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Was gig-going in Bristol a rite of passage for you as a teenager? Do you remember the banging tunes from some crazy club nights, or dancing the night away at one of the city’s brilliant festivals? We are looking for excerpts about music from your adolescent diaries to use at a very special takeover weekend in June, part of the Bristol Sounds: Seven decades of music exhibition launching at the M Shed museum.
To contribute to the project, just dig out that teenage diary and either tweet a photo, or directly type an excerpt, to @islandbristol, using #bristolmusicdiaries. Alternatively, you can submit photos or the extracts you’re happy to share via the form below. Please include the date of your diary entry and your age at the time of writing, and confirm if you wish to be anonymous.
A bedroom, covered with posters of Bristol gigs from across the years, will set the scene for live diary readings by professional poets Bridget Hart and Malaika Kegode. There will be the chance to hear Bristol teenagers’ very own words recalling their musical highs and lows in the city, and there will also be live poetry performances on the day.
20 Jun 2017
Arts and culture downgraded in ministerial restructure at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
23 Jun 2017
The results of the 2017 teaching excellence framework (TEF) have been released, with more than 130 UK universities and other higher education institutions being awarded gold, silver or bronze ratings for the quality of their teaching.
27 Jun 2017
Arts Council England have announced their National Portfolio Organisations funding decision, including 103 South West organisations
12 Feb 2018
In March 2018 Arts Council England will be hosting a series of briefing events across England to support museums and galleries to understand and benefit from the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief.
19 Feb 2018
Visual Arts South West is delighted to welcome three new members to its steering group: Zoe Li, Emily Bull and Lara Goodband.
Why the arts make us more employable, and why the creative industries are our international economic life-raft
05 Mar 2018
The Cultural Learning Alliance and The Edge Foundation have released Briefing Paper No. 2: Employability & Enterprise: Why the arts make us more employable, and why the creative industries are our international economic life-raft.
20 Mar 2018
It is announced that Helen Legg, current Director of Spike Island, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Liverpool.
06 Apr 2018
Bristol-based Action Hero – the collaboration of live art and performance makers Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse – have this week become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and announced their ethical working policy.
09 Apr 2018
CVAN want to make sure their national strategic plan is as responsive and effective as possible and so they are currently consulting the regional networks.
29 May 2018
After four decades of evolving visual arts provision in Exeter, Spacex board and staff have taken the difficult decision to close the organisation.
01 Jun 2018
Visual Arts South West is pleased to announce the appointment of two co-Chairs to its Steering Group, succeeding the outgoing Chair, Helen Legg, Director, Spike Island, who is taking up the role of Director at Tate Liverpool.
24 Jul 2018
Plymouth College of Art has appointed Paul Fieldsend-Danks in the new role of Academic Dean, as part of the College’s continued development as a distinctive and innovative specialist Higher Education Institution (HEI), undergoing the year-long process of scrutiny on its journey to achieving Taught Degree-Awarding Powers (TDAP) and university title.
14 Jan 2019
DIY arts is a peer to peer network for people in Bristol who work in the cultural sector to share thinking, advocate our needs to funders and policy makers and support each other.
21 Dec 2018
The Holburne Museum and The Edge at the University of Bath have been awarded a three year grant from the John Ellerman Foundation to fund a new shared post of Contemporary Art Curator.