23 November 2016



As the evenings very slowly get darker and shorter, our WI continues to blossom & bloom!

We've seen lots of new members & guests join us recently!

Our pro-rata membership means the price for this years (2018) membership at the start of the year was £41.00.
You would get 11 meetings for this price and many more extras, which is a bargain at just £3.72 a meeting!
If you are a completely new member you can use the incremental pay system, which is currently at £20.50, this goes down every quarter.
We really want Brislington WI to be a place where any woman can come and expect to be welcomed, included and make friends and as our membership grows with more and more individual members it’s important that we all put in the effort to keep it that way – I hope you all agree?!
We know we have members that join seeking new friendships with like-minded, local women. Some are new to this wonderful city, some regaining their social life after starting families and others just craving new and stimulating company. Whatever the reason, coming along without knowing any other members (as we know many do) takes courage, and we’d like to ask all our members to make a special effort towards anyone they see sitting alone.
It’s easy for us longer standing members, or those that have joined up with friends, to carry on in our usual circles, but next time, just look around and see if you can get chatting to someone you've not really spoken to before! 

3 October 2016


The incremental fees are only open to NEW members only!!
WI Subscription 2018!!!

The subscription fee for 2018 is £41.00.
New members joining the WI for the first time (ie-anyone who has not previously been a member of any WI for the last ten years,) will pay a pro rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join. The rate per quarter is as follows-

1st January 2018 -31st March 2018 ------£41.00
1st April 2018 -30th June 2018 ------£30.75
1st July 2018 -30th September 2018 ------£20.50
1st Oct 2018 -31st December 2018 ------£10.25

WI members can belong to more than one WI, by paying the full membership fee to their first WI, and a further £20 to any additional WI's at any time of the year. There is no pro rata rate for dual membership.

WI subscription and dual fees are paid directly to the WI(s) you wish to join.

5 January 2016

What a fantastic year Brislington WI has had! 

We began the year with a fun shabby chic session,where you all brought along a piece of wooden furniture, which was transformed into a gorgeous new piece after getting to grips with the paint & sanding technique!

In February, we had a pirate join us, who regaled us with tales of the sea and Bristols maritime history.

In March, we had a health spring clean,  where we learned how small changes can have a huge effect on our health for the better.

In April, we had a real CSI Officer visit us. She provided an interesting talk, and showed us some gruesome photographs.

In May, we had a huge amount of fun making lampshades under the guidance of our craftiest member Kirsten Clarke.There were some beautiful examples made with carefully chosen fabrics.

In June, we had Andy Hamilton visit us and teach us how we can forage for food make alcohol out of the things growing in our neighbourhoods.

In July, we were taught how to weave with willow, which produced some lovely examples.

In August, a few us took a trip to a Winery in Wraxall near Shepton Mallet, we had a great time walking amongst the vines on a summers evening, and tasting the delicious wine!

In September,  we had our main event of the year-the Garden party! What a success! We raised £600 towards our charity of the year - the rainbow centre.It was beautiful hot day, and everyone was thrilled with their refreshments. Everyone had a fun day, especially the kids! Many thanks to Janice our events manager!

Later in September,  we were visited by Matthew Tosh, who showed us the amount of work it takes to execute a fireworks event & the physics of how fireworks work.

In October,  we had Fright night at the Arnos Manor Hotel where the manager spoke about the history of the hotel & showed us around the haunted bedroom!

In November we had quiz & cheese night! An entertaining & enjoyable night was had by all!

In December, we had our Brislington WI Christmas do! Lots of delicious nibbles were provided by everyone, they soon vanished & the dance floor was teeming with a lively bunch of ladies!

This year Brislington WI  raised £1000 for the rainbow centre, our chosen charity of the year- a massive accomplishment, especially as it is being matched by a local businessman totalling £2000!

We couldn't have done this without each and every one of you! 
Here's to 2016!