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September 02 2016

PLANS for this year’s community extravaganza FishFest are going from strength to strength with more organisations and businesses than ever getting involved.

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PLANS for this year’s community extravaganza FishFest are going from strength to strength with more organisations and businesses than ever getting involved.

Co-ordinator Kate Brooks said: “We are still receiving expressions of interest from local businesses and organisations so we’re reaching a much wider community, which is great. We’ve yet to finalise the week’s events as we want to ensure everyone is included.” 

Events throughout the festival week from October 8-15 are being planned across the Greater Fishponds neighbourhood. Flyers detailing what’s on and when will be arriving through letterboxes from early September.

It will include the popular Scarecrow Trail, which this year has a Myths andLegends theme.

Another confirmed event  is Fishponds Library’s drop-in morning aimed at encouraging more people to use and enjoy the space and find pleasure in reading. Anyone can pop in on Tuesday October 11 from10.30am- noon for a shared reading taster session.

During the session a facilitator will read aloud stories and poems while people can relax; and listen as the literature unfolds. There’s no pressure to read aloud but those who wish to are welcome to contribute. The session is free and open to all. Reading material is provided along with tea and biscuits.

Kate said: “As FishFest is all about community inclusion and creativity, the festival is keen to support such an event and encourage people to use this valuable local resource.”

For details on the library event contact Samantha Weaver on 0781 2238532 or email samanthaweaver@thereader.org.uk.

Another favourite leading up to the festival week is the return of the Fishponds Sale Trail on September 17. Residents apply to be included on a map and they can then set up a stall outside their homes for people to visit on the day. People can sell anything, including art and produce. For a form, email fishponds.trails@gmail.com

The Scarecrow Trail is on October 8-9 . There’s also a Vintage & Vinyl Fair, a family film night and various music events in local pubs. 

For more information email fishfestbristol@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/FishFestBristol.

For a Scarecrow Trail and/or Sale Trail application form, email fishponds.trails@gmail.com