What’s happening in Long Ashton
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Whether you’re feeling creative, energetic or you just want to fill up on yummy food, Long Ashton is hosting many exciting and fun-filled events for the whole family this summer.
The Taste of Spring Feast, May 4
From 6.15pm in the village hall John Campbell, chef patron at the Woodspeen, will be cooking a delicious spring feast. For only £49 you can enjoy a five course meal and a free glass of English bubbly. Get your tickets soon as previous events have sold out fast.
Martin Daniels Comedy Show, May 16
Previous host of ‘Game for a Laugh’, Martin Daniels is a comedian, magician and presenter and he will be performing at the Long Ashton Community Centre in May. His act is not to be missed as Daniels is a five time entertainer at the Royal Variety Performance. If royalty approves then it is good enough for us! Get your tickets here.
Let’s Rock Bristol, June 5-7
Let’s Rock Bristol is back for the third year running at Ashton Court and this year’s line up includes; Rick Astley, Sister Sledge, Bucks Fizz and many other acts. The festival is very family friendly with Bigtopmania Circus workshops, face painting, crafts, games and much more. Plus there’s all the excitement of the three day long funfair which promises huge water slides this year. Get your tickets here.
‘Seventy Years On’ street party, June 14
If you are looking for an enjoyable afternoon of live music, barbecued food and fun games, the street party is being held at several venues in Long Ashton. Take a walk down to Church Lane, the Angel Inn and All Saints Church between 2 and 4pm to take part.
Forever Fish Feast, June 19
The Forever Fish Feast is a delicious six course meal at the village hall, arranged as part of Bristol’s ‘Big Green Week’. The feast gives you a chance to meet some of Britain’s fish suppliers and chef, Silla Bjerrum, founder of the Feng Sushi chain.
Long Ashton village picnic, June 27
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If you are looking for a great day out in one of North Somerset’s friendliest villages, the annual Long Ashton village picnic takes places on June 12th this year and everyone is welcome to come along. It starts at 12pm at the village recreation ground and there’s live music, children’s entertainment and activities, inflatables and dozens of stalls.
Horticultural Society’s Annual Show, September 5
A fantastic community event, the horticultural society’s annual show enables villagers to showcase the amazing things they have cooked, grown, photographed or made. If you can’t wait until then, you can join the society at their plant sale on the 16th of May between 9 and 11am.
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Fresh home baking every morning at Long Ashton’s La Café
Every weekday morning from 10am to 12.30pm and on the first Sunday of every month, La Café opens its doors to all of Long Ashton and invites you for coffee, tea and home baking. This lively community café is run by locals so it’s very friendly and there are regular activities like story time for children, Bridge for adults and a monthly carer’s morning. And La Café listens to local feedback so it’s worth keeping an eye open for new ideas, offers and events.
All year round activity at Long Ashton Community Centre
Long Ashton Community Centre offers over 44 different activities, seven days a week, all year round. Whether you want to learn watercolour painting or take up yoga, meet other mums while your children play, try a martial art or drop in for a coffee and a chat, this centre is the lively hub of the local community. Everyone is welcome – you don’t even need to live in Long Ashton.
• The Avon Guild of spinners, weavers and dyers meet every second Saturday of the month, 10.30am until 4pm in the village hall
• LA Art Club takes places on Thursdays 9.30am until 12pm at the Pavilion
• Quilling Group meets at the British Legion Club on the first Saturday of every month between 12.15 and 3pm.