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    The Man Who Laughs

    Screened with live piano accompaniment at Bristol Cathedral as part of our film season

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    Festival of Economics 2019

    Economists and experts debate some of the key economic questions of our time

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    Rife: Twenty-One Stories

    Contributors to a new anthology of passionate young voices share their stories

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Next Events/

Sun 20 October 2019
15:00 - 17:00
Price: £6/ £5
The Naked City

USA, 1948, Dir. Jules Dassin

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What is Democracy
Mon 21 October 2019
18:00 - 21:15
Price: £10/ £8
What Is Democracy?

USA, 2018, Dir. Astra Taylor

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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

Stephanie Flanders Talk, Festival of Economics 2017, Bristol

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