Shining Bright: Stewarding at Bristol Light Festival 2024

A reflection on working as event stewards at Bristol Light Festival!

Shining Bright: Working at Bristol Light Festival 2024

Our home city of Bristol boasts so much to be explored, so we were delighted when the Bristol Light Festival first began in 2020 to add a bit of magic to a wintery city centre!

We started working with Bristol BID, the creators of Bristol Light Festival, as they expressed that they needed a reliable temporary staffing team to monitor crowd control across the city centre; and we’ve been with them ever since!

2024 saw many firsts for Bristol Light Festival, welcoming international artists and their visions to the streets of the old city and beyond. From the vibrant ‘Bristol Is Always A Good Idea’ signage at Temple Meads by Real Hackney Dave through to the impressive 40-metre-long audio-visual sculpture Pulse by This Is Loop, each piece illuminated Bristol in a way that left our team in awe when looking after the area. 

Local business collaborations such as Left Handed Giant’s ‘Vivid Beams’ brew and Bocca Bar and The Granary’s specials were excellent editions in transforming the event into a brilliantly throughout occasion for so many.

 One of the unique perks of being a steward at the Bristol Light Festival was the opportunity to experience the event up close and personal. Across the 10 days of the event, our stewards at the Bristol Light Festival were not just passive observers; they actively contributed to the success of the event. Our team were poised to assist as the first point of contact 275,000 visitors, providing information about the installations and handing out maps.  

Through rain or shine, our team were instrumental in the success of the Bristol Light Festival, ensuring crowd safety and satisfaction. 

“I’ve done the light fest for two years in a row, I enjoy it. It’s nice because not many people know what it’s about sometimes so they come on out. Chatting to people about the instillations is really cool!” – Daniel Wimpleberg 

For our final light trail of the year, Bristol Light Festival provided some much-needed magic to close off winter here in the city. We’re already looking forward to next year!

“Huge thanks to all of your team, they were great this year, a real asset to the event and a pleasure to work with so please do pass on our thanks to everyone. " – Hannah, BLF Events Manager

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