Gloucester Road WI

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



21 March : Preventing Plastic Pollution & Guerilla Gardening

On Tuesday 21st March, Imogen Douglas, a Project Officer in the Plastics and Sustainability team at the Environment Agency will be giving a talk on plastic pollution. Learn about the impacts of plastic pollution and the action that is being taken to prevent it. Get inspiration on how you can make a difference and tackle plastic pollution on a personal level.

Rather than just preventing pollution, the WI likes to take action, so we will be making seed bombs out of clay and wildflower seeds for you to scatter on your way home. The clay helps protect the seeds and aids germination meaning they can be dropped on any vacant piece of land with the hope that they will flower in the summer, helping drainage, wildlife and the absorption of CO2. You never know, it might even stop someone from dropping their plastic litter there. As a well-known brand says ‘every little helps!’

15 November: Develop Your Personal Style!


In November, we are holding a Personal Styling session with Elise Heptinstall-Holmes of Redefined Styling.

We will be discussing how to build a capsule wardrobe, what colours to choose, how to use accessories and more!

18 October : AGM and Pumpkin Carving!


In October, we will be holding our Annual General meeting to review our annual report and finance report for the year.

We are also going to be carving pumpkins, (or other veg) to celebrate Hallowe’en.

20 Sept : All Things Apple!


Join us for September’s meeting when we will be celebrating the apple in all its forms!

We are going to be tasting apples, apple juice and of course, cider! We will have apple pressing, competitions for apples, apple based foods and apple crafts, an apple quiz and a cider tasting!

16 August : Summer Social


This month we are going to meet for an informal Summer Social in St Andrew’s Park. Bring picnic food and drinks and meet your fellow WI members for an informal get together. To be decamped to a local pub or cafe if rained off!

19 July : Graffiti Workshop


Join us this month for our Graffiti workshop with Jody, postponed from June. We’ll be learning about graffiti and also having a go. All equipment will be provided. The paints are water based and everything will be covered but please don’t wear your best clothes, and bring an apron.

21 June : Craftivism


Join us for June’s meeting when we will discuss Craftivism and do some craft activities with our Knit and Stitch Group members.

17 May : Lawn Bowls and our 10th Birthday!


May’s meeting will see us enjoying a Lawn Bowls taster session with St Andrews Bowling Club.

It’s also our Belated 10th Birthday and we are bringing food – sweet and savoury – to share!

Review April : Floristry Workshop


At April’s meeting, we hosted Wild Rosemary Florist and had a Floristry workshop when we learned skills to make a hand tied bouquet of flowers and wiring and binding techniques to make a floral buttonhole.

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