Gloucester Road WI

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



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

15 Dec: Christmas Quiz

20 Nov: Book folding

Kate from May The Folds Be With You will give us a demo of Book Folding.

Book Folding turns pre-loved books into art by cutting or folding individual pages.

18 Aug: Live Drawing Workshop

Get your pencils and paper ready

For August’s meeting we welcome the very creative and super sketcher Zoe Murphy aka Margate Girl to run a live drawing workshop with us.

We’ll hear a bit about Zoe and then we’ll start the workshop. You’ll need pens, pencils and some decent paper to work on.

21 Jul: Antiques with Lisa Lloyd

Do you have a masterpiece hanging on your walls? A family heirloom you’ve always wondered about?

For July’s meeting we welcome Lisa Lloyd, Antiques Expert

Lisa will talk to us about all things antiques and select five member treasures to assess and discuss — just like on the Antiques Roadshow!

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