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2023 #BigUpBartonHill Community Day

The #BigUpBartonHill Community Day & Picnic took place on Saturday 16 September in the Barton Hill Urban Park.

This free community day was organised by a group of local organisations, groups and service providers (see below for more details about the #BigUpBartonHill Network) led by Studio Meraki, and was funded by the Quartet Community Foundation and Eastside Community Trust’s Community Events Fund.

There were a range of free, fun activities, demonstrations and taster sessions for children and adults to take part in, as well as the opportunity to find out about the wide range of support, advice and opportunities that are available to the local community.  Barton Hill residents of all ages were invited to come along with a picnic and a blanket to celebrate all the great things that take place in the area!

Free bike services from Dr Bike, print & badge making workshop from Blue Roll Press, tea & cakes from the Wellspring Settlement, fun games and activities provided by Learning Partnership WestTravelling Light Theatre CompanyBristol Somali Youth Voice and the Barton Hill Activity Club took place throughout the day.

As well as the following timed activities:

11:30-12:30 – Live music and dance with The Bristol Ceiliidh Collective
12:30-13:00 – Capoeira Demonstration (Afro-Brazilian martial arts) with Art of Movement
13:30-14:30 – Drum & Bass Boxercise with Holly from dnb boxing
14:30-15:30 – Yoga for Wellbeing with Lisa Marie Yoga.

We’d also like to mention all the support provided by Nicole from Wesport, Amy from St Luke’s Lunch Club and Anne from St Luke’s Church.

As well as the following organisations that make up the #BigUpBartonHill Network and took part in the event: Studio MerakiSt Luke’s ChurchEastside Community TrustSt Luke’s LunchTravelling Light Theatre CompanyWellspring SettlementLearning Partnership WestBarton Hill Activity ClubArt of MovementBristol Somali Youth VoiceFamily CentreTravel West RoadshowEast Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood and Dr Bike.

Plus our local Police Community Support Officers and Avon Fire Services who also attended.

You can watch a short film made by film makerDori Jo from interviews and footage she shot at the community day below:


Film & original soundtrack by Dori Jo. All rights reserved.

You can also watch a show reel of photos and video clips from the event taken by Studio Meraki below:

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