Creative/Media

Pioneering Ujima Radio project gives focus to Bristol’s young media talent

November 2, 2012
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Pioneering Ujima Radio project gives focus to Bristol’s young media talent

Five young people taking part in a pioneering heritage film and broadcast project staged by Bristol’s urban music community radio station Ujima 98fm have been accepted onto BBC Radio’s Face 2 Face courses. The five – some of whom may be offered paid work with the BBC – have...

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Unique live link-up between Bristol and Nairobi to explore digital technology

November 2, 2012
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Unique live link-up between Bristol and Nairobi to explore digital technology

A ground-breaking live link-up between Bristol and Nairobi looking into how digital technologies can help expand the audience for the African moving image takes place next Friday as part of Bristol’s pioneering Afrika Eye film festival. The continent-spanning event follows on from an initial discussion at Bristol’s Encounters film...

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Award for technology-art innovators backed by city law firm TLT

October 29, 2012
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Award for technology-art innovators backed by city law firm TLT

Bristol-based law firm TLT is sponsoring the Playable City Award, a prestigious international arts competition launched by the city’s art and media centre Watershed. The pioneering award is part of Watershed’s exploration into the relationship between art and technology. Applicants are being invited from across the world to create...

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Design agency signs up to staff cycling scheme

October 29, 2012
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Design agency signs up to staff cycling scheme

Cycling-mad staff at Bristol product design firm Crux have the use of new bikes to ride to work under a tax-efficient scheme introduced with the help of Bristol-based chartered accountancy firm Whyatt Pakeman Partners. All directors and employees of the agency, based at Paintworks, are keen cyclists and Crux’s...

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Regional CBI dinner to hear from BBC security correspondent

October 25, 2012
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Regional CBI dinner to hear from BBC security correspondent

The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner is to be guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West annual dinner next month. He replaces fellow BBC journalist and world affairs correspondent John Simpson, who was originally booked to make the keynote speech to around 500 of the region’s most senior...

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Bristol’s Afrika Eye film festival to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican Independence

October 19, 2012
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Bristol’s Afrika Eye film festival to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican Independence

This year’s Afrika Eye film festival in Bristol is shaping up to be the most ambitious since its launch seven years ago. A core focus  of the festival, which takes place between Friday November 9 and Sunday11 at Watershed, is dedicated to celebrating 50 years of independence for Jamaica....

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Visit Cornwall website work earns accolades for Bristol’s Nameless agency

October 19, 2012
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Visit Cornwall website work earns accolades for Bristol’s Nameless agency

Bristol digital agency Nameless’ work upgrading the Visit Cornwall website to meet spiralling visitor numbers has paid off with a trio of award wins and nominations. The site has been shortlisted for the British Travel Awards 2012 'Best UK Visitor Guide Website', and has won the prestigious TravelMole award...

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Bristol filmmaking talent strikes gold at the city’s Wildscreen Panda Awards

October 19, 2012
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Bristol filmmaking talent strikes gold at the city’s Wildscreen Panda Awards

Two Bristol film production companies and a natural history filmmaker scooped major awards at the prestigious international Wildscreen Panda Awards – the 'Oscars' of the wildlife film industry – which took place in the city last night. The Disneynature Innovation Award went to Tigress Productions for its hi-tech natural...

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Corporate backers sought for Bristol’s unique Afrika Eye film festival

October 12, 2012
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Corporate backers sought for Bristol’s unique Afrika Eye film festival

Corporate partners are being urged to back Bristol’s pioneering annual Afrika Eye film festival as it prepares to return for its seventh year. The unique festival, which takes place at Watershed over the weekend of November 9-11, will this year have an Afro-Caribbean theme as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of...

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Innovative social media campaign will get Bristol businesses talking

October 11, 2012
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Innovative social media campaign will get Bristol businesses talking

A campaign to encourage Bristol businesses to talk to each other more, make contacts and discuss business issues via social media has been launched today. The project, called #getbristoltalking, is the brainchild of Bristol Chamber of Commerce, part of business advice and services group Business West, which believes it...

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Media: Bristol firms Brandon Hill and Sift to partner on events

October 5, 2012
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Media: Bristol firms Brandon Hill and Sift to partner on events

Bristol-based digital publishing pioneer Sift Media and award-winning events and communications agency Brandon Hill Communications, also based in the city, have signed a strategic partnership, forming an alliance to create integrated marketing programmes. Under the tie-up Brandon Hill will deliver a range of Sift Media’s high-profile events including The...

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Dept of Health calls in Bristol agency EMO to work on Stoptober campaign

October 5, 2012
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Dept of Health calls in Bristol agency EMO to work on Stoptober campaign

Bristol specialist marketing agency EMO is taking the lead role in getting communities engaged in the Department of Health’s national Stoptober stop smoking campaign – the latest in a series of high-profile wins for the firm and further proof of the city’s burgeoning creative sector talent. EMO, which works...

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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

October 4, 2012
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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

Two more firms have moved into the Bath Road Studios office complex recently created at ITV’s landmark Bristol building. IT support company Signal Networks has taken a five-year lease on the 1,773 sq ft Zone 9, while The Pilates Studio has leased a 1,037 sq ft ground floor studio,...

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