Businesses get set for Mayfest event

March 28 2014

WITH Mayfest fast approaching, local businesses from around the central part of Gloucester Road are gearing up to provide a day full of music, art, food and fun.

WITH Mayfest fast approaching, local businesses from around the central part of Gloucester Road are gearing up to provide a day full of music, art, food and fun.
YourStreet Ltd - a gift card initiative for independent retailers - has offered to organise a hamper, whilst Abi Smith from Cake will be biking up a selection of delicious fairy cakes.
Live music will be provided throughout the day from the Golden Lion and the Chimp House.
Millards is organising a selection of bike art, and art gallery, Room 212, will holding a May Queen and King crown-making workshop.
Bristol artist Pip Gillman, who painted the image used on the 'Glos Rd Central' Facebook page, will be setting up his easel and painting passers-by.
The North Bristol Art Trail artists are sponsoring the decorations for the event, with many showcasing their work at Artemis, Fig and Room 212.
Dave Giles, the butchers, is also hoping to take part in the event, raising money for Unseen and The Gambia Experience in memory of Dave Giles.
Jack in the Green, a nine-feet tall figure, covered in greenery and flowers, accompanied by musicians and morris dancers, will also be arriving and dancing in the Gloucester Road central area around 3.30pm.
The event, taking place at the top of Pigsty Hill on May 3, will run from 10am-5am.
The Mayfest will be tying in with the 'Our Neighbourhood Community Festival' run by the Neighbourhood Partnership and council.
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