Explore challenges and solutions for the night-time economy to Covid-19 and feed into the development of the City’s economic recovery.

About this Event

Nightlife – as much as ‘day life’ – is what brings people to Bristol and what makes them want to stay – it is a key part of our city’s fabric. It was off the back of this recognition of the need for our night-time economy to be valued as much as our daytime economy that the Bristol @ Night board was established in early 2019. Under the One City Approach, Bristol’s Economy Board is engaging with thousands of partners across the city to develop an economic recovery strategy. The recently published Statement of Intent is the first step in this process, setting out the Board’s intentions to make sure that the city will not simply return to all of its old ways, but instead will build on Bristol’s amazing strengths and tackle its deep-rooted inequalities to create a new economy. It is vital that our night-time economy is at the heart of the development of this strategy.

Chaired by Bristol @ Night Co-Chair and One City Economy Board Member Marti Burgess joined by a panel with wide-ranging expertise across the night-time economy, this session will be split into two sections – the first focusing on the perspectives of venues and the hospitality industry, and the second focusing on the perspectives of artists and performers.

It will explore some of the challenges and solutions in the sector to Covid-19, and provide an opportunity for it to feed into the development of the city’s economic recovery.


Part 1 – Venues (15.00-16.00)

· Chair: Marti Burgess

· Mark Davis, Basement 45

· Michael Kill, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)

· Aine Morris, Bristol Food Union

· Malcolm Haynes, Star and Garter


Part 2 – Artists (16.00-16.30)

· Chair: Marti Burgess

· Eats Everything

· DJ Style

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