Festival dates: Friday 19 June - Saturday 4 July
Westbury Park Festival and Art Trail
The Westbury Park Art Trail, Friday 19th June 6.00 – 9.00 pm & Saturday 20th June 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
The most walkable Art Trail in Bristol. Bigger and better than ever with over forty local artists showing their work in their homes or in the Methodist Church on North View. Come and enjoy the amazing textiles, paintings, photographs, prints, enamels, sculpture and other beautiful works. Full details at Westbury Park Trail.
Children's Textile Workshop, Heart Space Studios, 4 Harcourt Road, Saturday 20th June 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
The Studios are holding morning drop-in sessions from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm for children aged 7-12 to make sheep-inspired textile accessories to decorate book bags. Tickets from £3 are available via the Heart Space website and on the door. (NB: Ideally, parents should stay with their children for the sessions.) Look out for sheep-themed yarn-bombed lamp post to guide you in! Tel. 0117 923 2392
Bristol Film Night, Westbury Park School Hall, Bayswater Avenue, Wednesday 24th June 7.30 pm
More films from local film-maker Gordon Young. Among them, films celebrating 150 years of the Clifton Suspension Bridge: its history, how it works and the officially authorised film capturing last December's spectacular firework display. There is also a film outlining misguided plans in the 'sixties to drain the Floating Harbour and replace it with roads and offices. The event is free of charge - a collection will be taken for our nominated charities. Bar available.
Quiz Night, St Alban's Church Hall, Bayswater Avenue, Friday 26th June 8.00 pm
The popular annual quiz provides an opportunity to test your memory and enjoy a night out with friends. Form a team of up to six or join one on the night. Tickets (£3.00 per person) are available from Durdham Down Bookshop or from Kevin Chidgey (907 3110 / email email@example.com). Bar available from 7.30 pm.
Bristol Through Maps: Ways of Seeing a City, Saturday 27th June 10.30 am
Jeff Bishop will be taking us into the heart of old Bristol. The guided walk is based on a book that Jeff is writing, and lasts for two hours. Places are limited so booking is essential, by phone 924 1287 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, but donations requested to cover map printing costs.
The Out There Music Summer Show, St Alban's Church, Bayswater Avenue, Saturday 27th June 5.00 pm
A summer celebration for all the family to enjoy! Come and experience both OTMB Community Choirs, Chamber Choir, Children’s Choir and Orchestra sing and play a fantastic range of music including: Sam Smith, Dancing Queen, Pomp and Circumstance, Clean Bandit and music from Lord of the Rings. BBQ by Ruby & White and bar by Alter Ego (not included in ticket price).
Tickets £7, under 18’s £5, under 5’s free, available from email@example.com /07866 587424. www.outtheremusicbristol.co.uk
Westbury Park Open Gardens, Sunday 28th June 2.00 – 5.30 pm
Come and enjoy a selection of local gardens that are open to interest and delight you. Refreshments are available at selected locations. Admission by programme (£1.50 per adult) from Barry Toogood Flowers, Durdham Down Bookshop and 27 St Albans Road.
Literary Sequels, Room 1, Methodist Church, North View, Tuesday 31st June 8.00 – 9.15 pm
Kathryn Atkins of Durdham Down Bookshop talks about the current trend for modern day sequels to loved classics. Her talk will focus on 'Five Children on the Western Front' by Kate Saunders (Faber & Faber) and its model, E Nesbit's 'Five Children and It', an all-time favourite with readers of all ages. Entry £3 includes tea or soft drink.
Poetry Café, Caffe Arabica, North View, Wednesday 1st July 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Join Ray Bray and a group of poetry enthusiasts over coffee. Bring a piece of light verse to read – your own or a favourite by another poet. The entry fee is the price of a coffee or two! Limited places, so please book with Halil in the café.
Our lives in Twenty Objects, Room 1 Methodist Church, North View, Thursday 2nd July 8.00 – 9.30 pm
Bring along an interesting object from your life. Tell us about it for up to 3 minutes. Or come just to listen. Refreshments available. Places are free, but limited. Please contact Barry or Sylvia Williamson (942 4857 or 40 Florence Park) if you can bring an object. Book with Barry or Janet Brewer (942 3122).
Family Barbecue and Hog-roast, The Cambridge Arms, Saturday 4th July 12 noon
An old favourite back on the programme - a family barbecue at the Cambridge Arms. Join us any time after 12 noon, and stay till late. Barbecue foods including vegetarian. The band starts to play at 2 pm (blues and gypsy style). Enjoy the lovely gardens and safe play space for young ones. No need to reserve a place – just come and meet your friends and have a lovely lunch outside!
Weekend to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St Alban’s Church
Garden Party , Bayswater Avenue, Saturday 11th July 2.30 – 5.00 pm
In the grounds of St Alban’s Church with Bayswater Avenue closed for street playing out, please come and bring all the family.
Celebration Service, Sunday 12th July 11.00 am
With the very Reverend Dr Jeffrey John – Dean of St Alban’s Abbey preaching and presiding followed by refreshments.
Our charities this year are Parkinson's UK, and the Great Western Air Ambulance