Sun shines on Mayfest
Gloucester Road Central traders put on another hugely successful Mayfest over the May Day weekend.
With the sun shining the Bishopston community was treated to a day of food, drink, live music and fun activities.
As usual, Joe’s Bakery gave kids the chance to decorate - and eat - gingerbread men, Paper Plane showed them how to make origami animals and Knit Natter Stitch set up outside Room 212 offering free workshops on making May crowns.
Osna Therapy hosted a programme of talks from alternative practitioners and offered free massage tasters while Boston Tea Party set up a juice and cake stall next door and musicians entertained the crowds. Billie Jean was back on the street with her Cashmere Event and the kids' shoe sale at OddSox was a hit as always.
Avon Wildlife Trust and Riverford organic demonstrated benefits of supporting nature and Jam Plan sold locally produced jams. Babybank held a lucky dip to raise funds and awareness. Preserve Food, a new zero waste shop, set up a temporary stall and sold out of reusable straws and bamboo toothbrushes, soon to be offered in store.
Bishop Road was closed off for the day, giving space for a teacup ride, vegetarian cafe, facepainting from Ace Paints and free nail painting from Icon Beauty.
Sarah Thorp, from Gloucester Road Central traders said: “Another fantastic day, enjoyed by the whole community! In the afternoon the Glos Vox choir gathered to sing some traditional May songs and the grand finale was when Jack in the Green and his merry band of musicians and dancers stopped off to entertain the crowds on their way up Gloucester Road to Horfield Common.”