The Arts Development Unit is part of the Cultural Services Section of the Department of Environment Transport and Leisure.

The Unit focuses its work within the framework of the Bristol Arts Strategy to reflect closely council priorities of social inclusion, young people, lifelong learning and best value. It aims "to stimulate and strengthen the distinctive identity of the city and its communities by developing creativity in individual, social and economic terms".

To find out more about the work of the Arts Development Unit visit the council's website www.bristol-city.gov.uk and follow the links to 'arts and leisure'.

The card and present were designed and produced by students at the City of Bristol College. All photos supplied by Mark Simmons.