Mangotsfield Festival draws huge crowds

Published on: 01 Jul 2016

Village fESTIVAL

A FEW weeks on from the 2016 Mangotsfield Village Festival, organisers are already looking forward to their silver jubilee event next year.
The 24th festival was opened by Rich  Nichols, the Mayor of Emersons Green Town Council with help from the town crier Madeleine Bills.  Once the festival King and Queen had been officially crowned,  the event began and  featured popular attractions including Morris men (and Morris women!), dance groups, a dog show, Bristol Ukulele Jam, a wild west show, a punch and judy show, graffiti art, a wind band, a local schools colouring competition and the Kingswood bus project for young people.
The event had to close earlier than normal as continual heavy rain from 5pm onwards made the stage area very wet and potentially dangerous for musicians and performers.
The festival organisers are still accepting grant applications for the Mangotsfield Village Festival community award, which is for local groups.  Applications can be submitted via the website www.mangotsfieldfestival.co.uk
Next year the festival committee will be organising the 25th Annual Mangotsfield Village Festival on June 10.  Organisers plan to invite all the previous Kings and Queens to the festival to celebrate the occasion.
The Mangotsfield Village Festival AGM will be held at the Royal British Legion club in Staple Hill on wednesday 14th September at 8pm.  Anyone who would like to join the Festival Committee is welcome to attend.

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