Make Sunday Special is making its way south of the river for the Bedmolympics on 7 August – an epic day of alternative family entertainment made possible thanks to Bristol City Council, Bedminster BID and Greater Bedminster Community Partnership.
Two days after the opening ceremony of Rio 2016, the Bedmolympics will kick off with street games and art, crafts, street theatre, frog racing, kids’ workshops, street art and more.
The headline event will be the very first Bedminster Bobsleigh race – a Cool Runnings inspired race through lower North Street. As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a giant human table football, the chance for visitors to try their hand at a graffiti picture to take home, children’s crafts a Caribbean style extravaganza at The Old Bookshop. There’ll be buskers alongside picnic tables filled with games and local business and pubs spilling out onto the street, offering tasty tucker to keep you going throughout the day.
Road closures will affect the following streets throughout the duration of the event: Merrywood Road, Langton Park Road, Greville Street, Mount Pleasant Terrace, Fairfield Road, King William Street, Dartmoor Street, Exmoor Street, Myrtle Street, Agate Street, The Nursery, South Street, Dorset Street, Sion Road, Melville Terrace, Hebron Road and Braunton Road. North Street itself will be closed from North Street Green to the junction with Cannon Street.
“Last year’s Make Sunday Special saw thousands of people gather on the streets of Bedminster to make one huge community event,” says Simon Dicken, chair of the Bedminster Town Team and BID. “The whole community and all the businesses get together to create entertainment and spill out on to the streets with food and drinks. We’re on the lookout for volunteers to help us in the organisation and always welcome ideas from the public, if anyone has any thoughts they can send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.”