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FEDERATION CAROL SERVICE READERS 2017

Monday 30th October 2017


Members interested in reading at this Service are invited to come to WI House on Monday 30th October at 12pm to choose one of the biblical or non-biblical items included in the service

If this time is not convenient for you, please contact the office so alternative arrangements can be made.

DARTS TOURNAMENT 2017/2018

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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 £12.00 per team of 4
Closing date Wednesday 6th December


Your Secretary has the Application Form.

SKITTLES KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT 2017/2018 - CLOSED

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It is time to apply for the next Tournament

Members Only £14.00 per team of 6
Closing date Wednesday 4th October


Your Secretary has the Application Form.

    RUSSIAN COMPOSERS - CONTACT WI HOUSE FOR LATE APPLICATIONS

Monday 23rd October 2017

Conygre Hall, Timsbury
2pm - 4pm


Our interest in Russian culture continues with a study of the lives and music of two great composers, Rachmaninoff & Rimsky Korsakov.  Learn more from Denman tutor, Barry Collett, who will give a talk and play some recordings


Members £10.00    Non Members £12.00                            Closing date Friday 8th September

Application Form will be with the June Newsletter Mailing

WAR HORSE PUPPETEER - CLOSED

Friday 27th October 2017

Keynsham Community Space

Afternoon and Evening presentations available.
2.30pm-4pm    and      7.30pm-9pm


Ruth Rogers returns to tell of her experience as Joey's puppeteer in the award winning production
of War House. 
See how puppetry can depict a living, breathing, believable animal.


Members £12.00    Non Members £14.00                            Closing date Friday 15th September

Application Form will be with the June Newsletter Mailing

BEGINNERS ART WORKSHOP - CLOSED

Thursday 9th November 2017

The Pavillion Community Space,
Bristol Harbourside
10am - 3pm


Come and join us on the beginners workshop with local artist Patrick Shipsides. Bring your own lunch.


Members Only £20.00 (Including drinks)                              Closing date Friday 29th September

As numbers are limited on this workshop, please ask your WI secretary to contact the office to request an application form.

NEW          TABLE TOP GAMES & TASTY TEA

Wednesday 15th November 2017

St Dunstan's Church Hall, 36 Bristol Road, Keynsham, BS31 2BQ
2.15pm - 4.25pm


Enjoy an afternoon with friends playing all those games we used to play. 
There will be sumptuous homemade cakes and sandwiches.


Members Only £8.50
Closing date Wednesday 11th October


Application form in August Newsletter Mailing

BLAST FROM THE PAST - CONTACT WI HOUSE FOR LATE APPLICATIONS

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Somerset hall, Portishead
7.30pm - 9.30pm


BLAST FROM THE PAST are a small, multi-talented group, who between them can play over 30 instruments and perform in costume. These talented performers will return with another seasonal show.



Members £14.00    Non Members £16.00
(to include refreshments)


Closing date Friday 6th October



HOME SKILLS & GARDENS DAY - CLOSED

Monday 27th November 2017

Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 58 Broad Street
BS37 6AD
10.30AM - 3.30PM

Come and enjoy this day with a variety of entertainment.

Our first morning speaker is Jess Ridgers who is an industrial designer and researcher
and works for Designability in Bath.

Our second morning speaker is Genevieve Taylor who is going to speak about how she produces food for film sets. She has worked on the TV production of Poldark and many more. She is a well known writer of cookery books and her latest is about street food.

In the afternoon, sit back and enjoy a fashion show of the latest clothes from M&Co.

The competion is for 4 decorated cupcakes (your secretary will have the schedule)

Members £15  Non Members £17   

Closing Date Friday 13th October


CHRISTMAS WALK

Friday 1st December


Hidden Treasures of Clevedon

10.30am - 1pm

Meeting at Clevedon Bandstand on the sea front
£2 per person

Please contact the office to book your place


FEDERATION CAROL SERVICE

Monday 4th December 2017


St Mary Redcliffe Church

2.30pm


All welcome, bring your family and friends

A collection will be made and divided between "The Not Forgotten Association" and Age UK


Ticket / Programme  £3.50 pp

               
Closing Date, Wednesday 25th October 2017

Application form with your August Newsletter mailing.

