Gloucester Road WI

The WI for Bristol's most interesting and independent high street. Meeting the 3rd Tues monthly.

In light of the latest advice from the government with regard to COVID-19, we are now meeting up face to face from October 2021’s monthly meeting.

For some meetings, there may still be an option to join via Zoom for those who wish – see the monthly Newsletter for details.

Keep in touch via this website, social media and our online newsletter to keep you updated of any further changes to our programme or clubs.

Stay safe everyone.

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The Gloucester Road WI is a diverse group of women with some amazing skills and experience.

We formed in 2011, and currently have over 50 members who meet monthly and engage in an activity or listen to a speaker. We also fundraise for local charities and participate in the national WI campaigns and initiatives.

Find out more about us

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Membership for 2022

Membership for 2022 opens in April and costs £44 per year. You can also attend meetings on a trial basis before joining. If you have any further questions about joining our vibrant and active WI please get in touch.

Find out more about being a member

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Our Next Meeting

Find out more about this year’s programme

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Our Last Meeting

Our previous meetings

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Currently, our meetings are face to face with an online option via Zoom due to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Meetings are free to members and we do accept visitors with a donation.

18 January

Stepping out of your comfort zone with Zoe Langley-Wathen of Head Right Out.

15 February

Falling in Love.. with Wasps! With our own Dr Emily Bell, a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at University of Bristol.

15 March

How to recognise the signs of ovarian cancer and hear our stories of Beat the Bias!

26 April

Note our meeting is one week later than usual due to the Easter holiday

Join us for a floristry workshop and plant swap

17 May

Lawn bowls at St Andrews and our 10th birthday party celebration!

21 June

Graffiti workshop

19 July

What is Craftivism? With contributions from our Knit and Stitch group, led by Hannah Lowery.

16 August

Summer Social and get together

20 September

Apple Tasting

18 October

Our Annual General Meeting and Hallowe’en craft

15 November

Styling yourself, and creating a capsule wardrobe – with Christmas sparkle from Elise Heptinstall-Holmes of Redefined Styling.

20 December

Christmas Party – date TBC

Additional charges may apply for extra events or activities.
Programme may be subject to change at short notice for absolutely any reason.

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Where We Meet

We meet at 8pm on the third Tuesday of every month in the:

Bristol St Andrew’s Bowling Club,
Derby Road,
St Andrews,

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Get in Touch

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What we get up to

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20 Sept : All Things Apple!


Join us for September’s meeting when we will be celebrating the apple in all its forms!

We are going to be tasting apples, apple juice and of course, cider! We will have apple pressing, competitions for apples, apple based foods and apple crafts, an apple quiz and a cider tasting!

Review August : Summer Social


Unfortunately it poured down and our Summer Social in St Andrew’s Park was rained off! Instead we went to the Bristol Flyer and had an indoor social instead.

16 August : Summer Social


This month we are going to meet for an informal Summer Social in St Andrew’s Park. Bring picnic food and drinks and meet your fellow WI members for an informal get together. To be decamped to a local pub or cafe if rained off!

Review July : Graffiti Workshop


We learned about Graffiti with Graffiti Artist Jody and had a go at some spray paint art.

19 July : Graffiti Workshop


Join us this month for our Graffiti workshop with Jody, postponed from June. We’ll be learning about graffiti and also having a go. All equipment will be provided. The paints are water based and everything will be covered but please don’t wear your best clothes, and bring an apron.

Review June : Craftivism


We discussed Craftivism at June’s meeting and members shared what Craftivism meant to them. We also took part in some simple sewing and knitting craft activities with our Knit and Stitch Group members.

21 June : Craftivism


Join us for June’s meeting when we will discuss Craftivism and do some craft activities with our Knit and Stitch Group members.

Review May : Lawn Bowls and our 10th Birthday!


May’s meeting saw us enjoying a Lawn Bowls taster session with St Andrews Bowling Club.

It was also our Belated 10th Birthday and we brought food – sweet and savoury – to share!

17 May : Lawn Bowls and our 10th Birthday!


May’s meeting will see us enjoying a Lawn Bowls taster session with St Andrews Bowling Club.

It’s also our Belated 10th Birthday and we are bringing food – sweet and savoury – to share!

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