Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021

Dear Members and Friends,

The Annual General Meeting of the Bristol Bordeaux Partnership will be held via a virtual  Zoom video conference on Tuesday 23rd February between 18.00 & 19.00. All current and prospective individual, family or business members are invited to attend.

The meeting will include a short talk by our guest speaker Dr Jenny Gaschke: Curator of European Art pre-1900 at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.Dr Gaschke specialises in British and European Landscape art and has been working with Sandra Buratti Hasan (Musée des Beaux-Arts Bordeaux de Bordeaux) and Guillaume Faroult (Louvre) on the exhibition ‘Absolutely Bizarre! Les drôles d’histoires de l’école de Bristol’ since 2016.

This major exhibition of over 60 works by the Bristol School of Artists will open in Bordeaux in June 2021.

Please register:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Feb 23, 2021 06:00 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-mrqz4sHNVNJ8wPU4jCDb3H7qtfm4V1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bristol Bordeaux Partnership: Appeal for Video Participants

Bristol Bordeaux Partnership: https://www.bristolbordeaux.org/ has teamed up with Bristol based Zanshin Films: https://zanshinfilms.co.uk/ to develop a personalised video library of Bordeaux experiences for inclusion on the Bristol Bordeaux Partnership website and social media channels.

We would love to hear from anyone interested in participating. We will be asking for participants to video themselves and to send in their content digitally for editing by Zanshin Films.

We would like to have some short 5 – 10 minutes of copy for the following questions:

Who are you and what do you do now?

When did you go to Bordeaux & Why?

What was the best/ most memorable moment of your trip/stay?

How are you still in touch with the Bordeaux or Aquitaine region and the people that you met?

What is your message today for anyone wanting to get to know Bordeaux for work or fun?

If you are interested in participating please contact: mike.healey@bristolbordeaux.com or leave a message on the Bristol Bordeaux Partnership website, Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin channels.

Alternatively please contact Zanshin Films: https://zanshinfilms.co.uk/ via the website.

Looking forward to hearing your tales.

Mike Healey

Bristol Bordeaux Partnership

Web: https://www.bristolbordeaux.org/

Facebook: @BristolBordeauxPartnership

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11049418

Twitter: @bristolbordeaux

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020:

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM of Bristol Bordeaux Partnership will be on Monday 17th February 2020. The guest speaker will be Assistant Mayor Cllr Craig Cheney. Commencing 6.30 pm in Bristol City Hall. Alongside the business of the AGM we invite all existing and prospective Personal and Corporate members to come and have a glass or two of wine and a few nibbles.

Mayors for Peace Exhibition Launch – Invitation Feb 3rd at 6pm

From our good friends at the Bristol Hannover Council http://bristolhannovercouncil.org.uk/ :

We would like to invite you to the launch of the 50 Cities 50 Traces Art and Peace Exhibition. Please find the invitation attached.

Over two years ago the Mayor of Hannover asked Bristol to host the Mayors for Peace (M4P) Art Exhibition http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/english/ and finally after its global tour, the exhibition is now coming here. After Bristol the exhibition will move to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The City of Hannover in partnership with its twin city of Hiroshima is one of the driving forces behind this exhibition. It is also important to remember that the twinning between Hannover and Bristol signed in 1947 was based on a desire for Peace and Reconciliation after the destruction of WWII.

Bristol has been a member of the M4P http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/english/ network since the 1980s and Mayor Rees has given this exhibition his full support. The Bristol Hannover Council is the lead partner on the project and financial support has come from the Southall and Taylor Quaker Trusts. The Bristol Quaker Peace and Justice Committee has also been very supportive of this initiative. The exhibition has been curated by Sarah Knight in collaboration with Raimund Menges.

There will be a series of free lunchtime talks on weekdays at 12:30 during the exhibition’s stay in the Vestibules Gallery in City Hall and details of these will be on the Vestibules Whats On pages  https://theislandbristol.com/events/list/

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 3 February at 6pm to be welcomed by the Mayor and to meet the artist Klaudia Dietewich.

Bristol Bordeaux\Hannover Fair Trade links with Nicaragua

This project has been developing over the past few years. It has previously targetted schools, colleges and universities. A coffee or cocoa producer from Nicaragua comes to our city and visits schools and colleges by arrangement. They speak about their life as a food producer with emphasis on how little they are paid in the food chain compared to supermarkets, distributers and the like. They also work in classrooms with role play and similar games. University students are used to interpret. The university involved are so pleased at this real life situation that they awarded £1000 to the project last year. This year the focus is on business. Hoteliers, restauranteurs and catering colleges who buy in bulk and go on to work in hospitality in future have been involved. The aims are; Awareness raising for sustainable topics. Sustainability in the entire city administration. To implement international, ecological and social development goals at the local level. To show possible actions for sustainable lifestyles To develop local strategies and to promote dialogue.


This is a very current and worthwhile initiative between the developed world of Europe and developing world of the coffee/cocoa producers of Nicaragua.

Bristol Bordeaux/Alliance Francais Joint event for Black History Month

We had a very successful Black History month event at the ColstonHall on 17th October. M. Lopez from the Mairie in Bordeaux gave an excellent lecture on L’Histoire de L’Esclavage in Bordeaux that parallels Bristol’s own sad history of slavery.
But we also had excellent musicians from Senegal and buffet food from Senegal-Gabon.
An informative and most enjoyable evening.


Upfest 2018 : workshops & meeting with the artists

Here the very successful stall organised by BBP & Colourful Minds at Upfest 2018.
Children were asked to make facemasks and suncatchers for windows.
The stall attracted a lot of interest all day !
Not only children asked for masks : some adults also got creative…
With the participation of LadyJDay, French artist from Bordeaux.
Mask created by children, based on LadyJDay’Artwork
Lady JDay’s Artwork at Upfest 2018
French Artist Darry Perier at Upfest 2018

 

July 2018 : Bristol Bordeaux student exchange

The student exchange had 30 participants and everyone met the Lord Mayor Cleo Lake in July for a guided tour of the Lord Mayor’s Chapel.

 

Various visits were organised in Bristol for the students. They had a great fun and a nice weather !

The group of Bordeaux Exchange Students with their Bristol hosts visited Brunel’s SS Great Britain on Bristol Harbourside. Everyone enjoyed learning about I.K. Brunel’s revolutionary steamship and the radical improvements to speed up travel across the ocean that are still in use in ship design today.