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Brislington WI programme of speakers

Brislington WI always meet on the third Tuesday of the month


NEXT MEETING.......................

TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th 


NEEDLE FELTING & AGM!




https://www.wikihow.com/Needle-Felt






Tuesday 18 September 2018
INDOOR BULBS!


Pot your own flowering bulbs into a bucket!









Tuesday 17 July 2018

BARTS SPICES


The Bart Ingredients Company Ltd has grown over the last 50 years and now sources ingredients from across the globe. Back at Bart’s base in Bristol, our culinary experts work with flavours to create herb harmonies and spice symphonies which add an extra touch of magic to home cooked dishes.

By working with suppliers in different corners of the world, we have come to realise that not all ingredients are equal and a myriad of reasons can change the flavour profiles of our favourite spices.



Tuesday 19th June 2018
AMAZING SCENE MACHINE -JIM PARKYN







Meet Jim Parkyn, Senior Model Maker at Bristol-based Aardman. Jim is responsible for creating some of the UK’s most loved plasticine characters – from Morph to Shaun the Sheep. We will catch up with Jim to ask about his extraordinary job, current projects and what gets him inspired.

Jim from Amazing Scene Machine will along to our June meeting and help us to create our own likeness from plasticine. We will then added together to create one masterpiece.
Marmalade Trust are our chosen charity for 2018 and we were also supporting Loneliness Awareness Week.
Loneliness can affect people of any age.






Tuesday 15th May 2018

Unless you're one of those admirable people who carries their favourite camera with them at all times, at the ready, chances are that you often watch great photographic opportunities pass by you. (Not quite there yet? Start taking photos with your phone regularly, and in no time, the world will be full of photographic potential!)

But nowadays, most of us keep our phones with us all the time, which means most of us have a camera with us all the time too. And because of the advances in smartphone design, that camera does a pretty decent job! Awesome shots are now within your reach, every where you go. You can easily practice your craft – and add to your visual record – every single day. 








Tuesday 17th APRIL 2018




When you wish upon a star.

GI BABIES.

War children are those born to a native parent and a parent belonging to a foreign military force.

The first GIs landed on Britain's shores in 1942 and brought with them candy, Coca-Cola, cigarettes and nylon. Young women were quickly invited to attend dances at local army bases and of course the GIs were happy to teach them.
GI BABIES

War children are those born to a native parent and a parent belonging to a foreign military force.

The resulting relationships meant that over 70,000 GI brides crossed the Atlantic after the war. In his book Cardiff, A City At War, Dennis Morgan states that there were 72 GI brides from Butetown alone.

Naturally there many other relationships that did not or simply could not end in marriage for various reasons. One poignant photograph shows a hastily scribbled message painted onto the outside of an army tent which reads "Sorry Jean, Had to Go, Johnny".

Nobody knows exactly how many GI babies were born but it is estimated to be in the thousands. Naturally time is running out for these children to successfully be able to trace their fathers, but there is still much that can be done to trace extended families and to learn additional and much appreciated personal information about their fathers and, in exceptional cases, a glimpse of a treasured photograph.


Sadly, for many the search may not be so successful but there are several key organisations who can help. The very best place to start your research is with GItrace.org. They offer free help and advice alongside a wealth of experience and a vast membership who can provide additional emotional and practical support. They explain how to use the Military Personnel Records Center to apply for the service records of US military personnel.






Tuesday 20th MARCH 2018

HOOLA HOOPING!









Tuesday 20th February 2018






PAPERCRAFT


https://www.pinterest.co.uk/explore/paper-craft/



Tuesday 19th January 2018

Jackie Bell -talk from an Astronaut!
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/first-scouser-space-young-woman-13500042

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIQBd1BbR4E






Tuesday 19th December 2017
FUN QUIZ!





Tuesday 21st November 2017

GEORGE SMITH 'TOASTMASTER'

Toastmaster is a general term, referring to a person in charge of the proceedings of a public speaking event. The toastmaster is typically charged with organisation of the event, arranging the order of speakers, introducing one or more of the speakers, and keeping the event on schedule. Such meetings typically include civic events, service organisation meetings, and banquets of various purpose. In many meetings, a toastmaster typically addresses the audience from behind a dais or from a podium. At stage entertainment events, especially ones broadcast on live television, the toastmaster often takes the form of a master of ceremonies, introducing the entertainment acts.







BRISLINGTON WI CHRISTMAS QUIZ
Tuesday 19th December 2017





Tuesday 17th October 2017


Decoupage





Tuesday 19th September 2017

Cake Decorating
Sugar craft with 'Cakesmiths'




Tuesday 18th July 2017

Talk on the Bristol Suspension Bridge





The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.

