Festival of the Future City: Bristol Day

Where: At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB

When: 20 November 2015 10:00am to 5:00pm

At-Bristol, Bristol

The final day of the Festival of the Future City 2015 is all about the next 50 years for Bristol.  It follows on from an initial conversation that a group of Future-50 Founders from across the city began in April 2015. Bristol Day aims to open up the conversation to a wider audience and build connections between citizens, activists, academics, entrepreneurs and decision makers to identify common ground and shared priorities for the future of the city.  Your voice is important in this debate.

The first Bristol Day will ask:

  1. What could the city be like in 2065? How will its citizens live, work, learn and play? What will we value and how will we behave?
  2. What are the big, bold steps needed to get to a positive future?
  3. Should Bristol Day become an annual event to publicly consider how the city is doing and what needs to improve or change?

To be a meaningful city-wide conversation, people from all walks of life will be encouraged to take part. We very much hope that you will take part. The day will be a mixture of short presentations, table discussions and on-line polling; reports on work and research about the future of Bristol including the Youth Manifesto, University of Bristol’s Uncertain World,Foresight Future of Cities study, development of a resilience strategy and more. The results of the day will help us to find new ways of working together towards a shared future and will be fed into the planning of future Festival of the Future City events.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register, please book here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-bristol-day-tickets-18716639974

The Festival of the Future City – one of Arts Council England supported Exceptional projects (with Bristol City Council, InnovateUK and UWE as partners) – brings together academics, city planners, artists, writers, filmmakers, games makers, architects, students, politicians, journalists and commentators, poets, community leaders, businesses, scientists, think tanks and others to debate the future city with the public. The brochure is here: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/BCDP_BFOI_FOTFC_Brochure_Web.pdf

The festival launches with a free public event on 17 November (book here:http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/events/festival-of-the-future-city-launch-event/). On the evening of Bristol Day there is the third annual mayor’s lecture and panel debate. You can book here:http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/events/the-mayors-annual-lecture-and-panel-debate/. We hope that you will be able to attend these as well as other events.

Entry Cost: Free event

Posted by: | 16-10-2015