David Olusoga, Jon Craig

David Olusoga appointed Patron of Festival of Ideas

Public historian, commentator and broadcaster David Olusoga has been appointed Patron of Festival of Ideas, Bristol’s popular programme of discussion and debate

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Writer in Residence

A Poetic City writers in residence announced

Four local writers have been appointed to work in four cultural venues as part of our citywide project celebrating the city’s literary and poetic heritage.

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20180525 – FOI Vanessa Kisuule  Poet Marvin by @JonCraig_Photos

Tommy 2020

Vanessa Kisuule's final commission as Bristol City Poet is part of the Poetic City programme.

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Image showing City Poet Caleb Parkin

New City Poet is announced

Caleb Parkin is a poet, performer, facilitator and filmmaker, passionate for inclusive environmentalism; wellbeing; arts, culture and heritage; and LGBTQ+ pride

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Festival of the Future City 2019 Day 1 - Evan Dawson

Festival of Ideas moves online

Find out about how to join us for our new online events programme

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Bristol BLM

Challenging Racial Injustice

A selection of links to past events that reflect on racial injustice.

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Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa Kisuule, Hollow

City Poet Vanessa Kisuule responds to the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston.

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