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

For some meetings, there may still be an option to join via Zoom for those who wish – see the monthly Newsletter for 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 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.

Find out more about being a member

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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.

6 December

Christmas Party – Tuesday 6 December from 7pm

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 January : Swishing!

 

On 17th January we will be holding a swishing event. If you’ve never been to a swishing event before, it’s a clothing swap. Bring any clothes and accessories you no longer wear and in return, help yourself to some new items for your wardrobe. You’ll also be helping your purse and the environment as we reuse, repurpose and recycle old bags, belts, clothes and accessories. Please arrive from 7.30 to help display your donations. The meeting will officially start at 8pm at St Andrews Bowls Club.

6 December : Our Christmas Party!

 

On 6 December, we had our annual Christmas Party. Fizz and raffle tickets were sold to raise money for our charity The Square Food Foundation. Everyone brought a dish to share, some from the late, great 2013 Gloucester Road Cook Book! Hannah Lowry won the skittles (again!) and Jo Furney won first prize in the raffle, which was an epic hamper! We also announced our new programme, which can be viewed on our programme page.

Review November: Styling with Elise!

 

In November, we held ad a Personal Styling session with Elise Heptinstall-Holmes of Redefined Styling.

We discussed how to build a capsule wardrobe, what colours to choose, how to use accessories and more!

Review October : AGM and Pumpkin Carving!

 

In October, we held our Annual General meeting to review our annual report and finance report for the year.

Our finances are healthy and we agreed we had had a good mix of different types of event at our monthly meetings. We discussed ideas for next year’s programme.

We discussed how to bring back our Wild Women group who held adventurous and sporty meet ups to try different things like paddle boarding and wall climbing.

We did some pumpkin carving to celebrate Hallowe’en, and some members carvings were very impressive!

15 November: Develop Your Personal Style!

 

In November, we are holding a Personal Styling session with Elise Heptinstall-Holmes of Redefined Styling.

We will be discussing how to build a capsule wardrobe, what colours to choose, how to use accessories and more!

18 October : AGM and Pumpkin Carving!

 

In October, we will be holding our Annual General meeting to review our annual report and finance report for the year.

We are also going to be carving pumpkins, (or other veg) to celebrate Hallowe’en.

Review Sept : All Things Apple!

 

In September, we celebrated the apple in all its forms!

We tasted apples, apple juice and of course, cider! Members brought their spare apples and we had an apple pressing, and had competitions for apples, apple based foods and apple crafts, an apple quiz and a cider tasting!

20 Sept : All Things Apple!

 

Join us for September’s meeting when we will be celebrating the apple in all its forms!

We are going to be tasting apples, apple juice and of course, cider! We will have apple pressing, competitions for apples, apple based foods and apple crafts, an apple quiz and a cider tasting!

Review August : Summer Social

 

Unfortunately it poured down and our Summer Social in St Andrew’s Park was rained off! Instead we went to the Bristol Flyer and had an indoor social instead.

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