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Local parks host fun days out

By Community Reporter Helen Prince

Knowle West residents will be able to enjoy free creative days out in their local parks this month.

Arts in the Park takes place on Sunday at Redcatch Park and Victoria Park will be hosting its annual fun day next Saturday.

The event at Redcatch has been organised by Entertaining Local Knowle – and people can enjoy a variety of activities from weaving willow to throwing pots, with stalls selling art supplies and food. There will also be live poetry, music and an array of workshops.

Youngsters will also have the opportunity to create street art with the help of local artists who took part in Southville’s recent Upfest event.

Bristol artist Andy Colwill will also be giving the young creator of his favourite piece a signed print.

Other activities include the Redcatch Artist of the Year competition – open to all amateur artists to paint what they see in the park in two hours – and Brave Bold Drama group will be performing their show My Way or the Highway.

Victoria Park’s annual fun day and festival next weekend will have a range of activities for everyone – with live music performances, food and poetry as well as arts and crafts workshops.

If you think you have an impressive pooch – you can enter your canine at the dog show, with categories including best pedigree, best rescue dog and best child handler.

Children’s entertainment will run from midday and for the more active festival-goers there’s a chance to take part in a 5km fun run.

Art in The Park at Redcatch on Sunday 11 September runs from 12 – 5pm. Visit for more information.

The annual Victoria Park fun day and festival will take place on Saturday 17 September. Registration for the dog show is from 10.30am and children’s activities run from 12 noon – 6pm. The 5k fun run starts at 12 noon with registration at 11.30am.To get involved with the fun run email For more information about the day visit