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The 2017 Community Festival is under way!

Posted on Friday 9th June 2017 at 9:21 pm by SH (Editor)

2017 Bradley Stoke Community Festival 'Picnic in the Park'.

The 2017 Bradley Stoke Community Festival got under way today (Friday 9th June) with the traditional Picnic in the Park, at which children were entertained in the Big Top by Professor Panic and took part in fun activities organised by the Friends of Jubilee Green.

Saturday (10th June) sees a packed programme of music and dance events at the Jubilee Centre playing fields, with the action starting at 11.30am and running through to 6pm.

Musical entertainment on Saturday begins with the BSCS students at 11.30am – followed by Gecko Blasters, Uncle Buck, Dockside, Nuttyness (Madness tribute), South Glos Jazz Band and Atlantic.

Dance and gymnastic groups performing in between the bands this year include Yasmin’s Dance, Bradley Stoke Gymnastics Club, the South Gloucestershire Asian project dancers, Stoke Gifford Dance, Kirsty Husher Dance and Stagecoach.

Over on Jubilee Green, there will be demonstrations from the Scouts’ marching band, GKR Karate, South West Winterguard Academy, Easy Dance Popstars, St Mary’s RFC, PT Boot Camp and Dragon Tang Soo Do, along with pro rider demonstrations on the King Ramps half-pipe.

Fun rides and attractions for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, a helter skelter and the Vertical Xtreme climbing wall, alongside the local Scouts providing longbow archery.

To mark its 25th anniversary, the town council has sponsored a community area with several rides including Wipe Out, Bungee Run and Surf Simulator on which the adults will be able to join in with the children! These attractions will be free of charge, with the option of making a donation to the mayor’s charities.

Another special 25th anniversary feature is the ‘Bradley Stoke Bazaar’, which is a large marquee holding a wide selection of stalls featuring arts and crafts, gifts and handicrafts as well as a cartoonist and face painters.

The Bradley Stoke Youth FC football tournament for Year 1 children, with 14 schools taking part, starts at 12pm on the top soccer pitches (prizegiving at 3pm).

Sunday’s events: BS 10k Run, kwik cricket and skate park competition »

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The 2016 Community Festival is under way!

Posted on Saturday 4th June 2016 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

2016 Bradley Stoke Community Festival Picnic in the Park.

The 2016 Bradley Stoke Community Festival got under way yesterday (Friday 3rd June) with a well-attended Picnic in the Park, at which children were entertained in the Big Top by Professor Panic and took part in fun activities organised by the Friends of Jubilee Green.

Saturday (4th June) sees a packed programme of music and dance events at the Jubilee Centre playing fields, with the action starting at 11.30am and running through to 6pm.

Musical entertainment on Saturday begins with the BSCS students at 11.30am – followed by Telson, Elevation, Seduction, Limited Edition, Tundra and Skeeter.

Dance and gymnastic groups performing in between the bands this year include the South Gloucestershire Asian project dancers, Yasmin’s Dance Group, Baby Ballet, 344 Dance School, Street Envy, Chineses dancers, and Vitality Garlands School of Freestyle. Over on Jubilee Green, there will be demonstrations from South West Winterguard Academy, St Mary’s RFC, Dragon Tang Soo Do, the Canine Relate Dog Display Team, Movement Inc and GKR Karate, along with pro rider demonstrations on the King Ramps skate pipe.

Fun rides and attractions for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, a helter skelter and the Vertical Xtreme climbing wall, alongside the local Scouts providing longbow archery.

The Bradley Stoke Youth FC football tournament for Year 1 children, with 14 schools taking part, starts at 12.15pm on the top soccer pitches (prizegiving at 3pm).

Sunday (5th June) kicks off with the Bradley Stoke 10k Run at 9.30am (from the Jubilee Centre). Use our interactive map of the race route to find out where and when to cheer the runners along.

Sunday’s events at Baileys Court Activity Centre include an outdoor church service, starting at 10.30am, followed at noon by the 25th anniversary celebrations of Bradley Stoke Cricket Club, attended by Jack Russell MBE. A U9s showcase game will start at around 12.30pm followed by a Celebrity X1 v BSCC X1 20/20 match at around 4pm.

