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A number of delegates from around the city were invited to imagine…

the re-mixing of your city for good?

Over 100 people took part in the Second Chances guided tour, pop-up film experience and debate on 15 May. The event started at a secret location in the bowels of Temple Meads Station, and took people on the lost trails and sites of the Temple Quarter.

Bristol Temple Quarter invite

Guided by historians Mark Stead and Mike Bone, the tour included the gifting of a harvest of fresh lettuce from Benito the Peasant at the pop-up farm on the Diesel Depot, the unveiling of three “live” photographs on the banks of the Avon, a specially commissioned film about the passionate enterprise screened at the Wood Recycling Project, and a peak inside the alternative Enterprise Gift Shop at the Sofa Project.


To see a live photo and Twitter feed of the event, visit Connection Time


The event also saw the premiere screenings of Each Shining Hour by Joe Magee, and Scratching the Surface by Nathan Hughes at the flagship offices of Burges Salmon.



After the film screenings, there was a special debate that explored the future of the Enterprise Zone and ideas around re-invention, progressive urbanism and seeing things differently.

The speakers and audience provided a lively debate with a real mix of perspectives from business, residential and the creative sector


To close, the guests dined on a “Feast de la Zone”, with produce and dishes sourced from the past, present and future of the Enterprise Zone, including:

  • artisan bread
  • rhubarb ice-cream
  • shortbread
  • trout blinis

This Second Chances event is part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions designed to excite and re-invent perceptions and potentials.

The lead producing partners are Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with support from Bristol City Council and Arts Council England.

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