly in line with government information. If anyone requires further information, please contact the secretary Dawn Deakin on 01789 488589 or mealsol82@hotmail.com


Tuesday January 14th  2020

Evening meal at the Great Alne Park Inspired village. 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Two courses, which can be starter and main or main and dessert.


Tuesday February 4th  2020 – Dan Abbots from Underwood wine merchants in Stratford upon Avon will be giving a wine tasting. Dawn Deakin (secretary) will be doing food pairing tasters to accompany the various wines. Wines will be available to purchase after the tasting (cash only).


Tuesday March 3rd 2020 – Steve from Stratford Tai Chi in Stratford upon Avon will be giving us a talk about the history of Tai Chi, followed by a “taster” session. This session will be tailored for all who wish to partake, ensuring that all moves will be suitable for those with mobility limitations.


Tuesday April 7th 2020 – “Landscapes and Textiles” Speaker Deborah Cullen.

Cancelled due to the Corona Virus situation


Tuesday May 5th 2020 – Resolutions meeting with a light supper. Hosted by Aston Cantlow W.I.

Cancelled due to the Corona Virus situation


Tuesday June 2nd 2020 – “Tales from the RSC wig room”
Speaker Brenda Leedham


Tuesday July 7th 2020 – “Flowers in unusual containers”
Speaker to be confirmed.


Garden Party – date and venue to be announced


Tuesday 1st September – After the success of a previous session, in September there will be a belly dancing taster session. To make the evening extra special, it will be belly dancing and Bollywood fusion hosted by Anna.


Tuesday October 6th 2020 –  This October, we will have a chocolate making and decorating session. Sally from Chocolate Heaven, returning to demonstrate the art of chocolate decorating, plus some interesting chocolate related facts.


Tuesday November 3rd 2020 – AGM and charity donation boxes evening


Tuesday December 1st 2020 – Christmas Party with Guests

Want to know more about the WI? – Call the local society secretary Dawn Deakin on 01789 488589


Good Companions

Good Companions meet monthly at Wilmcote Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.  They also have a varied programme of events aimed largely towards women. There is a small annual fee (around £7.00) for attendance at the meetings and visitors are welcome. For more information contact Yvonne Burt on 01789 293287.

Wilmcote Good Companions Programme details for 2019:

  • January 10th   AGM
  • February 14th History of Mary Quant – Ruth Lowe
  • March 14th Quiz Cheese/Wine
  • April 11th Handbags by Anazila Jones
  • May 9th Dave Hollis – A year in the Woods
  • June 13th Summer lunch- venue to be confirmed
  • July 12th Lipstick on my Collar – Reverend Lynne Morris
  • August 8th Garden Party
  • September 12th Poppy Galore fashion show
  • October 10th Pete Turner – Heads I win- Tails you Lose
  • November 14th Flower Arranging
  • December 12th Xmas Meal