Stapleton Road Street Fair
Stapleton Road is a major thoroughfare in the English City of Bristol. It is known for being very culturally diverse with many esoteric shops, however, since the mid 20th century it has gained a reputation for having a high crime rate.
Since then there have been major efforts from local community groups and organisations to turn the area around and bring people together with a series of community events.
Stapleton Road street Fair was an important community building fun day out. Those type of festivals foster community pride, teach people new things and strengthen relationships. I was the festival organiser in 2009 and I had the luck to work with a strong and vibrant local community.