Arts trail turns festive

October 23 2020

AN outdoor arts trail featuring talented artists, designers and makers is coming back – in time for Christmas shopping.
The BSpoke16 Festive Trail will take place across the BS16 postcode area, including Downend, Soundwell, Emersons Green and Fishponds, on November 27, 28 and 29, from 10am-4pm each day.
The trail is the idea of BSpoke16 founders Karen Davies and Catherine Williams, who organised their first art fair for Emersons Green six years ago.
It is the second outdoor trail this year, after an "overwhelming and fantastically successful" summer trail in July.
Karen, a Downend-based paper artist and designer who sells intricate paper cuts, prints and cards under the name Mustard Cuts, said: "It was great to see so many people safely browsing and having a wonderful time cycling, walking or driving between venues.
"The response from the public and locals was way beyond expectations, exhibitors were ecstatic with the general feedback, encouragement and sales.
"Our festive trail will be a perfect time to browse for those special bespoke gifts, cards and decorations with a festive feel leading up to the Christmas period."
The trail already has 60 exhibitors, with more expected to sign up.
A trail map will be available from mid-November online at, where you can also see some of exhibitors already signed up.
Anyone who is interested in exhibiting should email for further details.
And BSpoke16 traders are also showing their wares at a weekly pop-up shop at the Wooden Walls micro pub in Broad Street, Staple Hill, from 10am to 4pm every Tuesday.