Bradley Stoke’s three day Bank Holiday Carnival gets under way today with a funfair on Jubilee Green in Savages Wood Road (BS32 8HL).
The fair opens at 1pm and runs through until 9pm. It is open for the same hours tomorrow (Sunday 25th) and again, from the earlier time of 11am, on Bank Holiday Monday.
Up to ten hot air balloons are scheduled to take off from the upper football field at the Jubilee Centre at 6am amd 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, subject to weather conditions (please check the Bradley Stoke Radio Facebook page for the latest info).
The final carnival preparation workshop takes place at the Jubilee Centre on Sunday. The workshop is accessible for all ages and open to all Bradley Stoke residents and community groups. Those attending the session, which runs from 11am to 5pm on a drop-in basis, will be able to learn samba and make masks, head dresses etc. to wear in the parade.
The carnival parade itself will start from the Jubilee Centre at 1pm on Monday 26th August, wending its way through nearby streets before returning to the centre for a Brazilian party. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a classic car show, at which around 30 vehicles are expected.
Those wishing to take part in the carnival parade are asked to be there from 11.30am on Monday to attend a briefing.
The carnival weekend is the brainchild of the town’s new Mayor, Cllr Brian Hopkinson, and is being “facilitated” by Bradley Stoke Radio with the help of a £4,000 grant from Bradley Stoke Town Council.
For the latest carnival information, visit the Bradley Stoke Radio Facebook page.
Carnival parade route (subject to change): Greenway pathway from Jubilee Green entering Merryweather and running between Merryweather and Stoke Meadows, coming out on Brook Way Green Way, turning left, heading North, passing heads of cul de sacs, turning left onto Saxon Way to end of culde- sac, then entering green way between the rear gardens of Saxon Way and Bourton Avenue, this comes out in Winsbury Way, turning left via Green Way into Courtlands and out onto Brook Way’s Green Way. to crossing Brook Way to enter Dewfalls, through the green way into (the street called the) Hedgerows, then to Brook Way, crossing Brook Way, entering Merryweather walking through and coming out on Jubilee Green then travelling South on Brook Way, turning into Kemperleye Way, turning left into Jordan Walk, through the greenest into and through Mautravers Close, coming back onto Kemperleye, exiting to cross Brook Way then into Hawkins Crescent, through Hawkins, back to Brook Way,crossing to Jubilee and Partay at the Jubilee Green.
UPDATE: A detailed running order for Monday’s event can be seen in the comments below.
Photo: Preparations at the carnival workshop on 18th August.
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