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.

Image credits:
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

Digital Stories showcased at M Shed event

08 December 2014

Films made as part of the digital stories project are shown to invited guests.

More audio-recordings available for Bristol 2014 talks

02 December 2014

Listen to recordings from the University of Bristol Autumn Art Lecture Series 2014

Second Bristol VC-winner honoured: Photos

20 November 2014

Commemorative ceremony and performance mark centenary of action for which Thomas Rendle was awarded the VC in 1914.

Latest Articles

In perpetuity? Bristol’s famous war memorial: The Memorial Ground

Jamie Carstairs
03 November 2014

The story of its construction – and its significance as a site of remembrance

‘That vile place’: Stanley Spencer RA, a medical orderly in Bristol

Paul Gough
18 October 2014

An extended version of the essay on Spencer included in the book Bristol and the First World War.

Two Brothers from St Philips and their First World War

Geoff Woolfe
18 October 2014

The tragic story of a soldier shot for desertion.

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