Festival of Ideas

A festival full of lightbulb moments

  • Literature
  • Festivals

The Bristol Festival of Ideas stimulates people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year.  

It celebrates the work of great writers, commentators and thinkers, providing a platform for established names as well as new voices.  

With over 150 events each year at various venues across the city, the programme includes special seasons such as the Festival of Economics, Young People’s Festival of Ideas, Coleridge Lectures and the biennial Festival of the Future City. 

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