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October, 2015

Community fair ST Michael’s Church in Pigsty Hill was abuzz with local residents last month, as the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership hosted its inaugural community fair. Guests were treated to fantastic performances from the Redland Green Choir, who kicked off the afternoon event, and the MisFits theatre company, which is led by people with learning difficulties. Stalls provided information about a number of local projects and campaigns, while workshops offered advice on topics such as crowdfunding and social media. Those attending the fair also had the opportunity to vote on

which local projects should be awarded £250 funding through the ‘Little Grants for Big Ideas’ scheme. Successful initiatives included the Chandos Road Community Association, Window Wanderland, 1st Bishopston Scouts and New Works Ballet Theatre. Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire presented the winners with their certificates. She said: “This is what makes us Bristol West – amazing people, doing amazing things in the community. Thank you so much for inviting me along to this very special event. I look forward to seeing the outcomes of these grants.”

Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire announcing winners of Little Grants for Big Ideas

Happy messages shared by local residents at the Helen Makes Paper stall

The Redland Green Choir kicking off the Community Fair

Drum making

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Bishopston Voice - October '15  
Bishopston Voice - October '15