Homegrown 2011

This year’s Community Event is held on Saturday 17th September ( the third Saturday in the month ) It is again to be held in and around St Matthews’s Church, Clare Road. 1 – 5pm with an Evening Party from 7.30 – 10.30pm.

We have a variety of STALLS already booked, such as various local charities; Bristol Streetcar; gardening sundries and plants; The Human Juke Box; Bike Tagging (bring along your bike); Portrait sketching; Ninetree Cider with apple juice and cider for sale ( remember to bring your surplus apples to be turned into juice); books and local arts and crafts – but the more we have the better, so if you are a local business and would like a showcase to promote your wares or services, or if you would like a place to sell off your surplus household items or BRIC A BRAC please do contact st****@ki****************.uk or in**@ki****************.uk

We have some SIDESHOWS and GAMES planned including old favourites such as Whack the Rat and – hopefully – Three legged Races and Egg and Spoon Races, for old and young. Kingsdown Sports Centre will be there with more games. Our information board will give times of all these things.

New this year too is a SNAIL RACE. Look out in the next three weeks for any speedy snails in your garden or on your favourite plants. Sometimes the smallest are also the quickest. Bring them along on the day to win a prize of a pot of lettuces.
Also, we are suggesting at the end of the racing,
A SNAIL PARADE. a display of maybe the ‘not so fast’ snails, painted and glamourised and competing for a pot of tasty flowers.

To sustain you we have the BBQ Bishopston sausages; our ever popular Posh Teas; ice creams and Soft Fruit Cocktails. While taking Tea you might like to also make up the most pertinent LIMERICK and win yourself a PRIZE ! Book Token.

Local Businesses have been very generous with this year’s RAFFLE. Prizes include:-
Dinner for two at The Green Man Pub
Dinner for two at The Runcible Spoon
Voucher for Clifton Lido
Tickets for St George’s Brandon Hill
Dinner for two from Chin Chin
Take away supper from Tiffins
Bottles of ale and wine from The Hare on the Hill
Small barrel of beer from Colston Tavern
Guided tour of Bristol Botanic Gardens
Haircut and treatment from Supertonic
A tour of Bristol Centre in John Manley’s newly restored ( and very shiney) Bristol car

Proceeds go to our Charity of the Day – Ace Africa www.ace-africa.org
ACE Africa works in rural, resource poor areas of Kenya and Tanzania supporting communities affected by HIV and AIDS to provide care for orphans, vulnerable children and their families through sustainable, cost effective and community led solutions.

Inside the Hall we hope to have various displays of gardening projects from local schools to give us inspiration for our own ‘Grow Your Own’ efforts. In the Competitions we have:-
Competitions For Children
 The Edible Alien the successor to the Vegetable Monster. Horrible or yummy
– PRIZE – Tickets for Travelling Light and Sixth Sense Theatre Companies’ show
 Fantastic Fairy Cakes A plate of outrageous cakes with a PRIZE
 The Minature Garden – Imaginative tiny garden. Can we even have some
things growing? PRIZE – Garden tokens for the best.
AND ALSO by popular demand
The Monster Mask

Competitions For ‘GROWN UPS’
 Garden Grown Produce a plate or bowl of your best….
 A Garden Floral Display flowers, herbs, seed heads, berries… an amazing autumnal display – please supply a vase too
 Victoria Sponge – always a winner, both taste and presentation important
 The Decorated Cake – let your creativity and imagination have fun
 Autumnal Apple Pie – a decorated pastry pie with apples and other fruits
 Best Use of Tomatoes – we all have too many of them – what do we do?
 The Clearest Jelly – sorry if you’ve made Jam but these are so pretty
– Prizes – of Raffle tickets for First Prize Winners and Runner Ups

(The Hall will be available from 7pm on Friday evening to accept entries, or on Saturday morning from 9am – 12.30pm)

Presentations from local schools on what their school has been growing – and maybe lessons we can learn from their pupils.

The Evening Party has a Salsa Theme. An expert couple will demonstrate Salsa dance and footwork and then teach us – old AND young the Salsa movements so then we can then carry on dancing. There will be Tapas delights to fortify us and a Bar. Tickets £7 adults & £3 children and will be available on a door to door sale or from the Church Office tel 9441598 or Judith tel 9249762 or on the day.

We still need people to help out before and on the day or evening, so if anyone has ideas for the day or would like a stand or stall, please contact in**@ki****************.uk