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Bradley Stoke Town Council Community Festival 2024

BSTC - 30th April 2024

Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024 around the grounds of the Jubilee Centre.

Saturday 8 June

The main community festival day is on Saturday 8 June 11.30 am - 18.00 pm. The festival is being organised by Bradley Stoke Town Council who have commissioned the company Re-energize to provide the bands and the rides.

Dayley Lawrence, Mayor of Bradley Stoke said: ‘I am delighted that we are staging the full festival this year! After a year of absence it's back in full. This event is a wonderful celebration for Bradley Stoke and there will be so much going on that there will be something that appeals to everyone. What a great opportunity for the community to come together’.

Natalie Field, Deputy Mayor of Bradley Stoke and who has been the consistent Councillor on the Festival Planning Group, said: ‘The main festival day is a combination of music, dance, community stalls, food and drink, rides, displays, demonstrations, youth football festival and a street art project. The festival will have so much happening and will be great fun for everyone including families with children’.

Community Festival photo from 2022

Community Festival photo from 2022

Music is provided by an eclectic mix of local bands and singers; Beacon Rise, Doc Rock, Elevation, Kaiju Blue, 80’s tribute band Outatime, Dreamscape plus performers from Bradley Stoke Community School.

Local dance groups performing in between the bands are: Baby Ballet, Street Envy, 5678 Dance, Danceworks, Street Cred and South Gloucestershire Chinese Association.

Children’s rides include bungee trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, Wipe Out, a Wrecking Ball inflatable, Rodeo Bull and Bungee Run in the “free to ride” Community Zone and young children’s Go-Karts.

Town Council youth workers and young people are organising 2 days of skatepark skills and creative art activities. The skatepark half-pipe returns (courtesy of Kings Ramps) and offers exceptional demos, by top riders/skaters, plus, regular ‘have-a-go’ sessions. The ever-popular street art ‘paint a board’ sessions return, with artist, Olas Art.

A climbing wall will be set up alongside Bradley Stoke Scouts stalls which also features tomahawk throwing, junior archery plus lot of other fun activities.

Over 80 stalls will feature a wide range of arts/crafts, from hair styling, face painting, to jewellery plus local services and associations, alongside sideshows and community stalls offering a range of local products.

Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club will be running their Football Festival. Medals/trophies will be awarded to teams taking part and games will take place on the top field pitches from 11am.

Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club photo from 2023

Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club photo from 2023

Sunday 9 June

The 10K race organised by Sole Sisters starts at 09.30 a.m. and finishes at the Jubilee Centre.

Bradley Stoke 10km (Sole Sisters website)

Sole Sisters 10K run photo from 2023

Sole Sisters 10K run photo from 2023

The Brightwell Colour Run which is taking place at the Jubilee Centre starts at 2.00pm for registration, with the first heat commencing at 2.30pm. It will be a colourful and fun event with competitors and paint throwers alike getting absolutely “plastered”!!

The Brightwell Colour Run 2024 (The Brightwell website)

Brightwell Colour Run photo from 2023

Brightwell Colour Run photo from 2023

At the skatepark, the Bradley Stoke youth work will host its festival competition with more pro-rider demos, ‘have-a-go’ opportunities and art workshops with Olas Arts (on old Vinyl records), 12 noon to 5.00pm.

Skatepark Competition photo compilation from 2023

Skatepark Competition photo compilation from 2023

Further information about the festival will become available at:

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