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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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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Writer in Residence

‘A Poetic City’ Writers in Residence commissions

We are looking for experienced and socially engaged professional writers who can offer exciting and inclusive residencies at locations across Bristol.

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Image showing Bristol City Poets Miles and Vanessa with Mayor Marvin Rees

We’re looking for a new City Poet

Poets in Bristol are invited to apply to become the new City Poet. Read more for full application details.

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