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

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.

Alys Jones

Bristol-based illustrator Alys Jones has created a fictional graphic story depicting the experiences of characters from the local area, with a particular focus on the use of the ‘White City’ exhibition site as a training camp and barracks, to give a sense of how Bristol went to war in 1914. It is featured in the Great Reading Adventure book Bristol and the First World War

Alys produced a colour version of one of the images from the graphic story to use on the cover of the book.

Alongside the graphic story, Alys has produced a body of developmental drawings in a variety of media, which could potentially be exhibited. Research from the Bristol Records Office and other sources informs the work and provides a narrative backdrop, but the outcome aims to provide a sense of time, place and atmosphere, rather than a strictly factual representation of events.

Alys set up a WordPress blog to track her progress at  

She appeared at the First World War Day: Bristol 2014 Arts Projects event on 15 November at Watershed in a joint session with Steve Bell.

City-centre banner featuring the book cover.

Alys Jones pictured with Steve Bell before their session on the Bristol 2014 Arts Projects day.

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