THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WILL VISIT BRISTOL
Friday 1st February, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Bristol on Friday 1st February. During their visit, Their Royal Highnesses will have the opportunity to meet members of the public, learn more about the city’s rich cultural history and visit organisations supporting communities most in need.
Their Royal Highnesses will first visit the Bristol Old Vic. Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. The Duke and Duchess will tour the recently renovated facility, finding out more about the theatre’s unique history and links to the local community. Their Royal Highnesses will also drop in on a workshop attended by local school children which is part of Bristol Old Vic’s outreach programme.
Ahead of their visit of the Bristol Old Vic, Their Royal Highnesses will have the opportunity to meet members of the public gathered outside.
The final visit of the day will be to Empire Fighting Chance, which aims to fight the impact of deprivation on young people’s lives through boxing. The charity supports children aged 8 to 21 who are failing at school and in danger of drifting into a life of unemployment or even crime, and helps them turn their lives around. Empire Fighting Chance works with around 250-300 children per week and runs programmes which help instil discipline, self control, and respect, whilst building self-confidence, life skills, and improving both physical and mental health and fitness. During their visit Their Royal Highnesses will have the opportunity to meet with young people using the boxing gym, speak to coaches about the positive impact Empire Fighting Chance is having on young people in Bristol and watch a couple of training sessions attended by primary and secondary school pupils.
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