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FEDERATION LUNCH

Thursday 27th June 2019

Bristol Golf Club, Blackhorse Hill, Almondsbury, BS10 7TP

10.30pm - 3pm.

Come along and enjoy a three-course lunch followed by coffee.  Our guest speaker this year is Bel Mooney, author and journalist. We look forward to an entertaining talk about her writing experiences and time on the radio.  There will be a raffle.

Your WI secretary has the application form and menu choices.


Members 29.50          CLOSED Tuesday 14th May

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING

Thursday 4th July 2019

Frenchay Church, Frenchay Common, Bristol BS16 1NB

7.30pm - 9.30pm.

We return to the beauty and tranquility of Frenchay Church for a concert by The Bristol Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble.  They will provide an eclectic mix of musical style from baroque to rock, perhaps Vivaldi, Ennio Morricone, Villa Logos or even Jimi Hendrix!

Your WI secretary has the application form.


Members 12  Non Members 14    CLOSED Tuesday 14th May

SUMMER ORIENTEERING WALK

Tuesday 16th July 2019


Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

Meet at 10.30am (meeting point details will be provided on application)

This walk is approximately 3.5km and is to be carried out in pairs.  Dogs are welcome on this walk.


2 per person     Email sportandleisure@avonfwi.org.uk if you would like to attend

TALKING TO THE ANIMALS

Wednesday 24th July 2019


The Oak Hall, The Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8HL    7.30-9.30pm
Two qualified, experienced vets from the Rowe Veterinary Group and Animal Hospital are coming along
to give a fascinating talk on animal care and what goes on behind the scenes.

Tea/Coffee available


Members 7  Non Members 8                      Closing Date Monday 24th June

HIGHCLERE CASTLE

Monday 29th July 2019



EVENT CANCELLED

FARMING TODAY

Monday 5th August 2019


Regilbury Park Farm, Winford, BS40 8BE          2.30-5.30pm

Come to this lovely farm, where the most advanced technology is used. 
Our hosts will be Johnny and Jo Alvis, producers of the renowned cheese.  There will be a
demonstration, tour and talk.  Strong shoes or wellies should be worn.


Members 6  Non Members 8 (includes refreshments)    Closing Date Monday 1st July

INTER-FEDERATION BOWLS TOURNAMENT

Friday 16th August 2019


Olveston and District Bowls Club, Alveston Rd, Old Down, Tockington BS32 4PH

2pm

Play will begin promptly at 2pm.  Please contact Sue Murphy at sportandleisure@avonfwi.org.uk if you would like to play, you do not need to be a member of a team.  The green fees will be paid by the Federation.



GOLF CROQUET SKILLS DEVELOPMENT DAY

Tuesday 27th August 2019


Camerton & Peasedown Croquet Club, Redpost Ground, Whitebrook Lane, Peasedown St John BA2 8LD

2pm 5pm (please arrive for 1.30pm)

This is an opportunity for all abilities of player to work on developing/ improving their skills in golf croquet.  All levels of player welcome.  This will be a fun event with a cream tea to celebrate the successes of the afternoon.  All equipment supplied, however suitable flat-soled footwear must be worn. 
Parking available.


Members only 13 (includes tuition and cream tea)            Closing date Wednesday 10th July

WALK AND BOAT TRIP ON THE KENNET & AVON CANAL

Tuesday 3rd September 2019


Meet at 10.30am at Baileys Barn car park (BA15 1BW) for a leisurely walk, time for lunch, then meet again at 1.45pm for a 2pm departure on MV Barbara McLellan.  We will have a two and a half hour trip on the canal boat to Avoncliff Aqueduct, returning to the wharf at approximately 4.30pm.
There will be a cash bar on the boat.  For an additional 5 you can pre-order a cream tea (to be indicated on the application form)


Members only 10            Closing date Wednesday 31st July

ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday 26th September 2019

Winter Gardens Pavilion, Royal Parade, Weston-Super-Mare  BS23 1AJ

Thursday 26th September 10.30pm - 3.15pm.

Our morning speaker will be Steve Loader from the fantastic Mission to Seafarers based in Portbury Docks, Bristol.  For the afternoon  we are fortunate to have Amanda Owen joining us to share her life story as a hill farmer in the North of England. 

There will be a raffle.


Members 17                                          Closing date Tuesday 13th August

BASKETRY AND WILLOW WORKSHOP

Saturday 28th September 2019

St George's Church Hall, Easton-in-Gordano, BS20 0PA

10am-3.30pm.

Join Tanya Bartlett for an introduction to willow weaving using traditional
weaving techniques of waling and pairing.  We will be making a Bird Feeder and a Catalan Tension Tray.  This workshop is suitable for those new to willow weaving or those wishing to refresh their skills.  Coffee/Tea available.  There will be a charge of 12 on the day to cover materials.


