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Festival of Ideas: Dickens in London - Re-imagining Dickens

Dickens' life and writing continues to inspire artists and filmmakers today. This interactive, cross-platform experiment brings together artist filmmaker Chris Newby and writer Michael Eaton to form a biographical portrait of Dickens' life via film and the spoken word. Based on Dickens' journalistic essays, we present five new films by Chris Newby, which use animation, puppetry and contemporary footage to visualise the five original radio plays written by Michael Eaton with a Neil Brand score.

With an introduction by writer Michael Eaton, who said:

The result is astonishing. Not only are these five films visually exceptional, original and imaginative, but Chris's style, montage and imagery are, to me, inherently Dickensian.

Fee: £8.00 full /£6.50 concessions.


Festival of Ideas 2012

Please note: this is a old season with no further events to see

The Bristol Festival of Ideas - eight years old this year - returns with another inspiring programme of discussion and debate designed to stimulate the minds and passions of the people of Bristol.

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Past events and screenings that were part of this season

Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?Tue 1 May 2012 18:00
Ruchir Sharma - Breakout Nations: In Search of the Next Economic Miracle Tue 1 May 2012 19:30
Robert Shiller - Finance and the Good SocietyFri 4 May 2012 12:30
Dickens Sunday Brunches: Great ExpectationsSun 6 May 2012 12:00
Dickens on Screen Tue 8 May 2012 18:00
Jenny Williams - Hans FalladaSat 12 May 2012 11:00
Claudia Hammond - Time WarpedSat 12 May 2012 12:30
Angela Carter on Film - Screenings & DiscussionSat 12 May 2012 13:00
Bruce Hood - The Self IllusionSat 12 May 2012 14:00
Tali Sharot - The Optimism BiasSat 12 May 2012 15:30
Marian Stamp Dawkins - Why Animals MatterSat 12 May 2012 17:00
Banksy - Prankster or Painter?Sat 12 May 2012 18:30
Noo Saro-Wiwa (CANCELLED) Sun 13 May 2012 00:00
Paul Kingsnorth (CANCELLED)Sun 13 May 2012 00:00
Dickens Sunday Brunches: A Tale of Two CitiesSun 13 May 2012 12:00
Bristol Films of the 1960s and 1970sSun 13 May 2012 13:00
Ed Vulliamy - The War is Dead, Long Live the WarSun 13 May 2012 14:30
Why Isn't Old Philosophy Just History?Sun 13 May 2012 16:00
Are We Giving Up on the Poor and Vulnerable?Sun 13 May 2012 17:30
Nick Cohen - Censorship in an Age of Freedom Mon 14 May 2012 18:00
Paul Seabright - The War Of The SexesMon 14 May 2012 19:30
Angela Carter on Film - The Company of Wolves + Q&AMon 14 May 2012 20:00
Dickens Before Sound - Silent Shorts Before 1914 Tue 15 May 2012 18:00
Nick Harkaway - The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital WorldTue 15 May 2012 18:00
The Future of Feminism Tue 15 May 2012 19:30
Raymond Tallis - Aping MankindWed 16 May 2012 18:00
Julia Neuberger - Is That All There Is?Wed 16 May 2012 19:30
Joanna Bourke - Are Women Animals?Thu 17 May 2012 18:00
Elif Shafek - Identity, Immigration and Multiculturalism Thu 17 May 2012 19:30
Angela Carter Evening - Lecture and PanelFri 18 May 2012 18:00
Andrew Simms and Eliane Glaser - What If We Cancelled the Apocalypse? Sat 19 May 2012 11:00
Richard Murphy - What If We Had a Courageous State?Sat 19 May 2012 12:30
Arena - Dickens on Film Sat 19 May 2012 13:30
Bidisha and Selma Dabbagh - Palestine NowSat 19 May 2012 14:00
Mark Henderson and Angela Saini - In Defence of GeeksSat 19 May 2012 15:30
Mark Pagel - Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social MindSat 19 May 2012 17:00
Margaret Heffernan - Wilful BlindnessSat 19 May 2012 18:30
Dickens Sunday Brunches: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebySun 20 May 2012 12:00
Tom Holland - The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient WorldSun 20 May 2012 14:00
Martin Kemp - LeonardoSun 20 May 2012 15:30
Luke Harding and Martin Sixsmith - RussiaSun 20 May 2012 17:00
Rebecca Stott - Darwin's Ghosts (CANCELLED)Sun 20 May 2012 18:30
Oliver Twist 1922Tue 22 May 2012 20:30
David Eagleman - Incognito and The Art of PossibilianismFri 25 May 2012 18:00
James Sallis and DriveSat 26 May 2012 14:00
DriveSat 26 May 2012 15:30
Dickens Sunday Brunches: Oliver TwistSun 27 May 2012 12:00
Dickens in London - Re-imagining Dickens Sun 27 May 2012 14:30
Janine de Giovanni - War and Human RightsFri 8 June 2012 18:00
Madeline Miller - The Song of AchillesFri 8 June 2012 19:30