Gloucester Road WI

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



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.

Photo Credit: Photo Designed by Freepik

16 January: New Membership, Renewals & parkrun Talk

It’s that time again: membership renewals and the chance for new members to sign-up to join.

We’ll also welcome Geoff Keogh, parkrun Ambassador for the South West, to tell us about the phenomenon that is parkrun which sees people of all ages walk, jog, run and volunteer in their local parks every weekend.

December 2017: No Meeting

We don’t have a meeting in December, although there is the Christmas Party on the 12th for members who have booked their place in advance.

We’ll meet in the January to welcome in the new year and let you know what is planned for 2018 as well as doing membership renewals and giving  new members the chance to sign-up to join.

19 September: Gin Tasting

Gin Glorious Gin!

Pass the tonic, it’s gin tasting

As well as the tasting, there’ll be a little talk from our experts from Psychopomp Microdistillery, a craft distillery based in Bristol. They will do a classic G&T, and we’ll get to try three of their craft gins.

Sorry members only at this meeting.

15 August: Bake-off and grow-off

Comedy vegetables at the ready! Time for our annual competition so get picking that harvest, baking and foraging


Please bring cakes ready to display, with a label and please mark clearly if cakes contain nuts and/or are free-from (dairy, wheat, gluten, etc). Categories this year are:

  • Sandwich/ sponge cake
  • Biscuits
  • Traybake
  • Bread
  • Cupcakes
  • the winners of each category go up for Best in Show

By paying £1 (proceeds to The Hive) you’ll get 5 votes for your favourites plus you’ll get a chance to try!


Made with home grown or foraged ingredients:

  • Jams
  • Chutneys
  • Home brew
  • Floral arrangement (hand-picked)
  • Largest fruit or vegetable of its kind
  • Small but perfectly formed
  • Most humorously shaped fruit or vegetable
  • Best example of any 3 fruit or vegetable
  • …and of course Best in Show.

Entries will be judged by St Andrew’s Bowling club and Liz from The Hive. All winners receive one of our lovely rosettes.

Liz will also be talking about all the great work they do at The Hive – and how our money we have raised is going to help.

18 July: Summer Festival Bring and Share

Summer Party Bring and Share!

  • Come along with a plate of your favourite party/BBQ/picnic food along with the recipe (we’ll be putting all the recipes together in an online resource)
  • Share some party ideas such as quick bunting ideas, tea light decorations.
  • Bring along something you have created for a recent party.
  • Share some cocktail or punch bowl recipes.
  • Pimms will be available on the night to go along with all the yummy food.

Bring, share and get to know each other a little better

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