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Top day in store at Bridgfest

06 August 2012
Bridgfest flyer

Programme of free family activities

There is a packed programme of activities at Bridgfest 4Uth Youth Festival on Sunday 12 August 2012 from midday to 6pm, which will be free entry for visitors.

The activities are predominately aimed at ten to 19-year-olds, however there will also be activities aimed at children aged over five as the festival again hopes to attract a family audience.

The central focus of the events at the festival to be hosted in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford, will include three giant tents packed with activities, a Big Screen, a wide range of stands and a main stage for more than a dozen local bands to perform.

Coun Lynn Sykes, Chairman of the Early Years and Young People’s Sub-Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Bridgfest is one of the most popular dates in the calendar in Nottinghamshire for us to promote the youth service and to celebrate young people.

“Nottinghamshire County Council is proud to continue to invest in youth – which is why we place great importance on promoting the achievements of young people and promoting activities relevant to them.

“This is the fourth year we have hosted Bridgfest and we are delighted to be hosting it again. We attracted 3,000 people last year and if we can build on that this time around it will be great.”

Activities in detail

As well as youth providers of positive activities such as Rushcliffe Borough Council, the police and fire service, Positive Futures, Trent Side youth group and Hoods basketball, there will also be:

  • bouncy castles
  • laser quest
  • bronco bull
  • basketball
  • a pulp friction Smoothie bike
  • bungee run
  • body zorbs
  • skate park and ramp.

The activity tents are themed as follows:

Positive Activities Tent:

Showcasing what the Youth Service has to offer, includes a youth bar and quiz, table tennis, an X-Box and PS3, design your own t-shirt and hoodie and bracelet making for teenagers.

Creative Tent:

Managed by SEND project - Mcing, DJing, Street Dance, poetry, urban art, circus skills, zumba dancer and performances from Rushcliffe School

Play Tent:

Nottinghamshire County Council themed tent aimed at five-year-olds and over – includes paper plant pots, face painting, sand art, Teppee, Yurt, big painting, badge making, glass coasters and much more.

Live music

Some of the bands include Craig and Blake, A Promise Kept in Secret, This Day Remains, Beyond the Skies, Scott, Dawson and Band, Every Second Counts, Reiss and Sophie, Rose, Paradox, Gideon, Casino Falls, Sideways Falling, and Bonus Beyond.

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