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06 Feb 2020

Event to celebrate people and organisations behind Bristol nightlife

Key players in Bristol’s night-time economy will come together next week to share their experiences and work together to promote the city’s unique and inclusive nightlife.

Bristol@Night is an independent advisory panel featuring local people from pubs, bars, clubs, music, arts and cultural venues. The panel is hosting an event at City Hall on Monday 10 February, 6pm to 9pm, to capture views and expertise on future priorities for Bristol’s night-time community. It’s the second event since the panel was established in 2018.

To help Bristol learn from other cities and national industry, the panel has invited London’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé, and Michael Kill, Chief Executive of the Night Time Industries Association, to share their experiences and perspectives. The evening will also celebrate local musical talent by featuring live performances.

Bristol@Night Chair Marti Burgess said: “Bristol’s nightlife plays such a fundamental role in what makes our city special. I’m really looking forward to meeting up again with many of the people and organisations that work so hard behind the scenes to make it the success it is. At the same time, there are undoubtedly challenges, but who better to address those challenges – and come up with potential solutions – than the people that face them regularly.”

Cllr Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning and City Design at Bristol City Council, added: “Being involved in the night-time economy so actively is one of the privileges of my cabinet portfolio. There are so many elements that contribute towards a thriving night-time economy – from the venues nurturing local acts, to those ensuring people move around the city safely and smoothly – and the Bristol@Night panel is proving its worth in bringing those elements together to both celebrate success and to discuss and address shared issues.

“It’s a great example of the One City approach and I, like Marti, cannot wait for the event next week to focus on strengthening those relationships we are fostering and developing with individuals and businesses who contribute so significantly to Bristol’s economy.”

Further information on the 10 February event can be found on the event listing. Please be aware that places are limited.