|The Jazz and Blues Festival|
It's Friday again so time to sum up the week and look at what Bristol has going on this weekend. The Bristol Radical Film Festival 2013 continues until Sunday 3rd March, so if you are interested in socially and politically engaged documentary films, this programme offers a wide selection of screenings in various locations across Bristol, as well as talks, workshops and debates.
Jazz lovers will experience a real musical extravaganza this weekend at the Colston Hall as the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off - twenty four individual jazz and blues concerts in 2 days!
This Sunday will also see the opening of The Bristol Improv Festival, a brand new artistic project intended as a hub for the Bristol Improv Network. BiF 2013 is hoped to gather local performing companies and entertain enthusiasts of improvisation.
This week at GWS we've started on a new app project and we've gone live with a new version of website for Bristol Opticians, Lynne Fernandes. We'ree also excited to be working for the pioneering glove substitute company, No More Gloves and Polar Bear Windows, a well known local window and double glazing company.
Marketing & Social Media
|Google lego via SocialMediaToday|
If you've been using Pinterest for a while and are now looking for better results, Jeff Bullas has some useful tips for increasing engagement and interaction. When it comes to Twitter, also suggests that new users should attempt to follow 'Twitiquette' - i.e. not using too many hash-tags, and reporting spam accounts. For a more comprehensive insight into using twitter for business, check out the ultimate guide from Tweak Your Biz.
If you're interested in video marketing, Twitter also has a new video app. As with Tweets, the message needs to be short and simple - Vine records just 6 seconds of video on a loop!
Messenger apps for Facebook are also becoming more multimedia focused, this platform now offers an option to record a voice message for your Facebook friends. If you're focusing on Google+, Social Media Today has some suggestions on how and why to schedule Google+ posts.
As YouTube celebrated its 8th year a few weeks ago, here's a post on the facts and development of the site, with a hefty infographic detailing YouTube's rise to four billion hours of video being shared each month. Finally, here are some tips on how to make your own mark on YouTube.
Art, Design & Technology
We featured the famous Bristol Pound designs in our blog last year, and this week came across a novel interpretation - the Bastard Pound. Designed for Bristol band, the note depicts the less glamorous and eponymous side of Bristol in a montage of silhouetted images. Here you can decipher the A-X of this alternative Pound.
|Cupp Tea Bar's new face via Bristol Culture|
An interesting idea, but we much prefer looking at the bright side of our city and this cafe will definitely add to it: Cupp Tea Bar decided to swap their famous cafe van for this new location - a recycled shipping container.
Reusing old containers as premises almost seems to be becoming a trend in Bristol with the twenty-six-container Hall & Woodhouse restaurant opened in 2012 in Portishead and the Bearpit Social cafe launched in Easton earlier this year.
And finally, a new-tech gadget which caught our eye this week - 3Doodler. This not-so-ordinary 3D pen will take your doodling to a completely new level. In fact, it can take it all the way up into the air as it allows you to doodle right off the page. Like most 3D printers on the market, the pen uses ABS or PLA plastic as its 'ink' and brings your drawings to life.
You can watch 3Doodler in action: