Creative/Media

Shiver me timbers: Aardman’s pirate movie nominated for Oscar

January 11, 2013
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Shiver me timbers: Aardman’s pirate movie nominated for Oscar

Bristol animators Aardman is aiming for its fifth Oscar victory with its feature film The Pirates! Band of Misfits nominated for an Academy Award. The film, released in cinemas last year, is Aardman’s first full-length 3D stop-motion production. Aardman has received six Oscar Nominations and has won four times....

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Architects mark 25th anniversary by sponsoring Bath Literature Festival

January 2, 2013
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Architects mark 25th anniversary by sponsoring Bath Literature Festival

Nash Partnership, the architectural practice with an office in Bristol, is to sponsor this year’s Independent Bath Literature Festival as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The practice, which expanded into Bristol recently, was started in Bath in 1988 by Edward Nash and has grown over a quarter of...

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Former Arts & Business boss joins Watershed

December 17, 2012
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Former Arts & Business boss joins Watershed

Watershed, Bristol’s ground-breaking media centre and café/bar, has appointed James Taljaard to the new senior position of general manager. James, pictured, who joins after 11 years at Arts & Business (A&B), will focus on further developing the venue’s award-winning conference and events service. He began his working life as...

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Historic loo to re-open as temporary art gallery

November 30, 2012
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Historic loo to re-open as temporary art gallery

A former block of Edwardian public toilets in Bristol is to be reopened as a temporary art gallery and winter shop. Antlers Gallery, which has produced similar shows in London, Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, is working with Bristol City Council, which owns the disused cloakroom building on the corner of...

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Enterprising artists to get into the zone in unique project at Temple Quarter

November 30, 2012
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Enterprising artists to get into the zone in unique project at Temple Quarter

Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone – the key part of the city’s economic growth over the next 25 years – plays host to an unusual live art event this evening when 30 local artists will be set a unique challenge. The writers, musicians, visual artists, designers and photographers will...

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West business cultural supporters championed in new Arts & Business scheme

November 30, 2012
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West business cultural supporters championed in new Arts & Business scheme

Businesses that go the extra mile to support the arts in the South West are being recognised today at a reception staged by Arts & Business (A&B), the organisation that brings together the cultural and corporate worlds. The Business Cultural Champions programme – a sister initiative of A&B’s successful Cultural Champions...

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Airbus poster boys and girls go to great lengths at airport to showcase their work

November 29, 2012
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Airbus poster boys and girls go to great lengths at airport to showcase their work

Millions of passengers going through Bristol Airport are to get a larger-than-life view of some of the individuals who are helping to make Airbus’s Filton plant a world centre for aerospace engineering. A 43-metre long poster stretching the length of the corridor leading to the departure gates features 25...

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New owner for Bristol Post as Daily Mail offloads struggling Northcliffe

November 21, 2012
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New owner for Bristol Post as Daily Mail offloads struggling Northcliffe

Bristol Post owner Northcliffe Media, the regional publishing arm of the Daily Mail group (DMGT), has been sold to a consortium led by former Mirror Group boss David Montgomery. New owner Local World said it “intends to transform regional publishing to create a one-stop shop for local content to...

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Top industry award for Bristol Business News travel writer Anne

November 16, 2012
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Top industry award for Bristol Business News travel writer Anne

Bristol Business News travel writer Anne Gorringe has been named as one of the winners of the prestigious Business Travel Awards, collecting her trophy last night at a glittering ceremony in the heart of London. Anne scooped the Best Newcomer title for two articles which appeared on Bristol Business...

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West’s top PR talent is showcased at glittering CIPR PRide Awards

November 12, 2012
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West’s top PR talent is showcased at glittering CIPR PRide Awards

The region’s top public relations and communications professionals were rewarded for their work over the past 12 months at the CIPR West of England PRide Awards. More than 150 people from across the regional PR industry gathered at Bristol’s Grand Hotel to celebrate the achievements at a glittering awards...

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Tonight’s the night: Top PR agencies contest prestigious CIPR PRide Awards

November 9, 2012
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Tonight’s the night: Top PR agencies contest prestigious CIPR PRide Awards

The region’s top PR agencies and practitioners go head to head this evening at the 2012 West of England CIPR PRide Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony and dinner at the Grand Hotel, Bristol. Bristol Business News will carry full details of all the winners...

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New MD for Brandon Hill’s fast-growing events division

November 9, 2012
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New MD for Brandon Hill’s fast-growing events division

Luke Brown has been appointed managing director of the events division at Brandon Hill Communications, the award-winning Bristol-based marketing agency. The move is part of a strategy to reinforce the management structure in the division, which was established in 2007 and has achieved strong year-on-year growth despite the economic...

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Afrika Eye starts today – and here’s some not-to-be-missed highlights

November 9, 2012
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Afrika Eye starts today – and here’s some not-to-be-missed highlights

Bristol’s pioneering African film festival Afrika Eye starts today and co-director and co-founder, Zimbabwean filmmaker Simon Bright, here selects his highlights for this year. All events take place at Watershed: * African Interactive at 2 pm today. A free event featuring a live link up with Kenyan capital Nairobi,...

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