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Chill Day flyer

The free Chill Day is part of St George’s year-long Migrations cultural programme


A free family-friendly festival featuring world music, dance, food and storytelling takes place in the gardens at St George’s, Bristol, on Sunday, 21 June 2009.

The Arts Council-funded Chill Day, from 12-6pm, marks the end of National Refugee Week and is part of the year-long Migrations festival at St George’s.

The event will open with a St Paul’s Carnival procession (ahead of the city carnival on 4 July) and, following an afternoon of eclectic acts, the day will be rounded off with “traditional South African songs, mesmerising dances, east-west folk and groovesome afro-pop”.

Nature & Outdoors

Avon Wildlife Trust is holding a duck race along the River Frome on Sunday, 21 June.

It’s all part of Chipping Sodbury Festival and the first race is at 2pm. Entry costs £1 for adults or 50p for children.

Meet at the Jubilee Park, Quarry Road, Chipping Sodbury. Tea/coffee/doughnuts available or why not bring a picnic?

Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride 2009 takes place on Sunday. Hundreds of cyclists are due to take part and the event will see road closures in the city.

A variety of rides will start from Millennium Square in the centre and you can still sign up to take part on the day – just go along to the registration stall in Millennium Square before 9.30am.

Arts & Culture

This weekend sees the final opportunity to catch Wilderness 09 at the American Museum in Britain – an exhibition of work by Bath Spa University fine art students.

Contemporary sculptures have been dotted around the grounds of the museum at Claverton Manor, Bath (12 to 5pm).

And motorcycle fans can fuel their passion for these two-wheeled machines on Sunday at the museum as bikes from Oxford and Cheltenham Harley Davidson Clubs go on display from 2pm.

Entry to both events is included in the price of admission to the museum (Adults £8 to the house and gardens or £5.50 to the grounds and exhibitions, with concessions available). Full details on the venue website.


The latter half of Gloucestershire’s County Championship game against Middlesex takes place at the County Ground in Bristol on Saturday and Sunday.

Gloucestershire captain Alex Gidman is back in the 13-man squad after missing the the FP Trophy match which saw them through to the semi-finals.

If you can’t get along to the match itself, you can hear ball-by-ball commentary or follow the live scorecard here

Gloucestershire v Middlesex