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Thu 27 July 2017
18:30 - 20:00
Price: £5/ £3
Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You

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Tue 05 September 2017
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £10/ £8
Robert Webb

How Not to be a Boy

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4 hours ago
Looking forward to this film and event very much - and even more so after reading this excellent blog. 30 July…
8 hours ago
RT @CineRedis: Southwest cinema lovers! #CinemaRediscovered starts tomorrow! #Bristol @wshed, @CubeCinema + #Clevedon @CurzonClevedon https…
9 hours ago
Worth reading @JohnBew's excellent biography of Clement Attlee for the story of this.
9 hours ago
Donald Trump on presidents past and his standing.
9 hours ago
David Olusoga (@DavidOlusoga), speaker in our autumn events, reviews Keith Lowe's fine book on the Second World War.
9 hours ago
Our Festival of the Future City 2017 will bring together mayors to debate further and wider devolution #futurecity17
20 hours ago
More for debate with the new mayors in #futurecity17 (18-20 October). Launched soon.
23 hours ago
RT @helenmwilde: Just finished this brilliant expose of what's happening & how to fix it. @FestivalofIdeas @NaomiAKlein @NaomiAKlein https:…
1 day ago
Bristol research shows major problems facing Greenland will also affect wide range of coastal cities. #futurecity17
1 day ago
FT on Rebeca Solnit and importance of listening to voices that have been silenced: Solnit…
1 day ago
'[P]eople who prioritise time over money tend to be happier than people who prioritise money over time.'
1 day ago
More for debate in our Festival of the Future City sessions with mayors. #futurecity17
2 days ago
Congratulations to William Cronon (@wcronon). His Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West is a great book.
2 days ago
Here's the US cover of @tanehisicoates new book:
2 days ago
Fine obituary by @footymac of historian of modern Italy Denis Mack Smith.
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