Levington WI

Levington ladies with interesting bunting

If you imagine a Women’s Institute meeting to be a room of twin set and pearl clad women comparing their jars of preserves and knitting patterns, then think again! Levington WI is a friendly, welcoming and lively group of women of all ages and backgrounds from the village and surrounding area. We enjoy getting together, learning new things and having fun. Our monthly meeting demos or talks cover far-ranging topics and we hold many extra events during the year as well. We successfully ‘twin’ with Dunrobin & District WI, Ontario, Canada.

Founded in 1961, Levington WI has around 35 members. Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, starting at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Location & Map

Meeting Address: Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road IP10 0NA

GPS Coordinates: 52.006061, 1.252263

Diary Dates

Event Summary Date Venue Price
ZOOM MEETING - WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY with Stephen Harper Stephen takes great wildlife photographs around Levington creek, in East Anglia and in other parts of the country. Member of the Ipswich & District Photographic Society. Wednesday 12th May 2021 @ 7.30pm ZOOM MEETING
AFTERNOON TEAS IN GROUPS OF 6 IN MEMBERS' GARDENS Our extra May events - meeting in members' garden for afternoon tea Friday 14th May 2021 Various members' gardens
ZOOM MEETING - 'HERE COMES THE BRIDE' - 'History of Wedding Dresses' with Fran Saltmarsh Expect a fascinating illustrated zoom talk from Fran featuring paintings, images of weddings from 1434, royal weddings, to some Fran has designed herself.. Wednesday 9th June 2021 @ 7.30pm ZOOM MEETING
WI MEMBERS PICNIC ON CHURCH FIELD An extra June outdoor event. Bring your own picnic, blanket to sit on or chair Friday 11th June 2021 @ From 1.00pm Church Field, Levington
EXTRA ZOOM MEETING to discuss this year's National Resolution (Detecting Ovarian Cancer) To discuss and vote on the 2021 Resolution Wednesday 16th June 2021 @ 7.30pm Zoom meeting
Our WI 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Afternoon tea in an English country garden. Our President's garden Afternoon tea, fizz, punch and more plus entertainment by the Colneis Singers. One of our 60th year celebrations events this year since our WI was formed in January 1961. Saturday 3rd July 2021 @ 2-30-5.30pm
SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOP - MAKE A TERRARIUM Tutor to demonstrate & we fill a terrarium with plants Saturday 17th July 2021 @ TBA Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, Levington IP10
EXTRA EVENT FOR AUGUST - PUB LUNCH GET-TOGETHER A summer lunch together Wednesday 11th August 2021 @ 12.30pm The Fox Inn, Newbourne
MEDICAL DETECTION DOGS with Norma Howell Learn how medical alert assistance dogs are trained and supported. Amazingly, these dogs can detect such illnesses as cystic fibrosis, prostate cancer, Parkinson's Disease and malaria. Wednesday 8th September 2021 @ 7.30pm Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, Levington IP10
EXTRA EVENT FOR SEPTEMBER - CAR TREASURE HUNT followed by fish & chips/or meal out A Sunday afternoon fun and social get-together Sunday 12th September 2021 @ TBA
AN EXTRA OCTOBER EVENT - 10 PIN BOWLING at MARTLESHAM A fun sporting night out together Wednesday 6th October 2021 @ 7.30pm Martlesham Bowling Centre, Ipswich
ILLUSTRATED TALK ABOUT THE EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE Come & learn more about this valuable air ambulance service which saves lives. Wednesday 13th October 2021 @ 7.30pm Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, Levington IP10
EXTRA EVENT FOR NOVEMBER - 'BONFIRE PARTY' with hot snacks etc. round a fire pit Another great social evening! Wrap up warm & come and enjoy sitting round a cosy fire pit. May even be soup? Hot dogs? Thursday 4th November 2021 @ tba A member's garden - TBA
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING plus SOCIAL EVENING Come and support your hard working committee, hear their reports and socialise too. Wednesday 10th November 2021 @ 7.30pm Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, Levington IP10
EXTRA EVENT FOR DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS MEAL Our special last extra event of the year celebrating the end of our 60th anniversary year Thursday 2nd December 2021 @ TBA The Fox Inn, Newbourne
SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOP - MAKING FELT FATHER CHRISTMASES A fun craft morning with 'tutor' Jenny Lankaster making Christmas felt Father Christmases Saturday 4th December 2021 @ 10.00am Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, Levington IP10
HANDS ON EVENING MAKING SOME MARZIPAN FRUITS READY FOR CHRISTMAS A lovely practical evening making some home made goodies for Christmas Wednesday 8th December 2021 @ 7.30pm Levington Village Hall, Bridge Road, Levington IP10

Levington WI's Additional Activities

Find us on FACEBOOK @levingtonwi ~ Theatre trips ~ Outings ~ Ladies who Lunch club ~ Saturday morning workshops on various themes ~ WI second hand book stall in the Village Hall

Images and Galleries from Levington WI

  • November 2019 AGM
  • 7 April 2021
  • May 2019

Further Information

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Contacting Levington WI

If you would like to know more about Levington WI, becoming a member, or if you would like to come along to a meeting to see what we do, please do get in touch. We are always delighted to greet new members and can assure you of a warm and friendly welcome. You can contact us by using our contact form.

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