Open Spaces and the Arts at-Bristol
at-Bristol is linked to the Harbourside waterfront and city centre by a series of magnificent new public squares and open spaces. Cafés, bars and promenades offer plenty of places to sit, relax and enjoy the views. These spaces feature magnificent public artworks such as beautiful water and light features, sculptures and landscaping, which can be enjoyed 24 hours a day. The open spaces provide a stimulating starting point for a day out in at-Bristol, and are a delightful place to relax before exploring Bristol’s historic harbourside and other cultural attractions such as the Watershed and Arnolfini.
At-Bristol’s Open Spaces win Environmental Awards
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Cary Grant Festival
The centrepiece will be the unveiling of the Cary Grant statue in Millennium Square-At-Bristol, on 7 December 2001. Click here for further details.
The open spaces have been carefully planned to include unique artworks and areas suitable for live entertainment – such as street performers – while complementing the rich architectural heritage of the site. Both the Explore and Wildscreen buildings incorporate existing heritage buildings into their innovative designs. The Explore building, for example, contains a listed railway goods shed built at the turn of the century, while Wildscreen incorporates an attractive Victorian leadworks.
The Public Art at-Bristol has been themed around reflection and exploration to complement the rich architectural heritage of the site and to extend the themes of Explore and Wildwalk by encouraging people to look at the world in a new way. By animating the public spaces the Public Art helps to create a unique urban space.