Fishponds shows it knows how to Party

June 25 2019
Fishponds shows it knows how to Party

THOUSANDS of people made the most of perfect weather to make this year’s Party in the Ponds one to remember.

Fishponds Park was packed with people from midday to the early evening, soaking up the sun sounds and sights on June 22.

Almost every inch of grass was covered as people picnicked and relaxed in the park and the barbecue stall, ice cream van and bars did a roaring trade at the free event.

Among the highlights on stage were performances from MF Dance Studio, pupils from Bristol Met performing songs from their production of Sister Act and a storming performance from Bristol-based Jamaican reggae artist Da Fuchaman.

Amanda Vinall is one of the seven volunteers on the organising committee who give up their time to make the event happen.

She said: “It was a fabulous day and we had a fantastically positive response. I was wearing a hi-viz and people noticed and kept stopping me to say how much they were enjoying it.

Even the early performances on the stage had lots of people watching them and every act just put their all into it.”

Facing increased costs for staging the event, Amanda said the committee was hoping to break even this year.

A fundraising page has already been set up for donations towards next year’s event. It can be found online here.

Here are a selection of pictures from the day:


Bristol Met pupils perform songs from Sister Act


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Helen Coxon, Claire Evans and Gemma Emile, who trained in nursing at nearby Blackberry Hill, combined their reunion with a trip to the party


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Enjoying the day


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Partygoers relaxing in front of the main stage


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Party in the Ponds proved to be a good family day out


Main picture: Members of the Brown, Bridges, Skyrme and Troup families were among the thousands who enjoyed a fine day out.