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Independent shops, businesses & local groups joining together to promote the vibrant community on and around Gloucester Road Central (BS7 8NU)

The Glos Rd Central Mayfest takes place this year on Saturday May 5th (Bank Holiday weekend) from 10am - 4pm! This is our community fair, offering food, drink, live music, competitions, creative activities and more. Mayfest always coincides with the traditional procession of Jack in the Green and his band of merry musicians and dancers who make their way from the Harbourside up Gloucester Road. They will pass by Glos Rd Central at around 3.30 on the way to Horfield Common when they enact a ritual to release the spirit of summer. The Glos Rd Central Mayfest runs from 10am til 4pm so everyone will be welcome to follow the procession up Gloucester Road to the Common.

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The Glos Rd Central Mayfest is a perfect way to meet your neighbours and entertain friends and family. Free activities include biscuit decorating at Joes Bakery and creative activites outside Room 212 and Paper Plane. There will be information, quizzes and more with Avon Wildlife Trust, Aid Box Community and other charities. Billie Jean makes a welcome return with her Cashmere Event. Enjoy food such as a barbeque outside Giles Butchers and delicious specialities from Venus and Cafe Dream. Xpress Computers will be running a special deals day and t shirt competition while Osna Therapies will be offering tasters and talks to introduce their new therapies. And don't forget to pick up some Bristol Pounds to spend from the cashpoint at Pearce's Hardware.

Glos Rd Central traders are very excited that Preserve, a zero waste food store will be opening at 208 Gloucester Road in June and will run a pop up stall at Mayfest. The ethos is to encourage and support people to shop without the need for single use plastic and unnecessary packaging and they'll be stocking a wide variety of wholefoods, non-foods and our special ‘Cool Stuff’ section, offering alternatives to everyday throw able items such as reusable bamboo coffee cups and stainless steel straws!

Of course choosing to shop locally on Gloucester Road is a great way to stay green and keep your high street thriving.  So visit your favourite shops, enjoy free treats and have a great day out at the Glos Rd Central Mayfest this Bank Holiday weekend!

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