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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 2019

Membership for 2019 is still open as we still have a few places available for new members.

If you’d like to join our vibrant and active WI please and have any questions please get in touch.

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Our Next Meeting

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Find out more about this year’s programme

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Our Last Meeting

Our previous meetings

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Programme 2019

15 January

New memberships & renewals plus a talk from Rachel Lundy

19 February

Swishing and regifting

19 March

Music therapy talk

16 April

Craft workshop with Jemima Lumley

21 May

A talk from Unseen UK

18 June

Cheese tasting (with wine) and a quiz 

16 July

Car maintenance (off-site at PC motors)

20 August

Macrami craft session

17 September

Bhangra drumming workshop

15 October

AGM  & female butcher/knife skills

19 November

A talk from a renowned historian

December

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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17 Sep: Bangra Drumming

A Bangra Drumming workshop this month and back at our usual venue, St Andrew’s Bowling Club on Derby Road.

Please be aware this is going to be a noisy session as we’ll be hearing a demo and having a go with the drums.

Review August: Macramé

Review July: Car Maintenance

20 Aug: Macramé

Back to crafts this month as we take on the classic 1970s trend of macramé. Ali will be taking us through the steps to make a hanging indoor plant holder. 

Get Creative – Celebrate Women!

We’ve revamped our competition to win a Denman Bursary.  We want you to celebrate women in any way you like. So it could be about yourself or any woman – family, colleague, famous woman – who inspires you.

So get your creative hats on. You could write a poem, or a short story, or perhaps create a painting or photograph. There are no fixed categories so feel free to use any other imaginative craft you can think of. Let’s see how creative our WI can be!

We have three prizes: First prize is £200 and two follow up prizes of £100 for you to spend on a course at Denman. The deadline is the October meeting for judging, with the winners being announced at the quiz in November.

Review June: Cheese Quiz

16 July: PC Motors

This month is a bit different as we go off site and take a visit to PC Motors to learn all things car maintenance.

The meeting takes place at:

PC Motors in Horfield at Unit 1a Elm Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8RJ.

But we will convene beforehand nearby at the Tinto Lounge on Glos Rd from 7.15pm, then head over to PC Motors. Once we are done we’ll head back to Tinto for our WI business.

We had an informative talk from Unseen UK. Find out more here: https://www.unseenuk.org

18 June: Cheese Tasting Quiz

Do you know your Gouda from your Gorgonzola, your Stinking Bishop from your Yarg? It’s time to test your taste buds with our cheese tasting quiz (and quite frankly this is the meeting a lot of us cheese lovers have been waiting for!).

Please bring along any homemade chutneys too to try with the cheese.

Not all of our cheeses will be vegetarian and obviously if you have a severe dairy allergy, or are pregnant (and avoiding soft and blue cheeses) then you might want to give this one a miss.

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