As of Tuesday 9th February Bristol handed over the title of European Green Capital to Ljubljana in Slovenia. What a year it has been for Bristol pushing forward with its plans to demonstrate what more of us should be doing to help benefit the planet.
This time last year, we looked at what Bristol had plans for its year as the Green Capital, so we saw fit that we find out a bit more about what they have achieved.
Bristol residents (majority of which were teenage girls) gathered outside the Colston Hall last month, all of which attempting to capture a glance of Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. With a suspected Christmas special in the making, Bristol once again became a set location for the extremely popular TV show.
Even though actually capturing a glimpse of a star of a movie or TV show is rare and difficult it is still exciting to know that this city that we love has been chosen to be the set of some famous TV programmes and films; so we have been looking into what has been filmed in Bristol over the years, who knew so many famous people had filmed here!
Its back, Valentine’s Day has come around once again and for those of you who are looking forward to spending it with your loved one, we have been finding out just how romantic a place Bristol can be. It is not up there with Paris, we agree, but we have pulled together 10 of the most romantic things you could be enjoying in Bristol this February 14th with the person you love.
Along with many other people we are proud of the recent announcement that Bristol has won the title of European Green Capital. With all things green being increasingly important all over the world, people will be watching Bristol throughout the year to see what the city has in store, and as the first UK winner of the award there’s no pressure!
At the launch of Bristol as the Green Capital, Tony Juniper who is an ambassador of Bristol 2015 was quoted saying “In 2015, Bristol has the chance to play a leading role on the world stage by showing how it is not only possible but highly desirable to close the ‘green gap’. I am looking forward to Bristol providing the kind of inspiration needed to shape a different future than the one we are presently heading toward.” The concept of the ‘green gap’ is at the forefront of Bristol 2015 which focuses on the difference between our green intentions and our actions, Bristol has the opportunity to make the UK proud and really show what can and should be done to ‘Bridge the Gap’ to a more green and sustainable world.
With this being the case we wanted to look deeper into what green projects Bristol is currently doing or has planned; as well as how Smarts Quarter has added to Bristol’s green name.
Whether you already live in, near, or are thinking about moving to Bristol we thought it would be a great idea to show off just how great this city is, especially at Christmas time.
As ever there is plenty going on all over Bristol during December, whether you are looking to shop for presents, just a have a day out exploring what the city has to offer, entertain the whole family with some Christmas themed fun or find somewhere for an office Christmas party then Bristol is the place to be.
Christmas Markets & Shopping
Bristol is full of a fantastic array of shops perfect for anyone in desperate need of doing some present buying. But at this time of year Bristol has given you even more gift choices as the Christmas markets are now in full swing!