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Gloucester Road WI

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

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

We formed in 2011, and currently have 80 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.

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Membership for 2017

Membership for 2017 will open at our January meeting. Membership will be on a first come first serve basis. Membership for the year costs £39.00.

We will open the doors at 7pm, and we’ll have several tables set up taking renewals and any brand new members. All members (new and renewals) will need to fill out a membership form to ensure everyone’s details are up to date. If you can please print and fill this out in advance it will be a big help!

If you are renewing:

  • you can pre-prepare your cheque and membership form and just hand it in a sealed envelope and we can give you a receipt at a later date;
  • but can’t make the meeting, you can ask a friend to bring the cheque and membership form along for you in January or you can post it to us.

Membership Form 2017 (.pdf)

Postal Address: 53 Chesterfield Road, St. Andrews, Bristol, BS6 5DW

Find out more about being a member

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Our Next Meeting

  • Yoga 21 Feb: Yoga - This month we’ll be hearing from Diana Penny one of the yoga teachers from our local YogaWest. We’ll hear about the basic principles of yoga with demonstrations of some of the techniques.

Find out more about this year’s programme

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Our Last Meeting

  • Review Janunary: Aromatherapy - We heard from Anne Polet from Greenleaves Aromatherapy. Anne gave an informative talk about how she got into Aromatherapy, what it actually is, and how we can all use essential oils in the home. She also gave a demonstration in hand... Continue Reading →
  • 14902969_1368044083219306_1356939062701610279_o 15 November: Festive Wreath Making - This month we are making Christmas fabric wreaths. We’ll have the wire wreaths and a selection of fabrics, but if you have some fabric at home you’d really like to use then please bring it along, it needs to be... Continue Reading →

Our previous meetings

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Programme 2017

17 January

Aromatherapy & membership renewals.

21 February

Yoga.

21 March

Food Waste: Talks from local organisations.

18 April

Poly-printing.

16 May

Talk by Anna Freeman, local author of ‘The Fair Fight’.

20 June

Nordic walking.

18 July

Summer festival.

15 August

Bake-off & Grow-off fundraiser.

19 September

Gin tasting.

17 October

Jewellery making & our AGM.

21 November

A talk on women & the law.

December

No meeting but watch this space for details of our Xmas party.

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,
Bristol
BS7 9AQ

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Get in Touch

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What we get up to

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Review Janunary: Aromatherapy

21 Feb: Yoga

This month we’ll be hearing from Diana Penny one of the yoga teachers from our local YogaWest. We’ll hear about the basic principles of yoga with demonstrations of some of the techniques.

17 January: New Membership & Aromatherapy

It’s that time again, membership renewal and the chance for new members to sign-up to join. For further details, costs and membership forms please see Being a Member.

We’ll also have all the WI news and what’s happening over the coming year. As well as a talk and demo on aromatherapy.

Review November: Festive Wreath Making

Review October: AGM & Swishing

15 November: Festive Wreath Making

This month we are making Christmas fabric wreaths.

We’ll have the wire wreaths and a selection of fabrics, but if you have some fabric at home you’d really like to use then please bring it along, it needs to be at least 10-12 cm long.

Here’s a tutorial to get a head start and for inspiration take a look at our Pinterest board.

Review September: Alexander Technique

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18 October: AGM and swishing evening

We look over the last year with our annual report plus we welcome the new committee for 2016-17 (yes luckily we had some members sign-up!).

After the AGM we will start the swishing, so please bring along your unwanted ladies clothes, accessories, jewellery and shoes for swapping. 

(If you are not sure what swishing is, it works like a giant clothes swap; you bring items you no longer wear and exchange them for something new.)

Review August: Fimo

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