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Wed 01 April 2015
17:20 - 20:30
Price: £8/ £6.5

Film screening

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Melissa Harrison
Thu 02 April 2015
18:00 - 19:30
Free Admission
Melissa Harrison

Reimagining the City

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

Established in 2004, the Bristol Festival of Ideas emerged out of Bristol’s bid to be Capital of Culture in 2008.

We wanted more debate in the city. We also wanted to celebrate the work of great writers, commentators and thinkers in and outside the city.

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