Events diary

Bristol and local events

  • Film - The Abominable Crime, plus panel discussion

    Date: 11 October 2014
    Venue: Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts

    The Abominable Crime is a documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans who, in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland. The film follows Simone Edwards, a mother, and Maurice Tomlinson, a human rights activist, as they navigate the conflict of loving their homeland and staying alive.

  • Meet the Employers Fair - Construction and Property

    Date: 14 October 2014
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, North Entrance, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ

    Interested in a career in property or construction? If you are looking for placements, work experience or graduate roles then drop by to speak to a range of employers. You will have the chance to network and find out about all their job opportunities. There will also be competitions, CV checking, employer presentations and job boards all for the construction and property industry.

  • Meet the Employers Fair - Graduate Jobs and Placements

    Date: 15 October 2014
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, North Entrance, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ

    Meet the Employers is more than just a graduate jobs and student placements fair – meet recruiters offering graduate vacancies, work experience, placements and internships. Plus a wide variety of organisations with voluntary roles, further study and international opportunities. There will also be competitions, freebies, CV checking, employer presentations, job boards and much more!

  • Onyeka - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 16 October 2014
    Venue: MShed

    In a special seminar marking this year's Black History Month, the historian Onyeka uncovers the pivotal role people of African descent played in the development of English port towns, such as Bristol, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

  • The Biggest Draw

    Date: 01 November 2014
    Venue: Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT

    Calling all adventurers! Join UWE Bristol students and staff to create your own unique and enormous drawing.

  • The West Country Quilt Show

    Date: 13 November - 15 November 2014
    Venue: Exhibition and Conference Centre

    The West of England Quilt show will take place at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in November and will showcase many local businesses which provide a range of materials as well as quilts. There are also opportunities to book onto workshops and learn many different skills related to quilt making.

  • Leading the Way - Bristol Leadership Centre Launch

    Date: 13 November 2014
    Venue: Leigh Court, Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA

    Effective and responsible leadership are amongst the most highly valued, yet elusive, processes within contempory society. Recent crises in public and private sector organisations demonstrate the benefits of good and the perils of poor leadership practice. Whilst there may be agreement about the need for better leadership, however, how this is developed, understood and sustained remains a topic of much debate. This exciting event will showcase expertise and insights from the newly established Bristol Leadership Centre at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England.

  • Rose Wallis - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 20 November 2014
    Venue: MShed

    In the summer of 1826, the local and national press were thrilled by the story of the Wickwar Gang, who had robbed farmers from Wotton to Sodbury, secreting their booty in a 'subterraneous cave'. Drawn from research conducted for the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire, this talk considers the relationship between the landscape, communities, crime, poverty, and policing.

  • Entering the Legal Profession Law Fair

    Date: 26 November 2014
    Venue: Block B, Frenchay Campus

    Interested in entering the legal profession? This event, geared towards law and non-law undergraduates and postgraduates, will tell you all you need to know about going into the industry, including careers as a solicitor, barrister or in-house.

  • Access all Areas with The BLOODHOUND SSC

    Date: 02 December 2014
    Venue: The Bloodhound Technical Centre, UNIT 3, Avonbridge Trading estate, Atlantic road, Bristol, BS11 9QD

    Engineered in Bristol, a car designed using science and maths to reach a record speed of 1000mph.

    Join us for a unique business networking event with our member company BLOODHOUND SSC. This is an opportunity for Business West Chamber and Initiative members to meet inside the workshop of The BLOODHOUND where you will be given a chance to see this mysterious racing car in the making and learn how you can get involved.

  • UWE Karl Jenkins 'Requiem'

    Date: 06 December 2014
    Venue: Colston Hall - Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

    UWE Singers and Symphony Orchestra perform a popular and poignant all-British programme of music: Malcolm Arnold 'Cornish Dances', Edward Elgar 'Enigma Variations', Adrian Hull 'Virion' (world premiere) and Karl Jenkins 'Requiem.'

  • Professor Peter Malpass - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 18 December 2014
    Venue: MShed

    The homes of the poor in Victorian Bristol were found in hundreds of courts and narrow alleys. This presentation looks at how housing reformers aiming to tackle the problem were thwarted by the town council and its officials.

  • Start-up Drinks Bristol

    Date: 17 February 2015
    Venue: The Engine Shed, Bristol

    UWE Enterprise are hosting a drinks and informal networking evening for all those interested in start-ups and entrepreneurship.

  • Andy King - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 19 February 2015
    Venue: MShed

    In November 1974, the last regular trading ship left Bristol's City Docks, bringing to an end a trading history stretching back to the very beginnings of the city. On the 40th anniversary Andy King looks at the reasons for the closure of the city-centre docks, the end of the way of life associated with them and the politics and plans that created the Harbour that we see today.

  • The Bristol Deaf Culture Collective - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 19 February 2015
    Venue: MShed

    Experience the city from a different perspective. This multi-media, tactile presentation will map some issues of importance to local Deaf communities. Presented in British Sign Language by members of Bristol's Deaf communities, interpretation will be provided for the comfort of audience members who do not sign.

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