Bradley Stoke Carnival 2015
More photos from the 2015 Bradley Stoke Carnival can be viewed on the following pages:
Photos courtesy of Becky Ward Photography
Bradley Stoke Carnival 2015 Report
The Third Bradley Stoke Carnival took place on Saturday the 29th of August and was a great event, aimed squarely at our local community.
The day started with a very well supported walking parade consisting of community groups and organisations as well as individuals, supported by Indian drummers and the amazing sound of the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums. Bradley Stoke's Mayor, Councillor Roger Avenin led the main body of the parade alongside Councillor Erica Williams the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council. The parade formed up and then left the Brook Way Activity Centre, processing along Brook Way, turning in to Savages Wood Road to arrive in front of the stage area at midday.
Trophies were presented to the best group and single parade entries in both the under 14 and over 14 age groups. This year the Wise Owls retained their unbeaten record and took home another trophy as did the South Glos Chinese Association, the South West Winterguard Academy also took a trophy home, with the final trophy going to the Bradley Stoke Rainbows.
On the Jubilee Green this year we had a great line up of classic and kit cars once again and trophies were awarded for first, second and third places to the proud car owners who's vehicles had been scrutinised by our expert judging panel consisting of a Mayor, a Chair and a somewhat grumpy Grandad ( from BSR).
A wide range of Community and Charity stalls were available on the field and were very well supported by those attending the Carnival. Appearances from both a Minion and Peppa Pig Mascots enthralled the younger ones, as did the Punch and Judy Show. The Family Fun Fair was very well attended and the Vintage open top bus seemed to be full all afternoon.
This year, Community acts as well as a great live music line-up featured on and in front of the stage, starting with an awesome performance from the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums and followed by tribute acts featuring Elsa, Cher, the Twerzels, Tom Jones plus the talented Ria TimKin, performances from Julia Barella the recent winner of Bradley Stoke Has Music and BSR's Mad Mark fresh from his recent appearance on BGT went down incredibly well. A new feature that proved to be incredibly popular was a pretty spectacular fire show which really captivated the audience both young and old. Headlining the event and bringing the day to a close was the fantastic Angel Heart, who had everyone up and dancing.
All in all Bradley Stoke Carnival 2015 was a fantastic community focused event put on by the community for the community, a great day was had by all.