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Big Tent Ideas Festival

Starts 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4LH
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Radix Big Tent
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Big Tent Ideas Festival

Your chance to shape political debate

As part of the Big Tent Ideas Festival, Trinity have joined forces with Bristol DIY Arts Network to shine a light on Bristol’s diverse and rich cultural offering and have invited cultural leaders in the city to take part in keynotes and panel discussions that will explore the role of culture in driving change in the city and what ‘City of Culture’ means for an independently creative city like Bristol.

Trinity's programme will run from 1pm - 2:50pm on the main stage at Big Tent Ideas Festival and will feature performances from City Poet Caleb Parkin, Hype Dance, Desperate Men, Edson Burton, Sheila Hannon and Lottie Ball.

Trinity's panel discussions and keynotes discuss:

Ways to democratise decision making and build ownership of arts and culture with St Pauls Carnival Executive Director LaToyah McAllister-Jones, Bristol Ideas Acting Director Naomi Miller, Knowle West Media Centre CEO Carolyn Hassan

The regional role of Bristol as a city of culture and its relationship to creative industries with Watershed/ Pervasive Media CEO Clare Reddington and Gritty Talent Founder and CEO Melanie Rodrigues.

Arts for health & well-being with Comedian and Writer Angie Belcher

Art for learning and social change with Quartet Community Foundation CEO Suzanne Rolt

Ticketholders will also have the opportunity to communicate with leading politicians, including the Mayor of Bristol, local councillors and Bristol’s MPs, and shape the discussion. In a constructive and non-partisan environment, more akin to a music festival than a political conference.

Special guests include:

  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
  • George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
  • Stephen Kinnock MP, Shadow Minister for Immigration
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