Events diary

Bristol and local events

  • 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.

  • Premiere: 'Silver Rose' performed by Lydbrook Brass Band

    Date: 09 November 2014
    Venue: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

    Premiere of 'Silver Rose' for brass band and narrator by UWE lecturer Dr Liz Lane, conducted by Ian Holmes, Director of the UWE Centre for Performing Arts. Performed by Lydbrook Brass Band and narrated by Robert Hardy CBE. Commissioned by Bristol City Council as part of Bristol 2014.

  • 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 in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity - An Introduction to Bristol Leadership Centre

    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 contemporary 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 give participants the opportunity to hear about the work of the newly established Bristol Leadership Centre at Bristol Business School.

  • 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.

  • Solidarity and rule of law in EU's Energy Relations with Russia

    Date: 26 November 2014
    Venue: Room 2B067, Frenchay Campus

    Following the end of the Cold War the concept of security has evolved to include areas such as energy. The theme of energy security has been a persistent topic in the EU, with Russia as the largest energy supplier, and a record of incidents where Russian energy supplies have been affected by political reasons. Presented by Dr Umut Turksen, Associate Professor, Bristol Law School.

  • 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.'

  • UWE Christmas Carol Service - Joy to the World

    Date: 11 December 2014
    Venue: Bristol Cathedral

    UWE's annual Christmas Carol Service in the beautiful setting of Bristol Cathedral. Traditional readings and music, featuring the UWE Chamber Choir, Singers, Orchestra and congregational singing. Followed by refreshments. A great way to start the festive season!

  • 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.

  • War, Revolution and the Romantic Era in South West England - Call for papers

    Date: 28 February 2015
    Venue: MShed, Bristol

    In 2015, the Bristol Festival of Ideas will launch a year-long celebration of the city's historic association with British Romanticism, c. 1780-1820.

    We invite 300 word proposals for 20 minute papers, or panels of three papers, addressing Romantic themes from a South Western perspective.

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