The bridge joins Bristol and North Somerset and is owned and operated by Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust. It is entirely funded by tolls - which have paid for its upkeep since it first opened to the public on 8th December 1864.






Tuesday 20th June 2017


Crockery Painting




We will be joined by the lovely Sophie Williams from Mother Hen Creations, she will help us paint pottery, which she will take away & fire. These will be returned to us by the next meeting. Free for members, although we kindly request a donation to the One25 project.
Non members can paint a mug for £10.00, or a coaster for £6.50.







AUGUST MEETING





DDG Summer Event - All Aboard! - Tuesday August 15th 2017

Ahoy there matey! Brislington WI are hosting the DDG summer event and we are aiming for it to be ship-shape and Bristol fashion all the way!

We will meet at the harbourside for a 1 hour guided boat trip around the historic, world famous Bristol harbour. We will follow this up with a meal on the harbourside at The Stable.

You can come for both the tour and the meal, or just the tour, or just the meal. You will need to pay a deposit, the amount depends on which option you go for. See the ticket details for more information.
Details of meeting points and timings for all options will be confirmed nearer the time, but we will not start earlier than 6pm and the meeting point will be on the harbourside near the Centre.
You can book your place using the link below and pay your deposit at the next meeting or by PayPal (search brislington.womens.institute@gmail.com). Please use the friends and family option.
Boat trip £10.00    Meal DEPOSIT £5.00 (to secure the table )
Here's the link to the event. Password BrizWIevent2017 (it's case sensitive).








Tuesday 16th May 2017


A talk about BEES!!!!!!!!!













Tuesday 18th April 2017


CHOCOLATE !!!!!!!!!!!


Chocolate demonstration & talk



Tuesday 21st February 2017


Button Glueing








Tuesday 21st March 2017





Presentation by the One 25 Project

Brislington WI Donated to the One25 Project in 2016, they are now our main charity we will support in 2017, this is an opportunity to find out what they do.




Tuesday 17th January 2017

                        



Tap Dancing & Registration






Christmas Fun Night!
Tuesday 20th December 2016


Fun, Games & lots of food!




QUIZ NIGHT!
Tuesday 15th November 2016





At the next meeting it's the return of the annual BrizWI quiz.

It was so popular last year that we're doing it again.

Sam Munnings will be our quiz host so get your brains in gear to pit your wits against your fellow members. 





Tuesday 18th October 2016

INDIAN NIGHT

Join us for Indian night, where we will be enjoying Indian nibbles, making Indian patterns with coloured sand, and tattooing each other with Henna (non permanent!) 





Tuesday 20th September 2016

SausageGenius



It’s not rocket science - It’s Sausagenius!

The Sausagenius concept probably began back in 2012. John embarked on a breadmaking course at Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire under the tutelage of baking guru Clive Mellum and immediately set to work baking for friends, family and neighbours.

In 2013 John started making his own sausages. Feedback from everyone who tried them was excellent so he started producing and delivering locally in South Bristol to an ever-expanding customer base under the name Atkinson and Sons.
In early 2014 John was playing poker with some of his friends and one of his best customers, Matt, was also at the table (they were both losing heavily). After many beers Matt suggested the name of the company should be Sausagenius and that he would love to get on board with the business and is now the technical wizard behind the company.
Sausagenius’ reputation grew incredibly quickly locally. Their philosophy is simple: Use the best, freshest and most responsibly sourced ingredients to produce the best sausages money can buy. All of their pork is British and outdoor raised and we only use shoulder and belly. Their herbs are 75% home grown in the Sausagenius allotment and, no tasteless rusk for us; all of their bangers are ‘bulked’ with our home baked sour dough bread’s breadcrumbs.


Tuesday 16th August 2016


BUTCOMBE BREWERY TOUR



Our tour takes place on Tuesday 16th August 2016.
We are due to arrive at 7:15pm.
The first part involves an hour or so around the Brewery, and a further hour or more at the bar in the beautiful on-site Brewery shop with all the Butcombe beer and Ashton Press Cider you can drink, with 3 beers on draught and the cider on tap!

All aspects of the tour are free of charge, and we are turfed out about 9:20pm.
We will then take the 5 minute drive onto the Brewery's pub 'The Swan' at Rowberrow where they lay on Butcombe bangers and mash, or a vegetarian option for £5 per person.
This tour is for 40 people, and at the moment, we are fully subscribed- I will let you know if this changes, and if places come up!



The Swan






Tuesday 21st June 2016




GAMES NIGHT!

