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  • Terrance Hayes - Kathy Ryan

    Terrance Hayes: American Sonnets

    One of America's most acclaimed poets reads from his powerful and timely new collection.

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  • Sharlene Teo c. Amaal Said

    Novel Writers

    Our monthly debut novel event features the remarkable novel Ponti by Sharlene Teo.

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  • Eliane Glaser

    The Present and Future of Populism

    Eliane Glaser, Lewis Goodhall and Matthew Godwin debate the change of western democracy

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    Festival of Economics

    This year we discuss cities, transport, forecasting, what women are worth and much more

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Eliane Glaser
Thu 18 October 2018
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £8/ £6
Eliane Glaser, Lewis Goodall and Matthew Goodwin

The Present and Future of Populism

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Terrance Hayes
Thu 18 October 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Price: £8/ £6
Terrance Hayes

American Sonnets

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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. Read more

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