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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 & Visitors for 2016

Membership for 2016 is now full, if you would like to go on our waiting list please contact us via email. We do accept a few visitors at our meetings, which costs £4. You can visit up to three times in 1 year.

To find out more about the WI and what membership gets you, visit the national website.

Find out more about being a member

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Our Next Meeting

Xmas Meal for Members only, no meeting in December.

Find out more about this year’s programme

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Our Last Meeting

  • 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 2016

19 January

Health & fitness with personal trainer Vicki Hill

16 February

Fizz tasting with Ruth Wiles of Clifton Wine School

15 March

Inspirational women: Integrate Bristol and their FGM campaigning work

19 April

The psychology of superstition with Dr Stuart Wilson

17 May

Comedy night with the fantastic Angie Belcher

21 June

It’s our fifth birthday party and we’re celebrating with a summer party & barbecue

19 July

Skillshare: show us what you can do!
Members’ demonstrations & short talks

16 August

Get your hands dirty and let’s create wonderful things with Fimo.

20 September

Alexander technique with Jackie Evans and Jane Morris

18 October

Swishing fundraiser & AGM

15 November

Crafty women: Festive wreath making

December

No meeting

Additional events in 2016:

  • May: Charity cake stall
  • June: DDG lawn bowls & inter-WI Bake Off
  • July: Tea & Tents (WI camping festival)
  • September: Charity Quiz
  • December: Christmas 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 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

20 September: Alexander technique with Jackie Evans and Jane Morris

Learning the awareness and habits of posture to ensure minimum effort and strain

This month we hear from Jackie Evans & Jane Morris from the Bristol Alexander School.

Review July: Skill Share

19 July: Skillshare

Show us what you can do!

This month we are back at our usual venue and we’ll have members’ demonstrations and short talks.

We’ll have a demos on how to fix a flat on the rear wheel of your bike, making paper flowers, first aid, help with your kids homework and much more!

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