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Discover Bristol's new Big Screen
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Highlights have included Jo Brand filming for a BBC Two show

The BBC's Big Screen in Millennium Square, Bristol, is ready to showcase films and photographs created right here in the South West.

We are keen to hear from animators, film-makers and photographers who want their work to be seen by hundreds of people who pass by every day.

BBC Big Screen Producer, Jill Womersley, is enthusiastic about the city's talent.

"Bristol has a rightful reputation as a hub of creativity in the visual arts."

She added: "We've already started showcasing films but there's still lots more talent out there that we haven't heard about - great pieces by amateur film-makers, community groups, schools, colleges and universities that we want to consider."

Bristol is one of 21 cities and towns across the country to have a Big Screen. This is an ambitious and unique project which has its sights on the London 2012 Olympics.

Some of the highlights this year have been Celebrity comedienne Jo Brand who joined us in Millennium Square to film part of a new BBC Two series to find the country's best young public speaker.

Jo is one of the judges on the series and she came to Bristol to watch them give a speech on the Big Screen. The series, 'The Speaker' started in April 2009.

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Other highlights included an event that taught 400 school children how information is processed inside our heads in a pass the neuron game.

Over the summer you can also catch a live relay from the Royal Opera House as part of Bristol's festival events season.

The ballet Ondine will be shown on the Big Screen on the evening of Wednesday, 3 June 2009 and everyone is welcome to join this free event.

Just a couple of days later Millennium Square will be transformed into the Festival of Nature.

From 5-7 June, 2009 the Big Screen will be central to the activities, including special evening open-air cinema screenings of some of the best wildlife films from the BBC Natural History Unit.

Summer just would not be summer without Wimbledon and Glastonbury - whatever the weather! This year you can enjoy highlights of both events in the company of other fans at Millennium Square.

In July, it is the St Pauls Carnival and Harbour Festival with the Half Marathon, Last Night of the Proms and the Bristol Festival following in September.

The Big Screen will be there, and we will tell you more about those events as they approach.




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