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Sun 04 December 2016
12:00 - 13:45
Price: £6.50/ £4.50
La Belle et La Bête (PG, 1946)

Bristol800 Weekender

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Owen Jones
Mon 05 December 2016
18:30 - 20:15
Fully Booked
The Future of Social Justice

with Melissa Benn, Danny Dorling, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Owen Jones

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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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