Mayfest brings you all the fun of the fair

May 05 2016
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Mayfest brings you all the fun of the fair

THE Gloucester Road Central Mayfest returns on May 7. This popular free community event is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week and traders will be offering a range of activities and special sales outside their shops.

Bishop Road will be closed to traffic from Gloucester Road to Manor Road, facepainting, needlefelting, a tea cup ride and the arrival of Jack in the Green and his band of dancers and musicians at 3.45.

Playing Out will be taking over the residential end of the road and will offer lots of fun activities. Mr Gotalot plans to make an appearance to tell us about his next show at the Kelvin Players.

Anyone interested in sustainable building can wander down Bishop Lane and check out the new 212 Eco house which will be opening the doors for everyone to have a tour and talk to the builders about mud and straw walls, sheep’s wall insulation and a living roof.

For info on the build see www.facebook.com/212strawhouse 

The pavement planting scheme with Avon Wildlife Trust, will be launched with the help of MP Thangam Debbonaire, businesswoman Sarah Thorp and Matt Collis. Planters are being built outside over 30 businesses on the Glos Rd Central section of Gloucester Road next week and will be filled with loads of pollinator friendly plants and flowers.

The Bishop Road Community choir have already confirmed they will be singing at 2.30pm and there’ll be other live music laid on by the Golden Lion who are also setting up a small bar.

This is just a small selection of the many events happening and all day long there’ll be fantastic creative and art activities.