• Day and Time: First Tuesday of the month
  • Overview: Dunster WI is a friendly group of around 45 members of varying ages, all of whom are ‘young at heart’!

Dunster WI is a friendly group of around 45 members of varying ages, all of whom are ‘young at heart’!

We usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month, 7.15pm - 9.15pm, in the Meeting Room and have a varied programme - a mix of speakers and activities, with something for everyone we hope.

In addition to our monthly meetings, we hold a monthly ‘Coffee & Chat Morning’ where we support our local traders by visiting different establishments around Dunster; have a small group of ‘Willing Weeders’ who meet most months to help care for our adopted flower bed in the adjacent Memorial Garden; have a small group who meet to ‘Clean & Polish’ in our local Parish & Priory Church of St George; get creative with occasional ‘Craft Afternoons’.

As part of Dunster Village we get involved with, and support Village events too, like the annual St George’s Flower Festival, the Dunster Horticultural Annual Show and Village Society Christmas Bazaar.

For more information about Dunster WI please contact:

President: Mrs Pat Curling - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary: Mrs Brenda Moore - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Our 2023/24 Programme is as follows:

4 April 2023 Membership Subscriptions due: Fun Craft Activity -‘Coronation Corsages’

2 May Annual Meetingfollowed by ‘Pageantry & Prosecco

6 June Speaker: Nichola Penn ‘Tales of a Somerset Soap Maker’ A demonstration talk

4 July Speaker: Bob Selway Wood & Woodturning Demonstration

August - No monthly meeting

*Skittles & Supper* or *Visit to Minehead Lifeboat Station* Details to follow

5 September Speaker: Stephen Hayes ‘Dunster Working Watermill’

3 October Speaker: Ursula Franklin ‘Mission Penguin’

7 November ‘Remember, Remember’ with Sparklers, Hot Chocolate & Jackets

5 December No monthly meeting

*Pre-booked Christmas Lunch at Foxes Hotel, Minehead*

*9 or 15 January 2024* Welcome to the New Year with our very own Quiz Night

6 February Green Hearts - share your love, for our planet

5 March 104th Birthday Celebrations Details to follow

  • Dunster WI

    First Tuesday of the month
    Dunster WI is a friendly group of around 45 members of varying ages, all of whom are ‘young at heart’!
  • Dunster by Candlelight - Candlelight Fair

    01 Dec 2023 15:00 - 21:00 till 02 Dec 2023 15:00 - 21:00
    This year Dunster by Candlelight will be presenting a 2 day "Candlelight Fair" in the Tithe Barn over the two evenings of Candlelight. Proceeeds from the fair will be shared between Dunster by Candlelight (as a contribution towards the cost of running Candlelight) and St Margaret's Hospice.
  • Dunster Village Society Christmas Bazaar

    Dunster Village Society Christmas Bazaar

    09 Dec 2023 10:00 till 16:00
    Coming back to the Duster Tithe Barn - It's the Duster Village Society Christmas Bazaar
  • Tai Chi Qigong by Tricia Darling

    Tai Chi Qigong

    Thursdays - 10.00am to 11.00am
    Tai Chi Qigong (pronounced Chee Gong), is a traditional Chinese practice, involving gentle and flowing movements, controlled breathing, and a peaceful and meditative mindset. Mainly a standing class that is suitable for individuals of all ages and skill levels, and can help improve many aspects of physical and mental health such as balance, sleep quality, blood pressure, and mood.
  • Antiques on High at the Dunster Tithe Barn. Antiques Vintage and collectables Fayre

    Sundays 10am till 4pm
    With a wide range of antiques available, including vintage fabric, silverware, jewelry, and glassware, visitors are sure to find something that catches their eye. This event is an excellent opportunity for antique enthusiasts to browse and purchase unique and one-of-a-kind items while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Dunster Tithe Barn.
  • Tricia H Darling Somatic Movement

    Somatic Movement

    Thursdays - 11.30am to 12.30pm
    Somatics is focused on body awareness to restore functional movement and posture. The term Somatics comes from the Greek word "Soma" meaning living body and is a holistic approach to movement and embodiment focusing on the internal perception of the body, rather than just its external appearance or physical abilities. You may find somatics helpful for musculo-skeletal aches and pains and restoring functional movement and posture.
  • Dunster Short Mat Bowls Club

    Monday Evenings 7:30pm till 9.00pm
    Short mat bowls is an indoor version of lawn bowls played on a mat with a length of around 45-60 feet. The objective of the game is to roll bowls towards a target, called the jack, and score points by getting closer to it than the opponent's bowls. It is played with four bowls per player, and the game can be played individually or in teams. The rules of short mat bowls vary slightly depending on the governing body, but generally follow the same principles as outdoor lawn bowls.
  • Balance Point Pilates

    Tuesdays 9:30 till 10:30
    At Balance Point Pilates, we understand that Pilates is an incredibly adaptable movement program that accommodates every body type and fitness level. It enables you to understand your body, gain greater body alignment, improve functional movements, core strength and have a positive impact on your general sense of well-being.
  • Ballroom and Latin American Dancing

    Mondays 6pm till 7pm
    Ballroom and Latin American dance lessons can be a fun and enjoyable way to improve physical fitness, social skills, and confidence. They are popular among people of all ages and backgrounds. Join us on Monday evenings with your professional dance instructor.
  • Sound Bath with Gongs

    Sound Bath with Gongs

    3rd Wednesday Every Month 7pm till 9pm
    A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where a person is bathed in the sounds and vibrations of gongs and other instruments, often used for relaxation, meditation, and healing. It is an effortless, immediate and effective way to achieve deep relaxation and release stress. All you have to do is lie or sit back in warmth and comfort to enjoy the healing sounds of these magnificent instruments.
  • Tai Chi QiGong with Age UK Somerset

    Tuesdays 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Gentle, easy-to-learn exercises to improve balance, flexibility and strength for your mind, body and wellbeing.
  • Pilates, Pure Stretch and Prosecco

    06 Dec 2023 19:15 till 20:45
    BALM body and lifestyle management welcomes you to a lovely festive event at the Dunster Tithe Barn Wednesday December 6th 7:15 - 8:45pm
  • Seido Karate South West

    Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Seido Karate, a traditional Japanese style of karate for ages 6+, Tuesdays term time only, 18:30-19:30 (family class), 19:30-20:00 (kumite class 4th Kyu+). Helps students to focus and increases confidence. Seido Karate also at Bishops Lydeard and Exeter.
  • HEMA Historical Longsword

    Thursdays 7:30 pm.
    Classes are on a Thursday evening, we are looking for new members and will be running a 12 week introductory class, If this is something that you feel would interest you please make contact and book into a class for a free taster session.