Make Sunday Special returns to Bristol’s old city on Sunday 18 September for the final time this year.
Running between 11am and 4.30pm, the focus of the event is on sound and vision; celebrating music, art, and visions for the future of our forward-thinking, creative city.
Bristol’s urban station, Ujima Radio, will be broadcasting live during the event. They are also teaming up with The Festival of Ideas to host ‘My Bristol, Our Future’, a spoken word event, taking place in St Stephen’s Church from 12pm. Here, a selection of Bristol’s writers, poets and activists will be sharing their vision of the future of Bristol.
Music enthusiasts will also be pleased to hear that the Independent Label Market will be returning to take over The Glass Arcade in St Nicholas Market.
The record fair will feature some of the best Bristol based record labels around including: Black Acre, Idle Hands, Futureboogie, RWDFWD, and Rise, alongside Big Brother, !K7, Hospital and a number of other labels from around the UK.
There will be craft ales served and live music throughout the day – with DJ sets to be announced.
For those who want to get involved, there will be the chance to take part by building your own musical instrument, joining in with drumming workshops, learning circus skills or having a go at painting a giant street mural.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said: “Bristol has a great reputation for being a creative tourist destination with an iconic music and arts scene. It is great to have events which celebrate this and encourage others to get involved.
“I hope that people from across the city will be able to come down and enjoy some of the free to attend events we have in the city this weekend.”
Keep your eyes peeled for pop-up photography and art galleries, and watch live artwork being created before your eyes as you wander through the old city.
Castle Park will also host a free visual feast from outdoor circus spectacle Weighting, brought to you by the UK’s integrated circus company, Extraordinary Bodies as part of Doing Things Differently.
As always, the streets throughout Old City (Corn Street, Small Street, Clare Street and St Stephen’s Street) will be traffic-free for people to enjoy the markets, street food stalls, bars and family activities safely and peacefully.
You can also help to celebrate the Bristol Pounds’ fourth birthday with cake - sign up on the day and you’ll get a free £5B note to spend.
Lorna Knapman from Love Food Festival, who are coordinating the event, said: “I’m really looking forward to this event, and bringing together some of the best talent in Bristol for a celebration of its creativity and flair.
“Bring your family and friends and let’s celebrate our brilliant city.”
You can find more information on the Make Sunday Special website and keep up to date by liking the Facebook page.