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Bristol Pride founder takes up new role as director of Architecture Centre

Bristol’s Architecture Centre has appointed the founder of the city’s Pride festival, Dr Anna Rutherford, as its new director. Anna, pictured, is known for driving step-changes in organisations and has already made her mark on the city as chair of Bristol Festivals, during which she helped re-design Bristol’s arts funding framework and recently secured over £5m for its museums.  Originally

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Bristol in starring role again as ’emotionally charged’ drama returns to TV

Another critically acclaimed made-in-Bristol TV drama has returned to the small screen after filming in the city earlier this year. The first two series of ITV’s Unforgotten proved hugely successful with viewers and critics alike, the second receiving an average consolidated viewing figure of over 6m with a 21% share. Hailed as the “best detective drama of the decade” by

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Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

Creative and tech workspace in one of Bristol’s most iconic commercial buildings is now fully occupied following the arrival of its latest tenant. Branding agency Halo’s move into HERE – the former HTV West studio and HQ on Bath Road – has left the building’s asset managers Ashville operating a waiting list until new space can be developed next year. 

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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

A diverse group of five fledgling firms in areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to video collaboration has been selected to take part in the second Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in Bristol. The six-month programme provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to take high-potential cloud-based innovators to the next stage of growth.  Run by members of Oracle’s research and development team,

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New PR division and Cornwall base for Bristol agency Stuff as it targets more growth

Stuff, the Bristol-based creative agency, has expanded with the launch of a presence in Cornwall and a new public relations division. The agency, which was formed in 2005, works across a range of sectors with clients such as Mars’ Royal Canin pet food brand, the NHS, Destination Bristol and The National Maritime Museum, Cornwall.  Its Cornwall base in Perranporth is

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Arts Council England appoints Colston Hall boss to its South West Council

Louise Mitchell, CEO of Bristol Music Trust, which runs Colston Hall, has joined the South West Council of Arts Council England (ACE).  ACE area council members are drawn from different roles across and beyond the arts and culture sector. They include practitioners, arts administrators and local authority representatives who use their expertise and grassroots knowledge of local issues to help

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Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees: Channel 4 and Bristol share the vision of an inclusive growing economy where nobody is left behind

Channel 4 executives visited Bristol recently to hear why the city should become the site of its new national HQ. Here Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees reflects on Bristol’s bid – one of seven from across the UK – and how it has galvanized the city. Bristol is a great city, it’s my city. I say that having lived the

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