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Posted On: 14th Jan 2013

BS I Love You

BS I Love You
BS I Love You
BS I Love You

A group of Fixers from Bristol are creating a campaign to unite all areas of Bristol by showing off the positive aspects of Bristol’s culture and diversity.

 

Mitchell Beal (18) - and his friends Ryan Lewis and Adam Beeny, both 18 - aim to break the stigma of ‘postcode wars’ across the city and get integrating communities which may otherwise remain apart.

 

“Bristol often has the feel of a large village,” said Mitchell. “People tend to know – or think they know – a lot about everyone in other areas of the city, and so they won't mix with other people from other areas because of reputations.

 

“What we're aiming to do is show that there are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions, and that people should try and prove their preconceived ideas wrong.”

 

The team are creating a short, punchy film which features lots of clips of people from across Bristol saying just what they love about the city.

 

“The title refers to the start of the Bristol postcode,” he said, “and we thought by focusing our project to postcodes, we can show people how they are just different areas. The people in these areas are culturally diverse and not exactly as others think.

 

“We are going to take this resource to youth centres, schools in localities to generate a buzz around the city.”

 

Currently the team have created a Facebook page to encourage people to upload what they love about Bristol. Simply click the link and upload pictures, videos, or written pieces about the best bits of Bristol.

 

Alternatively, you can click the link to the Facebook site at the bottom of this article.

 

The film is currently in production.

Author: Ashley Scrace

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