Join the Redfest Team!
Redfest Bristol is a free community arts festival based in Redfield, East Bristol. The festival is organised entirely by a band of enthusiastic and talented volunteers. We want to add to the team as the festival grows and we start planning for Redfest 2014 which will take place in August next year.
Whether you are interested in gaining some experience, or simply wanting to give something back to the local community, we would love to hear from you. In return, you’ll get an enormous sense of satisfaction knowing that you’ve played a part in giving the people of East Bristol something special. This is a great opportunity for the right person and relevant experience is not necessarily essential.
Kids Village Coordinator
Redfest is a family festival and as such, we feel that it is really important to provide lots of fun things for the little ones to do as well as the grown ups. As Kids Village coordinator, you will be responsible for programming and managing the activities in the Kids Village during the day. The Kids Village usually consists of several elements, including a marquee in which workshops and play activities take place, and additional activities provided by our partners such as Ape Project, Bristol Playbus and Colston Hall. Previous experience of working with children is desirable, as is event management experience. Additionally, you will be in possession of a current CRB check. If you are interested in this unique role, please email Dominik Ljubic (email@example.com) at or call 07720 265138.
Food is very important for a festival, and Redfest is no different! We always aim to deliver just the right number and type of food stalls to keep our punters well fed with lots of choice to suit all tastes and pockets . You will get full support in taking over the role to contact our current roster of street food suppliers and to come up with some creative new ideas for caterers. No previous experience required but you will need to be well-organised and a good team player. Please email Dermot (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and an informal chat about the role or call 07905 170346.
Redfest Bristol 2013 – THANK YOU!
Wow! What a great day that was in the park! Thank you to everyone that came and made it so special. Thanks to all the performers, stand/stall holders and volunteers. Also thanks to the Red Lion, Old Stillage and Cafe Grounded for putting on music and events.
Going forward, it’s important that we get your feedback, therefore please take a couple of minutes to complete our feedback form and let us know what you thought about Redfest 2013 and what you’d like to see in the future:
Redfest Bristol 2013 Video
Cameras: Nim Jethwa / Laurent Duval
Editing: Nim Jethwa
Track: ‘Eureka?’ by Babyhead
St George Park All Dayer - Saturday 3rd August 2013
One hundred years ago part of Redfield was known as the Wilderness. There is still an untamed beauty in this area with its bustling little high street (a buried gem waiting to be unearthed and polished), the amazing Victorian park that seems to go on forever, and its great mix of friendly people. So, for this reason, Redfest 2013 is embracing the Wilderness as our theme. Hugging the bear, so to speak.
However, before you enter the Wilderness with us there are a few things you might want to bring with you: binoculars, khaki shorts, bear costume, leather gloves for carrying birds of prey, fly swatter, mosquito net, feathered head dress, squirrel taming kit. We dare you to bring a piece of your own wilderness vision along for the day!
As a community we are privileged to share a wonderful park, created over a hundred years ago with a lamp post that seems to have dropped out of Narnia, where fishing is still a sport, and where a beautiful promenade of trees makes walking through it a joy at any time of the year.
We also have some great new local shops and money for planting trees on Church Road. Rewind 5 short years and there was none of this: Grounded had just opened and Redfest was just a glint in eye of a few friends. Now, in 2013 we are staging what is a contender for the best free festival in Bristol.
When someone organised the planting of the park they had the foresight to look ahead generations to the real benefits they would be giving to ancestors way into the future. We want this area to benefit too from having a great festival for the whole community once a year and to help Redfield build a great reputation across all of Bristol.
So, don those stag antlers and do a little dance; the Wilderness is calling!
The Redfest Programme 2013
The Line Ups:
3 August 2013
Grounded Cafe, Garden Stage Line Up
Do you want to volunteer at Redfest in St George Park on 3 August?
Then go to the Bristol Event Volunteers website to sign up.