Is 2015 the year Bristol makes its mark on the international stage? We are certainly looking forward to enjoying an action-packed year – and seeing how upcoming events will boost Bristol’s reputation as a city with creativity, innovation and a quirky disposition at its heart.
With the city taking the title of European Green Capital 2015, Bristol has a huge opportunity to showcase its green credentials on an international stage. Meanwhile, the city is one of just four English locations picked to test driverless cars from 2015 – an exciting move that is already helping to shine a spotlight on the region as a hub of technological innovation.
And it’s Shaun the Sheep’s turn next year following the phenomenal success of the Gromit Unleashed sculpture trail. Not only is he starring in his own movie in early 2015, but 120 individually-designed giant Shaun sculptures will be popping up in central locations in both London and Bristol.
Europe’s largest graffiti arts festival, Upfest, returns in 2015, with artists from across the world expected to take part, while we are also pleased to hear that Bristol International Kite Festival will be back after a year’s break, taking place on the Downs instead of its previous home at Ashton Court.
This is just a taste of what is to come, with many other exciting events in the offing. It goes without saying that we are very much looking forward to being a part of Bristol’s story for 2015!