Events diary

Bristol and local events

  • Leading the Inclusive City: Place-Based Innovation for a Bounded Planet

    Date: 24 November 2014
    Venue: Watershed, Bristol

    Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. In a new book, Leading the Inclusive City: Place-based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, published by Policy Press, which will be launched this evening, Robin Hambleton rejects this gloomy prognosis.

  • UWE's Annual Miniature Print Exhibition 2014

    Date: 24 November - 28 February 2015
    Venue: Foyles, Cabot Circus, Bristol

    Staff and MA Print students from the School of Art and Design, University of the West of England, produce an annual show of limited edition prints. The Miniprint exhibition is designed as a print exchange between artists, as well as creating an archive collection for students to refer to.

  • 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.

  • Current Issues in Human Trafficking

    Date: 02 December 2014
    Venue: Room 3B064, Frenchay Campus

    Human trafficking is a large scale and lucrative phenomenon which requires domestic and international action in order to be effectively tackled. The UK is a source, transit and destination country for victims of trafficking, and combatting this phenomenon raises a multitude of issues including investigation and prosecution of trafficking activity, and the identification, protection and support of victims. Our speakers at this event, Bernie Gravett and Andrew Desmond, have direct experience in the fight against trafficking and are coming to UWE to offer unique perspectives on their experiences.

  • 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.

  • Solitary Objects, Collaborative Making

    Date: 04 December - 05 December 2014
    Venue: Bower Ashton Campus, UWE

    Please join us for the preview and launch of Solitaire in the Bower Ashton Gallery.

  • 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.'

  • Mayor's Question Time

    Date: 10 December 2014
    Venue: UWE Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD

    The Mayor's Question Time events are designed for Bristol citizens to pose questions to the Mayor. They cover a range of different topics of interest to the audience. Mayoral Question Times are presented by an independent facilitator who selects a range of questions from attendees just before the event. This event is free and open to all, pre-registration is required.

  • 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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