Last week I published a feature on SkyLightRain about Bedminster Town Team and the efforts to regenerate this area of Bristol. That feature previously appeared in The Bristol magazine in August 2012. This is an update on that feature, with news about the current and upcoming events to make a better Bedminster.
So what makes a better Bedminster? At least part of the answer seems to be a greater sense of community, engaging events and some beautification of the more desolate areas. Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to.
This celebration of all things local offers the chance to buy unique Christmas gifts, enjoy food and drink, and music and have a dance to warm up too!
Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade – Sat 08 December, from 4.30pm
How spectacular does this sound? As pictured at the top of this post, a procession of illuminated lanterns made by local schools and community groups, will light up the streets of Bedminster.
Celebrate the Christmas period with this flea market cum art fair cum hog roast cum music festival cum dance show, Bemmy style!
Theatre in Shops – ongoing
Show of Strength returned to North and East Streets with six performances in November, and will be back again on 8 and 15 December, with more shows planned for the last Saturdays of January, February and March 2013. Find out more.
Play me, I’m yours! – ongoing
You may have noticed random pianos popping up in your neighbourhood since 2008. Play me, I’m yours! is an installation by Bedminster artist Luke Jerram that has been touring the world, so far depositing more than 750 Pianos in 35 cities across the globe from New York to China via Bristol. What a lovely idea! Currently one of Luke’s (in conjunction with Mickleburgh’s Piano Shop, Stokes Croft) pianos is situated in East Street, Bedminster. Why not go and bang out a few Christmas carols then tweet video clips of the results to @BedminsterTT?
Plus there are pop-up shops, an art trail and treasure hunt on the theme of insects,and plans for a fabulous springtime festival!