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Welcome to Bristol Ideas - our new name - and our new website.

For 28 years we’ve been known as Bristol Cultural Development Partnership. From now on we’re Bristol Ideas – but with the same wide range of projects and ideas to debate. 

Thanks to work with partners, audiences and our branding agency Fiasco we’re launching our new name today. Our popular festivals – Festival of Ideas, Festival of Economics and Festival of the Future City – continue and we have new citywide projects launching soon.

‘Ideas are, and always have been, at the heart of what we do. After an uncertain year we are ready once again to look to the future, and there can be no better time to bring our many projects together under a new name that fully reflects who we are and why we are here. Bristol Ideas gives a vital platform to a diverse range of voices from across the city and around the world: bringing people and organisations together to challenge the status quo and to promote the ideas and breakthrough thinking that can unlock positive change. We are proud of our work and happy to be sharing this new name with all our supporters.’ Suzanne Rolt, Chair, Bristol Ideas

‘It was wonderful working with the dedicated team at Bristol Ideas on the conception of the new name and branding. They’re an organisation that tirelessly promotes and supports the cultural development of Bristol and we are thrilled and honoured to have played a small part in helping them onto the next stage of their journey.’ Ben Steers, Fiasco

Our launch is being marked with a specially-written poem by City Poet Caleb Parkin. Bring Your Ideas celebrates 27 Bristol ideas, inventions and innovators.

Our new website has been created for us by Bristol-based agency Atomic Smash.

‘Having worked with Bristol Ideas for many years, we were delighted to employ their new name and brand in the design of the updated website. The colour palette and bold typography have helped to bring a splash of excitement and vibrancy to the design which will captivate audiences and provide a more enjoyable browsing experience.’ Ben Hamilton, Atomic Smash

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