This year hundreds of Bristol people will be using their May bank holiday weekend (4th– 6th May) to bring hope to our city.
The Noise is an enormous volunteering event run every year by Bristol churches since 2001. For a few days each year, rain or shine, local people roll up their sleeves, put on a brightly coloured T-shirt and get stuck in. They dig gardens and pick litter, paint community centres, make cream teas for senior citizens, and run free community events across the city.
2018 saw the largest Noise event to date with practical community projects and free community events taking place across communities in north, south, east and central Bristol. There were over 1400 volunteers ranging from age 5 to over 80.
The Noise 2019 is happening from 4th – 6th May, when hundreds of volunteers will unite to serve local communities in Bristol and to continue the vision of the Noise to ‘show God’s love in practical ways’.
Rachel Varley (part of the core team) from Lockleaze, explains: “We’re excited to host the 19th year of The Noise in Bristol and see volunteers inspired to connect more with what’s happening in their local communities. We love to see people enjoying gathering together at free events in their local area and feeling more connected to their neighbours. It’s also been a wonderful way to encourage those working hard to bring positive change in communities all year round and show love to individuals and families who are facing tough times. We know that working together in a practical way can build Bristol as a ‘city of hope’.”
So what is happening locally in Southmead and Brentry?
- Free car wash & kids activities – Saturday 4th May (2 – 4 pm) at Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre, Brentry Lane.
- Senior Citizens’ Cream Tea – Saturday 4th May (3 – 5 pm) at New Brunswick URC, Wigton Crescent
- Family Fun Afternoon in Southmead – Monday 6th May (2 – 4 pm) at Glencoyne Square
- Practical community projects – across the weekend
Publicity and full details will be available in early April so keep an eye on social media and the Noise website: