Quick-fingered culture fans can save money with thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the Bristol and Bath 24-hour culture flash sale from 10am on Thursday 5 September.
From music gigs, art and museum exhibitions and author events to theatre classes, jewellery workshops and film screenings, there are deals galore. Take a punt on something new, grab a bargain and kick off your autumn with a barrow-load of amazing culture.
In the select ticket box, click ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE (top left), enter ‘FLASH19’ and the discount is automatically applied to the tickets you select
Festival of Ideas offers/
In his new book A Primer for Forgetting – a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism – Lewis Hyde, author of the classics The Giftand Trickster Makes This World, forges a new vision of forgetfulness by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a creative and political force. The book also turns inward, using the author’s own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil. He’ll be talking with us on Friday 6 September.
Before becoming presenter of the BBC News at Six and World News Today, George Alagiah was known for his work as one of the BBC’s foreign correspondents. He covered the genocide in Rwanda and civil wars in Afghanistan and Liberia and many other international crises. The Burning Land is his first work of fiction and he delves into the spaces between the despatches he has brought to the nation as a reporter. Hear George in conversation on Saturday 7 September.
As the western world struggles with legacies of racism and colonialism – from national populism, racial violence, responses to immigration and debates around monuments and reparations – Susan Neiman argues that we have much to learn from Germany about confronting the evils of the past. Join us for a conversation with Susan on Monday 16 September.
“Where are you from?” Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, Hazel found she needed to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh mother, but to untangle knots the British Empire created across the Atlantic. Hazel will be talking about this experience with Madge Dresser on Wednesday 18 September.
Culture Flash Sale recommendations/
Our friends at Arnos Vale are offering discounts on tickets to their outdoor film screenings, including Disney’s Coco and What We Do In the Shadows.
St George’s Bristol are offering 25% off on a huge number of their upcoming events, from classical, jazz, folk, and world music, spoken word and family events.
The 11th edition of the Culture Flash Sale is the biggest yet, spanning the Bath and Bristol region. Co-ordinated by the Bristol Arts Marketing Network in co-operation with Arts Marketing Bath, Bristol and Bath Cultural Destinations Project, Visit Bristol and Visit Bath.
The Culture Flash Sale takes place for 24 hours only on Thursday 5 September 2019. Offers are limited – once they’re gone, they’re gone – so act fast!