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Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees is to meet Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon this week as the campaign to persuade it to locate its new national headquarters in the city is stepped up. Bristol faces intense competition from rivals such as Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield to bring the broadcaster and around 300 staff to the city.  But those behind

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All aboard: Engine Shed takes its drive to encourage the next generation of creatives on the road

Engine Shed on Tour, the latest initiative from Bristol’s highly successful innovation hub, has been launched to encourage young people to follow careers in the West of England’s tech, digital and low carbon sectors. Engine Shed on Tour will visit 16 schools and businesses across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset between March and July.

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Cream of region’s TV talent showcased at annual RTS annual West of England Awards

BBC Studios’ Bristol-based Unscripted Productions and the hard-hitting made-in-Bristol drama Three Girls were the big winners at the region’s largest annual celebration of TV excellence, scooping 12 awards between them. Also tasting success at the Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Awards were perennial victors the BBC’s Natural History Unit while Sherrie Eugene-Hart, HTV weather girl-turned-presenter, author and businesswoman,

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‘In conversation’ event with Sir David Attenborough to raise funds for Bristol music charity

TV legend Sir David Attenborough will take part in an ‘in conversation’ session with friend, colleague and BBC Natural History Unit creative director Mike Gunton next month to help raise funds for concert venue St George’s Bristol’s music charity. The concert hall runs an active education programme, as well as attracting world-class artists. This spring it will launch as a

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University’s starring role for Bristol film buff who launched world’s biggest movie website

The Bristol-based founder of IMDb – the world’s number one movie website – has been honoured by the University of Bristol for his achievements. Movie buff Col Needham, pictured, launched IMDb (Internet Movie Database) in 1990 as a hobby while working as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard in Bristol.  Her then started collaborating with other likeminded film fans to

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Bottle Yard’s green screen comes in handy for Andy’s Safari Adventures as series returns to film in Bristol

Filming for 20 new episodes of acclaimed kids’ TV series Andy’s Safari Adventures is underway in Bristol as its producers once again harness the Bottle Yard Studios’ industry-leading digital CGI and green screen technology. Made by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit Natural History Unit – also based in Bristol – Andy’s Safari Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in

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Jobs and investment in the frame as Bristol prepares to make most of its UNESCO City of Film status

Bristol’s new status as a UNESCO City of Film demonstrates its global reach as well as giving it the opportunity to create skilled jobs in its already thriving film and TV industry, the launch celebrations were told. The permanent status awarded to Bristol by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) last November is in recognition of its work

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