Members 25                          Closing Date Wednesday 21st August

ALISON NEIL 'LARKS AND MAGIC'

Thursday 3rd October 2019

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

2 performances: 2.30pm and 7.30pm

The wonderful performer Alison Neil is back! This time her subject is
E.Nesbit, author of The Railway Children.  Apparently her bohemian lifestyle was jaw-dropping!
Join us at the beautiful Failand Village Hall, where there is plenty of parking.

Your WI secretary has the application form and flyer.


Members 15  Non Members 17    Closing date Tuesday 6th August

FEDERATION QUIZ

Thursday 17th October 2019

Somerset Hall, The Precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH

Thursday 17th October 7pm-10pm
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 required.  The quiz commences promptly at 7pm.

There will be a cash bar available so, please note, you will not be permitted to bring your own alcohol.

There will be a raffle and refreshments available.


Members 16 per team of 4                                        Closing date Tuesday 3rd September

HISTORICAL LECTURES 2019 - INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

October - November 2019


Week 1: Elizabeth Murray (1626-1698)
Week 2: Mary Carpenter of Bristol (1807-1877)
Week 3: Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Week 4: Caroline Herschell (1750-1848)

Cleeve Village Hall (A370), 1 Cleeve Hill Rd, BS49 4PH
Tuesdays 2pm-3.30pm
22nd & 29th October, 5th & 12th November

Keynsham Methodist Church Victoria Centre, 2 Charlton Road, Keynsham BS31 2JA
Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm
3rd & 30th October, 6th & 13th November

Members 27  Non Members 29 (over 18s only)
Closing Date Tuesday 10th September

POETRY WORKSHOP

Saturday 19th October 2019

10am-3pm

Badminton Road Methodist Church, Badminton Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 6NU 
Easy access and parking


Sarah Anstey will lead this poetry-writing workshop. Sarah is an experienced tutor with a gift for developing the poetry-writing skills of her students.  BYO lunch, tea/coffee available.


Members 17 Non Members 19      CLOSING DATE Wednesday  4th September

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.


Final balance due by Thursday 1st August 2019

NO MORE APPLICATIONS CAN BE TAKEN


A MURDER MYSTERY IS ANNOUNCED

Friday 8th November 2019

The Folk Hall, 95 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PR (parking on site)

7.00pm - 9.30pm.

We will start punctually at 7pm with non-alcoholic cocktails. 
Crime solved by 9.30pm, 1930s dress optional.


WANTED:  Eight guests/ actors to work from scripts on the night (no words to memorise!).  Please contact Sandra Derrick through WI House by the end of August to discuss pre-party meeting and casting, possibly early afternoon on Tuesday 17th September, or by other convenient arrangement.
Your WI secretary has the application form.


Members 12      CLOSING DATE Tuesday 1st October

THE HISTORIC HOUSES & HERITAGE OF SUSSEX

Departing Monday 27th April 2020

     
Departure date Monday 27th April 2020, 4 nights

We will depart from our designated pick up points for our stay at the 3* Best Western York House Hotel in Eastbourne for 4 nights on a half board basis. 

En route we will visit the NT Polesden Lacey.  During our stay we will visit Standen House & Gardens, Lewes, Brighton Pavilion, Scotney Castle, Batemans and enjoy a train ride on the Bluebell Railway.  On our return journey we will visit NT Chartwell. 

OPEN TO FAMILY & FRIENDS

COST 454 pp.    Single supplement 74 pp.    INSURANCE 24 pp.

Non-refundable deposit of 75 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Friday 20th September 2019. Final balance due by Friday 21st February 2020

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

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.

You may also view this tour at www.tailored-travel.co.uk & quote afwi202


OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020

Departing Thursday 10th September 2020

Departure date 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.

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.

FINAL BALANCE due 60 days before departure.

NO MORE APPLICATIONS CAN BE TAKEN


4* NORTHERN SPAIN & THE PICOS MOUNTAINS

Departing Thursday 8th October 2020

     
Departure date Thursday 8th October 2020, 5 nights

We will meet at Bristol Airport for our flight to Bilbao, where we will be met by our tour manager and transferred to the 4* Felisa Hotel in Quevada for 5 nights (half board). 

During our stay we will visit Santillana del Mar, Altamira Museum & Replica Cave, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Picos Mountains & Potes (optional cable car excursion), Santander, El Soplao Cave (commences with a mine train excursion) and spend some time in Bilbao before the return flight.

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 849 pp.    Single supplement 99 pp.    INSURANCE 44 pp.


Non-refundable deposit of 100 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Thursday 7th November 2019. Final balance due by Thursday 6th August 2020

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.

You may also view this tour at www.tailored-travel.co.uk & quote afwi203


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