It was an important day for us on Friday (3 March), as we were privileged to welcome the UK Ambassador to UNESCO and representatives from the UK National Commission for UNESCO, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office and HM Treasury to Bristol, to find out more first hand about work taking place under the city’s different UNESCO accolades.
In addition to being a Creative City of Film, Bristol has three further UNESCO links. It is a UNESCO Learning City, it has Memory of the World status for Brunel’s Screw Propeller Report (housed at the SS Great Britain) and a UNESCO Chair in Inclusive, Good Quality Education, Professor Leon Tikly at the University of Bristol.
Visits to the SS Great Britain, M Shed and The Bottle Yard Studios’ new TBY2 facility were on the day’s itinerary, as well as meetings with city leaders and other film & TV stakeholders from across Bristol City of Film. These included Aardman, Encounters Film Festival, Blak Wave Productions, the University of the West of England, University of Bristol, MyWorld, Latent Pictures, BFI Academy South West, Watershed, Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority.
Our thanks to everyone we worked with across the city’s screen sector to showcase Bristol’s strategic priorities to our visitors!
Find out more by reading the Mayor of Bristol’s latest blog post (7 March 2023) here.