Gloucester Road WI

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



21 September: Meet The Mafias


In September, we will be joined by Dr Amber Phillips from UWE for a talk on The Mafias

Ever since The Godfather, there’s been no avoiding the Italian mafia in popular culture: mafiosi pop up everywhere from computer games to car insurance ads. And yet, many people are surprised to learn that the mafia are still active in Italy – and that there’s more than one.

17 August: The Go-Gets


This month, we will be joined by the fabulous Go-Gets, a 60s inspired dance troupe.

Established in 2017, they have grown into a sisterhood of passionate dancers and vintage enthusiasts that love to build each other up. Dancing our way around the UK alongside both national and international rock n roll and 60’s inspired garage bands, they love to bring a sense of feel good fun to make everyone smile.

20 July: North & East Bristol Business Support


This month, we will be joined by Sarah Ives of North & East Bristol Business Support who provide free business support to pre-start, start ups and existing enterprises in North and East Bristol.

The programme is providing a lifeline to businesses affected by Covid-19, as well as offering free vital business support to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground, and help established businesses to grow. This includes introduction to enterprise, business growth, finance, marketing, branding, access to grants and funding and much more.

15 June: Physical Health & Wellbeing for Women


The month of June sees Gloucester Rd WI joined by Physiotherapist, Claire Callaghan for a Health and Wellbeing session

The session will cover:  

Joint, muscle and bone health – female specific considerations 
Starting, maintaining or increasing physical activity and exercise 
Strength and flexibility 
The pelvis and the pelvic floor 
Changes in women’s physical health at different stages of life and practical hints and tips.

18 May: Sign Language Lesson with Daisy and Heather


The month of May sees Gloucester Rd WI being joined by Daisy and her mum, Heather, for a sign language lesson. Daisy is deaf and she and her mum are fluent in sign language which they will be sharing with us by teaching us some of the basics. Come along and learn how to sign some key words as well as some interesting facts about language in the deaf communities around us. 

20 Apr: Pete Insole of Know Your Place Bristol

Pete Insole of Know Your Place Bristol, will talk about the Bristol City Council interactive history map, which has been working for the last ten years.  Come along and find out more about the streets around you, which we all know for the last year we have got much more familiar with than normally.

16 Mar: International Women’s Day and Womankind

Happy International Women’s Day! Join us for our March meeting and hear from Kyra Bond from Womankind, our nominated charity for 2021

16 Feb: Explorers Connect

Belinda Kirk from Explorers Connect will join us at our next meeting to talk about skippering the first women to Row Around The UK. To date no other women have achieved this and only 11 people on the planet. Its now evolved into the toughest rowing race in the world. The theme of her talk will be about the importance of risking failure and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Belinda launched Explorers Connect, a non-profit organisation connecting people to adventures in 2009. Over 10 years she has encouraged over 30,000 ordinary people to discover a world of outdoor challenges and established Britain’s National Night of Adventure #wildnightout2020

19 Jan: Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy for Winter Wellbeing with Anne Polet of AromaWizards

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