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

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Review Apr: Pete Insole of Know Your Place Bristol

Pete Insole of Know Your Place Bristol, spoke about the Bristol City Council interactive history map, which has been expanding for the last ten years. 

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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

Review Feb: Explorers Connect

Belinda Kirk from Explorers Connect joined us at our meeting to talk about skippering the first women to Row Around The UK.

Belinda is the leading voice promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing and the founding campaigner of the #AdventureRevolution “I believe adventure is a necessity of the human spirit. The modern world has become too easy, too averse to challenge. This is having a negative effect on our physical and mental health. We need a revolution, to learn how to live adventurously” Her new book Adventure Revolution is coming out with Little, Brown later this year

An Explorer in her own right, Belinda has walked across Nicaragua, searched for camels in China’s Desert of Death, discovered ancient rock paintings in Lesotho, pioneered inclusive expeditions for people with disabilities, lead dozens of youth development expeditions around the world and gained a Guinness World Record for rowing unsupported around Britain.  An expert expedition leade rand Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Belinda has managed remote trips for, amongst others Ray Mears, Chris Ryan & Bear Grylls.

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

Belinda talked 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 was about the importance of risking failure and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Belinda’s new book is now widely available
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventure-Revolution-case-living-boldly/dp/0349428239
https://www.waterstones.com/book/adventure-revolution/belinda-kirk/9780349428239

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