Gloucester Road WI

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



16 Oct: AGM & Linkage

October’s meeting will be our Annual General Meeting followed by a speaker from this year’s charity, Linkage Bristol.

18 September: Bake Off, Make Off, Grow Off

It’s time for this year’s eagerly anticipated grow off / bake off / make off!
This year’s categories are:

Grow – Biggest / Three of a Kind / Novelty
Bake – Cupcake / Muffin / Bread
Make – Home Brew / Floral Arrangement in a Teacup / Up-cycled Wearable Accessory

Each person can have three entries in total for the chance to win themselves a Gloucester Road WI rosette.

Photo Credit: Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

21 August: Blood Bikes and Organ Donation Nurses

August will be a meeting of two talks. There will be members of Freewheelers EVS, riders of the blood bikes in our region, as well as a specialist nurse in organ donation for the South West region to tell us about the incredible work they do.

Photo Credit: Freewheelers EVS

17 July: Pimms and Bowling

Join us for our summer celebration where we will be breaking out the Pimms and enjoying a few games of bowls on home ground at St Andrews Bowling Club.
As we will be taking to the bowling green please wear flat shoes so we don’t leave any marks!

Guest are welcome (£5 per guest), however we are expanding this to include male guests! If you have a partner or friend who is curious about where we meet and what we get up to then bring them along to this popular social meeting.

Photo Credit: Whitney Wright on Unsplash

19 June: Beer Tasting with Wiper & True

In June’s meeting we will be joined by Bristol brewers Wiper & True.

We will find out about the ingredients used in the brewing process, learn a bit about the brewing process and also discover the history of Wiper & True themselves.

There will also be two different beers to taste.

In a change to previous tastings, this meeting will be open to visitors (£5 visitor charge applies) if you know other women who would also like to partake.

Photo Credit: Wiper & True

15 May: Suffolk Puffs

At May’s meeting we will be crafting Suffolk Puffs.
You can use these fabric creations individually to embellish other items or stitched several together to create a fabulous necklace or a colourful cushion cover. Have a look at our pinterest board and get inspired!

Material will be provided but if you have some scraps of your own that you’d like to use then bring them along.

Photo Credit: Textile and Terrain via Pinterest

17 April: Store Cupboard Spa Night

When we meet in April we will be getting creative. We’ll be concocting our own beauty products with everyday ingredients that you will likely have in your kitchen cupboards. Your very own store cupboard spa!
Ingredients will be provided but please bring a hand towel with you.

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20 March: Celebrating International Women’s Day

8th March is International Women’s Day so we shall celebrate this when we get together for our meeting on the 20th.

In what might be a first for Gloucester Road WI, we will have two speakers: lawyer Bethan Evans, and journalist and author Jane Duffus.


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20 February: Social, Savoury Recipe Share & Re-Gifting Auction

A social evening to welcome members new and old. We’ll be donning some name badges, sharing savoury dishes and kicking off the fundraising for 2018 with a re-gifting auction.

Please bring along a savoury dish, along with the recipe if you’re happy to share that too, as well as unwanted items you’ve received as gifts to enter into the auction.

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