Treefest launches at St. Mary Redcliffe church

Treefest kicks off at St. Mary Redcliffe Church this weekend.

The event runs from 10:00 to 17:00 between December 9th and December 14th.

People can go to the church and see some amazing different tree designs and enjoy  music.

This year the event is sponsored by Hollis Morgan and Smith & Williamson.

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Trees in the competition

Treefest has been up and running for three consecutive years. It has become a huge event here in Bristol, with people travelling from all over the UK  to attend.

Last year, the festival raised around £5,000 and more than 4,000 people came.The tree that won last year’s competiton was designed by The Milestone Trust.

The idea behind the tree festival is to raise money for two major charities; Mothers to Mothers which is a charity that helps mothers who suffer from postnatal depression and distress.

The second charity is St. Mary Redcliffe Church, that focuses on older people’s needs.

Angel Tree
Angel Tree

This year’s Schedule of the event includes Bristol Folk singers, Ponita Choir, School Education Workshops. On the 15th of December  is  Christmas organ music by Andrew Kirk.

Here’s how the public feel about Treefest:

You can donate to Treefest on the Treefest website or by cheque.

Treefest  schedule of events

December 9

10:30-11:15 Andrew Kirk (Organ)

13:00-14:00 Airbus Choir (David Ogden)

15:30 Ponita Choir

December 10

11:00-12:00 Bristol Folk Singers

12:30-13:30 the Ammonites

14:00-15:00 Bristol Ladies Choir

15:00-16:30 Peplow Singers

Silver Tree
Silver Tree

December 12  

10:00-12:00 Ilminster Avenue Choir and Orchestra

13:00-14:00 Sawdays Choir

14:30-15:15 Tapestry (Chamber Choir)

16:00-17:00 Schola, Bristol University: Emma Homby

December 13

School Education Workshops

Tree covered with paper
Tree covered with paper

December 14

11:30-12:15 Concertina Trio

12:45-13:30 Violin by Pertonella Dittmer and Andrew Kirk on the Organ

13:30-14:15 Redcliffe Care Carol Service with musical contribution from SMRT school pupils

14:15-15:15 Merchants’ Academy Chamber Choir

17:00-18:00 Royal Mail Choir

Bonus day December 15

13:15-14:00 Christmas Organ Music by Andrew Kirk

 

 

 

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