Festival of Ideas: Bristol City Poet 2018 (Free)

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City Hall

College Green

BS1 5TR

United Kingdom

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Bristol City Poet
with Miles Chambers, Vanessa Kisuule and Marvin Rees
Friday 25 May 2018, 18:00-19:00
City Hall
Free, but booking required

All audience members will receive a FREE copy of a selection of Miles' poetry (RRP £5). Donations to cover the production costs of this publication are welcome on the night in cash.

In May 2016, performance poet and social commentator Miles Chambers was appointed as Bristol’s inaugural City Poet by the newly elected Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees. Since then, he has written and performed many poems that have helped illuminate city life and council initiatives such as Bristol Energy. Miles has performed his poems at the Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address; the city council annual meeting; a city twinning celebration; a poetry-reading masterclass celebrating Computershare’s work supporting local pupils with their reading; and as part of Change 300 Futures, a campaign to support 300 aspiring young people from Bristol’s disadvantaged inner-city communities.

This special event, hosted by Marvin Rees, will mark the end of Miles’ term and the appointment of Vanessa Kisuule as the new Bristol City Poet. Miles will perform and talk about some of his favourite commissions before Vanessa reads her first official poem in this role.


We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of 'no shows' at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings. We will monitor the situation. If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.

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City Hall

College Green

BS1 5TR

United Kingdom

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