Open Doors with Business West and Bristol Media

A fantastic opportunity to visit successful, creative and digital businesses across Bristol and take a look behind the scenes at this buzzing industry.

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Open Doors, run by Business West in association with Bristol Media, has different businesses running events on each day of Digital Cities Bristol.

The following events are scheduled on Thursday 29 November:

Mr B & Friends

11:00 - 12:00.

Join Mr B & Friends to hear about blending design craft and technology to create powerful, online brand experiences. During this session creative director, Kate Gorringe, and digital strategy director, Adrian Bryers, will discuss how they collaborate to create beautiful but user-friendly online experiences. 

You'll also get the chance to fire questions at their panel of experts, talk to current team members across all levels of the business, enjoy refreshments and network at their offices in Temple Quay.

Book here.

Great State: Come and learn about life in a contemporary digital agency.

11:00 - 12:00.

Great State is a digital agency that seeks to help clients keep pace with the increasing expectations of today's connected consumer. 

Whether a prospective client or employee, come and join Great State for an hour to learn how the agency thinks and operates. The session will discuss strategic, creative and technical challenges in the digital world. 

Book here. 

Tour of Icon Films.

11:00 - 12:00 and 15:30 - 16:30.

Come and see what takes place behind the doors of one of Bristol's top independent production companies. If you are new to the industry and want to learn more about the various roles in TV, or if you are a media professional but have not worked for Icon Films – then come in and take a peek.

Book here.

Meet the Creatives at Spike Island.

12:30 - 13:45.

Take a behind the scenes tour and meet the creatives who work in Spike Island's building: a former tea packing factory now home to hundreds of artists, creative businesses, and a public contemporary art gallery. Following the tour, join us for light refreshments and networking in Spike Design.

Book here.

Propecy Unlimited: The Real Power of Creativity.

13:00 - 15:00.

Delving into some recent campaigns and creative work, creative director Ian Bates and social media creative Katie Tudor offer an inspiring look at how creativity has been used to influence change across the world. This session is designed to spark debate so come with an open mind and fuel your creativity.

Book here.

UWE Bower Ashton Film Studios: Guided Tour.

15:00 - 16:00.

Take an inside look and guided tour of UWE Bristol’s newest building at Bower Ashton, purpose-built for film and digital media. The award-winning £9-million building houses industry-standard production filmmaking, animation and photography facilities for all creative industries students.

Book here.


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