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Creative Common - a new destination in Temple Quarter

6th June 2012

Creative Common - a new destination in Temple Quarter

Temple Quay is changing... A new project is transforming the former Plot 3 car park into a new flexible exhibition & venue space, showcasing the best of Bristol and bringing new life into the area.

Creative Common – a new destination in Temple Quarter

Temple Quay is changing... A new project is transforming the former Plot 3 car park into a new flexible exhibition & venue space, showcasing the best of Bristol and bringing new life into the area.

Creative Common CIC is a partnership between creative enterprise, existing business groups, the Homes and Communities Agency and Bristol City Council. It aims to bring small businesses into the enterprise zone, showcase Bristol and provide a new space for everyone to enjoy.

“Small business is where enterprise truly begins” said Jessica Ellis, Marketing Manager for Creative Common, “Temple Quay is home to some of Bristol’s most well-established and successful businesses and I can see the scheme providing venues for small businesses to complement the corporate environment and bring a fresh focus to the area. Social enterprise and creative collaboration is what we are all about”.

You'll already see a distinctive event space and beginning of a new public space on the site, but in coming weeks and months much more is to come:

  • A restaurant run by a Michellin starred local food business, serving the daytime lunch market and curating a range of pop-up food events with guest appearances from Bristol chefs
  • A programme of markets, ranging from vintage markets to food markets
  • A cultural programme in the evening and weekends, ranging from dinner and cabaret evenings to circus shows
  • Professional conference and events hire
  • Community and youth events in partnership with other organisations in the City
  • Later in the year will see the arrival of container-style workspace units to house enterprising and creative artisan small businesses

Creative Common has already run two very successful events. The first: A launch of the West of England Enterprise Partnership, host a ministerial visit and an evening preview of the space. The second: A wonderful circus extravaganza over four nights from the gifted Invisibles Circus, marking the Queens Diamond Jubilee .

This is only the start, watch the space unfold and develop. What happens on the site is as much about what you would like to see as the ideas Creative Common will bring into it – they want to hear from you.  To find out more, or to share your ideas: info@creativecommon.co.uk