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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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.

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.

Find out more about us

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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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We are now on Pinterest!

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We will be pinning images related to upcoming meetings as well as other interests of our WI, including images local to us in Bristol and images from the wider WI community. Continue reading “We are now on Pinterest!”

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,

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