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WALKING NETBALL

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Our First Walking Netball Session took place on Thursday 5th July.

The Walking Netball sessions are at Wellsway Sports Centre,
Wellsway School in Keynsham. 

CONTACT WI HOUSE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART

DARTS TOURNAMENT

2018 / 2019


Start practising now for this event.

Brighten up your winter months with a few social games of darts. Please support this event, you do not need to be a league player, just get three darts on the board.
Subject to both teams agreeing, matches could be played anytime.

Members only £13 per team of 4 
 
                                       
                                                                                                  Closing date Tuesday 23rd October

Your Secretary has the Application Form

SKITTLES KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT

2018/2019


It is time to apply for the next Tournament

Members only £15 per team of 6


Application form with September Avon Newsletter

Closing date Tuesday 23rd October

BARRY COLLETT

Thursday 4th October 2018

Conygre Hall, Timsbury (2pm – 4pm) 


Barry Collett returns to talk about and play the music of the French composer, organist, conductor and pianist, Charles Camille Saint-Saëns.
His music accompanied the TV show Jonathan Creek and the film Babe.


Members £12, Non Members £14.         Closing date Wednesday 22nd August

FOR LATE APPLICATIONS CONTACT WI HOUSE - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

HISTORICAL LECTURES  - CLOSED

See Dates Below



The Historical Lectures will focus on THE STUART ERA
and will be conducted by four different lecturers as follows:


                                Week 1:  Food of the Stuart period.   
                                Week 2:  Brief history of Stuarts from Charles 1 to the Jacobites.   
                                Week 3:  A sweet disorder of the dress – Fashion.   
                                Week 4:  Stuart Architecture.   

CLEEVE VILLAGE HALL (A370)                                    Tuesday afternoon 1.45pm – 3.15pm
1 Cleeve Hill Rd., BS49 4PH                                        23rd & 30th October, 6th & 13th November

KEYNSHAM METHODIST CHURCH VICTORIA CENTRE    Wednesday evening 7.30pm - 9pm
2 Charlton Rd, Keynsham, BS31 2JA                            24th & 31st October, 7th, & 14th November

Members £25, Non Members £27    (over 18s only)                 

                                                                                Closing date Tuesday 11th September

Application Form with September Avon News


FEDERATION QUIZ    CLOSED

Friday 26th October 2018


Somerset Hall, The Precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH
Prompt 7pm start


Time once more to sharpen up the memory and put on those thinking caps for the Annual Federation Quiz.  There will be a Quizmaster for the evening. Teams of four are needed. Come along and represent your WI and enjoy a fun evening.
There is a cash bar at the venue therefore you are not permitted to bring your own alcohol.

MEMBERS ONLY £16 per team of 4 (including tea, coffee & biscuits)
                          There will be a raffle.       

                 
                                                                                              Closing date Monday 3rd September

Application Form in July Monthly Mailing     
                                                       



THE MEN WHO MARCHED AWAY

Friday 9th November 2018

Somerset Hall, 11 The Precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH
7.30pm – 9.30pm


A programme of words and music devised to mark the end of The Great War, a hundred years ago, by the talented group Blast from the Past who have entertained and delighted us on their previous visits.

Members £14, Non Members £16    Closing date Wednesday 26th September


Application Form with July Newsletter Mailing

MOSAIC WORKSHOP - CLOSED

Saturday 10th November 2018


10am - 3pm
Methodist Church Hall,
4 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AQ


Come and have a go with mosaic experts Linda and Angela from TomatoJack Arts.
Make a coaster before lunch and another larger item in the afternoon.
Coffee/tea available at 9.30am and lunchtime.
There will be a charge on the day of approximately £9 to cover the cost of craft materials.
As spaces are limited, please contact WI House for an application form.

Members Only £20                                          Closing date Wednesday 12th September


PARK LANE BIG BAND

Monday 19th November 2018

  Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, BS31 3BY
8pm – 10pm


Another evening with the Park Lane big Band.

A lively programme to include a wide range of band music (some classics are promised)

Members £13, Non Members £15               Closing date Wednesday 3rd October

Application Form with July Newsletter Mailing

AN EVENING OF INDOOR GAMES - CANCELLED DUE TO LOW TICKET SALES

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Back by popular demand!
   
