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WHAT'S ON JUNE 2017

Thursday 01 - Saturday 03 BRISTOL QUILTFEST The Bristol Quilters will be returning to the beautiful setting of Badminton School on Durdham Downs in Bristol for a three-day summer quiltfest. Admission is £4.00. Where: Badminton School, Westbury Road, Bristol BS9 3BA When: Various W: bristolquilters.com Friday 02 - Sunday 04 LET’S ROCK BRISTOL Let’s Rock Bristol returns with a new format - an all 80s Saturday and an all 90s Sunday! The line-up includes Gloria Gaynor, Happy Mondays, Lightning Seeds, Village People, Kim Wilde and more. Where: Ashton Court Estate Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN When: Various W: letsrockbristol.com Saturday 03 BRISTOL PHOTOMARATHON This photography event is a day to challenge participants to think creatively, meet new people and have some fun. Each entrant receives a disposable camera and a list of topics to capture. The subjects have to be taken in the order which they are provided. Only one picture may be taken to represent each topic. Where: The Island, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2EE When: 10.00am W: secondlook.org.uk Sunday 04 WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Bare as you dare at this year’s Bristol World Naked Bike Ride. Meet other full moons at the Full Moon in Stokes Croft - and get on your bikes and ride! Where: Full Moon and Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, BS1 3PR When: 11.00am, 12 noon start W: worldnakedbikeride.org Thursday 08 - Sunday 25 FESTIVAL OF NATURE The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, taking place over three consecutive weekends. The event features talks, art, performance, music, literature, photography and much more for all the family. Where: Various across Bristol and Bath When: Various W: bnhc.org.uk/festival-of-nature Friday 09 - Sunday 11 BRISTOL VOLKSFEST Taking place at Long Ashton, Bristol Volksfest is a fun-filled family extravaganza of food, street art, and of course Volkswagons of all shapes and sizes. The Wurzels and Jazzie B from Soul II Soul will provide the music. Fun for all the family. Where: Birches Farm, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9AG When: 10.00am W: bristolvolksfest.co.uk Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 BEDMINSTER SECRET GARDENS 2017 Homes across the local area will be opening up their private gardens to raise money for community gardening and enviromental projects across BS3. Where: Various When: 12 noon - 5.00pm W: bloomingbedminster.org.uk Tuesday 13 MILK POETRY Recently picked as one of the Best Spoken Word Nights in the UK by Picador Books, Milk Poetry brings together a selection of poets from all over the world, including Harry Baker, Theresa Lola, and Caroline Teague. Where: Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF When: 7.30pm W: tobaccofactorytheatres.com Wednesday 14 - Sunday 18 BRISTOL COMEDY GARDEN This year’s Bristol Comedy Garden has an outstanding line-up for 2017, with Ross Noble, Greg Davies, Adam Hills, Nina Conti, and much more - all taking place at Queen Square. Where: Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4LH When: 6.00pm week / 2.45pm weekends - 10.30pm W: bristolcomedygarden.co.uk Friday 16 JAMAICA ROOTS NIGHT To celebrate Jamaica this summer, join Zion for a night of sunshine and music, with a taste of the Caribbean. ‘Troy Ellis and his Hail Jamaica Reggae Band’ will provide the music, and there will be lots of Jamaican food, including jerk chicken and curried goat. Where: Zion Community Art Space, Bishopsworth Road, Bedminster Down, BS13 7JW When: 7.30pm - 10.30pm W: zionbristol.co.uk Friday 16 - Sunday 18 BALL MANIA AT COLSTON HALL Ball Mania MCR are bringing the largest adults only ball pit in the country to Colston Hall for an exclusive three-day event. The Lantern will be transformed with 200,000 balls to create a giant ball pit so large that every single person entering it will be transported back to their childhood! Where: Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR When: 10.00am - 9.30pm W: colstonhall.org Sunday 18 DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL This annual Dragon Boat Festival (DBF) is organised by the Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast - offering all the fun of watching the boats race on the Harbourside for charity. Where: Baltic Wharf, Bristol Harbourside, Cottage Inn end When: Heats start at 10.00am W: bristolrotarydragons.org Monday 19 CHAS AND DAVE Since the early 70s, Chas and Dave have been working together as a musical duo, with their friendship extending back to the sixties. With a cult audience of both young and old fans, they always put on a show full of fun! Where: Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ When: 7.30pm W: atgtickets.com Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 BRISTOL SOUNDS Bristol Sounds is back for 2017, with four separate shows taking place at Canons Marsh Amphitheatre on Bristol’s Harbourside. This year’s line-up includes headliners Bonobo, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David, and Hacienda Classical. Where: Canons Marsh Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, Bristol BS7 9WY When: 6.30pm W: seetickets.com Saturday 24 BRISTOL SUMMER BALL The Bristol Summer Ball will be helping to raise much needed funds for St Peters Hospice. The ticket price includes a welcome drink on arrival, a 3 course dinner, live music, a disco and surprise special guests. Where: Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ Start: 7.00pm W: ashtongatestadium.co.uk/upcoming-events Saturday 24 HORSEWORLD OPEN DAY This open day is a great opportunity to see what goes on at HorseWorld’s welfare department and talk to the grooms and trainers who rescue, nurse back to health, train, and then find suitable homes for the horses. Where: Delmar Hall, Keynes Farm, Staunton Lane, Bristol BS14 0QL When: 10.30am - 4.00pm W: horseworld.org.uk

