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Bristol Noise back in Knowle West for bank holiday weekend

Main image: Volunteers help clear rubbish on the Northern Slopes for the Bristol Noise weekend in 2019. All pictures Bristol Noise.

Bristol Noise is back for 2021 this bank holiday weekend (May 1-3) – with hundreds of volunteers rolling up their sleeves across the city to make a difference to local neighbourhoods.

Each year the charity works with Bristol churches to organise volunteer-run events and practical projects over the weekend. These range from clearing rubbish and painting fences to digging gardens and hosting cream teas.

Bristol Noise event on Melvin Square on May bank holiday Monday 2019.

The popular weekend of events has been taking place annually since 2001 – although it was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

This year organisers say it is “mindful of COVID-19” – with strict measures in place. Over the weekend Noise volunteers in their familiar blue T-shirts will be hosting free, small community events such as pop-up takeaways and treasure hunts

They will also be delivering cream teas to senior citizens at home and helping transform gardens, public areas and community spaces for those who need a helping hand.

Cream tea delivery to senior citizens.

Volunteers gardening.

In Knowle West there are two free pop up events planned – the first is at Filwood Community Market on Filwood Broadway this Saturday 1 May from 11am – 2pm serving drinks.

The Cairn Church based at Inns Court Green will also be hosting an outside cafe.

Alice Lawrence from The Cairn says: “…It’s great to be part of this annual event and also to be working alongside local groups such as the Inns Court Resident Association as we bring a practical difference to our local area. 

“This bank holiday Monday we are looking forward to working with The Noise to bring you a “pop up cafe”  . Come and join us,  rain or shine,  and enjoy some freshly made pizza.”

The Cairn is located opposite South Bristol Intermediate Care at Inns Court, BS4 1 TF and the cafe will run on Monday 3 May from 12-3pm – all welcome.

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