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Doing Things Differently is a city wide event that shares ideas to change the face of performance regionally, nationally and internationally. This event helps to move us towards equal representation of our diverse populations on stage, off stage and in performance.

If you would like us to set up ‘Doing Things Differently’  in your town or city please get in touch. hello@doingthingsdifferently.org.uk


Doing Things Differently

Originally presented by Bristol City Council and Diverse City

Bristol City Council Culture Team
Our focus with this project is highlighting and reflecting on the city’s diversity. Through supporting creativity across the city and at our own festivals, events and Museums.

Diverse City
We are a team of cultural entrepreneurs working through the arts to activate social change. We seize creative opportunities, spot gaps and form unlikely alliances to transform the way performance is made and by whom .

Doing Things Differently founder supporters:

Cirque Bijou are show designers who make everything from stunning artistic creations for rock concerts to seamlessly produced large scale shows in community recreation grounds. We seek out the new, unusual and surprising, and add passion, creativity and sky-high production values. We are also co-directors of Extraordinary Bodies, alongside partners Diverse City.

CircoMedia has grown from Fooltime, Britain’s first ever circus school, and ever since has attracted students from all over the world. With a unique approach of combining traditional circus skills with physical theatre and creativity, Circomedia has been acknowledged as a centre of excellence worldwide.

Trinity Bristol‘s mission is to empower communities through the arts and make sure everyone has the opportunity to access and shape arts and culture in Bristol. We provide a progressive programme of live music and creative activities, as well as space for individuals to follow their passions and flexible facilities to suit any event or activity.

The Island is a vibrant hub offering a studio complex, arts facility and events space, based in the Old Bridewell Police Station in Bristol city centre. The Island is part of the Artspace Lifespace community interest company, that recycles vacant, underused and problem properties into thriving creative resources.

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the music education hub for Bristol. We believe in the power of music – to inspire, teach and transform lives. We want to make sure that every young person has access to music education activities and a platform for musical expression.

Theatre Bristol is a collective of producers. We believe that anything is possible. We follow our curiosity, individually and collectively, to work for the benefit of artists to make great art.

Wyldwood Arts are dedicated to producing high quality participatory arts projects with and for the community.