Where: Harbourside Arts Centre, Millennium Promenade Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TY

When: 02 December 2015 12:00pm to 11 December 2015 6:00pm

A unique exhibition of photographs of Bristol's often unsung army of night time workers, taken in the early hours of Sunday 25th October for the new 'Magic Hour' photographic competition, will open at Bristol's Harbourside Arts Centre on Friday 27th November.

The weekend of 24th-25th October was originally scheduled as the date for the popular '24 Hours in Bristol' photographic competition, which has been held for the last three years to record a day in the life of the city and which has resulted in tens of thousands of images of Bristol taken by photographers from across the UK and Europe, creating a visual 'Doomsday Book' of the city.

When it was pointed out that the clocks would be going back in the early hours of the Sunday morning and it would therefore be '25 Hours in Bristol' and the organisers also realised that, while most of us would enjoy the additional 'Magic Hour' of life in bed, those working the night shift would have to work from 0100-0200  twice over, they decided to change the emphasis of the competition and instead celebrate the invisible army of night workers who keep Bristol going while the rest of us are sleeping.

Photographers and anyone working the night shift in the early hours of Sunday 25th October, including ambulance staff, police officers, doctors and nurses, taxi drivers, bar staff, cleaners, pizza delivery drivers and road sweepers, were asked to photograph what goes on in the early hours of the morning.  A wide range of photographs of people working the night shift across Bristol were submitted, from bakers to police officers, ambulance crews, street food providers and cleaners, providing a glimpse into the world of the estimated one in eight of the working population that now works at night.

The Magic Hour exhibition will run from Wednesday 2nd December - Friday 11th December, 1200-1800 (closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) and at other times by appointment by emailing info

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Entry Cost: FREE

Posted by: | 20-11-2015

Contact the event organiser: Megan Witty