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September 2016
Free

Gurt Lush Choir at the Cumberland Piazza

September 25, 2016 @ 3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

3.25pm at the Cumberland Piazza & 4.25pm under the Suspension Bridge Gurt Lush Choir was founded in October 2009. Within 2 years it grew to be one of the largest & most remarkable open-access choirs in the country. The choir sings all styles of music, & performs regularly to sell-out crowds at the Colston Hall with collaborators such as Bristol Schools Philharmonia, Andy Sheppard, Project Zulu, Opera Anywhere, The Fantasy Orchestra, UWE Big Band, The Gypsy Stars…. They regularly champion…

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Bristol MAN chorus

September 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
8 Bridge Gallery

3-3.20pm at the Cumberland Piazza & 4.4.20pm under the Suspension Bridge The mighty Male Voice classics from the Land of the Dragon. Georgian/Bulgarian repertoire to make the very stones weep. Vintage Barbershop cheese (tempered with a small pinch of salt). Also odes to facial hair, garden sheds, reversing round corners…. Intrigued? Come along!

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Gurt Lush Choir

September 25, 2016 @ 4:25 pm - 4:45 pm
8 Bridge Gallery

3.25pm at the Cumberland Piazza & 4.25pm under the Suspension Bridge Gurt Lush Choir was founded in October 2009. Within 2 years it grew to be one of the largest & most remarkable open-access choirs in the country. The choir sings all styles of music, & performs regularly to sell-out crowds at the Colston Hall with collaborators such as Bristol Schools Philharmonia, Andy Sheppard, Project Zulu, Opera Anywhere, The Fantasy Orchestra, UWE Big Band, The Gypsy Stars…. They regularly champion…

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September 2017

Friendship Walk with the City of Sanctuary

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join people from all over the city in a friendship walk celebrating Bristol’s rich diversity and welcoming tradition. This is an informal stroll throughout the afternoon. Find out more about Bristol City of Sanctuary here https://bristol.cityofsanctuary.org/

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Bikes4Africa

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

Another display supported by the Rotaty Club Bristol will feature Bikes4Africa a Rotary link partner formerly called Jolerider. They take old bikes and recycle them to kids in Africa to enable them to get to school. The follow-up to this will be a collection of unwanted bikes in almost any state of repair, in spring 2018. For more about Bike4Africa http://www.jolerider.org/programmes/bikes4africa

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Gorge-ous Avon Gorge trail

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

Pick up a gorge passport and embark on a journey of discovery. Along the way collect stamps as you find out about the amazing wildlife and history of the Avon Gorge. From peregrine falcons to Bristol onions and the building of the  Clifton Suspension Bridge to gorge-ous goats there’s so much to explore. ‘Please pick up your Gorge passport from either the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project ‘Wild crafts’ stall in the Cumberland Piazza (marked as number 9 on…

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Wildlife crafts

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

Pop along to the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project stall to make an origami blue tit. Or maybe you’d prefer to decorate a wildlife mask – will you be a badger, peregrine falcon, butterfly or Bristol onion? For adults, there’ll be a display about the wildlife of the Avon Gorge and Downs and a range of nature trail leaflets to pick up.

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‘Moss’ Workshop

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

A community workshop from Live Graft  showing us how to green hard areas such as patios, rock, concrete and tarmac to improve our environment. As part of Hotwells and Cliftonwood Cumberland Piazza project Alex Patience will work on hard surfaces on the Piazza and show us all how to do it.

