Make Sundays Special - Bristol
7 July 2013
Mayor George Ferguson is Making Sundays Special
For one Sunday each month, King Street, Baldwin Street and the Old City will be closed to motor traffic and opened up for people……
Enjoy street games, performers, markets, historic tours or just have a coffee as you relax in a street lounge.
See the city from a new perspective by taking the new cycle loop through Creative Common.
- Sunday 21 July
- Sunday 18 August
- Sunday 29 September
- Sunday 20 October
Events take place from 11am to 4pm (roads will be closed from 9am til 6pm)
- Basketball – have-a-go sessions and team games.
- Family sports fun trails - follow the treasure hunt and have a go at different sports
- Hula Hooping - shows and lessons from Zoe Hoop Troop
- Swing Dance - lessons and demos
- Kizomba - dance classes and demos
- Flower Mandala - creating street art
- Streets Alive – street lounges and workshops.
- Batala - samba drummers
- St Nicholas Market
- Mullion Cove market local food and drink produce from some of the finest artisan producers in the South West
- Tours of the Corn Exchange
- Historic Tours of Castle Park – one thousand years of Bristo
- Circus and street performers – including Circomediastudents, Desperate Men, Mildred and Henry, Lady in Black and Amazing Wayne riding his giant unicycle.
- Balloon modellers
- Chess - lessons, playing and a giant chess set
- TravelWest Roadshow team – travel advice, route planing and taster tickets.
- Dr Bike – free bike checks and basic fixes
- Schumacher College SCHed talks speakers and performers asked "What If?"
- Brew Dog - food stalls, face painting, hula hooping, jewellery stall, live music and DJs.
- Big Chill - DJs and Mi Casa BBQ
- Europa pasta and pizza restaurant offering £6 special lunch deals
- The Ambling Band
- Choirs - including The Big Act, Gurt Lush Choir, Bristol Fashion Ladies Barbershop Choir, Free Range Acapella
- Children's Scrapstore – play with scrap, arts and crafts plus street games
- Bristol Roller Derby - Demos
- A 'led run' for beginners around the cycling/walking route.
- In Castle park, Fitness4less exercise classes.
- Public art commission "i didn't see you there" Sculptures on Victoria Street, Portwall Lane, Redcliff Street and Queen Square.
- Europa Deli - authentic Italian food
In the surrounding areas there were also lots of other activities, including:
- Big Green Week - Park Street Playground, Electric Sunday in Millennium Square and a music stage at Cascade Steps
- Castle Park - fitness classes
- Harbourside's new Sunday Brunch Market
- Creative Common - No Fit State Circus 'BIANCO'
The event is constantly developing with more groups signing up all the time, keep checking back to see what is new.
It's your city and your event - if you'd like to get involved either helping out as a volunteer or bring a performance down one Sunday – please get in touch!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Esther on 0117 922 3538 or Claire Teasdale on 0117 922 4665.
If your idea involves selling food or drink commercially, email our markets team - email@example.com.
- All city car parks will be accessible although not necessarily by a route that you would normally use due to some closures being in place.
- On street parking will be free as usual on a Sunday although it will be suspended on closed roads.
- Public transport will be largely unaffected except for limited bus detours with Baldwin Street closed. Fo further information see First Service updates page.
- First are offering unlimited family travel in Bristol (Up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults) for only £5 on Make Sundays Special days. SeeFirst family travel poster (jpeg, 441 KB)(opens new window).
- Road closures will be in place from 9am until 6pm.
For all traffic related enquiries call 0117 9031212 or email our traffic team -firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll keep this page updated with activities for the next Special Sunday events, in the meantime, here's a taster of what to expect
- 21 July – Bristol Cycle Festival, Big Family Film Screening for The Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal
- 18 August - Ping & Ting
- 29 September – City of Circus initiative.
- 20 October - World's largest cycle powered, cycle-in cinema