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Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2017

Friday 9th June: Picnic in the Park
Friday 9th June: Picnic in the Park
Saturday 10th June: Football Tournament
Saturday 10th June: Community Festival
Saturday 10th June: Community Festival
Saturday 10th June: Community Festival
Saturday 10th June: Skate Park Competition
Sunday 11th June: 10K Race
Sunday 11th June: Cricket

More photos from the 2017 Community Festival can be viewed on the following pages:

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2017 review

This year was the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Town Council. To celebrate this, on the main Saturday Festival day, councillors agreed to fund a headline Tribute band (Nuttyness) and, in the Community Zone, three rides (Wipe Out, Bungee Run and Surf simulator) which were free for people to use. Voluntary donation collection buckets were left by these rides and, as a result, £428 was raised for the Mayor's Charities

Friday 09 June;

The first day of the Festival was unfortunately rather overcast and windy which led to a reduced number of people attending the Picnic in the Park on the Jubilee Green. Despite the weather, everyone who was there seemed to have a good time. Professor Panic provided magic and circus skills shows and there was free face painting and a bouncy castle to have a go on. Again, voluntary donation collection buckets were left by the face painting and bouncy castle and, as a result, £78 was raised for the Mayor's Charities

Friends of Jubilee Green had around 80 pre-school children take part in a pond themed treasure hunt using stickers found around the park, in addition to craft activities such as making window art creations and planting sunflowers in pots to take home. They also provided bubble fun, sand toys, sports equipment to play with, den building and play tents. Bradley Stoke Radio provided the music and commentary for the day with the WI providing the food and refreshments.

Saturday 10 June;

The main day of the Festival was kicked off with the annual Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club Tournament with 130 Year 1 children representing 13 different local schools and 45 Year 2 children taking part.

Gemma and Dan, a singing duo from Bradley Stoke Community School, provided an excellent start to the music section with local bands; Gecko Blasters, Uncle Buck, Dockside, Atlantic, S Glos Jazz band and the Madness Tribute Band, Nuttyness, completing the line-up. In between the bands local talented children, some as young as 3, provided really enthusiastic dance displays, the dance groups included; Yasmins, Bradley Stoke Gym Club, South Gloucestershire Asian Project, Stoke Gifford Dance, Kirsty Husher Dance Group and Stagecoach.

Events in the demonstration area, on Jubilee Green were once again hosted very ably by Bradley Stoke Radio with the King Ramps Skate Pipe providing displays by the pro's with youngsters able to “have a go” on bikes and skate boards. Alongside the Skate ramp, the Town Council hosted “have a go” street art graffiti sessions which proved very popular. The demo arena displays this year included 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Marching band, GKN Karate, South West Winterguard Academy, Easy Dance – Popstars, St Mary's RFC, PT Boot Camp, Dragon Tang Soo Do and GKN Karate

For the first time this year, a new Bazaar marquee housed a range of different arts and crafts and gift ideas. Fun rides and activities for the children included bungee trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables plus sideshows and community stalls offering a wide range of local arts, products and novelties. The Bradley Stoke Scout group again provided a range of activities, including longbow archery and the popular Vertical Extreme climbing wall.

Monies from the Community Zone rides and the Picnic in the Park, coupled with the Saturday donations from the stall holders and suppliers meant a total of approximately £4,000 was raised for the Mayor's charities which this year are Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service and Cardiomyopathy UK.

Sunday 11 June;

Sunday provided the ideal weather for the very popular 10k Run, organised by Sole Sisters, was another resounding success with over 600 runners taking part from the Jubilee Centre.

At Baileys Court Activity Centre, the morning started with an outdoor “Church in the Park” service provided by the combined Bradley Stoke Churches with the service following the 25th anniversary theme.

In the afternoon, Bradley Stoke Cricket Club organised a Quick Cricket tournament featuring under 11 players from 4 local clubs, The competition was eventually won by the Bradley Stoke Cricket Club Under 11 team. The Bradley Stoke Bowls Club provided roll up demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

During the afternoon, a major competition took place at the Skate Park which proved very popular.

Photos from previous years' festivals can be viewed on the following pages: