Clifton WI special interest groups

Clifton WI special interest groups are open to current WI members only.

As you can see we have a wide range of subgroups which are lead by our members. It is a great way to get to know one another. Please contact us at the addresses given below or via stating which subgroup you are interested in. 

By committing to any paid event members assume responsibility for any relevant payments for themselves and guests, where applicable, whether or not they actually attend the event. Given time, of course organisers will try to find another member to use and pay for tickets, but WI regulations are strict on bookings and payments and Clifton WI cannot cover any shortfall that arises.



Clifton now has its own book group meeting once a month on Tuesdays at the Alma Tavern. Contact Ann Pulteney, if interested in joining, at 


Paulene organises tickets for plays, ballet, musicals and other theatrical events in Bristol. If you want to hear of future shows or if there is a local production of any kind that you would like to suggest please email 



A small group of players have been meeting during lockdown on Monday afternooons and 3 Wednesday evenings a month using Zoom and on line app Bridge Base.This pattern will continue either on Zoom or in person as restrictions are lifted. If you wish to join you should have a basic working knowledge of the game. The emphasis is on enjoyment and intellectual stimulation rather than cut-throat competition, and there's no charge.
If you're interested email Helen Bowen


The group is up and running under the leadership of Jan Hamilton and Patsy Rose. We play in the afternoons and welcome new and experienced players - email Patsy if you'd like to know more.  


The Tuesday Board and Card Games group is now a regular and popular drop-in meeting at Channings Hotel in Pembroke Rd, fortnightly at 2.30pm. Volunteers can bring a different board game to learn and enjoy along with a chance for a chat. 
Contact  to find out the meeting dates. 



Take advantage of early-bird dining offers, meeting once a month. Contact Ruth Thompson on

LUNCH GROUP - the LoCaLs* (Ladies of Clifton at Lunch!)

Eli Whitaker organises monthly Thursday lunches at a variety of local restaurants - contact her on 


The group visits smaller independent restaurants anywhere in Bristol on a monthly basis.  Contact Sally at or Cheryl at for more details


From time to time group outings to a place of interest are arranged. Recently we visited Arnos Vale for a themed tour with an excellent guide Charlotte.

We also went on a tour of Clifton this summer with a focus on characters beyond those linked to the range of Blue Plaques on display

If you have any suggestions about a visit, which could be absolutely any place or event of interest anywhere within day-trip distance, do please email