As I write we are approaching the end of the wettest May I can remember, never mind what the official stats say, and summer feels like a distant, half remembered pleasure. But there are signs of summer emerging. Beneath rain soaked leaves strawberries are forming and soon the calendula will raise their yellow faces to the sun. The sedum are about to burst into colour and the irises are blooming blousily.
Add in the explosion of wild flowers around the city and we should feel our spirit rising like the relieved bees who need these lines of pollinators to survive.
With the warmer weather we can make some plans to gather at the piazza. Please contact email@example.com if you’d like to do some gardening as I’m thinking about setting up a little ‘gardening club’. Or please join us on June 7th 4-6pm
On July 18th 1-8pm Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association are planning a community festival. Our working title is Hotwells Well-Being Festival and so far we have confirmed some really exciting play, art and gardening activities for people of all ages. This date is subject to covid restrictions and council permission and if it is not safe or permitted we will postpone to September.
Supported by Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association, we are planning a day-long festival to celebrate our community and offer local people a chance to come together. We want people to enjoy being sociable in a safe and fun environment after a difficult and distanced pandemic year.
Activities will include fun taster sessions by popular local fitness guru Chris from Move More Fitness, play sessions by expert play facilitators from A & K’s Playground, community arts activities with resident artists Anna Haydock-Wilson, Amy Hutchings and Mhari Stuart, poetry, music, gardening and a skate spot launch in partnership with an amazing Bristol based events and media company, PYTCH.
How can you get involved? We welcome people who want to deliver well-being activities in the broadest sense to offer taster activities to festival go-ers. We’re also looking for volunteers to help with stewarding, first aid and children. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org of you’re interested.