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Climbing and Abseiling

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6 Great Quarry

Under Cover Rock and The Climbing Academy are providing sessions all afternoon. Most of these will be pre-booked and details of how to book will follow. What a wonderful opportunity to climb to the sound of birds rather than cars! Book your sessions now      

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Bristol’s Pop up water bar

September 17 @ 2:00 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

Thirsty? Bring a bottle! Reducing plastic waste and refilling with tap water has proven popular this summer across Bristol as Bristol Water has introduced their new pop up Water bar. Having teamed up with City to Sea on the Refill Bristol Campaign the water bar has kept festivals goers at Pride, Redfest and the International Balloon Fiesta. The Water bars next stop is at Peaceful Portway on Sunday 25 September. City to Sea started the Refill Bristol campaign during the…

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Celebrating 100 years of Rotary Club Bristol with Gurkhas and Motivation

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6 Great Quarry

Rotary Club Bristol are major supporters of our Peaceful Portway event and this year they will be sharing some of their work with us. They will showcase some of the disater relief work that Rotary does around the world – particularly pertinent at the moment with flooding, refugees and hurricanes! There will be a Sheltrbox and tent on display as well as our Water Survival Boxes There will also be some Gurkhas for their recent successful Everest climb who will be available…

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Visit the Whales and nature reserves at Avon Wildlife Trust

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - September 27 @ 6:00 pm
3 Avon Wildlife Trust Reserve

Visit Avon Wildlife Trust’s newest nature reserve, created with the help of over 800 volunteers. Find out about the fascinating creatures that  live in our wildlife pond, visit the Bristol Whales, enjoy refreshments at our Wild café, go on a bug hunt and make a bird cake for your garden. There’s plenty of room to run around and enjoy this Green Gateway to the Avon Gorge, so bring the whole family to explore the nature that lives in Bennett’s Patch…

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Friends of Downs and Avon Gorge stall

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5 Bottom of Goat Gully

  Learn more about the work  of the Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge at their stall at the foot of Goat Gully – point 5 on our site map.  You can chat to their members, find out about future activities – and may be join them as a volunteer. http://www.fodag.org/

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Carnivelo!

September 17 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

One of the best loved events at the Festival, the Carnivelo. The UK’s only cycle carnival. This years theme: Monstrous Creatures & Mythical Beasts; turn your bike into a carnival float, don your most incredible fancy dress or come as you are & join in the fun. We’ll be pedalling out en masse to prowl the closed Portway before prizes are awarded and we’ll have the afternoon to take in the exhibits, micro-events and bike activities along the route. The…

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Brigstowe Village Band

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9 Cumberland Piazza

Brigstowe Village Band are an acoustic band modelled on the village band of Thomas Hardy’s day, when local musicians would play at all the local  fetes, gatherings – weddings, seasonal  celebrations fetes , etc.  They have some 20 people in the band playing fiddle,  accordion, guitar , banjo, autoharp,melodeon, trombone, trumpet , horn , bassoon  and tuba. For us this year they will be playing and getting us all to dance at the Piazza

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Carnivelo continues at Bennets Way with BMX demos and much more!

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3 Avon Wildlife Trust Reserve

Matti Hemmings, one of the UK’s leading BMX stunt bikers, will be performing and giving workshops between 3 and 5pm on the Portway outside the entrance to Bennett’s Patch. In the Bennett’s Patch car park, there will be Cargo Bike games, ebike trials by Atmosphere bikes, Pavement Portraits by local illustrator Paula Bowles, materials for people to dress their bikes up with, mobile ‘Spicycle’ providing vegan food, Bike Zebo – bike storage company will bring a stall and bike parking. Lyons Davidson (cycle…

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Long-boarding down Bridge Valley Road

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7 Bridge Valley Road

Whether you join in, or just watch, long-boarding down Bridge Valley Road is an experience! If you want to join in, do check with the Long Boarding marshals at the top before you set off.   For the rest – enjoy yourselves  

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Avanti String Quartet

September 17 @ 3:10 pm - 3:50 pm
8 Bridge Gallery

In the Gallery under the suspension bridge, the acoustics are wonderful!

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Gurt Lush Choir & Bristol Man Chorus

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
8 Bridge Gallery

Glorious singing from these two popular Bristol choirs. We can all join in! MAN Chorus 4.00-4.30 Joint tunes with Gurt Lush 4.30-4.50 Gurt Lush 4.50-5.20 -ish

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Hot Air Balloons

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
to be confirmed

Six Pilots from the West region team will take off from roughly half way down the Portway at 5-5.30pm weather dependent. What an amazing sight that will be! More details to follow…

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