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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

  • 18 May: Anna Freeman - Local author of ‘The Fair Fight’ Anna will talk to us about female boxers in 18th Century Britain and attitudes to women in sport. The Fair Fight is set in Bristol and is being made into a film. So come... Continue Reading →

Find out more about this year’s programme

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Our Last Meeting

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 April: Poly-printing

18 May: Anna Freeman

Local author of ‘The Fair Fight’

Anna will talk to us about female boxers in 18th Century Britain and attitudes to women in sport. The Fair Fight is set in Bristol and is being made into a film. So come and hear her speak before it hits the big screen.

Review March: FoodCycle

A really enjoyable meeting from FoodCycle.
Here are some resources that may be useful:
Incredible Edible – http://ediblebristol.org.uk
Sims Hill Shared Harvest – http://simshill.co.uk
The Community Farm – https://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk
Chutney recipe (I just change the veg according to what I have a glut of) – https://madeinhackney.org/recipes/recipe/spiced-pumpkin-chutney (this site is a great resource for using surplus food)
Lander workers alliance – https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/

21 Mar: FoodCycle

How we can all work towards this year’s resolution

We hear from FoodCycle on, what is food waste? why it matters? and what we can all do to help to reduce food poverty.

Review February: Yoga with Yogawest

Review January: 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

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