To all our lovely friends and supporters… the Friend of Brislington Brook need your help. For the past few years Discover Brislington Brook, and more recently the Friends of Brislington Brook, have organised an annual St Anne’s Day Pageant through Nightingale Valley and St Anne’s Woods. Each year we have been lead by a different, magical and exciting storyteller. This individual is key to bringing something new and unique to each event, stimulating our imaginations and taking us back to a medieval time of wonder in the woodland. If you know anyone that meets this criteria please can you get in touch or forward them our details? We do have a small budget and appreciate someone of this calibre does not come for free! Please can you share our request far and wide and hopefully this year’s event (15/07/2017) will be as good (or even better) than previous years! Thanks. Mary (FoBB)
HOT OFF THE PRESS…. the Friends of Brislington Brook have an exclusive Jane Vellender sketch of the St Anne’s Day Pageant in Nightingale Valley which you can now purchase for as little as £2.50 (with ALL profits going to support the work of the group). Please check out our the webpage for more details…. Click here for link to Exclusive Sketches
Exciting announcement…. The Friends of Brislington Brook have been nominated to win a possible share of up to £10,000 in the Bristol Post Airbus Community Awards. To be in with a chance of winning this money we need the help of all our local friends and supporters. From Monday 20 February until Monday 20 March the Bristol Post will be printing voting coupons and the top 10 groups who collect the most tokens will then receive an award and a share of the £10,000 award prize money. The Friends of Brislington Brook need to collect as many of these coupons as possible so please share this post with anyone you know who receives the Bristol Post and supports the work completed in Brislington and St Anne’s by the Friends of Brislington Brook. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks. Mary
Due to unprecedented demand we have spoken to the lovely guys at the Hawk and Owl Trust and they have agreed to run a second owl prowl event through Nightingale Valley on the 03 February 2017. Again tickets are going to be limited and priority give to people living in BS4. To confirm you place please email firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm the number of people attending and a contact telephone number. The meeting point for the walk will be emailed out prior to the date.
The Friends of Brislington Brook are hosting their first event of 2017 and it’s going to be a fantastic one for people who want to get up close to these beautiful birds. Meet some owls and then explore the wonderful woodland of Nightingale Valley to see if we can find (or hear) some of our own. UPDATE: This event is now FULL.
11 January 2017 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –
14 January 2017 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party –
27 January 2017 – Evening Owl Prowl in Nightingale Valley
01 February 2017 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –
04 February 2017 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party –
15 July 2017 – Pageant to St Anne’s Well –
So the 23rd July is fast approaching and it’s time to start spreading the word. Please can we ask for everyone to help us by sharing our poster to your timeline and letting your friends and family know about this great FREE event in BS4. We have the fantastic storyteller Deb Cordon and music from the amazing Bygonz. Starting at 11am in the King’s Arms Brislington who will be cooking up a medieval brunch of bacon sarnies. The pageant through Nightingale Valley and St Annes Wood will commence at midday so don’t be late. What’s not to love about this annual celebration hosted by the Friends of Brislington Brook.
The Friends of Brislington Brook are a friendly bunch of local volunteers who enjoy getting out there improving our local environment. Please get in touch with the group and let us know the sort of thing you’d be interested in e.g. Local conservation (coppicing, litter picks, river clear-outs etc), helping organise public events, helping organise conservation workdays, PR and publicity, web support, working with local schools, anything else you can think of!
Ok so where is this year going? Can you believe it is May already?? Just to keep you updated on the events planned for this year so far….
04 May 2016 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting – https://www.facebook.com/events/1005880666160900/
07 May 2016 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party – https://www.facebook.com/events/805646212894901/
01 June 2016 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting – https://www.facebook.com/events/250214698665572/
12 June 2016 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party – https://www.facebook.com/events/1001505123264081/
06 July 2016 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting – https://www.facebook.com/events/693998244074978/
16 July 2016 – FoBB Whole Day Volunteer Working Party – Prep for the Pageant – https://www.facebook.com/events/590985037742212/
23 July 2016 – St Anne’s Day Pageant to St Anne’s Well – https://www.facebook.com/events/1068295913221948/
Check out our COMMUNICATIONS / NEWSLETTER page to see the new Spring 2016 Newsletter created by Simon Cawley…. highlights include this new website; FOBB working parties; Otter spotting; Walk to the Source 2016; Tree planting in Nightingale Valley & St Anne’s Woods; Forthcoming FOBB events and activities.