Late night shopping on doorstep

December 01 2014

TO encourage customers to shop locally during the Christmas build-up, traders in Gloucester Road Central will be opening late every Thursday, and opening Sunday.

TO encourage customers to shop locally during the Christmas build-up, traders in Gloucester Road Central will be opening late every Thursday, and opening Sunday.

And to launch the extended opening hours, a Christmas party will be held on December 4.

'Glos Rd Central' - known locally as Pigsty Hill - was set up earlier this year to support independent traders within the area, and enhance links with the community.

Shops and galleries keeping their doors open until 8.30pm on December 4 include Room 212, Paper Plane, Fig, Artemis, Moodles and Odd Sox.
Osna Therapy Centre have made their own body creams, and photographic centre Catch the Moment will be organising a fun photo booth.

Other stores opening late include Nuala Morey, Fizz, Icon Beauty and Lunar Optical.

Independent cafes and restaurants Lashings, Boston Tea Party, Café Dream, and Lona will offer hot drinks, while Joe's Bakery will serve up a tasty helping of mince pies and roast chestnuts.

Cake, from the bottom of Glos Rd Central, will give a taste of beautifully decorated cakes, and Skipchen - a pop-up kitchen which makes meals out of surplus food - will be dishing up delicious soup.

Golden Hill Community Garden will be raising funds with natural, hand-made wreaths, while Horfield Common and Sustrans will provide information on their community activities.

A giant Christmas fuzzy-felt is being supplied by Uncanny Creations for children to make and pin on their own felt pictures.

Bristol Pound and Your Street Gift Cards will be present at the event, encouraging shoppers to use alternative local currency options.

A Christmas party would not be right without music - Bishop Road School choir will be performing at the Chimp House, as well as Highly Strung, and the Golden Lion pub is host to 17-piece big band, the Gorgeous Big Horns later in the evening.

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