festivalOn 9 March 2019, this festival will celebrate the diversity of international food and drink available on Gloucester Road, represented by at least 20 different nations.

Restaurants and bars, butchers and bakers, lounges and pubs, greengrocers and corner stores are all invited to do or offer something special to showcase their country’s culture – food, drink, flags, costumes, music or art.

Food and drink outlets are now the mainstay of the high street, as busy people spend less time cooking at home and more time shopping for non-food items on the internet. The festival will pay tribute not only to the variety of types of food and drink business but also to range of nations represented on our Gloucester Road - including Asia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, England, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Kerala, Korea, Lebanon, Persia, Poland, Scotland, Thailand, Turkey and Wales.

The Festival will run all day on 9 March, organised by Gloucester Road Enterprise & Trade (GRE&T) on a shoestring budget. GRE&T is providing the theme and the advertising, but relying on the enterprise and imagination of the individual businesses taking part to make it a special day for high street locals and visitors from further away.

GRE&T is the voluntary membership association for businesses and other organisations operating in the Gloucester Road ‘Mile’ area. The Gloucester Road Mile, dubbed the ‘Last Great British High Street’, runs from the ‘Arches’ to its junction with Filton Avenue. Visit www.great-bristol.uk.