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November 2017

  • Chineke! Brings world-class musicans to Children most in need20th November 2017

    WORLD-CLASS musicians from Europe’s first majority BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) orchestra Chineke! are performing to some of the most deprived schoolchildren in Bristol, and nationally, on November 17.

    It is part of the Chineke! Bristol Outreach Project – a ground-breaking...

  • The return of the pooch: The Grand Appeal reveals 2018 arts trail characters17th November 2017

    Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal and Aardman can exclusively reveal that Gromit will be returning for their highly anticipated third arts trail, alongside pal Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw

    The public art trails featuring giant sculptures of Aardman's popular characters...

  • Made in Bristol: ‘The White Princess' begins on UKTV drama channel this weekend17th November 2017

    STARZ Original Limited Series The White Princess will premiere on British TV this weekend, after filming at The Bottle Yard Studios and across Bristol last year.

    Kicking off with a double bill on Saturday 18th November at 9pm on the UKTV Drama Channel, The White Princess is the follow-up to...

  • Gloucestershire Cricket to host World Cup winners in Bristol next summer16th November 2017

    As the women’s Ashes builds towards an exciting climax, the England and Wales Cricket Board today announced the summer 2018 international fixtures for the England women’s team.

    Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce that the World Cup winners will play at The Brigthside...

  • A magical underground kingdom is coming to life this Christmas16th November 2017

    Families looking for a place to make special Christmas memories are being encouraged to visit Wookey Hole Caves this festive season, where real reindeer and a magical underground winter wonderland await.

    The magic of the North Pole is coming to life at the Somerset tourist attraction as over...

  • 380 jobs created at the Bottle Yard Studios in 2016 16th November 2017

    An estimated total of 380 FTE jobs were created on-site at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios last year, according to annual figures that underline the Studios’ importance as a key employment driver in the city’s film and TV production sector.

    The Bristol City Council initiative...

  • Showcase South West Travel Trade Event Is Bigger Than Ever Before13th November 2017

    Destination Bristol is hosting this year’s Showcase South West Travel Trade Event taking place from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 November, 2017 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

    The Showcase event, managed by VisitWiltshire, is being run in partnership with...

  • 2018 South West Fairtrade Business Awards Open for Applications!13th November 2017

    The South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 are now welcoming applications from organisations large and small all over the South West of England.

    Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of...

  • Colston Hall reveals latest artist impressions as public asked to back campaign 9th November 2017

    To mark the launch of a new public giving campaign to support the transformation of Colston Hall, new artist impressions and plans for the redevelopment of the building have been revealed.

    On Wednesday 8th November Bristol Music Trust, the registered charity that runs Colston Hall, will...

  • Advent and Christmas at Bristol Cathedral9th November 2017

    Christmas is always a busy time in a Cathedral calendar and for Bristol Cathedral, 2017 is no exception. The journey to Christmas will be marked with a variety of different events, services and concerts, all of which celebrate the journey from darkness to light, including a new service especially...

  • Year of Change9th November 2017

    Tom Morris and Emma Stenning today outlined the 2018 programme of work from Bristol Old Vic, under the banner Year of Change, which was suggested as a theme for 2018 by Roger Griffith of Bristol Old Vic Associate Company, Ujima Radio.


    Bristol Old Vic’s aim for 2018 is not just to...

  • Bristol Airport ranks highly in Customer Satisfaction Survey8th November 2017

    South West airport tops league table for staff courtesy, cleanliness and leisure passengers

    Bristol Airport gains the top spot for staff courtesy in the ASQ Survey in UK airports, an international airport passenger experience benchmarking programme, run by Airports Council International. The...

  • Happy Handmade Christmas2nd November 2017

    The Made in Bristol Gift Fair is free and will take place over four dates on Saturday 25 November, Saturday 2 December, Saturday 9 December and Saturday 16 December.

    Time: 10am-4pm<

  • More railway modernisation work in Bristol this November1st November 2017

    Network Rail will continue to modernise the railway in Bristol this November, with upgrade work affecting rail services for three weekends.

    The work includes the installation of Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) used to hold the wires for electrification, platform upgrades at Bristol Parkway...

  • Business Visits and Events included on the Tourism Industry Council1st November 2017

    The Tourism Industry Council has added representation from the business visits and events sector as it steps up its collaboration between Government and the tourism industry to further focus on improving the tourism sector including jobs, transport and deregulation.

    Michael Hirst OBE,...

  • Bristol named UNESCO City of Film1st November 2017

    Bristol’s reputation as a world-leading film centre has been recognised with the announcement that it has been named a UNESCO City of Film.

    The announcement by the Director-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) made this morning confirmed...

October 2017

  • New Apprentice Checks In At City-Centre Hotel27th October 2017

    Bristol’s leading four-star hotel has once again thrown its weight behind the ever popular apprentice scheme by appointing a new member of the staff.

    With more and more young people now gaining qualifications and jobs via apprenticeships, the appointment of Jasmine Silsbury at...

  • Made in Bristol makes itself at HOME at the Architecture Centre this festive season 26th October 2017

    Made in Bristol comes HOME to the Architecture Centre’s gallery this weekend with a new seasonal shop, celebrating the places we live in and the creative objects that make our abodes unique.

    Opening this Saturday 28 October, and running to the 22 December (Wednesday – Sunday...

  • Hotel Helps Charity Provide Fighting Chance To Vulnerable Young People Of Bristol26th October 2017

    Members of staff from Bristol’s leading four-star hotel helped one of the city’s most inspiring charities, which helps tackle issues faced by vulnerable young people from deprived communities.

    The ten-strong team from DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre, spent a full day at...

  • Attraction to Support Worlds Largest Children’s Christmas Initiative26th October 2017

    A WEST COUNTRY tourist attraction has joined forces with Operation Christmas Child to help spread festive cheer to those less fortunate.

    The annual campaign run by Samaritan’s Purse, sends donated shoeboxes full of toys to children living in overseas orphanages, street shelters and...

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