Creative/Media

Stars line up to unleash their artistic talents on Bristol’s 80 giant Gromits

June 20, 2013
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Stars line up to unleash their artistic talents on Bristol’s 80 giant Gromits

Musician Jools Holland, actress Joanna Lumley, Britain’s foremost hat designer Philip Treacy and Bristol graffiti artist Inkie have today been named among the final line-up of top-flight artists and celebrities taking part in the city’s ground-breaking charity initiative Gromit Unleashed. With less than two weeks to go before 80...

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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

June 20, 2013
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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

The work of new and emerging artists from refugee backgrounds is to be showcased to West organisations and businesses to explore ways they can be employed on creative projects. The groundbreaking initiative, the result of a link-up between St George’s Bristol and Platforma South West, the arts and refugees...

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Filmmakers link up to launch Bristol venture that puts new talent in the frame

June 20, 2013
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Filmmakers link up to launch Bristol venture that puts new talent in the frame

The former head of broadcast at Bristol-based Aardman Animations, Miles Bullough, and former BBC creative executive Jesse Cleverly have teamed up to launch an entertainment content incubator to help creatives looking for funding and expertise. The pair are calling on emerging and established creators to get in touch with...

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Double delight for Bristol’s M Shed museum as it marks 2nd anniversary

June 18, 2013
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Double delight for Bristol’s M Shed museum as it marks 2nd anniversary

Bristol’s M Shed museum has celebrated the second anniversary of its opening by revealing it has received more than 1.3m visitors over that period – well over twice as many as anticipated.  Since opening in the landmark 1950s transit sheds on Bristol’s historic waterfront, M Shed has been longlisted...

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Expanding London TV post-production group heads to Bristol

June 14, 2013
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Expanding London TV post-production group heads to Bristol

Evolutions, one of London’s largest post-production groups, is to open a TV editing base in Bristol – the latest in a string of media firms to move to the city. The state-of-the-art digital operation on Whiteladies Road, in the heart of the city’s media district and close to the...

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Global writing talent heads to Bristol for major literature festival

June 14, 2013
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Global writing talent heads to Bristol for major literature festival

Businesses are being invited to support a festival that will bring an impressive array of international writing talent to Bristol and Bath later this month.  A dozen of the best writers and performance poets from across the African Diaspora will take part in the Yardstick Festival from June 27 to...

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Innovation Awards will showcase Bristol’s sustainable sector

June 14, 2013
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Innovation Awards will showcase Bristol’s sustainable sector

Bristol’s sustainable businesses will be celebrated in the city’s first awards showcase dedicated solely to innovation. Bristol Business News’ Bristol Innovation Awards include an Innovation in Sustainability category alongside sectors ranging from creativity to bioscience. The awards are staged with Bristol Business News’ recently-launched magazine WestBusinessNews, which will give...

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PA of the Year Awards: The hunt is on for the Best in the West

June 13, 2013
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PA of the Year Awards: The hunt is on for the Best in the West

Following the success of the inaugural South West PA of the Year Awards last year, Bristol Business News and its sister titles including the recently-launched WestBusinessNews magazine, have again teamed up with prestigious Ston Easton Park Hotel, near Bath, to stage the South West PA of the Year Awards...

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BBC’s Video Nation producer takes up director role at UWE’s digital centre

June 6, 2013
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Mandy Rose, the producer of award-winning digital media initiatives including the BBC’s ground-breaking Video Nation project has been appointed as director of UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC). The centre, in Bristol’s Watershed, brings together art and design, computer science, cultural and media studies to explore how people...

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Law firm TLT unleash Bristol children’s illustrator on its Gromit statue

May 30, 2013
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Law firm TLT unleash Bristol children’s illustrator on its Gromit statue

Award-winning children’s illustrator and artist Hannah Cumming has been chosen by Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT to paint its Gromit sculpture – part of the city’s Gromit Unleashed Art Trail. Hannah, who has been highly commended in the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize for two consecutive years, uses watercolours, ink, coloured...

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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

May 8, 2013
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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a major centre for the creative and digital industries has been enhanced with the opening of a state-of-the-art £7m business campus. Temple Studios, next to Temple Meads station and part of the city’s developing Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, is already home to clutch of young...

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New head of communications joins Creative England

May 7, 2013
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Creative England has appointed Kate Buxton, formerly of the BBC, as its new head of communications and strategy. Kate, who took up her post in the Bristol office last month, will lead on strategy, marketing and communications. Kate has worked with the media, Government, Whitehall and opinion formers for public sector organisations including the British Council...

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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

May 1, 2013
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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

Bristol’s Oscar winners Wallace & Gromit will be back in their home city today in their latest starring roles – helping boost UK tourism. The Plasticine pair have been signed up by tourist board VisitEngland to front a new campaign to encourage Britons to holiday in their own country...

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