Hearts in Parks

To kick off the #BristolTogether campaign, we painted 374 giant hearts in Bristol's green spaces.

Bristol’s businesses and leaders came together to launch #BristolTogether, a new initiative to safely reopen the city, kicking off with the creation of 374 giant hearts painted throughout its green spaces.

Aerial photo of grass with white hearts painted on

The Bristol City Centre BID team worked through the first lockdown to create measures that would invite people to the city centre to help Bristol build back stronger and faster, whilst also supporting all businesses that began to safely reopen.

A team of artists from Upfest lent us a hand to paint the first #BristolTogether installation with 374 hearts in Queen Square, College Green and Castle Park.

aerial photo of white giant hearts on grass next to a cathedral
Photo by paulbox©

The #BristolTogether campaign reflects that returning to work, study and play must be done within the safety of existing government regulations. The campaign is led by Bristol City Centre BID alongside Visit Bristol, Business West and Broadmead BID, in partnership with the One City Economy Board and Bristol City Council. 

The heart shapes were painted on the grass, each was approximately 3m wide with at least 2m distance between them, to encourage workers, shoppers and residents to protect vulnerable city visitors while also turning out to support businesses in the city. 

A couple sat in a giant white heart painted on the grass

The project was also supported by the European Regional Development Fund through HM Government’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.

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