Bristol to appoint a ‘Night Czar’ to champion venues

📸 by Giulia Spadafora | Soul Media

Bristol is set to appoint a new ambassador to champion the nighttime economy and spearhead economic recovery in the sector.

It will see the city follow in the footsteps of London and Manchester with the creation of the dedicated ‘night czar’ to support venues, bars, restaurants, clubs and cultural institutions, and help them to rebuild in the wake of the pandemic.

“This new advisor will be an ambassador Bristol’s fantastic night-time economy by championing the value of Bristol’s cultural venues, bars, restaurants and clubs and support the development of a more diverse range of late night cultural activities building on opportunities to diversify and grow Bristol’s evening and nighttime economy,”

Said Marti Burgess, the chair of the Bristol @ Night panel and co-owner of Lakota

A job description for the new advisor position was approved by the Bristol @ Night panel on Thursday and the appointed person will not only seek to advocate for the nighttime economy but also play a key role in helping it to diversify and grow.

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