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Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event Location

Corn Street and surrounding areas

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Residents in Bristol and visitors to the city have another chance to ‘Make Sundays Special’ on Sunday, September 29. Anyone coming down to Baldwin Street and the Old City around St Nicholas Market from 11am to 4pm is welcome to join in the Sunday fun, entertainment and street activities and see the centre of the city in a new light.

Sunday, September 29 is the fourth of five monthly ‘Make Sundays Special’ days planned by the city council and supported by a host of local performers, sports clubs, businesses and an expanded harbourside market.

The idea behind opening up Bristol’s city centre streets – one day a month - to pedestrians and cyclists is all thanks to Bristol’s Mayor, George Ferguson, who was inspired by similar schemes in Bordeaux and Bogotá.

The open city centre streets gives local people the chance to get together and relax with family and friends – or to try out new sports, games, art workshops - or to simply enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

Mayor Ferguson, says: “‘Sunday Streets’ originated in Bogotá, Colombia as “Ciclovía,” a day of free, healthy activities that promote community in public streets. Now in 2013, we have Make Sundays Special and the people of Bristol have really embraced the idea and enjoyed the freedom to take over city centre streets and spread out beyond the restrictions of pavements.

“I’m sure the fourth of our Make Sundays Special days will be another inspiring day, filled with cultural and sporting activity.”

Hannah Klewin of Gathering Voices, added: “September’s Make Sundays Special is a great opportunity for local choirs to perform in the great outdoors whilst supporting this fantastic new initiative in the city. It also gives us chance to promote our 2013 Festival of Song in October, which is a ten-day celebration of the extraordinary beauty, power and versatility of the human voice. The festival will culminate in a12-hour marathon of song at St George’s on Sunday, October 20 featuring over 25 choirs and ensembles.”

On Sunday, September 29, visitors can keep an eye out for:
•  Children’s Superhero costume workshop and parade
•  Gathering Voices – a showcase of local choirs
•  Sports sessions, including Ping! Basketball, bike polo, fencing and 2013 Rugby League promotion
•  Breton dancing and African drumming demonstrations
•  Walkabout performances

The final 2013 Make Sundays Special takes place on Sunday, October 20. For more information about getting involved and volunteering opportunities visit the website

Bus information
First have introduced a special discounted family First Day ticket from £8 to £5 for each MSS date. First’s special £5 offer will allow five people, with a maximum of two adults, to enjoy unlimited travel throughout Bristol zones 1 and 2 on any of the car-free Sundays.

Parents can take the whole family out for the day on the bus, enjoy all the activities and events planned in the city centre and get back home in the evening all for as little as £1 per family member (based on 5 people travelling).

Road closure information
Road closure times will operate from 9am to 6pm to allow set up and clear up. Diversions will be in place. Car visitors are welcome and all city centre car parks will be open. For all traffic related enquiries call 0117 9031212 or email our traffic team -

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