20 May 2016

Leisure, Arts, Culture and Events

Make Sunday Special is back to celebrate Bristol’s brilliance

Sunday 12 June
11am-4.30pm
Bristol’s Old City: Corn St, Small St, Clare St, St Stephen’s St, Glass Arcade

Make Sunday Special is back this summer to bring everyone together and showcase the best Bristol has to offer.

Jump on your bike, scooter or skateboard and enjoy a traffic-free environment in the Old City. Be prepared for a day to remember as Make Sunday Special has teamed up with two other events taking place in the city on the same day.

Start your day at the Harbourside and explore the Festival of Nature, then take a short stroll through Queen Square, where Celebrating Sanctuary will be showcasing refugee music, arts and information. Then head on to Bristol’s old city for some entertainment, Bristol fashion.   

Join in the fun with your family, friends and local community and celebrate Bristol’s beauty, diversity and good vibes. Expect unique and independent activities and entertainment.

There will be plenty for the kids to do in the children’s area run by the Baby Bank Network, providing a great opportunity to support this fantastic charity.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “I am pleased to see Make Sunday Special back this year with a new, fresh focus.

“Bristol has a great programme of cultural events, but we need to ensure that they are all fully inclusive and open to everyone in the city.

“It is great to see that this first event of the year is linking up with Celebrating Sanctuary to highlight the important role refugees play in our society.”

Take a wander along the streets of the old city and peruse the food and art market stalls showcasing the very best local produce, or stop for a boogie while listening to one of the live bands and djs.

Lorna Knapman from Love Food Festival who are co-ordinating the event, said: “We are really excited to be delivering the Make Sunday Special events this year and are working with some great organisations and local businesses to bring the streets of the Old City to life.

“Jazz up your bike at the bicycle ‘snazzification’ station, take your bike to see the bike doctor, make your own pedal-powered smoothies and learn more about the Green Capital projects that are continuing to have an impact here in Bristol.

“Anyone who lives in Bristol knows it is one of the greatest cities in the world and we are here to prove it.”

If you have a local group or organisation that would like to take part or get involved please get in touch. There’s still time to be a part of this event.

We are looking for performers, producers, musicians and street food vendors to come on board and get involved. Contact us on makesundayspecial@gmail.com for more information.

Further Make Sundays Special dates in 2016 are July 24 and September 18.

Note to Editors

For more information about the initiative, including the details of past Make Sunday Special events, please see www.bristol.gov.uk/makesundayspecial. There is also a Make Sunday Special Facebook page which can be found at www.facebook.com/makesundayspecial