  Redhill Social Club, Church Road,
Redhill, BS40 5SG

7pm for 7.15pm prompt start – 9.30pm (approx.)

Come along and enjoy playing a range of games to include
Putting, Topple, Darts, Floor Snakes & Ladders, Bar Skittles
And maybe some new ones!

A light supper will be included in the ticket price.
Bar available.

Members only £8                                                            Closing date Wednesday 3rd October

Application Form with August Avon News

HOME SKILLS & GARDENS DAY - CLOSED

Monday 26th November 2018


10.30 am  – 3.15pm
Somerset Hall, Portishead, BS20 6AH


A busy day with three entertaining speakers.  Local Hat Maker, Tricia Hamilton, will show us some of her many designs with her talk entitled ‘A Hat Journey Through Time’

Clare Young is a Knitter who, with the help of some friends, decorated trees at Leckhampton Court Hospice to raise funds in memory of her husband.  This year she will have a ‘Work of Heart’ Garden at the Malvern Spring Show.


Mary Payne, celebrated horticulturist, Chelsea & Hampton Court Flower Show Gold Medal Winner,
will talk to us in the afternoon. Her talk is entitled ‘Minimum Effort for Maximum Effect’


The competition is An Item of Crochet

Members £15, Non Members £17                                        Closing date Wednesday 26th September

CHRISTMAS WALK

Tuesday 4th December 2018


Meet at the waterfall steps in the centre of Bristol at 10.15am for a Harbourside Walk. Please wear something with a Christmas theme.

FEDERATION CAROL SERVICE 2018

Monday 17th December


  FEDERATION CAROL SERVICE 2018

St Mary Redcliffe Church

Monday 17th December, 2.30pm


Programme £3.50 (per person)

All welcome, bring your family & friends

Closing date Tuesday 6th November


NEW OFFICER'S TRAINING 2019

Monday 4th February 2019


Keynsham Baptist Church

High St, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DS


This is a chance to learn about what is involved in being a successful President, Treasurer or Secretary in your WI.  Meet others and share ideas.  Existing Officers are welcome to update their knowledge.  If you have elected new Officers at your Annual Meeting it is very important that you give them the opportunity to attend these workshops. 

We have afternoon and evening sessions to suit everyone’s commitments.

MEMBERS £9

TEA/COFFEE & BISCUITS PROVIDED            CLOSING DATE TUESDAY 8th JANUARY 2019


Your Secretary has the Application Form



COFFEE MORNING WITH CRAFTS

Tuesday 14th February 2019


Iron Acton Parish Hall, High Street,
Iron Acton, Bristol, BS37 9UH

10.30am-12.15pm


Join members for a sociable morning with coffee & cake and interesting crafts presented by experts.

Members £6, Non Members £8                                        Closing Date Tuesday 11th December

Your Secretary has the Application Form

NEW      IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE

Thursday 14th February

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

2.30pm - 4.30pm


This is the intriguing title of Emily Koch’s latest book, a psychological thriller!
Emily will be joining us to talk about her work before we enjoy some refreshing tea together.


Members £10, Non Members £12. Closing date Wednesday 2nd January

Application form with November Avon News

PATCHWORK WORKSHOP

Saturday 16th February 2019



Methodist Church, Badminton Road,
Downend, BS16 6NU.



Join expert Jan Hassard for a day of patchworking. Members need to be able to bring an electric sewing machine with them.

It will be a 3D honeycomb block pattern. Details of material required will be sent with the tickets. Please

contact the office for the application form.

Members only £25                                                        Closing Date Tuesday 11th December

FEDERATION VISIT TO DENMAN

22nd - 24th February 2019


The choices for the FEDERATION VISIT TO DENMAN, 22nd-24th February 2019 are as follows:

London Crossrail and Transport History Uncovered with Peter Lawrence £370
                                           
                                          Singing the Musicals with Jo Sercombe £330                                                                   

Glass Fusing – an introduction with Shirley Eccles £330

Your WI secretary has full details and the application form.

Deposit of £50 by Tuesday 16th October.
Balance by Thursday 29th November.
Prices include coach travel.

NEW      A SECOND SAMBA DRUMMING WORKSHOP

Monday 11th March

Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane,
Failand, BS8 3TS

from 7pm – 9pm.


This follows a similar, very much enjoyed, event early in 2018.
Drums and tuition provided by Jamma de Samba.

