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We are the Sotonettes, a modern, progressive Women’s Institute based in Southampton City Centre.  Wondering what we do? To see photos of our previous meetings please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Our next main meeting is on Tuesday 28th November

in the Eagle Network Lab

It’s nearly Christmas and time for our annual Christmas crafts, this time we will be making three different crafts under the expert guidance of our very talented member Michelle.

We will be meeting in the Eagle Network Lab, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7SJ. The entrance is opposite Quilter, just across the road from Asda. Not sure of the location?  Click here for a Google map. You will need to press the buzzer and wait for the door to be remotely opened for you, once inside take the lift or stairs to the second floor. 
Join us from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
Refreshments will be available for a suggested donation of £1.50, tea, coffee, and cake/biscuits. We will also have a raffle. Card/contactless payments only please

Visitors are very welcome, entrance fee £5 (includes all materials)

Please book your visitor place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/755510641667

If you have any questions, you can email us at sotonettes@gmail.com

Find out more about the Sotonettes and any updates on our public Facebook page here.

DateMain Meeting Location
28th NovemberTriple Christmas CraftsEagle Lab, Southampton
12th DecemberChristmas Social and Board GamesWI House, Eastleigh SO50 9XB

If you would like to join the Sotonettes the membership fee is £46 from 1 Apr 23 – 31 Mar 24, (there is a pro rata rate if you join during the membership year and are new to the WI/haven’t been a member in the past year)> Any questions? Please email sotonettes@gmail.com

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. Have a look at the National WI website here.

Modern WIs are uniting women across the country, mixing traditional WI principles with a focus on topics and interests of their members. It’s not all Jam and Jerusalem!

Our meetings are a place where women of all ages from the local community can share interests and learn new skills, and, most importantly enjoy themselves.

The Sotonettes WI usually meets on the last Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, in central Southampton. On occasion, we may meet on a different date or use a different venue but this will be well advertised in advance.  Each meeting is different and we have a range of things lined up. We may be learning a new craft or skill, having a speaker come in to talk about a topic or focusing on a campaign issue.

Thinking of joining the WI?  You are very welcome to come along to a meeting to find out more about us and you don’t have to be a member to participate – attending as a visitor costs £5 per meeting. Alternatively, you can join the WI for a whole year (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023) for only £44. You may visit us three times before joining – if you join on the same night as visiting, we’ll even refund your visitor fee! If you are a current member of another WI, just bring along your membership card and it’ll only cost £3 to visit us.

Take a look at our photos to see some our past meetings.