Celebrating music, art and real ale

September 28 2018
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Now in its third year, ‘Ale and Arty’ brings people together from across north west Bristol to enjoy art and ale together and give everyone a fresh experience of St Peter’s church in Henleaze.

Starting at midday on Saturday 20 October, browse the wonderful range of craft and art stalls supplied by the artists’ co-operative We Make Bristol to find special birthday and Christmas presents. 

Have lunch in the Hall area and, among the ‘active art’ stalls, look out for Hat Making, a Photo Booth, Face Painting, a Nail Bar and all sorts of different art activities. A Scalextric circuit will once more be available for those with competitive spirits! Raffle tickets sold during the afternoon will be drawn and great prizes distributed around 5pm.

A wide range of Craft Ales will be available, along with ciders, wines, prosecco and soft drinks and food throughout the event. Lunches will be available from 12pm and Hot Dogs and Bar Snacks from around 5pm onwards.

All the money raised after expenses will go to Bristol’s Julian Trust Night Shelter and St Peter’s Outreach good causes – including Henleaze Hospitality (supporting Syrian refugee families settling in NW Bristol) and an Occupational Therapist working in Tanzania.

At 7pm the church area turns into a live music venue when The Watermelon Jam Jazz band will perform two sets. Bristol R&B band The Deltics will take to the stage at 9pm to rock St Peter’s in a way it has never been rocked before! The bars close at 11pm - and everything will be packed away and made ready for the first Sunday service at 8am the next day!

Mark Pilgrim, Vicar of St Peter’s says: “Our inaugural 2016 Festival raised £1,500 for charity; the 2017 event raised £3,000. Look out for news of how much we will be able to give away this time.” 

The Ale and Arty Charity Festival runs from Midday to 11pm on Saturday 20th October at St Peter's Church, The Drive, Henleaze BS9 4LD.