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Festival of the Future City 2019

Date: Wednesday, Oct 16 - Friday, Oct 18
Venue: Various venues
Price: Various

Bristol Festival of Ideas third Festival of the Future City takes place from October 16 to October 18. Set over three days the festival – which aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities – brings together writers, artists, politicians, scientists, academics, journalists, filmmakers and others. The festival will look at “the key issues and solutions for our cities, including: big city thinking; the fourth industrial revolution; populism and dealing with the results of populism; Brexit; radical cities (including a look at the 100th anniversaries of Red Vienna, Weimar and the Bauhaus); German cities 30 years since the wall came down; creating nature-rich cities; economics and productivity; how cities are dealing with legacies of slavery, civil war and the Holocaust; and faith organisations and city futures.”

The stunning line up of guest speakers and performers includes: Ece Temelkuran, Carrie Gracie, Paul Mason, Kerry Hudson, Jay Bernard, Amelia Gentleman, David Olusoga and Nadiya Hussain. Plus many Bristol-based contributors including Lawrence Hoo, Madge Dresser, Eugene Byrne, Edson Burton and Asher Craig.

The Festival of the Future City runs from October 16 to October 18 at various venues with a majority of the events taking place at Watershed. For day-to-day events and timings, please visit

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By joe melia, Sunday, Aug 6 2017

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