Christoph Loubes, the Culture Editor for Bordeaux’s regional newspaper the Sudouest, was in Bristol before Christmas for a research visit. He met with Alix Hughes to discuss a range of possible stories. Christoph also met with artists, musicians and business people who were involved in the Bristol to Bordeaux creative event at the i-Boat in Bordeaux harbour during the late summer. It is hoped this initial exchange will lead to a larger Bristol creative contribution to Bordeaux’s summer festivals. The following articles were written as a result of Christoph’s visit.