If you can help out at the event please CLICK HERE to fill out the form: www.surveymonkey.com/s/scsfvolunteers
We need hundreds of helpers from stage crew to stewards so please spread the word! In return for a few hours work (around 4) you’ll get free tickets to the night-time afterparties, invitation to the debrief and party later in the year, free water/soft drinks, as many edible goodies as we can get donated to us and the feeling that you helped make it happen! Its a great way to meet people, so please do join the team!
If you would like to help organise an area or offer your services as a designer, copywriter, press office etc please email getinvolved (at) stokescroftstreetfest (dot) org (dot) uk or CLICK HERE.
If you would like to have a stall at the event (non food/drink e.g. clothing, arts and crafts, jumble) please download the form: Stokes Croft Streetfest traders pitch booking form. Alternatively feel free to email us if you’d like the form in word format. If you would like to have a catering stall at the event please email traders (at) brisfest (dot) co (dot) uk or CLICK HERE.
It really can’t happen without you, as the entire festival is organised by volunteers so please do get involved!
Following the incredible success of Stokes Croft Streetfest 2010, plans are under way for a new, improved Streetfest 2011. It is expected that Streetfest 2011 will concentrate on the growing sense of community that increasingly defines this area that challenges convention, and remains independent, creative and culturally thriving without corporate intervention.
Likely date of the 2011 Streetfest is May 21st, subject to support from local businesses and community. Details to go live v. soon. Volunteers and participation will be central to the success of this great addition to Bristol’s festival Calendar.
Below: The Bear Pit proved its potential as a venue last year by hosting live bands all day.
A massive thank you to everyone involved who helped to make the first ever Stokes Croft Streetfest a massive success! The beautiful weather saw swarms of happy people enjoying the entertainment and festival atmosphere, with the party continuing long into the night with every venue on the Croft buzzing with excitement. We estimate around 5,000 people attended across the day, which went without hitch or drama, so we thank the whole community for coming together to show the world what a unique and vibrant place Stokes Croft is.
There were food stalls, arts and crafts, handmade jewellery, live painting, street chess, a crofts dog show, walkabout theatre, drumming, workshops, dance classes, live bands, DJs and lots of people sitting in the sunshine enjoying these spaces as destinations rather than thoroughfares . The elevated grasslands of the Bear Pit (St James Barton Roundabout) were transformed into an ideal festival amphitheatre whilst Kings Square became an oasis of family fun. It was so fantastic to see the area’s outdoor park spaces animated to their full potential, with people from all walks of life relaxing together until the sun went down.
A massive amount of hard work, time and investment was put in by a handful of volunteers in order to stage the festival, working for free for months in order to create a sustainable, safe and enjoyable event that would benefit every business on the croft. So hats off to you, plus the 100+ volunteers that worked between 6 and 16 hours straight on the day – all for the cause. Without you it would not be possible.
We would also like to thank the council and police for working with us and allowing us the opportunity to showcase Stokes Croft at its best. We hope to build on this success to create an annual event which involves even more of the organisations, venues and communities of the area.
We are yet to calculate the funds raised but hope that all the bars and shops that benefited most from the event share their success and join in with those who have already supported, in order to secure a festival for next year. Combating the litter created from these businesses is one of our biggest challenges and we thank all the volunteers that painstakingly litter picked, Bristol City Council and Sita for their assistance, and every person who used the bins or took their litter home with them. We are pleased to say that Kings Sq and the Bear Pit were left cleaner than we found them, so thanks again to everyone who helped.
Stokes Croft Festival
With a day of celebratory street activities on Saturday 22nd May, Stokes Croft StreetFest will aim to draw the whole Community together, to reclaim our public space and to show the World what Stokes Croft has to offer…
Busking, street trading, street theatre, painting, sculpture, competitions, games and music.
The first Stokes Croft Streetfest will aim to write large our aspirations as a Community…
WE MAKE OUR OWN FUTURE
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