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Festival of Ideas: Tobias Jones

Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

Monday, 26 October 2015 from 19:15 to 20:15 (GMT)

Festival of Ideas: Tobias Jones

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Tobias Jones
A Place of Refuge: The Story of Windsor Hill Wood
26 October 2015, 19:15-20:15
Waterstones Bristol Galleries, please use Union Street entrance, doors open 18:45
Ticket cost: £4 (including VAT). Tickets also for sale at the store.

Five years ago, Tobias Jones and his wife set up a woodland sanctuary for people in a period of crisis in their lives. Windsor Hill Wood quickly became a well-known refuge, and the family home has been transformed into a small community. Many people arrive at Windsor Hill Wood because of a desperate need – bereavement, depression, addiction or homelessness – while others come simply because they are dismayed by modern life.

Jones tells the story of an evolving community: the characters and conflicts, the miracles and mistakes, and how the family opened up not only their house, but also themselves, to the most demanding of judgements and transformations. He examines the consequences of our way of life and contemplates the ways in which nature and stillness offer solace to those in torment.


Tobias Jones is the author of four non-fiction books, Blood on the Altar, The Dark Heart of Italy, Basilitica and Utopian Dreams; and the Castagnetti crime trilogy, The Salati Case, White Death and Death of a Showgirl. He has worked as a journalist in Britain for the London Review of Books, the Independent on Sunday and the Observer; and in Italy, producing two political documentary series for the Italian state broadcaster RAI 3. He lives at Windsor Hill Wood in Somerset with his wife and three children where he runs a working farm refuge.


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The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. There is no loop system at Waterstones. There are toilet facilities in store.

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When & Where

Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance
11A Union Galleries
BS1 3XD Bristol
United Kingdom

Monday, 26 October 2015 from 19:15 to 20:15 (GMT)

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Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

BCDP facilitates, leads, promotes and manages cultural activity in Bristol and the West of England including the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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