In 2004 Brian Cleary won the tender to provide Event H&S and Production Management for Bristol City Council’s project “Bristol Nightsafe”.
The intention was to use artistic happenings in and around Corn St, Bristol – notorious as a “no go” zone after 11pm on Fridays and weekends due to loutish yobs, binge drinking and street urination – to dilute this unruly element and reclaim the streets for the people of Bristol.
It was a resounding success! Arrests were down, the yobs stayed away and for four nights in the Winter of 2004 the streets were alive to the best of street performance and music from Bristol.
The concept was nominated for an award at the Local Government Association Dinner.
This projected started Brian’s relationship with many Arts practitioners in Bristol