DJEMBE DRUMMING WORKSHOP

Thursday 25th January 2018

Lansdown Golf Club
Bath, BA1 9BT

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Drums provided.  Bar, coffee & raffle

Members Only £15                                      Closing Date Wednesday 6th December


NEW                                COFFEE MORNING WITH DEMONSTRATIONS

Thursday 8th February 2018


    Tickenham Village Hall, 205 Clevedon Road,
        Tickenham, BS21 6RX

Thursday 8th February 2018              10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Come and enjoy coffee & cake (included in ticket price) with members from other WIs.
Watch interesting demonstrations of crafts.
Country Markets will be selling delicious goods.
There will be a raffle.

MEMBERS £6, NON MEMBERS £7        CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 3rd JANUARY
Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

NEW                          WALLACE, GROMIT & FRIENDS

Tuesday 27th February 2018


Keynsham Community Space

7.30pm - 9.30pm

For fans of Wallace and Gromit, there will be an opportunity to hear more about them, and other characters, from AFWI member Jess McKillop who works for Aardman Animations.

Members £12, Non Members £14.           Closing date Wednesday 20th December
   

NEW                                  THE SISTERS OF SWING

Thursday 15th March 2018


Conygre Hall, Timsbury

7.30pm - 9.30pm

The SISTERS OF SWING make a welcome return with another concert of foot tapping music and maybe some singing and dancing too.


Members £15, Non Members £17 Closing date Wednesday 31st January 2018


Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

NEW                                    THE VET INDUSTRY

Monday 19th March 2018


THE WORK OF A VET AND HELPING VET PRACTICES IN HOLLAND

    Keynsham Methodist Church (Key Centre)
Charlton Road, Keynsham, BS31 2JA

Monday 19th March 2018              7.30pm – 9.30pm

Richard Killen and Robert Dawson are founder members of the Highcroft Veterinary Group, the Bristol based hospital referral.  From its humble beginnings in 1982, the Highcroft Veterinary Group has become one of the UK’s leading Vet practices, led by Vet surgeons Richard Killen and Robert Dawson. 
Richard will speak about the Vet industry, the work of a Vet and some interesting cases. 
He is also helping Vet practices in Holland.

MEMBERS £8, NON MEMBERS £9      CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY

Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

NEW        SPRING MEETING

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 22nd March

                    Somerset Hall, Portishead, BS20 6AH

  7pm for tea/coffee, meeting commencing promptly at 7.30pm

                    Please remember to book your places for the Spring Meeting,
as numbers will be limited.
Our Speaker will be Ian Martin from the Eden Project with his talk entitled:
Eden – Concept, Present Day & Future Ambitions.
Ian has been invited to this meeting following glowing
recommendations from other Federations. 
The evening will end with light entertainment, further information to follow. 
                             
Members only £9                       Raffle                            Closing date Wednesday 31st January

Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

THE HISTORIC HOUSES & HERITAGE OF LINCOLNSHIRE

Departing Thursday 12th April 2018  4 nights / 5 days

We will be staying at the 3* Holiday Inn in Lincoln, on a half board basis, which is located 5 minutes walk from the city centre. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant & bar, en-suite rooms including tv, phone, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities.
Full details of the itinerary are in the April edition of Avon News.

Open to Family & Friends but, if over-subscribed, places may have to be allocated.

Cost: £399 pp. Single supplement £80 pp. Insurance £20 pp.
Non-refundable deposit of £75 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Saturday 23rd September 2017. Final balance due by Thursday 1st February 2018.


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.

Your WI secretary has the application & booking form or Contact WI House

  THE DELIGHTS OF SLOVENIA & LAKE BLED

Departing Thursday 11th October 2018

We will depart by coach, from our usual pick up points, to Stansted Airport for our direct flight to Ljubljana. Our local guide will meet us and transfer us to the 4* Park Hotel in Bled for 6 days/5 nights on a half board basis.
During our stay we have guided tours of Lake Bled & Ljubljana and will visit Bled Castle, Church of the Assumption (pictured), enjoy a traditional Pietna boat excursion and a cruise from Portoroz to Piran.
There is also an optional excursion to Lake Bohinj.
On our return we will be met at Stansted & travel back to our original pick up points.

Open to Family & Friends
Cost:  £899 pp. Single supplement £99 pp.  Insurance £36 pp.
Non-refundable deposit of £100 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Saturday 4th November 2017. Final balance due by Thursday 9th August 2018.


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 has the application

NEW  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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