Crowds enjoy ‘Jubilee edition’ Community Festival


Crowd at the 2012 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

Bradley Stoke’s annual Community Festival attracted another big crowd to the Jubilee Centre today.

Although not sunny, the weather was once again kind, with the forecast rain holding off until the last band had finished playing shortly after 6pm.

The action got underway at 10:30am when the first matches in the Schools Football Tournament kicked off on the upper pitch. Organisers Bradley Stoke Youth FC reported that the number of teams taking part was slightly down on previous years, due to the Diamond Jubilee holiday, but a good time was had by all participants.

Music and dance acts in the main arena started at 11:30am, with the action alternating between the main stage in the car park and a dance floor that had been set up in the arena.

The headline band was Baraka, supported by OBLIO, Uncle Buck, Obsidian, Freeze and the two BSCS bands A Holiday Rumour and Little Intentions.

Over on the Jubilee Green, Professor Panic’s Circus and traditional fairground rides entertained the younger children, while a performance area hosted demonstrations by a dog handler, a gymnastics club and a kick boxing team.

Lots more photos from today on PicasaWeb.

Schools football at the Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2012.

Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd June) sees another full day of events, which gets underway with the Bradley Stoke 10k Run at 9:30am from the Jubilee Centre. Organisers Sole Sisters Running Club report that the race is almost full but anticipate being able to take up to 50 entries tomorrow morning (please arrive early).

Bradley Stoke 10k Run 2008 - Finish

A forecast of light rain for Sunday means that the outdoor church service and six-a-side cricket tournament planned for Baileys Court could be in jeopardy. If we get any news, it will be posted on our Twitter account (@The BSJournal).

The Journal would like to thank Ryan Smith for helping with the photography.

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