Community festival returns for another year

February 27 2015

RETURNING for a third year is the Neighbourhood Community Festival.

RETURNING for a third year is the Neighbourhood Community Festival.

On offer will be a wide range of fun events, meetings, workshops and activities for all members of the community to participate in and enjoy.

The event, organised by the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership, aims to encourage local people to engage and contribute in their neighbourhoods, while meeting new people, and to learn about and celebrate where they live.

The festival will be raising awareness of the partnership - a group established by the council to bring public sector decision making to a local level.

Kicking off the week-long festivities, starting on May 2, will be Sustainable Redland's farmers market on Whiteladies Road and the Gloucester Road Central Mayfest.

Locals are invited to the stretch of road, which runs from the bottom of Pigsty Hill to the Golden Lion, for a day of music, art, food and fun.

Jack in the Green, a nine-feet tall figure, covered in greenery and flowers, accompanied by musicians and Morris dancers, has also agreed to stop at the festival.

Community groups interested in taking part are Golden Hill Community Garden and Horfield Common, Sustrans, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bishop Road Community Choir, Ashley Down Choir, Bristol Pound, APE Project, and Uncanny Creations.

The Redland May Fair will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, with a series of events continuing throughout the week. The festival finishes on May 10.

Organisers are calling on local people to get in touch if they would like to set up an event for the festival or if they want to get involved with helping the festival committee compile the programme of events.

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