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September 02 2016

THE COUNTDOWN has begun for a huge event this month which celebrates what is great about Fishponds.

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THE COUNTDOWN has begun for a huge event this month which celebrates what is great about Fishponds.

Crowds are expected to flock to the Make Sunday Special in Fishponds extravaganza, which will take place on Sunday September 11 and run from 12 noon through to 8pm.

The event will be split between Fishponds Park with live music, entertainment and activities and Beechwood Road with a farmers’ market.

The confirmed line up includes a Taekwando display, harmonies and more from the Riff Raff choir, a performance of the Lion King by the students at Bristol Metropolitan Academy and music from Red Ray & The Reprobates, Hey Bulldog, George & The Dragons and Marvin & The Gayes.

If stage performances aren’t enough to tempt you, there is also a variety of free activities in the park including those run by Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. Whether you are young or old, male or female, the club is hoping visitors will take part in some casual games and catching challenges. People can also find out about the opportunities available to play cricket in the local area.

Everyone Active Easton will be creating fitness challenges which includes a rowing machine and there will also be children’s arts and crafts activities including face-painting and circus skills.

A farmers’ market along Beechwood Road will boast local produce, jewellery and arts.

Refreshments include a barbecue run by the 197th Scouts, pizza from Mission Pizza and Dayzeeks will serve up Jamaican food. Staff at the Star pub in Fishponds will run the Star Bar.

Posters giving more details of the event have been placed around Fishponds.

Organisers are adopting the slogan ‘Don’t bring your car - it’s not far’ in a bit to cut down on local traffic. The car park in Beechwood Road will be open but people are being encouraged to walk or cycle if possible.

Organiser Sam Teller said: “It’s going to be absolutely brilliant! There are a few bits and pieces to be sorted out but the actual event is looking really good. 

“We’ve got a fantastic line-up with everything from a choir through to a showcase of the Lion King through to four professional bands who are well known in the local area.

“I’m quietly confident that, if the weather is kind to us on the day, it’s going to be awesome.”

Make Sunday Special in Fishponds is part of a programme of fun activities across Bristol this summer. Make Sunday Special builds on the success of the programme last year which saw thousands of people flocking into the city centre to relax, take in the sights and join in the fun.

For more information about the Fishponds event, contact Sam Teller 0777 3766184. To book a market stall at the event contact Rowena Griffiths 0796 7110567. To volunteer as a steward on the day contact Pauline Shaw: makesundayspecialinfishponds@hotmail.com

Any offers of help to clear up at the end of the event would be gratefully received.