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11A Union Galleries

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James Meek
How Do We Leave the Old Britain Behind and Build a New Country?
Mon 11 March 2019, 19:00-20:00
Waterstones
£8/£6/£4.50

£4.50 PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

In March 2019, the UK will leave the EU, facing an unpredictable future. Since the referendum in 2016, the nation has been split by continuing debates over whether to leave or remain – and on what terms. Over the last few years, award-winning journalist James Meek has been searching for the stories and consequences of this rupture.

What can we recover from the debris of an old nation as we head towards new horizons? What must we leave behind? There aren’t any easy answers that will satisfy Brexiteers or Remainers. Instead, he paints a portrait of an anxious nation and offers a dissection of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the present moment.

His new book – Meek has been called ‘the George Orwell of our times’ – Dreams of Leaving and Remaining, is a report from the front line of the crisis we are living through.

This event is part of our annual Coleridge Series, inspired by Coleridge's wide-ranging and radical lectures in Bristol in the 1790s.

Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility of a concession ticket. Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. The Partner Rate applies to those working at the following organisations: Arts Council, Bristol City Council, Businesswest, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

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Date and Time

Location

Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Galleries

Broadmead

Bristol

BS1 3XD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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