COMMUNITY DIARY

South Bristol Gardening Club

Monthly

This small friendly club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at St. Paul’s Church, Coronation Road, starting at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome at a cost of £3.50.

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Memories of Bedminster

Mondays

A Bedminster group for older people with speakers on various subjects meet at South Bristol Christian Centre Hall on Churchlands Road from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. All are welcome.

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Board Games For Adults

5th June

On the first Monday of every month from 4.30pm - 6.30pm, starting Monday 5th June, board games for adults will be taking place at Bedminster Library.

For more information or to book a place in advance, email Tom on tjdurrant@hotmail.co.uk.

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Bedminster Energy Group

6th June

On Tuesday 6th June, Bedminster Energy Group’s annual general meeting is going to be taking place at The Hare on North Street. All are welcome to go along and find out what the group is up to. The meeting takes place from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

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Summer Tidy-up

10th June

A summer tidy-up is going to be taking place on 10th June between 10.00am - 12 noon at Brixham Road Open Space, on the left hand bank of the Malago. Children are welcome and there will be cakes and fruit for volunteers. For more information, please visit facebook.com/malagogreenway or email malagocommunity@gmail.com.

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Bedminster Secret Gardens

10th & 11th June

Bedminster residents will be opening up their private gardens on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, with the aim of supporting local gardening and environmental projects. Gardens will be open from 12 noon - 5.00pm. Programmes are available at a cost of £2.00. For more information, visit bloomingbedminster.org.uk.

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Victoria Park Get Together

17th June

Victoria Park Action Group is inviting residents and members of the community to go along to Victoria Park and bring a picnic. The event starts at 12 noon and is in memory of Jo Cox MP, as part of The Great Get Together.

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The Great Get Together

18th June

A Big Lunch event is taking place on Park Street, Totterdown from 1.00pm - 4.00pm. The Big Lunch has been re-named The Great Get Together in honour of Jo Cox MP. The event will include activities, music, food and more.

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Summer Sale

24th June

A summer sale with strawberry tea is going to be taking place at St Paul’s Church from 2.30pm, in the churchyard - or church if it’s wet! There will also be a range of games available for children.

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Blooming Great Tea Party

24th June

A Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party will be held at United Reformed Church on West Street. There will be tea, cakes, and a raffle. The event takes place from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

 

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