Scarecrows ahoy!

October 07 2016

ORGANISERS of this year’s FishFest Community Festival say they can’t wait to see the ‘Myths and Legends’ themed scarecrows around Fishponds.

ORGANISERS of this year’s FishFest Community Festival say they can’t wait to see the ‘Myths and Legends’ themed scarecrows around Fishponds.

The Scarecrow Trail, on October 8-9, marks the start of the seventh annual community festival, run by a small group of neighbours. 

This year’s events have a well-being theme, with talks and demos on health and nutrition, a locally-sourced supper club at the Kingfisher Cafe, as well as story-telling at Fishponds Library, and a family fun day at the Steiner Academy Bristol with treatments, forest school activities and music. 

There’s also music to be found at the Folk Around Fishponds special event at the Cross Hands on Tuesday October 11, and a three-day folk festival special at the Star Pub the following weekend, with live music from a range of bands and musicians. 

The Fishponds Big Sing will be performing too at All Saints and St Mary’s Churches. 

For something a bit different, Grove Road Youth Club offers a Sunday Cinema Special showing of The Creature from The Black Lagoon, which takes place on Sunday October 9 from 4-7pm. Tickets for this retro sci-fi family movie are £2 on door. There will be a wood-fired pizza van on site for snacks as well as a bar. 

Kate Brooks, one of the organisers, said: “The film, a 1954 cult film about a mysterious prehistoric beast fits in well with the scarecrow Myths and Legends theme- although some of the scarecrows may be better made and more convincing!”

For further information on timings and tickets see www.fishfestbristol.org and Facebook/fishfestbristol