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Bristol Festival of Ideas

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The Bristol Festival of Ideas delivers an annual programme of special events, talks, and screenings throughout the year which address the links between the arts and sciences, and also incorporating a wide range of other disciplines into its programme. Watershed hosts events for the festival throughout the year, and this collection of recordings explores how culture and technology are shaping the present and the future.

Jan 2005 - present

The Bristol Festival of Ideas was established in 2005 as part of Bristol’s bid to be Capital of Culture in 2008. Although the bid was unsuccessful the festival delivered such a popular and successful programme that it went on to become an annual event.

The festival delivers an annual programme of special events, talks, and screenings throughout the year which address the links between the arts and sciences, and also incorporating a wide range of other disciplines into its programme. Watershed hosts events for the festival throughout the year, and this collection of recordings explores how culture and technology are shaping the present and the future.

The festival takes place in a range of venues across the city, including Watershed, The Arnolfini, St Georges, At-Bristol, The Council House, the Tobacco Factory, Spike Island, and Colston Hall.

The Bristol Festival of Ideas is an initiative of Bristol Creative Projects – BCDP – (formerly Bristol Cultural Development Partnership): Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and GWE BusinessWest.

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