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Bristol Ideas works on a wide range of collaborative programmes, delivering some of the activity itself and taking responsibility for coordinating, promoting and raising funds for the activity of others. Partners range from the local to the international. Some programmes are ongoing; some are recurring; some are for a limited period and linked to specific anniversaries. On these pages you can read about current and past programmes and their individual projects.

  • BAC100
    Exhibition on flight


    The programme in 2010 marking the centenary of the aviation industry in Bristol.

  • Bristol2014
    Bristol 2014 poster by UWE student Emily Holmes


    The programme marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.

  • Bristol800
    Bristol800 image


    A partnership programme in 2016 that celebrated significant Bristol anniversaries.

  • Capital of Culture
    Capital of Culture bid campaign balloon

    Capital of Culture

    The bid by Bristol to be European Capital of Culture in 2008.

  • Bristol City Poet
    Kat Lyons 1 credit Charley Williams photography low res

    Bristol City Poet

    The role, commissions and other activity of the Bristol City Poet.

  • Homes for Heroes 100
    Comic book reader

    Homes for Heroes 100

    The programme marking the centenary of the building of council estates.

  • Film2021
    Film 2021 promotional image by Willem Hampson


    A celebration of Bristol as a world-renowned centre for film-making.

  • Festival of Ideas
    Audience at Paul Collier event

    Festival of Ideas

    The inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year.

  • A Poetic City
    Thomas Chatterton

    A Poetic City

    The multi-partner, city-wide programme celebrating the legacy of Thomas Chatterton.

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