Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Eastside Roots Open Day/Spring Fayre Tomorrow! by nadiacatkinhillman
April 25, 2008, 2:33 pm
Filed under: food-growing, peak oil, social

As I hope you all realise its Eastside Roots first Spring Fayre – this Saturday from 11am (Grand opening featuring Easton Community Choir – come early so as not to miss a great acapella sing song!) to 6pm up at Stapelton Road Train Station site. Below is a list of activities for adults and children alike so please check out so you dont miss anything.

Main Tent:

11am – 11.15am : Big Welcome from Eastside Roots including who are we, and what will we being doing.
11.15 – 11.45       : Easton Community Choir – singing African, Gospel & Pop tunes to get you smiling & in a fayre mood.
11.45 – 12.15       : Transition Easton – ‘Unleashing the collective genius of the community’ – helping us prepare for Peak Oil & Global                               Warming.
12.15 – 1.00         : The legendary Mike Feingold brings you ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ – always a treat!
1.00 – 1.45pm      : Live Music from local folk hereos ‘The Dearlings’ – gentle sounds whilst you enjoy hot soup & homemade cake.
1.45 – 2.15           : local expert Fred Miller tells you everything you have ever wanted to know (and a bit more) about Wormeries
2.15 – 2.45           : Singer songwriter David Green plays for your pleasure
2.45 – 3.45           : Mike Baker from ‘Living Easton’ gives us a fascinating talk about the History of Easton with a chance for questions.
3.45 – 4.15           : Jethro enchants us with a story with a magical garden theme.
4.15 – 5.00           : Jetfly with full band to bring us contemporary folk songs from Jethro’s extensive collection
5.00 – 5.15           : Insect Orchestra (see below)
5.15 – 6.00           : Very special musical treat (if things go to plan) plus a Tall Tale to enchant you before you leave.

Children’s Tent:

12.00 – 12.45pm  : Seed bombs – take them home with you or explode them on site!
1.00 – 1.45           : Make a groovy wallet or purse out of a Tetra pack – how? – you’ll see.
1.45 – 2.00           : Hula Hoop workshop – do the twist!
2.00 – 3.00           : Make homes for beneficial insects for your garden or for the Community Garden Centre.
3.00 – 4.00           : Make your own sugar free sweets – taste great, dont make you hyper!
4.00 – 5.00           : Be part of Easton’s first ever Insect Orchestra! Then perform in the main tent!!

Plus: Egg & spoon race – legs plus final throughout the afternoon – prizes for leg winners & The Champion!
Plus: Flower/human crossbreeds on stilts

Market Area:

Arts & crafts (ethical / local / fair traded / hand crafted gifts for you & your friends) and community groups

Painted Container:

Freya from Psych in the City brings you Shamanic Tarot card reading.

Competition Corner:

Pay a pound and receive either sunflower seeds, chili seeds or squash/pumpkin seeds (all organic and selected for their large growth potential), top quality compost & a plant pot. Whoever grows the tallest sunflower or longest chili by our August Summer Fayre will win an organic hamper! Whoever grows the heaviest pumpkin by our October Halloween BBQ bonanza wins… guessed it… organic hamper. You also win the admiration of your community of course. We may also throw in a meal for two at a local restaurant if I can butter them up.


Delicious homemade soups & cakes. Fresh organic fruit. Sandwiches & pasties. And much more.

So tell all your friends, put everything else on hold & celebrate the start of Spring & the beginning of a vibrant, green, social community space!
And finally – do you have a megaphone…… & can we borrow it on Saturday – OR do you know where would sell one – call me on 07810 806 354


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