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    Frances Ryan: Crippled

    The journalist and broadcaster charts how austerity has threatened disability rights

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    Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff: Mother Country

    A collection of stories that celebrate the lives of the Windrush Children

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    Johnny Ball: Wonders Beyond Numbers

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    David Nicholls: Sweet Sorrow

    Author of One Day, Starter for Ten and screenwriter of Patrick Melrose returns to Bristol

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Dina Nayeri
Tue 18 June 2019
19:00 - 20:00
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Dina Nayeri

What is it like to be a refugee?

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Nathan Filer credit Emily Parker
Wed 19 June 2019
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Nathan Filer

Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

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6 hours ago
We’ll have Tom Holland in Bristol in September and we’re looking forward to it very much. https://t.co/6CIotcYrP7
6 hours ago
RT @HelloBrigstow: What would a 'Bristol Model' of #SocialEconomy #EconomicDemocracy look like? With a rich history of social innovation ho…
11 hours ago
This is fine work. Worth looking at the whole series. https://t.co/CPpnwpNWpl
13 hours ago
@JayMitchinson Thanks. Will send email. I admire the spirit of the place - I spent 15 years in Bradford.
13 hours ago
@JayMitchinson It’s been very impressive. Your campaign for Sheffield’s trees is a model one, too. We’re going to l… https://t.co/NGWhTtd9yg
13 hours ago
This has been an excellent campaign and one the West of England could learn much from. https://t.co/x6NJR9RxdF
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