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Northern Slopes Initiative
Copyright Welcome to the page which celebrates Wildfest
Copyright What is Wildfest?

Since 2012 Wildfest has been a series of events, which give people a chance to have fun, relax and enjoy the Slopes.

It usually runs in the first week in October - BUT

WE ARE VERY SORRY - THERE IS NO WILDFEST PLANNED FOR 2016 DUE TO A LACK OF RESOURCES TO GET IT ORGANISED. If you can help us with the organisation of Wildfest 2017 please contact us on enquiries@northern-slopes-initiative.co.uk

In 2015 what happened was:

Wildfest 2015

It was held on the Glyn Vale part of the Slopes on the 10th October.

Over 850 people attended - and the weather was brilliant.....

Activities included - Live Rock and Roll from Lewis Clayton and the Cyclones www.thecyclones.co.uk; Street Dance Class www.beatzstreetdance.co.uk/about-maria; Wild Bird Display; Local Music; Delicious Fresh Local Cooked Food from Bramble Farm and from the Knowle West Health Association; Circus Skills Class www.eclipsearts.com; kite making www.kite-festival.org.uk and much, much more.

To leave feedback on the event - www.facebook.com/Youth-Moves-423455207816013

The event was organised by Fayre Do's Event Management for Youth Moves. A big thank you to Chris and Mike for getting things sorted.
Copyright What happens at Wildfest?

Well, the simple answer to that is - lots of things.

Over the years we have had at the Saturday event:

- activities such as green woodworking, musical instrument making, bird and bat box making, African drum and dance (Blaggy and Rubba), survival skills, bushcraft and wildfood, face painting, wild sculptures, investigating owl pellets, live owls and eagles to see.....

- locally produced food to enjoy from Bramble Farm and The Knowle West Health Association/Springfield Allotments.

- demonstration of parkour/free running - followed by the chance for young people to try it out themselves

- Live Music from a Pipe Band; Makala Cheung, www.makalacheung.wordpress.com; Bristol Ambling Band www.facebook.com/amblingband; Kuki Ukies; Smoke Stack Shakers, www.smokestackshakers.com and the Phresh Boiiz, www.facebook.com/Phresh-Boiiz-139124946110619 and others.....

In 2012 even with poor weather over 300 people visited on the Saturday.
In 2013 over 660 people attended.
In 2014 over 550 people attended.

For information on Wildfest 2016:
Follow the Facebook link below - or keep an eye on our News webpage.
Tell us what you thought of Wildfest?

If you have photos of Wildfest you could share with us; or you would like to tell us what you thought of the events.....

Contact the organizers - Youth Moves using:

www.facebook.com/Youth-Moves-423455207816013


or the NSI on

enquiries@northern-slopes-initiative.co.uk and we will pass your comments on.


If you have ideas for Wildfest 2016 - don't forget to tell us.
Thank you to....

Youth Moves - especially Ben Carpenter
The City Council Parks Department and Wild City Project - especially Paula Spiers and Helen Adshead

With financial support over the years from the City Council, Natural England, Airbus; the Filwood, Knowle and Windmill Hill Neighbourhood Partnership; and the Big Lottery Fund.

But without all the hard work of people on stalls, leading walks, sharing their talents, setting up equipment etc - and of course those that come along to enjoy it.....it wouldn't have even happen. Thank you.