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Malcolm X NYWTS 2a by Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection
Thu 23 April 2015
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Sun 03 May 2015
15:00 - 16:45
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Bikes vs Cars

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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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3 hours ago
When Malcolm X was assassinated, Martin Luther King sent this telegram. Our Malcolm X project
5 hours ago
Peter Bradshaw on Citizen Kane is an excellent cinema read today:
5 hours ago
Tim Harford on what economists want from the election (includes @diane1859 our #economicsfest programmer)
6 hours ago
One of our next #Bristol2015 @ace_national Exceptional projects is the Bristol Whales in July
6 hours ago
Sunday Times rich list: since economic crisis, super-rich doubled wealth; "average” Briton back to what they had (£)
7 hours ago
This interview with James Baldwin is brilliant and good background to our May Malcolm X project:
7 hours ago
Express and Mail lead with Tory claims of crisis following election if Labour forms government #GE2015
7 hours ago
Observer and Sunday Times #GE2015 coverage leads with Labour's proposed rent controls
7 hours ago
Via @lukejerram - aerial view of Withdrawn. One of our @ace_national Exceptional projects:, #bristol2015
7 hours ago
Bristol's Playable City project in Tokyo. @clarered has updates. Project features in November Festival of the Future City #bristolgenius.
8 hours ago
Latest ST/ YouGov #GE2015 poll: Lab 34% Con 32% UKIP 14% LD 9% GRN 6%
17 hours ago
Barry Eichengreen looks at the Great Depression, the great recession and lessons 23 May
18 hours ago
Jonathan Freedland: 'To keep Scotland, Britain must embrace the separatists':
18 hours ago
One of our @ace_national Exceptional projects is Luke Jerram's Withdrawn. Here's comments and photos from a visitor
19 hours ago
Coming up next week @_SpikeIsland: #SpikeOpen2015 Artists' open studios, performances, workshops, food & drink
Bristol Festival of Ideas is an initiative of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership
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