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Corporate Members 2022

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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022


Bristol Old Vic are reaching out to the legal community to help them realise their upcoming show, The Meaning of Zong.


The Meaning of Zong is the debut play by Olivier Award-winner Giles Terera (Hamilton), an exploration of a watershed moment in the campaign to abolish the Transatlantic Slave Trade which shines a light on modern day Britain.

For a pivotal moment in the play, set during a trial hearing at the King’s Bench in Westminter Hall, writer-director Giles Terera and designer Jean Chan have imagined an incredibly ambitious piece of set design, in which the stage will transform in front of the audiences’ eyes, creating one of the most technically brilliant and emotionally powerful transformations ever conjured on Bristol Old Vic’s stage.

To deliver this moment, Bristol Old Vic need to raise £15,000, and we would love to say that this moment has been made possible thanks to the support of Bristol’s legal sector.

There is a long-standing relationship between our theatre and members of the legal profession in Bristol, and we believe this is a fantastic opportunity for a group of dedicated supporters to gain unique insight the creation of this show, and be part of what promises to be a historic production.

We would love to hear from firms or individuals interested in supporting this production, and in return for support we can offer some unique experiences around the production, example benefits may include:

  • Tickets to a performance of The Meaning of Zong, including an opportunity to meet some of the cast and creative team
  • The opportunity to attend either a dress or technical rehearsal of the production
  • An invitation to be part of the Directors’ Circle
  • Supporters crediting in-print or online as appropriate

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact doug.middling@bristololdvic.org.uk