Banksy exhibition

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could you release all information that you hold relating to the Banksy exhibition currently taking place at the City Museum. Please could you include any documents of any kind including written correspondence / emails, both external & internal, and please include material both in the period leading up to the exhibition and any material created since. Please could you interpret this request to include information about the exhibition itself, about the arrangements which were made at the museum to accommodate the exhibition and their impacts, the communications within the city council (and the internal 'communications blackout' referred to in the BBC News article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment...), and any information which relates to reviews, reaction or other opinions expressed about the exhibition.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Shahzia Daya, Bristol City Council

4 Atodiad

Dear requester,

Following your Freedom of Information request, I now have pleasure in
attaching e mails and contracts relating to the Banksy exhibition.

You will note that some information has been redacted (blacked out).
This is because one or more of the following exemptions apply to that
information;

Section 40- Personal information
Section 42- Legal Professional Privilege
Section 43- Commercial interests and the public interest in disclosure
is not believed to outweigh this information being withheld. This is
because disclosure may lead to the identity of the artist being at risk
which is crucial to his commercial interests and the need to maintain
confidentiality regarding the special contractual arrangements between
the artist and the Council.

The attached correspondence comprises everything that the Council holds
in relation to this matter. The Officer that dealt with this matter has
left the Council and no further information is held.

For the sake of completeness, the Chief Executive did meet with another
Officer working at the museum to discuss the exhibition on two occasions
and no notes were made at these meetings.

This response should answer your request in full, however if you are
not satisfied with this response or wish to lodge an appeal against any
exemptions that may have been applied, you can do so by writing to the
Data Protection Officer at Bristol City Council Legal Services, The
Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS99 7PH or [Bristol City Council request email].
Details of the complaints procedure can be found at
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/complaints.

If, after you have exhausted the council’s complaints procedure, you
are still not satisfied with the response you have received you have the
right to complain to the Information Commissioner, details of your right
to complain can be found at http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx

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Kind regards,

Shahzia Daya

Shahzia Daya
Senior Solicitor (Corporate)
Legal Services
Room 326
Council House
College Green
Bristol
BS99 7PH

Tel 0117 9222413
Fax 0117 9223436

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Dear Shahzia Daya,

Thank you for this information. I am surprised that, apart from a Health & Safety note from 10 July, there is no information with a date later than June. It seems rather implausible that no city council staff have sent or received emails about the exhibition since then. To help you track down any information which may be missing, I would like to re-frame my request as follows. If you need to treat this as a new request, that's fine.

Please could you release any information that you hold relating to the Banksy exhibition currently taking place at the City Museum (other than that already released in response to the earlier version of this request).

Please could you include any documents of any kind including written correspondence / emails, both external & internal, and please include material both in the period leading up to the exhibition and any material created since.

Please could you interpret this request to include information about the exhibition itself, about the arrangements which were made at the museum to
accommodate the exhibition and their impacts, the communications within the city council (and the internal 'communications blackout' referred to in the BBC News article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment...), and any information which relates to reviews, reaction or other opinions expressed about the exhibition.

Please use the following criterion to establish whether or not to incldue the information in your response:

1. Electronic documents which contain the term "Banksy".

2. Emails which contain the term "Banksy" either in the subject, body or any attachments.

This may throw up some false positive results, but that's not a problem for me - I can easily discard those.

Yours sincerely,

Susan Davis

Shahzia Daya, Bristol City Council

I am out of the office until 12th Aug 2009..
If you have a Freedom of Information/Data Protection request then please forward it to [Bristol City Council request email].
If your enquiry is about a corporate matter or urgent then please contact 9223435 for assistance. Thank you.

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Gadawodd Susan Davis anodiad ()

Of interest, these two newspaper articles appear to have used this request as their source

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/homepage/...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/t...

Gadawodd Matthew Sato anodiad ()

Chasing this request seems like a total waste of Bristol Councils time and money. The Banksy exhibition has been a great success and attracted large amounts of tourists to the area. Everyone agrees that the benefits of the show have outweighed any of the costs.
What fantastic piece of information are you trying to gain by requesting further information?

Dear Shahzia,

Could you let me know if you received my follow-up email (dated 10 August) asking for further information, as I've not yet heard anything back from you.

Many thanks,

Susan Davis

Shahzia Daya, Bristol City Council

Dear Ms Davis,

Your request was received by the Council on 17th August and is currently being dealt with.

Regards,

S Daya

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Shahzia,

Could you let me know if you received my follow-up email (dated 10
August) asking for further information, as I've not yet heard
anything back from you.

Many thanks,

Susan Davis

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd stuart anodiad ()

In reply to Matthew Sato :

This request is not a waste of Bristol Councils time and money, the general public have a right to know how our money is being spent, whether the intentions are for a good cause or otherwise.

I for one would like to know the cost to taxpayers for the Musuem to arrange for Council employees private viewings when the Musuem says that they have limited staff numbers, I would also like to know why they think it is acceptable for them not to queue along with other member of the 'general public' ?

Gadawodd Francis Irving anodiad ()

Blog post about this request:

http://bristolgraffiti.wordpress.com/200...

Gadawodd Susan Davis anodiad ()

It's been pointed out to me that the list of exhibits may be incomplete. I haven't yet checked this myself. As this is not the main focus of my request, I will wait until I received a further reply before deciding whether to look further at this.

Dear Shahzia Daya,

Please could you let me know when you expect to be able to reply to my follow-up request. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Susan Davis

Shahzia Daya, Bristol City Council

I am out of the office until 11th Sept 2009..
If you have a Freedom of Information/Data Protection request then please forward it to [Bristol City Council request email].
If your enquiry is about a corporate matter or urgent then please contact 9223435 for assistance. Thank you.

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Shahzia Daya, Bristol City Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Ms Davis,

I attach additional information as requested.

Instructions to staff were given regarding operation issues eg
staffing, rotas etc but these do not specifically relate to any
particular exhibition.

This response should answer your request in full, however if you are
not satisfied with this response or wish to lodge an appeal against any
exemptions that may have been applied, you can do so by writing to the
Data Protection Officer at Bristol City Council Legal Services, The
Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS99 7PH or [Bristol City Council request email].
Details of the complaints procedure can be found at
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/complaints.

If, after you have exhausted the council’s complaints procedure, you
are still not satisfied with the response you have received you have the
right to complain to the Information Commissioner, details of your right
to complain can be found at http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx

Copyright notice
The provision of information by Bristol City Council under this scheme
does not imply a right to reproduce or commercially exploit such
information without the Council's express prior written permission.
Reproduction or commercial exploitation of materials supplied under
this scheme without the express permission of Bristol City Council may
be an infringement of copyright.
The Council is unable to grant permission to reproduce or re-use any
material accessed through this scheme that is the property of third
parties. Permission to reproduce or re-use such material must be
obtained from the copyright holders.

For Stephen McNamara
Head of Legal Services

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

September 2009 >>>
Dear Shahzia Daya,

Please could you let me know when you expect to be able to reply
to
my follow-up request. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Susan Davis

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Murray anodiad ()

There has indeed been a book published titled 'The Banksy Q' reviewed here http://www.threenine.eu/news.html
and published by http://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/index.php

Banksy Vs Bristol Museum drew in over 300,000 people from not just the UK but from all four corners of the map and injected £10,000,000 into Bristol's economy.