In association with

The Observer logo
  • outer-space

    Cinema Rediscovered

    From new digital restorations and contemporary classics to film print rarities Read more >

    Read more >

  • rowan-hisayo-buchanan-eric-tortora-pato CROP

    Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

    Novel Writers continues in July with Harmless Like You Read more >

    Read more >

  • webbrobert_c_mattcrockett

    Robert Webb

    How Not to be a Boy considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them Read more >

    Read more >

Next Events/

paul-robeson-portrait
Wed 28 June 2017
19:00 - 20:00
Price: £6/ £4
Jeff Sparrow

CANCELLED

View Event
Vicky Pryce
Thu 29 June 2017
18:00 - 19:30
Free Admission
Brexit: One Year On

with Philip Oltermann, Vicky Pryce, Simon Tilford, Alan Winters and Heather Stewart

View Event

What we do/

The Bristol Festival of Ideas aims to stimulate people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year. Read more

FOFC JonCraig.co.uk

From the Archive/ See All

Join the debate/

17 mins ago
Coming up we have Naomi Klein, Mark Kermode, Rebecca Solnit and Robert Webb and many more. https://t.co/Kfjy8I86rO
3 hours ago
RT @_pigeons_: If you're at all interested in any of walking-art, psychogeography, maps, feminism, politics, really great writing.. https:/…
3 hours ago
We last had Rebecca Solnit visit in 2013. Here's the recording. https://t.co/KsxmPLhVIU Rebecca back November.
3 hours ago
Congratulations to Dr Shelby Temple #bristolgenius https://t.co/BEuXm50UEK
3 hours ago
RT @aiyeethesquid: Yay! Been wanting to see @KermodeMovie speak at the Watershed for years. Gonna be a great evening https://t.co/nBDePplkwJ
4 hours ago
RT @CineRedis: 📢 @KermodeMovie to give 2nd #PhilipFrench Memorial Lecture @wshed launching #CinemaRediscovered 17 https://t.co/8ovIsFMtHq @…
5 hours ago
Artist Molly Crabapple on the Athens City Plaza hotel housing refugees. She's in Bristol October. https://t.co/CfJsBpZpNM
6 hours ago
Delighted to announce with @wshed our second annual Philip French lecture: Mark Kermode 18 July. Book here. https://t.co/cQO1kcBKZU
6 hours ago
Delighted to announce and open bookings for a new event with Rebecca Solnit 1 November: https://t.co/1rdO8g19PR
7 hours ago
Date for the diary: 18 October 2017 Mayor Marvin Rees' annual State of the City address. Part of Festival of the Fu… https://t.co/WUCCCatwUe
7 hours ago
Congratulations. Naomi Klein in Bristol 1 July. Currently fully booked. https://t.co/Siz635GCY6
7 hours ago
How the malls of America are having to transform themselves to bring in new customers. https://t.co/Prx8Ce1e5A
9 hours ago
'Gigging can be fun for some. But not everyone wants to be a roadie when it comes to the world of work.' https://t.co/dleCm21cUi
10 hours ago
UK achieves 12th position in the Social Progress Index: https://t.co/PJew6NMySV
10 hours ago
'If your priority really is the economics, then you must logically argue that Britain should stay in the EU.' https://t.co/OT0XUYxjhT
Bristol Festival of Ideas is an initiative of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership
Arts Council ColourBusiness West ColourBristol Council ColourUoB-Colour-250x100UWE-Logo

Stay up to date with Bristol Festival of Ideas/

Make sure you don't miss out on any events by signing up to our mailing list.

Sign up to the Mailing List