Creative/Media

Creative sector hub set up in Bristol

July 5, 2012
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Creative sector hub set up in Bristol

Bristol is one of four new Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy launched today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The centres will connect researchers with the UK’s vibrant creative sector, giving a £16m boost to the UK’s creative economy. The Bristol centre, called Research and...

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Bristol creative quarter office for digital print specialists Canotec

July 5, 2012
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Digital copying technology specialist Canotec is to relocate to its South West office to Bristol’s Paintworks. The move, from Corston near Bath, coincides with the third anniversary of the firm opening in the region and a raft of major contract wins. It said the move to Paintworks, part of...

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Fast-growing news website Bristol 24-7 does the double

July 2, 2012
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Fast-growing news website Bristol 24-7 does the double

Independent news website Bristol24-7 has picked up its second award in a week – retaining the EDF Energy South West Website of the Year title to follow on from its commendation in the Online Media Awards. At the EDF Awards ceremony in Bath, Bristol 24-7 was praised for its...

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Bristol’s ‘wildlife Oscars’ attract record entries from across the globe

July 1, 2012
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Bristol’s ‘wildlife Oscars’ attract record entries from across the globe

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com A record-breaking number of entries are vying for the international ‘wildlife Oscars’, which take place in Bristol later this year as part of the city's Wildscreen Festival. Nearly 500 films have been submitted for the Wildscreen Panda Awards which celebrate the very best in natural...

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Web frustration turns into all-round good idea for North Somerset couple

June 19, 2012
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Husband-and-wife team Marguerite and Tim Pople have launched a business creating visually-stunning walk-through tours for websites – the result of the frustration they experienced when trying to book a holiday online. The firm, 36TY (www.36ty.co.uk), produces 360-degree panoramic and virtual tours that allow businesses to create a real experience...

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Why WiFi working gives Bristol the title of UK’s online capital

June 19, 2012
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Bristol is home to the UK’s most prolific WiFi workers and biggest users of social media, easily beating London to the take top slot in the both tables, according to new research. Three in 10 people in Bristol (31%) use WiFi for work away from the office – a...

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US firm buys into Bristol digital advertising agency

June 15, 2012
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Bristol-based digital and social media advertising agency Virtuoso Advertising has sold 51% of its shares to US firm XL Marketing for an undisclosed sum The firm is one of the UK’s leading advertising agencies specialising in database analysis and creative marketing utilising social and digital media. New York-based XL...

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30th birthday celebrated at Watershed with the best of Bristol’s film and music

June 7, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 Bristol’s Watershed celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday with a free open day including 30 hours of the highlights in film, television and creative work directed, produced, or filmed in the city. The iconic media centre, in the Grade-II* listed building at the entrance to Bristol’s Harbourside,...

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London filmmakers give Bristol top billing as movie location

June 1, 2012
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The London-based producers of new feature film The Fold have praised Bristol for its first-class filming infrastructure and accommodating approach, describing it as “a breath of fresh air”. Despite filming 65% of the film in the city during the wettest April on record, they also said working in Bristol...

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Art on your iPhone – thanks to Bristol digital pioneers

May 11, 2012
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An app that brings random artworks from Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet and others to mobiles has been developed by Bristol digital agency Thought Den and London’s world-renowned Tate Gallery. Magic Tate Ball takes its inspiration from the iconic Magic 8 Ball app. Users simply shake their...

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Better by design for relaunched South West forum

May 2, 2012
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The South West Design Forum has re-launched itself as Design South West with a new identity, website and the mission of ‘Design, Better Connected’. The organisation, which is run by the industry for the industry, continues in its role as the regional body bringing together seven locally-based design forums....

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Roll over Beethoven – Wallace & Gromit are lined up for The Proms

April 19, 2012
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Bristol’s Oscar-winning animation stars Wallace and Gromit are hoping for a grand day out as probably the unlikeliest performers ever to grace the BBC Proms. Organisers of the renown classical music concert series today announced the Claymation couple’s Concerto in Ee, Lad will feature in this year’s programme. They...

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Firms press ahead with merger to create new force in printing industry

April 19, 2012
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Two of Bristol longest-established, family-owned print businesses are to merge, creating a new design, print and digital communications business that combines 153 years of trading experience with the latest digital expertise and technology. Portishead Press, founded 43 years ago, will return to its home town from Bristol to join...

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