About Bleadon WI

Welcome to the Bleadon WI blog where we will be able to keep you up to date with all the news and events going on at Bleadon WI

You will just need to log in regularly to catch up with us, and if you would like any stories, photos or events added just email the Bleadon WI committee at bleadonwi@hotmail.co.uk

Bleadon WI meets at the Coronation Hall, Coronation Road, Bleadon at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month, all are welcome.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Supper Club

The latest supper club is being organised at Brunello Lounge, Beach Road , Weston Super Mare. The club is going to meet on 26th April at 7 pm and anyone wishing to attend should let Chris now by 18th April.

The Bleadon Belles

The Bleadon Belles choir had a lovely audience of over 250 at the Avon Federation of WIs Spring Meeting on Wednesday evening, 29th March in The Somerset Hall, Portishead. The choir, which is formed from members of Bleadon WI, told the story in song of their rather rapid rise from small beginnings in Bleadon Village Hall, to the Royal Albert Hall and the present day. The Belles were led by Choirmaster KingAndrew , and accompanied by pianist Richard Lennox
Photo shows the Bleadon Belles choir with Mrs Jean Sims, Chairman of the Avon Federation of WIs, who has supported the choir from its early days.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

8th Birthday Celebration


This Thursday, 9th February will be Bleadon WI's 8th Birthday meeting. We will be celebrating this event with Irish Dancing with Jill Elliott and her Band.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Craft Club

Craft Club will be starting again on Wednesday 8th February 2.30 - 4.30 at Jane's House.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Walking Group - Reminder

The walking group will be meeting on Friday 27th January at the car park in Bleadon. However, if you will not be car sharing please can you let Veronica know

Lady Denman Cup Competition

Inspired by the Climate Change Campaign for the Love of, the Lady Denman Cup competition 2017 is inviting WI members to write a piece of poetry about what they love, that could be lost to climate change.

Entries may be in any poetical style but must be no more than 500 words. Details of how to enter have been emailed to WI members or contact Bleadon WI if you need to know more.

February's Lunch Club

February's Lunch Club will be meeting at the Pimpernel in Huntspill. If you wish to join in please let Pat know.


Fund Raising Suggestions Needed

The Bleadon WI Committee have decided to continue to support The Scanner Appeal. However, we  now need your ideas for fund raising events.  These could be large or small ideas, tea parties, dances, a sing along - whatever you feel would be fun.

Of course all of these ideas will need to be planned and organised so we are also looking for a team of willing volunteers, who will be supported by some of the committee members, who could lend a hand.

If you are awash with fundraising ideas or want to kick start 2017 with a good deed for a really special cause please contact the committee.

Iceland Challenge


The Avon Federation has contacted us with details of a very exiting opportunity for WI Members. To raise money for Denman College you can cycle, trek or horse ride in Iceland in July 2018. 

Full details have been sent to members but you need to register you interest by mid-February  if you want to be included

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Bistrot Pierre - 22nd February 2017


The WI Birthday meal will take place on Wednesday 22nd February at Bistrot Pierre in Weston Super Mare. Tracy Honour has been working very hard to organise this event for us and has now circulated menus so that you can make your choices.

Please make sure you have confirmed your attendance with Tracy and make sure that you arrive, on the night, at  7.30pm so that you are ready to be seated at 8pm.

Maunsell Lock


If the weather is permitting we will be walking around Maunsel Lock on Friday 27th January. If you are interested please sign up at this months meeting. 

January Meeting

For January's meeting we will welcome Dr Greenhouse, a consultant in sexual health from the WISH clinic at Weston General Hospital and the Tower clinic in Bristol.

We will be running the raffle, book and produce tables so if you have any unwanted Christmas gifts or fancy brining in some baking your donations will be gratefully received.