Gloucester Road WI

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



16 November: Gift Wrapping and Mince Pie Tasting


In November we will again meet face to face with an option to meet via Zoom.

We will be joined by Amanda White from Gift Frippery who will be showing us green and creative ways to wrap presents.

Then we will be voting on the best locally sourced Mince Pies.

19 October: AGM and the Amazing World of Fungi


In October we are meeting up face to face for the first time in over 18 months, although there will still be a virtual meeting for those who want to join via Zoom

We will hold our Annual General Meeting with a summary of our financial position and annual report. Then we will welcome local expert Joe McSorley for a talk on the Amazing World of Fungi. Fungi are not plants or animals but a third kingdom of living things all around us in the air we breathe and in the soil. There would be no life on earth without them. Fungi can be food, drugs, both legal and illegal, poison, folklore, beauty and death and Autumn is the best season to see their weird forms in our wild spaces.

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

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