Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

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Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

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Soldier & Cenotaph - Bristol Post. 'Do you want a fern basket like this' – © IWM (Art.IWM PST 8129)

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Bristol 2014 is an extensive programme of activity marking the centenary of the start of the First World War and looking at other conflicts that have had an impact on the city over the last century.

The programme includes: exhibitions at M Shed, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Record Office, Glenside Hospital Museum, University of Bristol Theatre Collection and other sites; an online map and free smartphone app; a mass-reading of a free, specially produced book on Bristol and the First World War; a wide range of lectures, talks, seminars, debates and guided walks; digital film-making workshops and other arts projects; new local history publications; concerts, film screenings and other performances at venues across the city.

On this website you can find out What’s On; read the latest News and specially commissioned Articles; learn about the major exhibition Moved by Conflict at M Shed; join the Great Reading Adventure; enjoy an extensive range of Arts Projects; and make use of resources which include an historic Timeline, a guide on how to research Your Family History, the Great War Stories Map and App, Digital Stories and Links to other websites and information. There are comment facilities on most pages and you can also contact us direct. If you join the mailing list you’ll be able to keep up-to-date with our regular e-newsletters.

Bristol 2014 is a partnership project. Details of funders, sponsors and other supporters are on the About page.

What's Next

These events are also listed on the What’s On page, with links to further details.

Latest News

Commemorative event held for the Bristol Gunners

08 August 2014

Report on first in a series of events marking significant First World War centenaries for the Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery

Last Post played at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

08 August 2014

The Last Post to mark balloon ascent for First World War centenary at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol to honour First World War VC recipients

31 July 2014

News of commemorative paving stone programme for holders of the Victoria Cross

Latest Articles

Shock and Awe: A Selection of Works: Part 2

Hazel Brown
07 August 2014

A selection of some of the work in the Shock and Awe exhibition at RWA.

'Over the Top'

David Burl
22 July 2014

A poem.

Shock and Awe: A Selection of Works

Hazel Brown
21 July 2014

A selection of some of the work in the Shock and Awe exhibition at RWA.

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