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Gloucester Road WI

The WI for Bristol's most interesting and independent high street. Meeting the 3rd Tues monthly.

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11 Dec: Christmas party

Merry Christmas everyone and we look forward to seeing you all for the bring a dish Christmas party next week.

If you weren’t at last month’s meeting and are not sure what to bring please just bring something to share or just come along. Please can all food be labelled if they contain allergens (gluten, nuts etc) and if it’s a shop bought item please keep hold of the packaging.

In a bid to be environmentally friendly (and save on the washing up!) we will not be using disposable plates so can everyone please bring their own plate and cutlery.

We’ll be running our Christmas raffle, which this year goes to our charity, LinkAge. Plus they’ll be some games, a glass of bubbly (or non-alcoholic), and the traditional announcement of next year’s programme.

20 Nov: Christmas Baubles

Come along to November’s meeting for a craft activity demonstrated by Alison. We will be making Christmas patchwork baubles, a skill Alison picked up at this year’s Tea n’ Tents.

Photo credit: joannasheenscountrydays.com

16 Oct: AGM & Linkage

October’s meeting will be our Annual General Meeting followed by a speaker from this year’s charity, Linkage Bristol.

18 September: Bake Off, Make Off, Grow Off

It’s time for this year’s eagerly anticipated grow off / bake off / make off!
This year’s categories are:

Grow – Biggest / Three of a Kind / Novelty
Bake – Cupcake / Muffin / Bread
Make – Home Brew / Floral Arrangement in a Teacup / Up-cycled Wearable Accessory

Each person can have three entries in total for the chance to win themselves a Gloucester Road WI rosette.

Photo Credit: Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

21 August: Blood Bikes and Organ Donation Nurses

August will be a meeting of two talks. There will be members of Freewheelers EVS, riders of the blood bikes in our region, as well as a specialist nurse in organ donation for the South West region to tell us about the incredible work they do.

Photo Credit: Freewheelers EVS

17 July: Pimms and Bowling

Join us for our summer celebration where we will be breaking out the Pimms and enjoying a few games of bowls on home ground at St Andrews Bowling Club.
As we will be taking to the bowling green please wear flat shoes so we don’t leave any marks!

Guest are welcome (£5 per guest), however we are expanding this to include male guests! If you have a partner or friend who is curious about where we meet and what we get up to then bring them along to this popular social meeting.

Photo Credit: Whitney Wright on Unsplash

19 June: Beer Tasting with Wiper & True

In June’s meeting we will be joined by Bristol brewers Wiper & True.

We will find out about the ingredients used in the brewing process, learn a bit about the brewing process and also discover the history of Wiper & True themselves.

There will also be two different beers to taste.

In a change to previous tastings, this meeting will be open to visitors (£5 visitor charge applies) if you know other women who would also like to partake.

Photo Credit: Wiper & True

15 May: Suffolk Puffs

At May’s meeting we will be crafting Suffolk Puffs.
You can use these fabric creations individually to embellish other items or stitched several together to create a fabulous necklace or a colourful cushion cover. Have a look at our pinterest board and get inspired!

Material will be provided but if you have some scraps of your own that you’d like to use then bring them along.

Photo Credit: Textile and Terrain via Pinterest

17 April: Store Cupboard Spa Night

When we meet in April we will be getting creative. We’ll be concocting our own beauty products with everyday ingredients that you will likely have in your kitchen cupboards. Your very own store cupboard spa!
Ingredients will be provided but please bring a hand towel with you.

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