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May 2020

  • Our Brand is Evolving!29th May 2020

    One of Britain's pioneering craft brewers is updating its iconic look and making a bold statement for what for what it believes in - Live Beer.

    Operating from sites in Bristol and London; Moor Beer Company was the world's first to can-condition its range of award winning beers.  As…

  • RWA presents a major event in the national art calendar online - Secret Postcard Auction 202028th May 2020

    Original artwork by Harry Hill, Dame Joan Collins, Turner Prize winner Sir Richard Long, Magnum Photographer Martin Parr, Maggi Hambling and Bristol’s own Luke Jerram to be sold in the RWA Secret Postcard Auction (15 - 25 June) online this year.

    Now a major event in the national art…

  • Bristol’s cultural organisations team up to launch city-wide Arts Channel, presenting content “Together Online”28th May 2020

    Bristol’s cultural organisations today announced that they will be coming together to present a programme of online arts experiences for audiences missing the buzz and community of Bristol’s vibrant arts scene. Bristol Arts Channel will launch for a pilot season from 29 May until 30…

  • Deadline looms for artists affected by coronavirus crisis to apply for new support programme launched by Bristol charity 26th May 2020

    Many struggling artists not supported by Government measures.

    The deadline is fast approaching for artists affected by the coronavirus crisis to apply to join a new six-month support programme, backed by emergency funding. The deadline for applications is Monday (June 1). 


  • West of England Mayor calls for businesses to help reduce pressure on public transport as employees return to work22nd May 2020

    West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, is calling on businesses and organisations in the region to play their part in reducing pressure on public transport as lockdown restrictions are progressively eased.

    The Government’s phased plan to get people back to work is underway. The West of England…

  • Contactless Coffee pilot comes to Bristol in a bid to keep reusables on the menu22nd May 2020

    Today, Friday 22nd May City to Sea, the Bristol based award-winning organisation that are turning the tide on single-use plastic, have launched their new campaign #ContactlessCoffee, in a bid to help cafes and restaurants looking to reopen after lockdown, with simple advice on how they can accept…

  • Critically endangered lemur born at Wild Place Project22nd May 2020

    A critically endangered lemur has been born at Wild Place Project.

    The tiny Lake Aloatra gentle lemur is smaller than a tennis ball but its birth is crucial to the survival of this rare species.

    Now two weeks old, the primate is the second gentle lemur to be born to parents Tiana and Roa in…

  • Valley Fest 2020 reschedules to 202122nd May 2020

    The organisers of Valley Fest announce today that the festival, due to take place at the end of July, will be rescheduled to 30th July to 1st August 2021 on the grounds of safety. Holding a large event requires support from local services and taking vital provisions away from the front lines is…

  • VisitEngland announces launch of virtual English Tourism Week 21st May 2020

    VisitEngland has today announced that this year’s English Tourism Week to highlight the economic importance and value of tourism to local economies across England is going virtual.

    English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, a week dedicated to showcasing…

  • TAP for Bristol donates £10,000 to Bristol's homelessness support services21st May 2020

    Homeless people currently isolating in a new Bristol city centre hostel are to be given personal budgets to help them move on to stable accommodation, thanks to a £5,000 grant raised through TAP for Bristol, the city's new contactless donation scheme for homelessness.

    This is the first…

  • A House Through Time heads to Bristol21st May 2020

    BBC Two’s A House Through Time – the story of those who lived in one house, from the time it was built until now – has captivated viewers with its first two series. Covering Newcastle and Liverpool, it has told the story of a house as well as a place…

  • Fiona Francombe to depart The Bottle Yard Studios to lead Bristol Old Vic Theatre School21st May 2020

    Fiona Francombe will depart her position as Director of The Bottle Yard Studios this summer after 10 years at the helm of the production facility, to join Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as its new Principal/CEO.

    Francombe founded The Bottle Yard Studios in 2010, in previously disused…

  • Fluorescent Smogg presents ‘The Dividing Line’’19th May 2020

    An Electric, Otherworldly Experience

    Fluorescent Smogg presents ‘The Dividing Line’. A cutting edge, immersive group show, that straddles the dividing line between the bricks and mortar of the real gallery world and the pixels, algorithms & vectors of cyberspace, featuring the…

  • Arnolfini presents Chantal Joffe and Hassan Hajjaj's The Path19th May 2020

    Arnolfini are delighted to announce plans for their major exhibitions post lockdown, sharing the common, pertinent theme of portraiture, family and friends, with Chantal Joffe and in Hassan Hajjaj’s The Path.

    Known for her intimate portrayal of women, captured within rich layers of…

  • Bristol charity launches new support programme for artists affected by coronavirus crisis15th May 2020

    Bristol charity Bricks is inviting artists affected by the coronavirus crisis to join a new six-month support programme after having secured emergency funding.

    Arts Council England made £160 million of emergency funding available in response to the impact of the Covid-19 with Bricks among…

  • VisitBritain launches virtual business events showcase ‘MeetGB Virtual’14th May 2020

    VisitBritain has today announced that its flagship annual Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) event MeetGB, will this year be run as a virtual educational event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will take place on the 17 and 23 June 2020. 

    MeetGB Virtual, in partnership…

  • Colston Hall Presents - Bristol Takeover Online 14th May 2020

    A live streamed festival celebrating and supporting Bristol’s music scene.

    A collection of Bristol’s music artists and venues, plus some specially invited guests, have teamed up for an online festival to support the live music scene in the city.

    On Saturday 23 May, from 3pm - 12am…

  • Organisers are heartbroken to announce that NASS will no longer take place this summer (2020)13th May 2020

    The organisers of NASS, Vision Nine have today (13 May 2020) announced that NASS will no longer take place this year and will return in 2021.

    Vision Nine’s official statement is as follows:

    “We’re heartbroken to announce that NASS will no longer take place this Summer.…

  • Bristol City Centre BID backs call on government to save high street post Covid-1912th May 2020

    Up to one hundred businesses in Bristol city centre could be saved from the threat of closure due to the coronavirus crisis if the government raises the threshold for its Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant (RHLG).

    With little detail in the Prime Minister's most recent statements about…

  • Set for a rosy time in the gardens at Wiltshire's Bowood11th May 2020

    While April was unusually quiet and still across Bowood House & Gardens (between Calne and Chippenham) as the public stayed at home, Bowood has nevertheless welcomed some unexpected visitors this spring! Head Gardener, David Glass explains what’s been happening outdoors at Bowood and what…

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