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Cool Corner Family Day


2 to 9pm Saturday 9th of July


The Countdown to DMAC UK’s 2nd Annual COOL CORNER FAMILY DAY HAS BEGUN! Come on and Celebrate with us on the 9th of July 2016 @ Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft.

Cool Corner is a family day out staged by DMAC UK and Bristol’s Got Talent, showcasing various local Artists, Bands, Dancers, Children’s Performances and DJ’s.


We’ll have a dedicated Kids Area with Storytelling, Martials Arts workshops, Puppets, dances and games, and for all the family the main stage will feature live music and dance acts.


There will be superb Caribbean Cuisine, Vegetarian Delights, Juices and for the grown ups there will be Beers, Cider and the heartening presence of the Sugar Loaf Rum Shack for those wanting to try some Rum in the Sun.


We are inviting interviews and discussion from local and national press and would be delighted to speak to you if you wish to find out more.


Cool Corner is the brainchild of Norman ‘Rubba’ Stephenson who after the cancellation of the St Paul’s Carnival in 2013 and 2015 felt compelled to do something. Rubba had this to say;


African Dance class with Rubba


“I am somebody who loves, lives and breathes Carnival and I know most people in our community feel the same way. Cool Corner is in no way a Carnival replacement but it is a great family day out in St. Paul’s where children get a chance to shine and local artists have an opportunity to get on stage too. It’s a day to honour our talents and passions, our youngsters and our ancestors.”


Bristol’s Got Talent has been running for eight years and is a great showcase of local talent. BGT will be presenting a showcase of former participants at Cool Corner.


DMAC UK is Dance Music Arts Collective. We run dance studios at Hamilton House, above the Canteen, but the project has many arms including an education project, working with children in schools. It was important for us to create this event so that all the children we’re working with across the city have an opportunity to show the skills they’ve learnt. Cool Corner brings people in from different communities across Bristol to celebrate, play and dance together.


2 to 9pm, 9th of July 2016
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft.
Make sure you bring the whole family for some much needed fun as we create some JOY in the community!!!


Cool Corner is currently based in the City Road carpark at the rear of Hamilton House, transforming this utilitarian space into a vibrant mini-festival for the day.


A Big Thanks goes to the Bristol public, CoExist, CoResist, C&C and Avon & Somerset Police for helping make our first Cool Corner in 2015 a success and for the excitement, encouragement & support for us to do it again this year.


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Please contact Bob Blunden 07734 038837



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