Creative/Media

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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Ujima Radio bosses join Lord Mayor at media reception

April 18, 2012
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Ujima Radio bosses join Lord Mayor at media reception

Ujima Radio’s youth programme development adviser Caroline Oldland and chair Roger Griffiths joined the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Bristol at their official residence the Mansion House, Clifton, for an official thank-you to the local media.   St Pauls-based Ujima, which broadcasts on 98fm, is Bristol’s urban music station....

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Protests grow against Evening Post job cuts and axing of Venue magazine

April 18, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7  A protest against swinging job cuts at the Bristol Evening Post took place in the city centre this week as staff at the paper marked the paper’s 80th anniversary at an exhibition. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) were outside the Galleries shopping centre...

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City centre protest at Bristol Evening Post job cuts and closure of Venue

April 17, 2012
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Journalists will this evening stage a demonstration in Bristol city centre against swingeing job cuts at the Bristol Evening Post, the closure of its Saturday edition and the end of Venue magazine The protest, staged by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and supported by other trade unionists, coincides...

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Levi Roots gets the Aardman treatment for TV campaign: Video

April 17, 2012
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Bristol’s animation pioneers Aardman have turned Reggae Reggae Sauce founder Levi Roots into an animated character for his first TV ad, which launches on May 3. The ad features Levi cooking a barbeque in the back garden of a house in Brixton, singing the “It’s so nice I had...

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Companies ‘cannot ignore the smartphone revolution’

April 13, 2012
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West business leaders need to understand how smartphones are changing the way individuals engage with their products and services – or they risk being left behind by the competition. The warning came from Richard Hull, formerly of HP Labs and now managing director of Bristol-based software services company Calvium, in...

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Bristol Evening Post axes more jobs and closes Saturday edition while Venue mag is shut

April 13, 2012
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The Bristol Evening Post is to axe 20 jobs and close its Saturday edition as it continues to seek cost cuts against a background of tumbling circulation. Venue magazine is also being killed off as a printed title, becoming a 'digital only' product. The National Union of Journalists described...

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Budding Attenboroughs get chance to develop their talent in Bristol

April 12, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s standing as a filmmaking hub has been further strengthened by the launch of a postgraduate degree to help budding wildlife film makers follow in the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough and the BBC’s city-based Natural History Unit. The MA in wildlife film-making has been...

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Chris Vacher scoops top award on glittering night for Bristol’s TV industry

February 17, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Veteran BBC Points West presenter Chris Vacher has received a prestigious award for his record-breaking service to regional television. At the annual awards ceremony of the Bristol centre of the Royal Television Society, Mr Vacher received the Sir Ambrose Fleming Award, whose first winner in 1960 was...

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Enterprise Zone takes shape as branding agency gets on board

February 17, 2012
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The development of Bristol’s Enterprise Zone, the largest regeneration scheme in the city for a generation, is moving ahead rapidly, with the latest step being appointment of the agency to handle the brand and marketing roll-out. Bristol City Council has appointed Bath-based TheAgency. According to TheAgency’s partner Saman Mansourpour,...

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