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Jonathan Meades on Bristol

Festival of the Future City


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2015

Coach Tour

Jonathan Meades has known Bristol all his life. After Southampton, Bristol was the second city of his childhood and teens. Southampton was morbidly affecting, dark, rain-slicked, tough, scary. Bristol was astonishingly always sunny. In this special coach tour, Jonathan Meades takes us on a journey to and talks about the places in Bristol that mean something to him: Totterdown, Arnos Vale, High Kingsdown, Christmas Steps, Leigh Woods, The Rummer, the Cori Tap, Redland and more.

Speaker biography:

Jonathan Meades is a leading critic, writer, journalist, essayist and filmmaker. His books include works of fiction – Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Business – and several anthologies. In 2012 Museum Without Walls, which brought together his writings and film scripts, was selected as a book of the year by seven critics. He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, pigs, and the architecture of Hitler and Stalin.

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