Bristol takes top spot as UK’s most artistic city 2019

Bristol takes top spot as UK’s most artistic city 2019

Bristol has been voted the most artistic city of 2019. The survey was conducted by Premier Inn, and is based on a number of factors including how many art museums and live music gigs are in the area. Famously known for being the home of both Banksy and Europe’s largest street art festival, Upfest, Bristol […]

Squatters fight to keep Bearpit as their home

A group of people who would otherwise be homeless have taken over the Bearpit to protest Bristol City Council’s plans of turning it into a shopping area. The activists are living in containers and tents underneath the bear. They have turned a bus into their kitchen and get supplies from donations and shop bins. We […]

Bristol Old Vic celebrates young company’s 25th anniversary

Bristol Old Vic celebrates young company’s 25th anniversary

Bristol Old Vic’s young company Over 400 young people from across Bristol will take to the stage tomorrow to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Old Vic’s young company. As part of the one-day theatre festival to mark the anniversary of the largest youth theatre company outside London, Spark Theatre Makers, Bristol Old Vic’s disabled […]

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Residents from a street in Bedminster have used their Facebook neighbour’s group to bring a little Christmas cheer to their street. 24 of the 83 houses in Lime Road will reveal a different illuminated bay window in the countdown to Christmas. One of the organisers, Steve Bailey, said that his family’s giant candles and love hearts, […]

Bristol to get £4m to boost creative industries

Bristol to get £4m to boost creative industries

Bristol is to get £4million to boost its creative industries, the government has announced. The cash, part of a £20m national budget, aims to inspire and attract new talent, boost skills, and provide education. The package was announced by Creative Industries Minister Margot James who said it will help to increase the diversity of the sector’s […]

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Major plans have been revealed today for a £12million expansion of the Watershed. The venue will increase in size by 30% and will include new workspace over the rear of the exisiting building. Planning includes the provision for the Pervasive Media Studio and an additional cinema screen. Miriam Randall, Executive Director, said: “As well as increasing […]

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