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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 (Coronavirus) we are unfortunately cancelling our monthly face-to-face meetings until further notice.

However, we are now running meetings and clubs online via zoom and members will receive 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 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 2020

Membership for 2020 is now closed. If you have any further questions about joining our vibrant and active WI please get in touch.

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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 online via Zoom due to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Meetings are free to members and we do accept some visitors.

19 January

Aromatherapy for Winter Wellbeing with Anne of AromaWizards

16 February

Living adventurously with Explorers Connect

16 March

International Women’s Day and NFWI 2021 Campaign

20 April

Know Your Place

18 May

Deaf Awareness/Sign Language

15 June

60s dancing class with the Go Gets

20 July

Street art

17 August

Wellbeing session

21 September

Criminology

19 October

AGM and the Amazing World of Fungi

16 November

Stir Up Sunday Baking

21 December

Date TBC – Christmas Party/Quiz

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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What we get up to

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19 Jan: Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy for Winter Wellbeing with Anne Polet of AromaWizards

Review Dec: Christmas Quiz

20 Nov: Book folding

Kate from May The Folds Be With You gave us a demo of Book Folding.

Book Folding turns pre-loved books into art by cutting or folding individual pages.

Review Sep: Periods, Pelvic Floor and Peri-menopause

20 Oct: A virtual guided tour to Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California!

Join Erin Gates from California State Parks PORTS for a stroll through Humboldt Redwoods State Park

For October’s meeting, following our very brief AGM where we’ll welcome our new committee, we’re travelling across the globe for a virtual guided tour to Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California!We’ll join Erin Gates from California State Parks PORTS for a stroll through Humboldt Redwoods State Park, home to the largest stand of old growth redwood forest remaining in the world.

These giants, the tallest living things on earth, historically covered much of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, but logging in the early and mid 20th Century cut down 96% of old growth Redwoods, with only 4% remaining today.

We’ll walk virtually among these magnificent trees with Erin as she shares the stories they have to tell – about resilience, adaptations, and the history of their preservation which began with a women’s garden group in the early 20th century.

There will be opportunity for chat and questions after the tour. The walk starts straight after the AGM so be sure to don your virtual walking boots and sun hat and let’s go exploring!

15 Sep: Periods, Pelvic Floor and Peri-menopuase

Let’s talk about women’s health

For September’s meeting, we welcome our popular previous speaker Vicki Hill to talk about periods, pelvic-floor health, and peri-menopause. A chance to hear the truth about women’s health and find out things you thought you knew.

Something that as women we have all had experiences of, or will have, and sometimes suffered in silence with. Vicki aims to inform us on how she uses fitness and nutrition to help at all stages of women’s health, the importance of our pelvic floor and allow us to talk openly about a subject that can still be a bit of a taboo – menopause.

Vicki followed up with some further resources from her talk:
Video on breathing
I have 2 as one explains it more and the other is about pelvic floor connection more – so you can choose which to watch. Both similar and quite short:This is more of an explanation: https://vimeo.com/302063169

This is about connecting it all: https://vimeo.com/355104716/5a61a41d45

Other links:
Contact Vicki for any further queries via her website: vickihil.co.uk

Review Aug: Live drawing workshop

Review July: Antiques

18 Aug: Live Drawing Workshop

Get your pencils and paper ready

For August’s meeting we welcome the very creative and super sketcher Zoe Murphy aka Margate Girl to run a live drawing workshop with us.

We’ll hear a bit about Zoe and then we’ll start the workshop. You’ll need pens, pencils and some decent paper to work on.

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