Women’s Institute

Women’s Institute

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The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.- See more at: Women’s Institute website Click here

Keston WI was reformed in April 2022. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, except August, at Keston Village Hall from 1:30-3:30. Our meetings include news about the WI, on a local, district and national level, speakers and time to chat and socialize over a cup of tea. In addition to our meetings, we have a variety of clubs and other activities including visits. Since opening, we have had a tremendous response and are currently near capacity, with just a few more places available.

If you require any further information please email Helen Best at ahelenan@yahoo.co.uk

What we do

  • Arts, sports, leisure & science
  • Floral art and gardening
  • Food and cooking
  • Recipes
  • Craft
  • Terminal metro

Out flying the flag – Become a WI member


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.

  • All ages welcome
  • pro-rata £ 36.00/annum
  • Open to women
  • Helen Best by email, see above

Event Hours(1)

  • Wednesday

    01:30 pm – 03:30 pm

    Host: WI Meeting
    Room: Main Hall
    Room: Second Wednesday of the month
    Level: Open to all

At Keston Village Hall

We don't add any extras, like; bar charges, kitchen use, corking charges, etc. We charge a one off fee for the time you request.

Please note you are expected to clean up after your selves and leave the building as you would want to find it.

Our hours are:
Morning session 9.00 – 13:00
Afternoon session 14.00 – 17.00
Evening session 18.00 – 00.00

Rates vary per day and session and will be provided on application.

Hirers will be required to sign a booking form which incorporates a standard conditions of hire.