A social night for everyone to get together & have fun!





Tuesday 17th May 2016



Arnos Vale Cemetary Talk

An illustrated introduction to the history of the Victorian, Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, its development, decline, restoration and stories about some of its permanent "residents".




Tuesday 19th April 2016







Wendy Calder Ceramics
In our April meeting we have the ceramist Wendy Calder, who will be showing us some of her wonderful creations as well as hosting a workshop. You will have the opportunity to make a brooch or earrings, which Wendy will take away to fire then glaze and bring back in the May meeting.

Due to the cost of materials there will be a charge if you wish to make something - £6.50 for a brooch and £8.50 for earrings which is payable on the night. But we do need ladies to let us know if they wish to make something so that Wendy can bring along enough materials.









Tuesday 15th March 2016


Mad Hatters tea party & millinery






Tuesday 16th February 2016


GARDEN PLANNING






Tuesday 19th January 2016



ROBOTS!
The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is one of the world's leading research institutes for robotics. Its not just engineers and computer geeks working there, but biologists, mathematicians, psychologists, philosophers and even surgeons, working collaboratively to investigate what the robotics technology of the future will be and thinking about how we will interact with it. Corra Boushel will tell us about the work of the BRL and give us a chance to programme our own robots - it's not as hard as you might think!
http://www.brl.ac.uk/

March Meeting - Milliner/Mad Hatter's Te


Tuesday 15th December 2015

Brislington WI's Christmas PARTY!!!!



                       
Tuesday 17th November 2015

Annual bread month -bread competition with cheese,

wine & chats & a hosted Quiz-you are welcome to bring along a guest for the quiz (even men!) and the guest fee is £5.

                                     


Tuesday 20th October 2015

The Fright Night-the history of Arnos Manor & its ghosts
                                      



Tuesday 15th September 2015

The science of fireworks





Tuesday 18th August 2015

Trip to a winery*  additional charge may apply



Tuesday 21st July 2015

Willow weaving

a demonstration and workshop to inspire and produce your own willow item 





Tuesday 16th June 2015

Foraging

Food foraging /booze for free! A talk & demo (possibly as an interactive walkaround Brislington Brook) weather dependant *


A little bit about our speaker for June:
"Andy Hamilton is a local author who is known across the planet for his wild booze. He has appeared on many TV shows including Autumnwatch, Countryfile & Titchmarsh he's also had a Radio 4 food Programme dedicated to him and his wild booze. Continuously experimenting, Andy will be unlocking his bag of tricks for us and let us drink whatever taste sensation he has concocted especially for us"











Tuesday 19th May 2015

Lampshade making


Our May meeting will be one of style and accessories, our craftiest member Kirsten Clark will show us how to make a lampshade!
 You’re invited to bring along a 110cm X 30cm piece of fabric to adapt it into a fantastic lampshade. Kirsten owns a shop Make & Do in Sandy Park, so she knows her stuff & you can purchase fabric from her great range there. 

As usual we will be holding our fab raffle, so make sure to bring some cash along too!

We hope to see you on Tuesday 19th May 2015!






Tuesday 21st April 2015

CSi night

                           
                     



Tuesday 17th March 2015

Health Spring clean

How small changes have a huge effect on your health for the better




                       

Tuesday 17th February 2015

Pirate Night

Arrr, Shipmates! Pirates in Bristol
Historical talk about Pirates in Bristol & their 
effect,along with fun & games




Tuesday 20th January 2015

Shabby Chic

Come along and learn how to bring new life into your furniture (please bring an item you are happy to paint)






Tuesday 18th November 2014

Belly Dancing

Come along and learn how to belly dance (joining in optional!)





October 2013
Meeting date: Tuesday 15th October, 7:30pm

with Mark from Mark's Bread PLUS! Bread making competition.


November 2013
Meeting date: Tuesday 19th November, 7:30pm

with Guy the carpenter


December 2013
Meeting date: Tuesday 17th December, 7:30pm

with Gift Frippery




January 2014
Meeting date: Tuesday 21st January, 7:30pm

with Dr Alison Rivett - Chemistry and me





February 2014
Meeting date: Tuesday 18th February, 7:30pm

with Teach Me Sugarcraft


March 2014
Meeting date Tuesday 18th March, 7:30pm

with Adrian Targett - Cheddar Man


April 2013
Meeting date Tuesday 15th April, 7:30pm

with Joanne Dunn – Kinesiology


Don't forget to check out our Special Events as well!

More speakers for 2016, will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our meetings then we'd love to hear from you. Use the contact form on the right-hand side of the page to get in touch.