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Platform 14 now open for business at Bristol’s Engine Shed

Vince Cable (left) with Nick Sturge (right)

Vince Cable (left) with Nick Sturge (right)

Platform 14 and a new exhibition called ‘Connecting…’ have opened at the Engine Shed in Bristol.

Platform 14 will be a new free to use public space at the site, and will be available between 8.30 am – 5.30 pm.

Put together by University of the West England (UWE) ‘Connecting…’ is the first exhibition within Platform 14.

It explores the relationship between creativity and technology and the potential for creative development.

It is featuring artistic works by Hannah Blight Anderson, Jono Sandilands, Kim Brunner, Arthur Buxton, Olivia Jones, Sarah Jeffs, Florrie James and Nick James.

The exhibition was officially opened by Mrs Mary Prior JP, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, earlier this month.

Nick Sturge, director of Engine Shed and SETsquared, comments: “Engine Shed’s mission is to stimulate economic growth in and around the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

“Using our public showcase space to engage the population of Bristol and surrounding area, especially young people, and translate the high tech innovation that is happening here to everyday lives, is a crucial part of our mission.

“Platform 14 is a perfect successor to the highly informative Ambitious City exhibition.”

Engine Shed is a focal point for innovation in Bristol and is collaboration of business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.

It is also home to the West of England LEP and Invest in Bristol & Bath.

And was recently visited by Business Secretary Vince Cable.