An update from Andy Ward, Bradley Stoke Carnival Committee.
Bradley Stoke Carnival takes place this year on Saturday 26th August, from 11am to 6pm, on Jubilee Green, Savages Wood Road BS32 8HL.
The aim of the carnival has always been to bring the community of our town together for a great day of family entertainment that doesn’t have to cost the earth.
A new feature this year is the ‘community zone’, which has been sponsored by the Willow Brook Centre. It will feature a ‘Total Wipeout’, ‘Gladiator Sticks’ and a giant 60-foot assault course suitable for both children and the not-so-young! These will all be available to use free of charge, although a donation bucket for the mayor’s charities will be available should you like to make a small voluntary donation.
Punch and Judy shows will run at intervals throughout the afternoon as they have previously been very popular amongst all age groups, including adults!
Star Wars themed stilt walkers will join in the parade and will be walking around the carnival field during the afternoon for some awesome selfie opportunities!
The live music line up is family-friendly and will hopefully please all age groups with some great tribute acts including Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams and Elvis, as well as local performers such as the winner of last year’s Bradley Stoke Has Music talent competition.
Also taking place in front of the stage area will be an amazing fire show featuring a professional three-person team of fire breathers performing an awesome routine. There will also be a performance from the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums once they have arrived at the Jubilee Field at the head of this year’s silver-themed carnival parade.
A variety of community and commercial stalls will be situated around the field for you to enjoy as well as a vintage games area. A licensed bar will also be available throughout the afternoon.
No car parking is available on site or on Savages Wood Road, however parking is available at the Willow Brook Centre and the usual four-hour limit has kindly been removed on Saturday 26th August only.
Photos: 1 The Twerzels performing at the 2014 Bradley Stoke Carnival. 2 The 2014 carnival parade approaches Manor Farm Roundabout.
More info: Bradley Stoke Carnival on Facebook
Carnival Programme (Saturday 26th August)
11am Carnival field and funfair opens
11am Silver-themed carnival parade led by the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums leaving Brook Way Activity Centre and processing along Brook Way to arrive on Jubilee Green around 11.30am
11.30am City of Bristol Pipes and Drums play in front of the stage area
11.45pm Presentation of parade prizes
12pm Live music programme commences on the Bradley Stoke Radio Stage
12pm Angel Heart
1pm-2pm Marc Hopkins (Robbie Williams tribute)
1.30pm and 3pm Punch and Judy in the Oak Hall inside the Jubilee Centre
2pm-2.30pm Alaanah Jackson (Bradley Stoke Has Music 2016 winner)
2.30pm-3pm Fire Show
3pm Chris Hendy, Forever Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)
4pm-5pm BOF (60s & 70s duo)
5pm James Burrell (Elvis tribute)
Funfair on Jubilee Green: Opening times
Thursday 24th: 5pm-9pm
Friday 25th: 5pm-9pm
Saturday 26th: 11am-9pm
Sunday 27th: 12pm-7pm
Monday 28th: 12pm-7pm
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 17). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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