Photo: Picnic in the Park on Friday 3rd June 2016

More info and full programme: 2016 Community Festival (The Journal)

See also: Map of the festival venues (The Journal)

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Another big crowd for Festival Saturday

Posted on Saturday 6th June 2015 at 11:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Baby Ballet perform at the Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015.

The main day of Bradley Stoke’s annual Community Festival drew a big crowd to the Jubilee Centre this afternoon.

The usual mix of music, dance, sport, demonstrations and sideshows was accompanied by bright weather for most of the afternoon, although a brisk wind caused a few problems for stallholders and kept temperatures down.

The appearances of Sir Geoff Hurst MBE & Gary Mabbutt MBE (at the BSYFC schools’ football tournament) and Elsa & Anna (from Frozen) were amongst the most popular attractions.

We have lots of photos from today’s event on our Facebook page. Don’t forget we’re offering a £30 prize for the best reader photo published in our July magazine (the editor’s decision is final). Send your entries to: photos@bradleystokejournal.co.uk

Tomorrow (Sunday 7th June) sees another full day of events, which gets under way with the Bradley Stoke 10k Run at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre. A field in excess of 600 is expected for the race. Parking is limited, so runners are being asked to park elsewhere or, if local, walk to the start. Check out our race map to see where and when you can cheer the runners along.

At Baileys Court Activity Centre, there will be a joint ‘Church in the Park’ outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke churches starting at 10.30am.

A competition for scooter, BMX, skateboard and inline skate disciplines is being staged at Bradley Stoke Skate Park (in the leisure centre car park) from 11am to 5.30pm.

In the afternoon, the second running of the Bradley Stoke Bed Race takes place between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, with the start and finish at Baileys Court Activity Centre. This is followed by the Festival Cricket Match at 2pm, also at Baileys Court, between the Mayor’s XI and a Bradley Stoke Cricket Club XI.

Bradley Stoke Bowls Club is staging roll-up demonstrations throughout the afternoon its Baileys Court green.

More info: Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015 (The Journal)

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Weather set fair for Festival Saturday following sunny Picnic in the Park

Posted on Friday 5th June 2015 at 10:26 pm by SH (Editor)

Picnic in the Park at the 2015 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

The 2015 Bradley Stoke Community Festival got off to a sunny start today with the traditional Picnic in the Park on Jubilee Green.

Professor Panic entertained the children and parents with circus skills, juggling and entertainment in the big top, while the Friends of Jubilee Green staged a ‘sticker treasure hunt’ around the park, with an estimated 110 children taking part. The Friends also set up a ‘mini Glastonbury’ tented role play area and provided a wide range of play equipment on the green.

Inside the Jubilee Centre, the Bradley Stoke WI provided refreshments and there was face painting for the children. Bradley Stoke Radio provided music and interviews.

More photos from today’s Picnic in the Park (BSJ Facebook).

Festival Saturday (6th June) at the Jubilee Centre

The packed programme of music and dance events starts at 11.30am and runs through to 6.10pm.

Musical entertainment kicks off with the BSCS students at 11.30am – followed by The Midnight Tides, Who’s She, Kimura, Geckoblasters, Panache Steel Band and The Secrets.

Dance, drama and gymnastic groups performing in between the bands this year include Stagecoach, Footloose, Baby Ballet, Infinity, Danceworks and the South Gloucestershire Asian Project.

Groups performing in the demonstration area on Jubilee Green include South West Winterguard Academy, Fromeside Gymnastics, Bradley Stoke Community Singers and Dragon Tang Soo Do. There will also be demonstrations from professional skateboarders on a 5ft half-pipe and a dog agility display.

Fun rides and activities for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, a helter skelter and the Vertical Xtreme climbing wall, alongside the local Scouts providing longbow archery.

The Bradley Stoke Youth FC Football Tournament for Year 1 children starts at 12.30pm on the top soccer pitches, with presentations planned for 3pm. Sir Geoff Hurst MBE and Gary Mabbutt MBE will be attending the event, courtesy of the club’s sponsor McDonald’s.

The weather forecast is for a sunny but cool (15 degrees) afternoon, with a strong westerly breeze (stall holders with gazebos beware!).

Send us your festival photos! The best reader photo published in our July magazine will win a £30 prize (the editor’s decision is final). Please remember to supply a caption for your photo.

More info: Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015 (The Journal)

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