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November 2020

  • That'll Be The Day online stream!30th November 2020

    One of the top rock and roll variety shows to be staged at The Bristol Hippodrome is to be streamed online this festive season.

    A Christmas Special of That’ll Be The Day will be available to watch online on Tuesday 8 and Saturday 13 December.

    The pre-recorded show includes the best pop…

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre launches a Crowdfunder to ‘Light the Night’30th November 2020

    Staff from the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre have launched a Crowdfunding campaign to illuminate the bridge with a special light show as part of the Museums Association’s #SupportOurMuseums campaign, a new UK-wide initiative to support museums as they face the huge challenges of…

  • Bristol City Centre BID calls for ‘special support' for retail & hospitality30th November 2020

    Keith Rundle, operations director at Bristol City Centre BID

    "Bristol City Centre BID includes over 200 retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. There are hundreds more such businesses across the city of Bristol."

    "These businesses have already suffered hugely from COVID…

  • Bristol Zoological Society unveils new plan to safeguard its future27th November 2020


    Bristol Zoological Society has unveiled plans to relocate Bristol Zoo to its Wild Place Project site to create a world-class zoo and to safeguard the future of the organisation.

    The new Bristol Zoo will offer spacious, modern facilities, significant growth in…

  • Cabot Circus to reopen on 2 December27th November 2020

    Following the Government announcement this week, Cabot Circus has confirmed that it will reopen on 2 December, and what’s more, to help you fit everything in the centre will be open until 8pm throughout December.  Restaurants and cafes will continue to offer delivery and takeaway…

  • Barratt delivers £98m boost to economy in Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire27th November 2020

    Leading housebuilder Barratt Developments - which owns both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes - has delivered a £98 million boost to the local economy in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and the surrounding area over the past year.

    During that period, the group built 590 new…

  • Bristol Old Vic takes on inequality of access to arts in the city for The Big Give Christmas Challenge27th November 2020

    This December, Bristol Old Vic will once again be part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge, an annual week-long campaign where all donations made to the theatre via The Big Give website from 1-8 Dec will be doubled.

    Bristol Old Vic is internationally well-known for its West-End transfers and…

  • Bristol Hoteliers heartbroken at Tier 3 announcement27th November 2020

    Hoteliers in Bristol say they are heartbroken at news that the city is being placed in Tier 3 at the end of the current Coronavirus lockdown.

    The Bristol Hotels Association (BHA), which represents around 40 businesses in and around the city, say this decision could have a catastrophic impact on…

  • West of England leaders welcome Chancellor’s announcement on investment26th November 2020

    West of England Mayor Tim Bowles has welcomed the Government’s commitment to “levelling-up” regions announced in the Spending Review yesterday (25 November). 


    The Chancellor of the Exchequer set out a number of investments that will benefit the West of England,…

  • Major public transport operators welcome Bristol Airport's public transport interchange development26th November 2020

    Bristol Airport has announced plans to bring forward the construction of a new multi-million-pound Public Transport Interchange (PTI) facility.

    The PTI will deliver substantial improvements for passengers and staff who utilise public transport with increased capacity and new facilities,…

  • Watershed recognised on UK Social Enterprise Roll of Honour26th November 2020

    The outstanding work of Watershed, led by CEO Clare Reddington, over the course of the pandemic has been recognised at a special event bringing together the UK's business community. The Roll of Honour was announced at Social Enterprise Futures which took place between 25-26th November…

  • easyJet sees growing confidence for travel following ease of UK restrictions26th November 2020

    easyJet has reported seeing growing confidence for domestic and international travel after experiencing a significant increase in demand for flights and holidays this week.

    Following the news that UK-wide restrictions over the Christmas period would be eased, searches for flights and holidays…

  • New film celebrates independence and collaboration at Bristol's Wapping Wharf24th November 2020

    A new short film has been launched today celebrating the independent retailers and restaurants at Bristol's Wapping Wharf as they continue to adapt and collaborate through the second lockdown.

    The majority of businesses at the much-loved harbourside quarter remain open for take-away,…

  • Jess Glynne announces Forest Live dates for 202123rd November 2020

    Jess Glynne has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

    Through her debut album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ (1.2 million album sales and counting) and platinum selling follow-up ‘Always in Between’, Jess Glynne has…

  • Infant gorilla at Bristol Zoo is named19th November 2020

    An infant western lowland gorilla at Bristol Zoo Gardens has been named Hasani following a public vote.

    Credit Jordan Jones

    The name, which means ‘handsome’ in Swahili, was one of four choices put to a public poll on the Zoo’s Facebook page, which reached almost 100,000…

  • Bristol Old Vic offers ways to watch Christmas theatre as unique as you are.18th November 2020

    This Christmas, Bristol Old Vic offers ways to watch theatre as unique as you are.

    This may not be the Christmas we expected, but from now until into the New Year, expect barn-storming festive theatre to watch live at Bristol Old Vic, a live-streamed Zoom production, and favorites from…

  • Unlocking space innovation and growth in the West of England18th November 2020

    The West of England’s ambitions to harness innovative space-related activities and unlock their economic, social and environmental benefits have been given a boost by the UK Space Agency.

    Astronaut inspection of the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) © Thales…

  • New poetry films released to mark Thomas Chatterton anniversary16th November 2020

    A series of new poetry films will be released across social media next week to mark the 250th anniversary of Bristol poet Thomas Chatterton’s death on 20 November. From Sunday 15 November to Thursday 20, poems by Anthony Anaxagorou, Theresa Lola, Keith Jarrett, Fran Lock and Chris McCabe will…

  • Leading housebuilder extends NHS and armed forces thank you across Bristol, Somerset & Gloucestershire16th November 2020

    A leading housebuilder in the West Country has this week extended its heartfelt thank you to NHS employees who have worked tirelessly to care for people during the Covid-19 pandemic this year.

    Barratt Developments, parent company of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, launched a new NHS…

  • Photography released for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's Hedda. Opening this week.16th November 2020

    Production photography released today for Hedda. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's latest graduates production taking place through lockdown.

    Image: Issam Al Ghussain as Eli, Emma Hadley-Leonard as Hedda. Photo: Craig Fuller 

    The ultimate lockdown tale of being trapped in a…

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