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Dear all,


This week’s Items of Interest:


  1. Brizzlewood – Make Sunday Special in Brislington – takes place on Hollywood Road BS4 4LD this Sunday, 4 September; more here.


  1. What’s In Your Box? is a new, interactive tool for addressing business resilience, helping business owners, managers, employees and suppliers think through what may be needed in a shock or stress situation – be it fire, power cut, flood, or terrorism. Find out more at a Go Green-hosted event at Copper Consultancy, 16 Narrow Quay BS1 4QA on Monday 12 September (8.45am – 11.30am); book here.


  1. The latest in the Engine Shed’s series of Finance Briefings focuses on crowdfunding and will discuss if it’s still an alternative source of finance. The briefing takes place on Wednesday 14 September (4pm-5.30pm); more information here.


  1. Among the many events coming up at The Island on Nelson Street BS1 2LE are the following free-to-attend ones: 11 Million Reasons is a week-long photographic exhibition positively profiling deaf and disabled people who dance starting on Wednesday 14 September; and a day-long celebration of the Hindu Mela festival on Saturday 24 September.


  1. This year’s Celebrating Age Festival, hosted by Age UK Bristol, begins on Sunday 18 September (10am-4pm) at M-Shed, Princes Wharf BS1 4RN, and runs till Sunday 9 October. The festival engages older people in a wide range of activities taking place across the city.


  1. Windmill Hill City Farm on Philip St, Bedminster BS3 4EA celebrates its 40th birthday on Saturday 24 September (11am to 5pm). Activities at this free-to-enter event include a human jukebox, BBQ, live music, a puppet show, and campfire cookery; more here.


  1. GetSet for Growth is holding an event entitled Sources of Commercial Finance on Thursday 6 October (10am-12pm) at KPMG, 66 Queen Square BS1 4BE. Learn more about options such as equity investment, crowdfunding and business banking. Businesses of all types and sizes are welcome; book here.


  1. If you pay business rates, you can register your email address with the Valuation Office Agency who will contact you with the draft rateable values due to be made available online in October.


  1. Redbrick Housein Stokes Croft is PAPER Art’s new creative workspace for freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups of all ages. There’s a variety of spaces available including art studios, fixed desks, meeting rooms and open plan co-working environments. Find out more here.


  1. The UK Government has recently published data on exports by UK regions. In 2015 the South West exported £15.3bn (an increase of £1.5bn on the previous year); more here.


  1. If you have been a victim of fraud, support and information is available via Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre. It includes an online reporting tool, and a helpline: 0300 123 2040.


  1. The Great British Exchange champions British-made produce, bringing retailers into contact with a wide range of goods and services. Producers can use the GBE to sell their products to retailers everywhere. Find out more here.


Kind regards,



Declan Murphy

Economic Development Project Officer

Bristol City Council – Place

T: 0117 922 3546





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