Park Arts11 Programme of Events

I am busy completing items for the MS Charity Craft & Food Stall that I will be running at Sunday’s event. There are lots of other last minute preparations being made by the dedicated Park Arts11 team to make the creative day a fabulous event for all.  Below I am pleased to bring you the programme of events.

WHAT TO SEE!

FIRST…Bristol based actor and broadcaster JOHN TELFER – ‘Vicar’ of Ambridge in ‘The Archers’, will officially launch ParkArts11 at 12.30 pm – by the Tea Garden.

THEN, visit the installations created specially for the park by three Bristol based artists:

• Chloe Morgan’s treasure chest – under the big Silver Birch tree near the paddling pool.

• Catch Emma Myers’ flo ck of recycled birds – under the Copper Beech tree near the Effingham Road gate.

• Remember your loved ones with Lucie Smailes and her giant yellow bows – around 50 trees near the Tea Garden.

These works can be enjoyed in the park throughout July.

AFTERWARDS, join in the ‘BIG EASEL PROJECT’ with around twenty artists of all ages working together to create one giant work of art – you could be one of them.

AND OF COURSE, see artists at work – and try your hand at some activities – in the artists and makers area.

WHAT TO LISTEN TO!

Poet Ralph Hoyte and his friends perform narrative poems in the ‘Poetry Yurt ’ and perhaps declaiming more serendipitous thoughts during the day – at the top of the park by the Derby Road gate.

WHAT TO HEAR! Acoustic groups are playing throughout the day in two locations:

Major Chord (larger ensembles) – on the lower slope between the play area and the depot

1.00 Pan Sonic steel pan band;

2.00 Bristol Samba drum and dance group;

3.00 Ambling Band;

4.00 Gurt Lush community choir;

5.00 BigR Big Band;

Minor Chord (small ensembles and solo performers) – under the cherry tree at the top of the dog free area

12.30 End of the Line soul/blues duo;

1.30 Spelmanslag folk band;

2.30 Sweet Liberation community choir;

3.30 Sean Burrows accordian

4.30 To be announced

WHAT TO TASTE!

The now famous ‘Tea Garden’ are offering coffees, tea, cakes and snacks – in the shade of the trees.

St Bart’s Church are offering another opportunity to relax with tea and cakes – at the top of the park Derby Road gate.

There are a number of other refreshment stalls offering a range of snacks – in the artists and makers market.

WHAT TO DO WITH A LITTLE ONE!

A crèche is available with art activities for little ones, thanks to Zebedee’s Day nursery – in the dog free zone near the pool.

WHAT TO BUY!

Many artist’s and maker’s stalls offering individual handmade work – in the market stall area.

WHAT TO EXPECT!

Expect the unexpected as we hope there will be some surprises too and we are sure they will be pleasant ones!

WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED HELP OR INFORMATION!

Come to the information tent – located in the dog free zone near to the big Silver Birch tree.

HAVE A GREAT DAY AT ParkArts11 – THIS IS A VOLUNTARY EVENT WITH NO GRANT FUNDING so PLEASE THROW YOUR COINS GENEROUSLY INTO THE BUCKETS HELD BY COLLECTORS AT THE GATES

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