Each Tuesday throughout the summer holidays, from 25 July to 29 August, we invited Bristol shoppers to visit a different part of the world without leaving Bristol Shopping Quarter. We joined forces with Heart FM for the first three events, celebrating Australia, Hawaii and Mexico, and Celador/The Breeze for the last three, focusing on Kenya, Japan and Jamaica. The entertainment included African drummers, martial arts demonstrations, a strolling mariarchi band, and steel drums along with activities such as a surf simulator, pinatas, mask making, manga drawing and more. The events tied in well with our Around the World flag trail and were advertised alongside it in the Bristol Post and Weekend Magazine, on Bristol 24/7’s newsletter, via our own social media channels, on both radio stations, and in Destination Bristol’s summer visitor guide, which is distributed to 85,000 people.
“As manager of an independent retailer on the edge of the BID area, I really appreciate the work the BID team does to help promote all its businesses, especially events like the annual Easter trail that encourage shoppers to explore the whole area.”
Andy Hills, Antics