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Lord Mayor unveils twinning cabinet

25 Jul, 2016

On Thursday the 21st July 2016 the Lord Mayor of Bristol unveiled a cabinet in the Central Library to commemorate the twinnings that Bristol has with cities across the world. Full story >

Talking books with Stephen Fear to launch in Bristol

30 Jun, 2016

On September the 29th this year Stephen Fear launches a new book review series, filmed in front of a live audience in the main auditorium at The Arnolfini on Bristol Harbourside, in conjunction with The University of West of England. Full story >

Alan runs the Great Wall

21 Jun, 2016

Bristol-based Alan Griffey, an army reservist attached to 39 Signal Regiment, which has its headquarters in Horfield has completed the Great Wall of China Marathon Run. Full story >

Bristol is UK’s ‘top of the shops’ for groups

20 Jun, 2016

City picks up coveted title at Group Travel Awards 2016 Full story >

Ambassador visits Bath

18 May, 2016

It was an absolute pleasure for Dianne Francombe, CEO and Richard Lowe, Director of Business Initiatives to meet His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and his wife at The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath's reception at the Guildhall in Bath. Full story >

The Festival of Ideas: Frank Dikötter - The Cultural Revolution

04 May, 2016

With unprecedented access to previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to uncensored versions of leadership speeches, Frank Dikötter casts this tumultuous era in a new light, giving a voice to the people and the complex choices they faced. Full story >

Short Story Writing Contest

05 Apr, 2016

The Arkbound short story competition. Full story >

Bureau director honoured for work with city’s Chinese community

18 Mar, 2016

West of England China partnership stalwart Tony Prescott has won the coveted Lord Mayor of Bristol’s International Medal for his work with the city’s Chinese community. Full story >

CRIME: Hong Kong Style - Sunday Brunches at the Watershed

25 Feb, 2016

Sundays in March at midday In March at the Watershed they will explore the influence of Hong Kong filmmakers on one of global cinemas most enduring genres with an explosive season of crime films. Full story >

The Assassin showing at Bristol's Watershed

14 Jan, 2016

Years in the making, Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien’s (Flight of the Red Balloon) mesmerising first foray into the martial arts genre is a breathtakingly elegant and ravishingly composed tale of a complex web of betrayals set in ninth-century China. Full story >