This year the Glos Rd Central Mayfest is on May 6th This is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week. This year’s festival will launch the Bristol Pound Gloucester Road map with artwork supplied by Room 212 artists. http://bristolpound.org/
Traders and community groups will be spilling their wares out onto the Gloucester Road pavements. Room 212, Paper Plane and Moodles will have free creative activities, Billie Jean and Bristol Vintage will return with clothes and cashmere while Odd Sox will hold a sale of kids shoes.
Glos Rd Central Mayfest is part of the Bristol Food Connection Programme so there’ll be loads of food and drink on offer including free samples from Joe Bakery, delicious cakes from Boston Tea Party and Cake, The Italian Sausage Co outside Millards, bbq by Giles Butchers, a Fairtrade stall and locally sourced delights from Pizzarova, Cafe Dream and Nico’s Kitchen. Bishop Road will be closed to traffic from Gloucester Road to Manor Road with events such as facepainting, needlefelting and a children’s tea cup ride. The Golden Lion bar and stage will host music, singing from community choirs and a preview from Mr Gotalot. Playing Out will be taking over the residental end of Bishop road while anyone interested in Green Building can take a wander down Bishop Lane to check out the new 212 Eco house and enjoy tea, cake and creativity in the garden.
Click here for more Mayfest information in our local magazine Bishopston Matters http://www.bishopstonmatters.co.uk/current-issue