Friday, 9 December 2011




As you'll all know we've outgrown the Blakehay and have been in search of a new venue for our monthly meetings and after a considerable search we have found one.

The new home of the Women of Weston-super-Mare Women's Institute is;

The Weston-super-Mare Museum
Burlington Street
BS23 1PR
Telephone: 01934 621028

Links to their website are here;

Details of how to find them are here;

The date and times of our meetings will remain the same and our next meetings are;

20th December 2011; we will be having a tour of the museum, a mince-pie-mingle (its easier to explain on the evening) and a magnificent make from Leanne & Shona

17th January 2011; we are very pleased to announce that we will be joined by Danielle Collins, facial yoga expert ( and a make appropriate to the theme of the evening (its very good)

Start time is 7.30 pm.

There are some big benefits of us moving to the Museum;
  • Capacity; we could accommodate over 150 people at the Museum so we need never be squashed into a tiny room without enough chairs ever again! It also means that we can continue to welcome guests to our meetings until we reach a membership that matches the capacity.
  • Space; because it is a really flexible space we will be able to do a lot more (belly dancing anyone??) and also make our meetings more sociable for you (and because the courtyard is nice and airy, you won't overheat!).
  • Catering Facilities; we have facilities for our tea and coffee making and we can continue to serve you delicious cakes.
  • Accessibility; our meetings will be held on the ground floor which is completely accessible (no steps!) making it easier for everyone. There are also more disabled parking spaces on the street outside which is a bonus.
  • Price; we've managed to match the price of the Blakehay so we get a bigger venue at no extra cost.
There is only one hitch;
  • Parking; the museum is about a 5 minute walk from 3 car parks (including the one near the Blakehay). This is a drag and whilst we'd tried to find a venue with everything, the others we looked at also had issues with parking. There is a fair bit of on street parking near the Museum and you can park on most of the streets around the building for free (whilst there was a car park at the Blakehay it was quite expensive). We are going to enquire with a local business that has a car park to see if we can use that when we meet but it won't be available in time for our December meeting.
We look forward to seeing you all at the December meeting and again in the new year!

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