Make Sunday Special is coming to Fishponds!

June 05 2016

SCHOOLCHILDREN are being asked to bring their artistic skills to the table and design a logo for a Make Sunday Special event in Fishponds.

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SCHOOLCHILDREN are being asked to bring their artistic skills to the table and design a logo for a Make Sunday Special event in Fishponds.Funding has been secured for a community event on September 11 celebrating the diversity of the area.
It will be based in and around Fishponds Park and Manor Road from 12-6pm and will include a farmers-style market, music, dance, performance, children’s activities and much more.
Although more details will be released in the near future, organisers - a small group of local people who were successful in applying for funding from the city council - are calling on pupils in schools in the area to come up with a design for a logo.
There are two categories:
Children up to 11 years old are being asked to design a logo which must include the word ‘Fishponds’
Those who are 11 years and over are being asked to design a poster for the event which must include the words ‘Make Sunday Special in Fishponds’ and the date, time and location of the event
The closing date for entries is Friday June 17 and winners will be announced on Sunday June 19.
Winner of the first category will receive a meal for two adults and two children courtesy of La Piazza 1. The prize for the second category is yet to be confirmed.
Each entry must include the child’s name, address, age and school.
The designs can be emailed to or posted or delivered to 26 Lodore Road, Fishponds, BS16 2DH. Entries can be in any medium.
For further information, email
The event aims to utilise Fishponds Park and close Manor Road from the junction with Fishponds Road, near Porto Lounge, up to the junction with College Road, just past the zebra crossing by the surgery.
There will be a stage at the park which will feature various performances such as singing, dancing and acting. Various food and beverage stalls and arts and crafts from local producers will be available.
Market stalls will set up along the closed road and there will be a chalk race track for go-cart/soap box races.
MAKE Sunday Special was launched by former Bristol mayor George Ferguson in June 2013 as a way of opening up streets to people and the novel initiative has made headlines across the world.
It will return this summer with a programme of events and activities as well as a series of markets taking place in the Old City, all of which aim to bring people together to celebrate Bristol’s distinct heritage and unique spirit.
This year Make Sunday Special will extend further into communities, with local groups holding their own events across the city.
Groups were able to apply for a maximum of £3,000 with the aim of holding one event per neighbourhood partnership area.
The first city event takes place on Sunday June 12 from 11am-4.30pm at Bristol’s Old City which includes the areas Corn Street, Small Street, Clare Street, St Stephen’s Street and the Glass Arcade.
Visitors are being encouraged to jump on their bikes, scooters or skateboards and enjoy a traffic-free environment in the Old City.
Make Sunday Special has teamed up with two other events taking place in the city on the same day - the Festival of Nature at the Harbourside and Celebrating Sanctuary at Queen Square, where refugee music, arts and information will be on offer.
It is hoped visitors will enjoy these two events before heading to the Old City for food, entertainment, live bands and activities, including a children’s area run by charity the Baby Bank Network.
Further Make Sundays Special dates in the city are July 24 and September 18.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “I am pleased to see Make Sunday Special back this year with a new, fresh focus.
“Bristol has a great programme of cultural events, but we need to ensure that they are all fully inclusive and open to everyone in the city.“It is great to see that this first event of the year is linking up with Celebrating Sanctuary to highlight the important role refugees play in our society.”
The city council is looking for performers, producers, musicians and street food vendors to come on board and get involved. Contact for more information.