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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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10 hours ago
RT @BFI: Get an insider's view of #HowardsEnd's award-winning art direction at a #CinemaRediscovered Preview this Thurs…
10 hours ago
RT @LWLies: Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise is showing at @CineRedis this weekend. Here are four other things to see:…
14 hours ago
Looking forward to this film and event very much - and even more so after reading this excellent blog. 30 July…
18 hours ago
RT @CineRedis: Southwest cinema lovers! #CinemaRediscovered starts tomorrow! #Bristol @wshed, @CubeCinema + #Clevedon @CurzonClevedon https…
19 hours ago
Worth reading @JohnBew's excellent biography of Clement Attlee for the story of this.
19 hours ago
Donald Trump on presidents past and his standing.
19 hours ago
David Olusoga (@DavidOlusoga), speaker in our autumn events, reviews Keith Lowe's fine book on the Second World War.
19 hours ago
Our Festival of the Future City 2017 will bring together mayors to debate further and wider devolution #futurecity17
1 day ago
More for debate with the new mayors in #futurecity17 (18-20 October). Launched soon.
1 day ago
RT @helenmwilde: Just finished this brilliant expose of what's happening & how to fix it. @FestivalofIdeas @NaomiAKlein @NaomiAKlein https:…
2 days ago
Bristol research shows major problems facing Greenland will also affect wide range of coastal cities. #futurecity17
2 days ago
FT on Rebeca Solnit and importance of listening to voices that have been silenced: Solnit…
2 days ago
'[P]eople who prioritise time over money tend to be happier than people who prioritise money over time.'
2 days 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.
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