Little Me: My Life From A-Z
Little Me: My Life From A-Z
Matt Lucas finally got the University of Bristol degree he deserved after 24 years in 2017 when he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters and high-fived the chancellor. He studied Theatre, Film and Television in Bristol in 1993 but, preferring stand up, he left the university to join Shooting Stars and has stayed in film and television ever since. ‘I was…generally useless at university life. I had few friends and rarely left my room, unless it was to go and cook something in the kitchen’, he said. While students got down to serious life and academic work, Lucas ‘walked up and down nearby Whiteladies Road with a cough’. He reveals the stories behind his time in Bristol and his subsequent career in film and television in his new autobiography Little Me: My Life From A-Z. Covering Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice In Wonderland and Shooting Stars, Lucas tells the hilarious, honest and heart-warming story of his life.
This event is free, but booking is essential. Booking opens Mon 11 September 2017.
This event is part of the build-up to the second Festival of the Future City 18-20 October 2017. Set over three days the festival – which aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities – will bring together architects, writers, artists, scientists, change-makers, academics, journalists, students, the public, economists, futurists, policy makers, roboticists, philosophers, filmmakers, think tanks, charities, social enterprises, city-builders, politicians and more. Partners include: University of Bristol; University of the West of England; University of Bath; Arts Council England; Bristol City Council; Business West; Centre for Cities; Core Cities; Resolution Foundation; ESRC. Details of the programme here: www.futurecityfestival.co.uk.
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This event is free, but booking is essential. Booking opens Mon 11 September 2017. Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any booking queries.
We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of ‘no shows’ at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings. If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.
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