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

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21 January: Membership Signups plus Money for Good workshop with Friends of the Earth

Membership Signups

Come along to the first meeting of the year to sign-up for 2020 membership. New members and renewals are very welcome. Plus we have a taster session with Friends of the Earth on using your money to take climate action.

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start at St. Andrew’s Bowling Club, Derby Road, Bristol, BS7 9AQ. Membership is £43.00.

Membership will be on a first come first serve basis. Please bring your cheque or cash and your completed membership form.

Further information about membership this year available on our being a member page.

Money for Good workshop with Friends of the Earth

Whether it’s pensions, purchases or investments, studies have shown that women are more likely to want to put their money to work for a fair and healthy planet, but are least served by a jargon-filled financial system that often feels alienating and out of touch.

For our January meeting, we welcome Friends of the Earth for a fun, interactive taster session for ‘Own It’ – a peer support network making it simpler for women to use their money to take climate action. We’ll learn how your financial choices can fight climate change, plus try out some of the tools and techniques they’ve developed for women to build an understanding of their relationship with money and generate ideas for action. We hope you’ll leave feeling empowered to put your money to work towards a climate positive solution and to carry on the conversation with the women in your life.

Photo: Previous workshop.

10 December: Christmas Party

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

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 cut out the ingredients list and place it next to it.

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,  1625 Independent People. Plus they’ll be some games, a glass of bubbly (or non-alcoholic), and the traditional announcement of next year’s programme.

15 November: Professor Ronald Hutton on Village Magic and Witchcraft

We welcome Professor Ronald Hutton from Bristol University to talk about Village Magic and Witchcraft. Find out more about his work on his Wikipedia page.

15 October: AGM and Butchery Skills

It’s time for the AGM, new committee members are sworn in and we have a review of the past year.

We also have a talk and demo from our local female butcher, Amy from Dave Giles on Gloucester Road.

17 Sep: Bangra Drumming

A Bangra Drumming workshop this month and back at our usual venue, St Andrew’s Bowling Club on Derby Road.

Please be aware this is going to be a noisy session as we’ll be hearing a demo and having a go with the drums.

20 Aug: Macramé

Back to crafts this month as we take on the classic 1970s trend of macramé. Ali will be taking us through the steps to make a hanging indoor plant holder. 

16 July: PC Motors

This month is a bit different as we go off site and take a visit to PC Motors to learn all things car maintenance.

The meeting takes place at:

PC Motors in Horfield at Unit 1a Elm Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8RJ.

But we will convene beforehand nearby at the Tinto Lounge on Glos Rd from 7.15pm, then head over to PC Motors. Once we are done we’ll head back to Tinto for our WI business.

18 June: Cheese Tasting Quiz

Do you know your Gouda from your Gorgonzola, your Stinking Bishop from your Yarg? It’s time to test your taste buds with our cheese tasting quiz (and quite frankly this is the meeting a lot of us cheese lovers have been waiting for!).

Please bring along any homemade chutneys too to try with the cheese.

Not all of our cheeses will be vegetarian and obviously if you have a severe dairy allergy, or are pregnant (and avoiding soft and blue cheeses) then you might want to give this one a miss.

21 May: Unseen UK

This month we have a talk from Unseen UK, who are a charity working towards a world without slavery, through working in partnership with communities, business, governments and other organisations to help stamp out slavery for good. They also provide victims of trafficking, with the safety, hope and choice they deserve.

We are looking forward to hearing all about the work they do to eradicate slavery in UK.

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