Events & Projects
Barton Hill Festival
Barton Hill Festival is a celebratory family friendly festival of live performance, art, wellbeing and food which will take place on Sunday 29th October 2017 in Barton Hill, Bristol.
Travelling Light Theatre Company are delivering the Festival in partnership with Barton Hill Settlement and Up Our Street and the programme is packed with a range of performances, culturally diverse activities and food from around the world.
This is a festival curated for and by the people of Barton Hill. The programme has been shaped through community consultation and a large number of community organisations are involved in running activities at the event. If you would like to get involved, why not volunteer at the event?
We are delighted to announce that this, the first Barton Hill Festival, will be supported by The Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All scheme, Bristol City Council’s Community Festival and Events Fund and Tesco Bags for Help. This support will go towards the exciting programme of events including: African Drumming with DMAC UK, Poetry/spoken word workshops, Family Theatre with DragonBird Theatre, Junk modelling with InBristol Studios, outdoor activities with Learning Partnership West, free south asian lunches by Dhek Bhal, wellbeing sessions by the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, music from BCFM, capoeira workshops, spice mixing from the Somali kitchen, face painting and much more!
Our Youth Theatre groups will all present work at the Festival. The 11 -13 and 14-19 youth theatre groups are already busy devising Hillstories, working with local community members who attend the Barton Hill Settlement lunch and bingo clubs to create a cross-generational piece of theatre that looks at the lives of local residents in Barton Hill. We are working with Wyldwood Arts on this project, who are experts at intergenerational community work. Hillstories is being created thanks to the generous support of the Youth Social Action Fund. Our Louder Than Words group will be creating a sensory exploration room for young people with additional needs which will play films created by group members with local film maker Camilla Adams. And our 7-10 group are working on a spectacular festival finale piece.
There really is something for everyone, so this autumn why not join your local community for a fun and inspiring day celebrating the brilliantly diverse people of Barton Hill, Bristol.
Created and delivered by young people, community members and professional artists, Barton Hill Festival will run from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 29th October 2017, followed by a lantern parade through the streets of Barton Hill, finishing in the Urban Park.
The Festival is fully accessible to all with level entry or lifts into each performance and workshop space, disabled toilet facilities on each floor, and baby changing facilities. There is also dedicated spaces for breastfeeding and a prayer room.
Parking is on street, or in the council car park on Ducie Road which is free all day on Sunday. Please note for the duration of the Festival you will not be able to bring bikes onto the site, but there are railings along the outside of the SEttlement, and dedicated bike racks at the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre nearby.
Please note that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and parents/carers must remain with their children at all times whilst on the Festival site, as we cannot act in loco parentis.