About Us Page

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 27 February

when we will have a special meeting at Solent University

This month’s meeting is for Sotonettes members and invited guests only.

Details of where to meet and parking arrangements will be emailed to our members as soon as they are confirmed.

Any queries please email sotonettes@gmail.com

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

DateMain Meeting Location
26 MarchTools for Self RelianceWI House, Eastleigh
30 AprilMindful Watercolours
and our
Annual Meeting
St Marks Church Centre
Archers Road,
Southampton SO15 2LU
28 MayPhoney PhotosSt Marks Church Centre
25 JuneRevive our RiversSt Marks Church Centre

If you would like to join the Sotonettes the membership fee is £48 from 1 Apr 24 – 31 Mar 25, (there is a pro rata rate if you join during the membership year and are new to the WI or 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 2024 to 31 March 2025) for only £48. 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.