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, we are now meeting up face to face from October 2021’s monthly meeting.

There will still be an option to join the meeting via Zoom for those who wish.

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 over 50 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 2022

Membership for 2022 opens in April and costs £44 per year. You can also attend meetings on a trial basis before joining. 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 face to face with an online option via Zoom due to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Meetings are free to members and we do accept visitors with a donation.

18 January

Stepping out of your comfort zone with Zoe Langley-Wathen of Head Right Out.

15 February

Falling in Love.. with Wasps! With our own Dr Emily Bell, a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at University of Bristol.

15 March

How to recognise the signs of ovarian cancer and hear our stories of Beat the Bias!

26 April

Note our meeting is one week later than usual due to the Easter holiday

Join us for a floristry workshop and plant swap

17 May

Lawn bowls at St Andrews and our 10th birthday party celebration!

21 June

Graffiti workshop

19 July

What is Craftivism? With contributions from our Knit and Stitch group, led by Hannah Lowery.

16 August

Summer Social and get together

20 September

Apple Tasting

18 October

Our Annual General Meeting and Hallowe’en craft

15 November

Styling yourself, and creating a capsule wardrobe – with Christmas sparkle from Elise Heptinstall-Holmes of Redefined Styling.

20 December

Christmas Party – date TBC

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,

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Get in Touch

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What we get up to

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17 May : Lawn Bowls and our 10th Birthday!


May’s meeting will see us enjoying a Lawn Bowls taster session with St Andrews Bowling Club.

It’s also our Belated 10th Birthday and we are bringing food – sweet and savoury – to share!

Review April : Floristry Workshop


At April’s meeting, we hosted Wild Rosemary Florist and had a Floristry workshop when we learned skills to make a hand tied bouquet of flowers and wiring and binding techniques to make a floral buttonhole.

26 April : Floristry Workshop


Join us for April’s meeting when we will host a Floristry workshop and have a Plant and Seed swap.

Review March: International Women’s Day!


We had an inspiring social themed meeting around International Women’s Day and #BreaktheBias #IWD2022.

Members discussed inspirational women, from family members to musicians and we had a talk on Ovarian Cancer.

15 March: International Women’s Day!


Join us for an inspiring social themed around International Women’s Day and #BreaktheBias #IWD2022

Review February: Fall in Love.. with wasps!


This month, our own Dr Emily Bell gave a fascinating talk on wasps and their habits. We found out that these highly social insects live in a matriarchal society and are useful pollinators and scavengers of pests.

15 February: Fall in Love.. with wasps!


This month, our own Dr Emily Bell will be giving a talk on wasps and their habits.

Review January: Head Right Out!


In January, we welcoming 2022 with an inspiring talk on stepping out of your comfort zone with Zoe Langley-Wathen of Head Right Out.

Zoe told us how she had taken up long distance walking in middle age and how pushing out of your comfort zone develops resilience and confidence.

18 January: Head Right Out!


This month, we’re welcoming 2022 with an inspiring talk on stepping out of your comfort zone with Zoe Langley-Wathen of Head Right Out.

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