Dirty Bristow are The Village Green Preservation Society

The Mayor of Dirty Bristow and Deirdre (WI)

If you managed to get past Deirdre into our first fundraising event, and launch party on Saturday, thank you. The comedians were funny, the music was loud, scary, and wonderful, and the vegetables were miss-shapen.

Dirty Bristow Launch

A huge army of volunteers, like any village must have in this big society, were required to stage a fête in the middle of urban decay and you’ll have to excuse us if we take a second to attempt to list them:

The Entertainers: 8-Bit Ninjas, GlatzeBrumcast, Gavin Wray, Tom Lennon, Harry Vale, Prof. Michael Grimes

The Stall-holders: Midge, Pete Ashton, Shona McQuillan, Annabel, Kate, Matkins and Craig (for playing Deirdre so well).

Plus all sorts of  support from Rill, Danny’s Mum and Dad, Julia, her mum, Stuart and the wonderful Lee and Sandra from Friction Arts for the use of the Village Green.

Fiona, Sas, Julia, Gavin, Pete, and Andy all took photos (if you did too, leave us a link in the comments).

It was brilliant, we made some money towards the first edition.

And no-one died. Although Chris didn’t make it.
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If you missed it you can still buy the magazine of course…


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You are coming, aren’t you?

To the fête? Cos if you don’t you’ll miss:

Getting a copy of Dirty Bristow issue one before the regular punters.

A pile of Dirty Bristow Issue One

Seeing these two men do funny things:

Hearing these:
8-Bit Ninjas – Fight in a Bus Stop by crazygibbon

Glatze – Glatze (Live) by The Centrifuge

Splatting rats:

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Buzzing buzzers:

More #DirtyBristow teasers, limber up y' wrists & tame y' Parkinsons cos do this quick enough & y' may bag some booze

Darting darts:

Board, cards, darts

Competing vegetables (bring vegetables):

Gourd Row

Bungee-ing Bears (bring bears):

Holding pegs:

Winning booze:

Nomming cake:

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and that sort of stuff.

From 6pm Sat 28th Aug. At The Edge.

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What’s peg holding?

The sport of peg holding, a small part of the Bristow fête Olympiad, explained by Pete Ashton:

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Fete — or free will?

The Small Hamlet Of Dirty Bristow In Borsetshire Invites You To Its Summer Fête

Tickets are starting to really sell for Saturday’s launch party fête at The Edge, you’ll no doubt be able to pay on the door but if you want to make sure — buy now. Doors open at 6pm and the fun on-stage includes (times rough):

8pm Comedy from Tom Lennon and Harry Vale

8:30pm Brumcast’s Little Chris

9:30pm Galatze

10pm 8-Bit Ninjas

10:30pm Gavin Wray’s Northern Soul Experience

we’re really grateful to all who are helping out in any way. See you there…

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Stalls to the lot of yer

We’ve had a busy day with hammers, paint and elastic building the stalls and attractions for Saturday’s fête. We’ve built Splat the Rat, and Dirty Eric’s Dart-o-rama:

Board, cards, darts

Four darts, winner scores the best three-card brag hand…

And we had a go at Teddy Bear Bungee:

Not the most elegant, but we’ll get there. Video features Graham Bear, who has been my only friend since I was 14.

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