The Bristol summer festival is in full swing with the http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/ taking place this weekend (7th to 9th August). Whilst recent festivals are still fresh in your memory, we’d like to hear your views on how you found the event and how we could improve it for next year. We’re keen to hear your feedback on two events the council coordinates: Bristol’s biggest festival – The Harbour Festival (17th to 19th July); and the ongoing Make Sunday Special events – the last one was Sunday 4th August.
The 2015 Bristol Harbour Festival is estimated to have attracted 250,000 people over 3 days, buoyed by some unexpectedly good weather. Working with our event organisers (Richmond Events Management), we made a few changes this year – for example, the dance stage moved to Lloyds Amphitheatre and the Saturday night finale featured a light projection show on the face of the Lloyds Bank building. We know the festival delivers a major boost to the local economy, as well as providing thousands of Bristol citizens and visitors to the city with free entertainment, activities and a chance to try something new. Your views in the survey will help us to better understand the impact and plan next year’s event.
Make Sunday Special opens Bristol’s streets to fun, people, culture and new experiences. The latest event took place in the Old City on 2nd August and featured Samaba drumming, magic, dance classes and a wind band amongst the attractions. This year, we’ve been taking Make Sunday Special out into Bristol’s neighbourhoods which has seen the event enliven Bedminster’s streets and will soon do the same for Easton and Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Hartcliffe and Avonmouth – come along for the fun. We’re interested in your views if you’ve been along or just want to comment on the initiative.