The workshop is limited to 40 spaces.

Members only £15.                                Closing date Tuesday 5th February

Application form with November Avon News

NEW      SPRING MEETING 2019

Thursday 21st March


      Somerset Hall, Portishead, BS20 6AH

    Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances coffee/tea will not be served before the meeting as advertised in November 2018

The main Speaker is Rosie Swale-Pope MBE, FRSGS who is a British author, adventurer and marathon runner.  Rosie successfully completed a five year around the world run, raising £250,000 for charity.  Amongst many other adventures, Rosie also sailed 30,000 miles across the Atlantic through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific.


The evening will be rounded off by musical entertainment by The Dodington Band.

      An evening not to be missed!
                         
Members only £10                       Raffle                            Closing date Wednesday 13th February


Application form with November Avon News



THE HISTORIC HOUSES & HERITAGE OF YORKSHIRE

Departing Monday 29th April 2019

5 days (4 nights)

We will meet at our designated pick up points for our stay at the 3* Cairn Hotel in Harrogate
for a 4 night stay on a half board basis.
En route we will visit the NT Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire.
During our stay we will visit Bronte Parsonage Museum, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Whitby, guided tour of York, Castle Howard, Harrogate and enjoy a
North Yorkshire Moors steam train excursion.
On our return journey we will visit Harewood House.

Open to family & friends.

Cost £434 pp.  Single supplement £84 pp.  Insurance £24 pp.

Non-refundable deposit of £75 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Thursday 20th September 2018.  Final balance due by Monday 25th February 2019. 

NB:  Given the historic nature of the places visited a certain degree of walking will be  involved, so this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

If this holiday is oversubscribed places may have to be allocated.

Your WI secretary will receive the application & booking form with the March Newsletter Mailing

Carole King may be contacted on 0117 9561804
or email: carole.king26@sky.com for more information.


THE DELIGHTS OF DRESDEN, THE SAXONY ALPS & MEISEN

Departing Sunday 6th October 2019

     
Departure date Sunday 6th October 2019, 5 days (4 nights)

We will meet at Bristol Airport for our flight to Berlin where we will be met by our guide and transferred to the 4* Dorint Hotel in Dresden.
A set three course dinner is included at the hotel for the first evening, with the remaining 3 nights being on a bed & breakfast basis.

Our stay will include a walking tour of Dresden, visits to the Royal Palace, Pillnitz Castle & Gardens, a paddle steamer cruise along the River Elbe from Konigstein to Pirna, Zwinger Palace, a steam train excursion from Radebeul to Moritzburg, Moritzburg Castle (pictured) and a guided tour of the Meisen Porcelain Museum.

NB:  Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, so this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems

OPEN TO FAMILY & FRIENDS

COST £789 pp.    Single supplement £80 pp.    INSURANCE £38 pp.


Non-refundable deposit of £100 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Monday 5th November 2018. Final balance due by Thursday 1st August 2019

Should this holiday be oversubscribed places may have to be allocated.
Your WI secretary has the application and booking forms but Carole King may be contacted
email carole.king26@sky.com for more information.


OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020

Departing Thursday 10th September 2020

for 5 days (4 nights)

We will meet at our designated pick up points & transfer by coach to our allocated London airport for our direct flight to Munich. Here we are transferred by our executive coach to the 3* Hotel Kolberbrau in Bad Tolz (or similar) for a 4 night stay on half board basis.
The tour includes Oberammergau Passion Play tickets & package, Herrsching am Ammersee, Andechs Abbey, Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace & Munich tour (if flight times permit). Optional cruise on Lake Ammersee & Guided city tour of Munich.

OPEN TO FAMILY & FRIENDS

COST: £999 per person, Single Supplement £89 per person.

EXTRAS: Upgrade Passion Play ticket, Insurance, single room supplement, entrance fees to places of interest, optional guided tour & lake cruise, and gratuities.

1st DEPOSIT £150 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel) by Wednesday 28th February 2018 (this is refundable before January 31st 2019 BUT read P.1 of brochure)

2nd DEPOSIT £250 pp payable by Thursday 31st January 2019.

FINAL BALANCE due 60 days before departure.
Your WI Secretary has a brochure, booking form & deposit slip or you may contact
Carole King on 0117 9561804 or by email carole.king26@sky.com for more information.

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