The Community Fair is an event organised by the Friends of the Library, The Bishopston Society and Bishopston Redland and Cotham Community Partnership, in conjunction with Bishopston Library.
We would like to show local people there is a vibrant voluntary sector in the neighbourhood and give an opportunity for local organisations to attract more supporters and volunteers.
Maybe you belong to an organisation that would like to advertise itself. The event will be free to all and will be on the upstairs floor of the library (there is a lift). There will be room for up to about 35 organisations. However we can provide:•tables for tabletop displays•vertical space to hang posters etc (with easy-to-remove sellotape or Blutak)•vertical display boards•shelving for leaflets and a chair for each exhibition.The allocation of these will be on a "first come, first served" basis on receipt of the booking form.The Friends of Bishopston Library will provide tea, coffee, and fruit juices and cakes (donations bucket) and we are planning to have two local community choirs for part of the time.
The local free papers will be covering the event.The only conditions are:•participating organisations are non-profitmaking and make a contribution to the wellbeing of the people in Bishopston (although not necessarily exclusively so)•no selling, but donations are fine•no refreshments as the Friends of the Library will be providing these.If you have any queries, or want to bring your own display equipment (we would need to check the floor spaceyou might need first) please email us on
There will be two people in the library on Saturday July 27th 11-12.30 (check in at the library desk) if you would like to pop in to see for yourself the exhibition space and discuss what you might need. The deadline dates are:•August 21st booking form to be returned•September 9th confirmation of your booking. We would be very grateful if you could publicise this event through your own networks, and let us know of any organisation which may wish to have a stall.We look forward to meeting you.
Best wishes on behalf of Friends of Bishopston Library, The Bishopston Society and Bishopston Redland and Cotham