#WhoseFuture is a new creative collaboration by Rising Arts Agency, Out of Hand and Bristol City Council to amplify diverse creative voices throughout Bristol. It will showcase works from 40 young creatives on Bristol’s billboards, giving a platform to the city’s voices while also asking questions about its future. The campaign is in response to … Continue reading Bristol – Are you listening?
Launched by the city partners behind Bristol’s bid to become a Gold Sustainable Food City, the #BristolFoodKind campaign offers practical ideas for people at home during the pandemic on how to grow and cook food, reduce waste and shop locally. Every act of ‘food kindness’ can help improve health and wellbeing, support the community and … Continue reading Bristol – #BristolFoodKind
Bristol is urging residents to make time to check in with one another following the launch of a new campaign. Developed by a partnership of local organisations, ‘Are you OK?’ aims to encourage people to focus on each other’s wellbeing and consider if others could be struggling or at risk as the lockdown begins to … Continue reading Bristol – Wellbeing campaign
Bristol launched #shortitout, an initiative inviting filmmakers of every age and experience to create and submit 90 second films. The initiative encouraged creativity and storytelling, and provided an opportunity to hone filmmaking skills and connect with peers. Read more here or read the #shortitout feed
Bristol City Council has launched #WeAreBristol Kids, a new online resource to better connect children with the city during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Building on Bristol Children’s Charter, it aims to bring kids together in an entertaining and informative way. The interactive hub includes a growing range of content to encourage reading, cooking, physical … Continue reading Bristol – Online hub for youth
“Cities will come back stronger than ever after the pandemic”, says Dan Doctoroff, former deputy mayor of New York. “But when they do, it will be driven by a new model of growth.” New policies and technologies, Doctoroff argues in the magazine Foreign Policy, have to “make urban life more affordable and sustainable for more … Continue reading Cities after corona – “Build back better”
Bristol is repurposing the campaign #WeAreBristol, launched in 2019 to challenge people to overcome their differences and focus on what they have in common. Now, during and after the Covid-19 crisis, the campaign is being used and expanded to increase community collaboration and resilience. This includes the setting up the ‘We are Bristol’ Coronavirus hotline … Continue reading Bristol – Campaign to support community
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Bristol making parking free for NHS staff and care workers in council car parks, pay and display street parking, and residents’ parking zones. Read more here.
Bristol has recruited an ‘army’ of volunteers through Can Do Bristol to help with response to coronavirus. They collect and distribute food. The city is also raising funds to support the local grant giving funder, Quartet Community Foundation who launched a Coronavirus Appeal Fund with funds distributed to local communities to address need.
Bristol is keeping information flowing about coronavirus and the local response. Internally, this takes the shape of regular bulletins for staff, to make sure that everyone is on the same page; externally this takes the form of a free telephone hotline open seven days a week for vulnerable residents, video updates from the mayor (see … Continue reading Bristol – Communication
A new partnership involving the city council offers a place for people who would like to donate time or money to sign up. Read more here
Bristol City Council estimates that 450 rooms will be needed to help house rough sleepers and homeless people. Mayor Marvin Rees has called on hotels and B&B owners to ‘step up’ by helping to house those in need. Read more here