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March 2021

  • Bristol hoteliers say budget measures help – but challenging times lie ahead5th March 2021

    Hoteliers in Bristol have cautiously welcomed the support for their sector which was outlined in the 2021 budget.

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed extensions to the furlough scheme, business rates holiday and reduced VAT rate, all of which will help the hospitality industry get back into…

  • Bristol City Council approves Firmstone's plans for comprehensive redevelopment of St Catherine's Place Bedminster 5th March 2021

    Developer Firmstone's proposals to kickstart the long-awaited regeneration of East Street at St Catherine's Place have been approved by Bristol City Council.

    The plans will deliver 180 much-needed homes, newly refurbished retail units on East Street and increased public open space…

  • Something fun you can do this Mother’s Day 4th March 2021

    Mother’s Day is coming up and you want to make it special for your mum. You’re both looking forward to cafes and restaurants re-opening, but that’s not going to happen quite in time. You could go for another walk but that’s getting old.

    Treasure Hunt Bristol is something…

  • Pizza on the Park4th March 2021

    From the Bristol group that brought you The Square Club, No4 Clifton Village and Racks Bar & Kitchen comes an exciting new development. Pizza On The Park, our brand new centrally located restaurant will serve delicious hand-made Roman-style pizzas, freshly prepared and cooked onsite…

  • Pervasive Media Studio residents to launch world's first flying puppet4th March 2021

    This August, Bristol-based theatremakers Trigger will stage The Hatchling, an extraordinary outdoor performance bringing a universal myth to life. A giant puppet in the form of a dragon will appear in Plymouth and roam through the city before taking flight in a unique feat of artistry and…

  • Businesses come together to support West of England recovery plans 4th March 2021

    Businesses across the West of England have come together to support the West of England Combined Authority’s recovery plans. Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, four women supporting the West of England recovery plans have talked about the importance of the work underway to…

  • Pervasive Media Studio residents to launch world's first flying puppet3rd March 2021

    This August, Bristol-based theatremakers Trigger will stage The Hatchling, an extraordinary outdoor performance bringing a universal myth to life. A giant puppet in the form of a dragon will appear in Plymouth and roam through the city before taking flight in a unique feat of artistry and…

  • Breaking Bread - study reveals its economic and sociological benefits for Bristol3rd March 2021

    A recent impact report undertaken by the team behind Breaking Bread, has highlighted the socio-economic and environmental impact of the project within the local hospitality and events industries.

    Breaking Bread launched in July 2020 as a collaboration between some of Bristol’s most…

  • Christmas Tree Recycling with North Somerset Council3rd March 2021

    Noah’s Ark Zoo have been using recycled Christmas trees for animal enrichment for their animals for several years. However, in 2020 after a case of mistaken identity with a zoo with a similar name in the US, the campaign took off beyond all expectations.

    This year, the zoo had bigger and…

  • Bath museum to reopen gardens and new children’s play area for Mother’s Day3rd March 2021

    The American Museum & Gardens is reopening on Saturday 13 March in time for Mother’s Day. 

    Image - The American Museum & Gardens (c) Peter Hall

    In response to the Government’s latest  Covid19 guidelines, the Bath attraction will reopen its…

  • The One begins 12 March on Netflix after Bristol shoot assisted by Bristol Film Office2nd March 2021

    New futuristic sci-fi series The One begins on Netflix on 12 March, after filming in Bristol with support from Bristol Film Office.

    The eight-part series, which is produced by Urban Myth Films in association with STUDIOCANAL, filmed in Bristol in late 2019 and early 2020, whilst filming also…

  • Volunteering opportunities for people with visual impairments with Westonbirt Arboretum1st March 2021

    Westonbirt Arboretum, Natural Inclusion and Sensing Nature are working together on a project to involve blind and partially sighted people as sensory guides in the magical Westonbirt Arboretum. We are looking for people with lived experience of visual impairment, in particular practical use of…

February 2021

  • Bristol Store launches new HN @ Home menu for Mother's Day26th February 2021

    Celebrate Mother's day with HN@HOME from the Second Floor Restaurant, Bristol.

    Nothing beats a good hearty Sunday lunch. Whether you are celebrating together or remotely let us do the hard graft in the kitchen so you can relax. We have a four course menu with the option to add on a choice of…

  • Lufthansa announces daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt and beyond26th February 2021

    Lufthansa strengthens its commitment to Bristol Airport today (Thursday 25 February) announcing a daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt will commence from 28 June 2021. The new route provides business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial…

  • UK businesses registered ‘We’re Good To Go’ get global ‘Safe Travels’ stamp 26th February 2021

    VisitBritain has today announced that tourism businesses in the UK registered to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now be automatically issued with the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

    The…

  • Urban Creation to open its doors to leisure guests from April25th February 2021

    The new lockdown roadmap released by the Government states that domestic overnight stays will be allowed in self-contained accommodation from the 12th April at the earliest.

    In his statement to the House of Commons on the 22nd February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the Government…

  • Successful career coaching scheme for West of England residents to be expanded 25th February 2021

    Future Bright, a free career coaching and support service, delivered by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), is being extended from 1 March following a successful pilot.

    Future Bright has already helped over 2,000 people across the region with one-to-one support from a professional…

  • Business growth grants launched as part of Regional Recovery Plan25th February 2021

    The West of England Combined Authority is launching new business growth grants as part of its recovery plans for the region.

    Grants of between £1,500 and £6,000 will be available to support businesses from all sectors to adapt to challenges due to Covid-19. Funding can be used for…

  • Motorhome Specialist Offers Free Service to Find Best Campsites With Availability for Summer Staycations24th February 2021

    With recent calls from the Government to ‘keep summer holidays simple’, many of us are planning staycations this year.  And motorhome holiday specialist The Motorhome Holiday Company is predicting demand for its motorhome rentals to increase as families choose the ultimate way to…

  • Star-studded cast announced for new digital version of The Picture of Dorian Gray23rd February 2021

    The co-producers of the upcoming digital adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray have today announced the production’s full casting and creative team.

     

    Joining previously announced Fionn Whitehead, in the title role, are Alfred Enoch as Harry Wooton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough,…

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