NYW Zoom Along


In 2021 we are continuing to offer Zoom Sessions on a variety of topics to provide a distraction or education in the dark days of winter.

New are free Coffee and Chat sessions to allow members to meet and discuss a different topic every two weeks with two Trustees in support - do consider joining no need to speak just sit back and listen to a different conversation.

The cost per course will be £5.00 per member, there are no additional software costs but you will require an internet enabled device ie a PC, iPad, tablet, mobile phone.

Booking Procedure and How to section have been moved to the bottom of this page to make it quicker to browse the sessions so scroll down if you want these details.

Note we open each session 15 minutes before the start time for attendees to allow time to check your sound and vision and we allow time for questions/chat at the end.

Zoom Course Programme

We have not created a brochure for June  just see below

June 2021

We are providing a reduced programme of Zoom sessions in June as the options for meeting Family, Friends and fellow WI members open up.


15th June 2pm



Coffee and Chat

Come along and join fellow members for a hour of chat - no need to prebook just login to Zoom via

Hazel Smyth North Yorkshire West Federation is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: North Yorkshire West Federation's Coffee and Chat Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 4320 6206
Passcode: 452430


23rd June 7pm



Quirky Birds with Lynn Barrow

Quirky Bird Watercolours Thinking of learning to paint in Watercolours? Get  the Quirky Bird Watercolour habit -  fun, creative and relaxing

Lynn Barrow is  a Watercolour Artist and Tutor based in Newcastle-u-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK. As well as painting commissions in my own, unique and 'Quirky' style. She hosts regular fun, creative and interactive Paint-a-Long Watercolour Workshops via Zoom.

She produced the front cover for the WI Life magazine in May.

Join her for an hour of interactive art to learn how to create a work of art and learn techniques and get ideas for that relaxing hobby or even to record your personal recollections of your holidays or events.

If you want to paint along all you need is  : -

Watercolour Paints or Pencil Crayons
Black Fine-liner Pen
Quality Paper
Paint Brush

For further information about Lynn see her website https://www.quirkybirdwatercolours.co.uk/

Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quirky-birds-art-session-tickets-157215306213



More Course will be added for later in July 2021  so keep checking for further opportunities to meet up with fellow WI members from the comfort of your own home.

Help - how do I do it?

All sessions will be provided using the ZOOM platform which is an on-line Video Conferencing tool - which is free to use as an attendee. We have prepared two non-technical guide on how to connect to a sessions a One Page - How to Join (download a copy here) and a Full Guide to Zoom (download a copy here) if you want to set up your own Zoom Account and manage meeetings using Zoom. If you requrie assistance please contact Hazel Smyth at web.nwyorkswi@yahoo.co.uk who will arrange a sutiable time to get you going.

Booking Procedure

Following the difficulties encountered by some members in paying via the bank when on-line banking is not available we will be offering the option via the Eventbrite platform(a secure ticket and payment system widely used and in use by other Federations) to book and pay with a credit/debit card on-line.

Eventbrite Bookings Method
Click the link within the course description below - you will be taken to the relevant Eventbrite course page where you can select the Tickets button which will then take you to the on-line payment page to enter :

  • Your Name
  • Your credit or debit card, togther with expiry date and CSC (no on back)
  • Your preference to hear direct about future North Yorkshire West Courses and or Other Eventbrite Courses
  • Eventbrite will by return send the login details via email for the course.

Any issues contact zoom.nwyorkswi@gmail.com. Note Eventbrite Bookings will close 1 hour before the start time - earlier booking is recommended.