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    Dorit Rabinyan

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    Michael Rosen

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Mon 27 February 2017
19:00 - 20:00
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Dorit Rabinyan

All the Rivers

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Tue 28 February 2017
19:00 - 20:00
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Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs

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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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Praise in New York Times for Edmund Gordon's book on Angela Carter. Edmund Gordon talks about Angela Carter 15 Marc… https://t.co/57A07Gbghv
4 hours ago
Are we addicted to digital technology and can we wean ourselves off if so? https://t.co/XHA5Z8wjso
4 hours ago
Times likes Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: https://t.co/f3i7Msudr8
4 hours ago
Times on From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C Dennett: flawed but 'brave and bracing' and worth reading https://t.co/SyNG40jCRk
4 hours ago
John Harris on reporting on Stoke and the by-election https://t.co/7zfyjI3kVe
5 hours ago
This is a fine book - as are all books by Melissa Harrison. She has spoken in our festival twice. https://t.co/5P1gwmqWBF
5 hours ago
RT @jonsnowC4: Distressed to find that we have not been banned from the White House: We are working in it...
5 hours ago
Appleyard always worth reading. We debated Utopias last year and continue in 2017. Rutger Bregman in Bristol 9 Marc… https://t.co/rkQ9E39WGO
5 hours ago
Bloomberg will not participate in any future exclusionary White House media briefings https://t.co/rwzTnjxm5K https://t.co/mxf6tmeD4H
5 hours ago
'I began to wonder if we were overdosing on Trump news, to the exclusion of everything else.' https://t.co/fEg7ZHOMVl
19 hours ago
Great film critic Richard Schickel on the role of the critic and reviewer: https://t.co/XCmB88lZsE https://t.co/nQDmghxps6
21 hours ago
RT @SciStoop: Looking forward to start the weekend with this great book @FestivalofIdeas https://t.co/v5SYjDNkBX
22 hours ago
RT @bristolshopping: .@MichaelRosenYes will be at @Waterstones262 on Wednesday for @FestivalofIdeas - have you got your ticket? https://t.c…
1 day ago
New York Times recommends Pankaj Mishra's Age of Anger https://t.co/SfNVwbCCOY. Our Mishra event recording here:… https://t.co/JNOzADlWa5
1 day ago
Excellent shot of our #ypfoi panel in this week's event. Thanks Kamina Walton for the photograph. https://t.co/kGscfdYZv4
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