The Glos Rd Central Mayfest on May 7th is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week.
This year's festival will launch over 40 planters of flowers outside shops, created by the Avon Wildlife Trust to encourage bees and other pollinators as part of the My Wild City programme.
Traders and community groups will be spilling their wares out onto the Gloucester Road pavements. Room 212, Paper Plane and Moodles will have free creative activities, Billie Jean and Bristol Vintage will return with clothes and cashmere while Odd Sox will hold a sale of kids shoes.
Glos Rd Central Mayfest is part of the Bristol Food Connection Programme so there'll be loads of food and drink on offer including free samples from Joe Bakery, delicious cakes from Boston Tea Party and Cake (The Gloucester Rd WI will be selling their cakes for charity) The Italian Sausage Co and ice cream outside Millards, bbq by Giles Butchers, a Fairtrade stall and locally sourced delights from Pizzarova, Cafe Dream and Nico's Kitchen. Bishop Road will be closed to traffic from Gloucester Road to Manor Road with events such as facepainting, needlefelting and a children's tea cup ride. The Golden Lion bar and stage will host music, singing from community choirs and a preview from Mr Gotalot's next play. Playing Out will be taking over the residental end of Bishop road while anyone interested in Sustainable Building can take a wander down Bishop Lane to check out the new 212 Eco House, behind gallery Room 212.
All in all, Glos Rd Central Mayfest is a fantastic event celebrating the arrival of summer on our buzzing independent high street
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