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    Festival of the Future City 2019

    Can cities offer the radical ideas and radical solutions the world needs?

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    Novel Writer: Michael Donkor

    This month's debut is Hold, a powerful coming-of-age novel moving between Gana and London.

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Slavoj Žižek
Wed 25 September 2019
19:00 - 20:15
Price: £15/ £12
Slavoj Žižek

Sex and the Failed Absolute

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Michael Donkor
Thu 26 September 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £5/ £3
Novel Writers: Michael Donkor


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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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