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  1. Calendar Girls is a 2003 British comedy film directed by Nigel Cole.Produced by Touchstone Pictures, it features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi, based on a true story of a group of middle-aged Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research (subsequently Blood Cancer UK) under the auspices of the Women's Institutes in April 1999 after the ...

    • $10 million
    • 2 September 2003
  2. A sensible ambition from a WI in a village deep in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The calendar appeared in 1999 and by the end of the year had raised £300,000. A film (2003). a play (2009) and a musical (2015) later and the amount raised for Blood Cancer UK is north of £5 million, which is an awful lot of sofas.

  3. eBay UK. THE original Alternative WI Calendar for 2000 which inspired the Calendar girl film with Helen Mirren and a multitude of copycat calendars afterwards. This is one of the original calendars from the first print run - not many of these around now. It was used in the year 2000, but it is clean and has not had any writing on it.

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  5. She hits upon the idea of printing a calendar featuring some of the members of the Knapely branch of the Women's Institute, discreetly posing nude while engaged in traditional WI activities, such as baking and knitting, in order to raise funds. Her proposal is initially met with great scepticism, but she eventually convinces ten women to ...

  6. Apr 20, 2024 · The ladies of Knapely’s Women’s Institute are undoubtedly the most famous WI members in the organisation’s history. In the late 90’s their annual fundraising calendar became such a ...

  7. In the small town of Knapely, Yorkshire, England, Annie Clarke (Dame Julie Walters) has just lost her husband, who was ill with leukemia. Inspired in his speech to the local Women's Institute, where he said that "the flowers of Yorkshire are like the women of Yorkshire", and "the last phase of the women of Yorkshire is always the most glorious", her best friend Chris Harper decides to make a ...

  8. Calendar Girls (film) A group of ladies attend dull weekly meetings at the Women’s Institute branch in Knapely, Yorkshire, but two regulars, Chris Harper and Annie Clark, feel the institute needs a shakeup. Their plan is for the group of mature women to pose nude for a calendar to raise money for a local hospital.

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