Gloucester Road WI

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



Review November: Styling with Elise!


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

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

Review October : AGM and Pumpkin Carving!


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

Our finances are healthy and we agreed we had had a good mix of different types of event at our monthly meetings. We discussed ideas for next year’s programme.

We discussed how to bring back our Wild Women group who held adventurous and sporty meet ups to try different things like paddle boarding and wall climbing.

We did some pumpkin carving to celebrate Hallowe’en, and some members carvings were very impressive!

Review Sept : All Things Apple!


In September, we celebrated the apple in all its forms!

We tasted apples, apple juice and of course, cider! Members brought their spare apples and we had an apple pressing, and had competitions for apples, apple based foods and apple crafts, an apple quiz and a cider tasting!

Review August : Summer Social


Unfortunately it poured down and our Summer Social in St Andrew’s Park was rained off! Instead we went to the Bristol Flyer and had an indoor social instead.

Review July : Graffiti Workshop


We learned about Graffiti with Graffiti Artist Jody and had a go at some spray paint art.

Review June : Craftivism


We discussed Craftivism at June’s meeting and members shared what Craftivism meant to them. We also took part in some simple sewing and knitting craft activities with our Knit and Stitch Group members.

Review May : Lawn Bowls and our 10th Birthday!


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

It was also our Belated 10th Birthday and we brought food – sweet and savoury – to share!

Review October: AGM and the Amazing World of Fungi


In October we met face to face for the first time in over 18 months, although there was still a virtual meeting for those who wanted to join via Zoom

We held our Annual General Meeting with a summary of our financial position and annual report. Then we welcomed local expert Joe McSorley for a talk on the Amazing World of Fungi.

Review September: Meet The Mafias


In September, we were joined by Dr Amber Phillips from UWE for a fascinating 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. Amber’s talk covered 3 mafia organisations, the Camorra, based in Naples, the Cosa Nostra in Sicily and the ‘Ndrangheta based in Calabria.

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