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New artwork enticing Bristol's residents to city centre return

Credit: Plaster Communications

Bristol's residents are being encouraged to return to the city centre after lockdown with some unique new artwork.

This week, 374 giant hearts are being painted onto Queen Square, College Green and Castle Park.

They are spaced two metres apart, encouraging shoppers, residents and workers to enjoy the city again - whilst socially distancing.

The artists behind local urban graffiti festival 'Upfest' have also offered their services for the project, after this year's event was postponed.

Keith Rundle - Operations Director at Bristol City Centre BID - says the art is bringing a feel-good factor for locals.

The hearts are part of the wider #BristolTogether campaign from the city's Business Improvement District (BID), aiming to help the area bounce-back from the pandemic.

Credit: Plaster Communications

The organisation - working alongside the City Council - is urging people to support the city's retailers, bars and restaurants as lockdown measures continue to ease.

Keith Rundle told us: "The hearts are there to help kick-start the economy, to encourage people back in.

"They demonstrate how much we love the city and how much the city centre is the beating heart of Bristol".

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