Bristol Big Screen
In 2008, Bristol was chosen as one of eight cities to host a Big Screen by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Bristol screen is part of the UK’s largest network of screens known as London 2012 Live Sites. It will be the place to experience the excitement of the London 2012 Games featuring exclusive and localised coverage, competitions and live events. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket for the Games – then make sure you come to the Big Screen to watch all the action live as it happens.?
There are 22 Big Screens across the UK with more being planned in the lead up to London 2012 including temporary screens. As part of the Cultural Olympiad the Big Screens represent a major legacy from London 2012 because they are planned to operate not just for the years leading up to 2012, but for many years afterwards.
The Big Screen is a great opportunity for the local community, public and the creative community of Bristol, to become a focus for live events as well as a place for films, animations, digital art, photographs and interactive games to get a proper public viewing.
Where is the Big Screen?
The Big Screen Bristol is situated in the centre of Bristol, in Millennium Square, and is positioned alongside At-Bristol, Anchor Road. Millennium Square is 20 minutes walk from Temple Meads Railway Station and ten minutes walk from the main Broadmead and Cabot Circus shopping centres.
Find the Big Screen on Google Maps
What’s on the Big Screen?
Each week the BBC adds a selection of material to all the Big Screens across the UK. This is part of the 'national material' and includes films from other Big Screens, archive material, material from the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and London 2012 Sponsors.
Locally produced material is also added to the Big Screen on a monthly basis. If you have any material that you would like to have shown on the Big Screen please contact us to discuss your ideas and read about how you can get involved with the Big Screen.
We also have events and activities taking place at the Big Screen as well as major sporting and cultural programme shown on the Big Screen. View what's on at Big Screen events online These listings are updated on a regular basis, but please note that the schedule is subject to programming and may be changed without prior notice. ??
Contact us for any further information. Why not join the Big Screen Bristol page on facebook for all the latest news, events and activities.
How to get involved with the Big Screen
The Big Screen aims to involve as many local residents as possible. The screen can show films, graphics, games and other digital content - you can also relay live to the screen as part of your event. There are many ways that you can get involved. We have produced a Big Screen guidance document (pdf, 31 KB) where you'll find some ideas to get you started.?
The £400,000 Big Screen project has been funded by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and will be given to Bristol to use well beyond the 2012 Games.
The Big Screens are run in partnership between LOCOG, the BBC and the various cities, in association with London 2012 partners BT and Lloyds TSB, supported by Cisco and the National Lottery.
At-Bristol who lease the land from Bristol City Council are responsible for the event space in front of the Big Screen known as Millennium Square. Working with local partners, the BBC and LOCOG we hold a range of events and activities within this area to compliment the Big Screen.
Part of our agreement with LOCOG is to protect the London 2012 branding, commercial activities and ambush marketing as well as adhering to BBC Editorial Guidelines. There are strict guidelines for the protection of both the London 2012 brand and for the sponsors of London 2012. We are responsible for ensuring that we strictly control third party use of the brand and ensure that the sponsors and licensee’s rights are honoured.
The role of LOCOG is to ensure that the Big Screens bring the Games to the whole of the UK engaging with local communities. They will be looking at supporting the Big Screen with content and also working with sponsors to hold related events with the Big Screen.
The BBC is responsible for the editorial and content that is being shown on the Big Screen. All material that is submitted goes through an editorial process reflecting the BBC Editorial Guidelines.
For more information please visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/page/bbc-big-screen.