Our Downend WI Sub-Groups Book Club & Yarn Club meeting via ZOOM


Yarn Club –  Meets 1st Tuesday of each month – Venue: meeting in the Duck & Willow for the duration of the Pandemic.

Yarn Club Co-ordinator S.B. & L.C.  Yarn Club meets 1st Tuesday of each month. This group focuses on crochet and knitting .

We have a dedicated Facebook page for the group members.  We have vacancies for new members, so please apply on the Facebook page.

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Book Club – meets 3rd Tuesday of each month –  venue variable in members’ homes - and during this Covid-19 epidemic we have met using virtual media.

Book Club. Co-ordinator L.R. This group enables members to read books of a genre that they have previously overlooked. The monthly host chooses the book to be discussed at the following months meeting, There is always an interesting discussion on the content. We have dedicated Facebook page for the Book Club members. If you are interested in joining, please apply on the facebook page.

Book list this year:

Love, Iris written by Elizabeth Noble

Once Upon A River written by Diane Setterfield

A Woman Is No Man written by Etaf Rum

Him & Me written by Michael & Jack Whitehall

The Thornbirds written by Colleen McCullough

Educated written by Tara Westover.

You Left Early written by Louisa Yung

The Secrets Between Us written by Louise Douglas


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Meeting via Facebook

Cinema & Film Club – No fixed day or date or time

Cinema Club. Co-ordinator L.C. & S.B.  This is a very flexible group. The idea is that if a member wishes to go to see a film at the cinema, then she posts the information: Name of film, Cinema, Day and Time. Then if any other members of the group wish to also go and see the film, they can go together. Much nicer than going on one’s own.  If you are interested in joining, please apply on the facebook page.

More recently this group has adapted to the problems of the Covid-19 Pandemic by watching a specific film from home during self isolation, then coming together on Facebook to write their comments/reviews.

During this Covid-19 epidemic, this group has widened it's activities to watching films on the TV, using Netflix and BBC iPlayer, also accessing streaming live from YouTube to watch the British National Theatre .

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Theatre Club – No fixed day or date or time

Theatre Club. Co-ordinator P. O. This is a very flexible group. Totally dependent upon what is being staged at theatres in Bristol such as;  The Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres or other venues. Our last trip was to see The Lion King on stage at the Hippodrome, we had a fantastic time!

Upcoming theatre visits are CANCELLED due to Covid-19


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