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THIS IS A FREE, DROP-IN EVENT AND SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BOOK TICKETS.


Every Thursday, different speakers on different subjects at Bristol Central Library.

12.30pm - 1.20pm


WE ARE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK FROM LUNCHTIME LECTURES AND WILL BE RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER!


6th September

Sue Palmer, artist

On Thursday 13th September, artists Sue Palmer and Sheila Ghelani are bringing their ‘show and tell’ Common Salt to Bristol Library. Common Salt, a performance around a table, explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in the 1600s, to 21st century narratives of trade, race and culture. Sue will talk about the research, stories and books that have influenced and shaped Common Salt, from Roy Moxham's 'The Great Hedge of India', to naturalist Elizabeth Brightwen's books, revealing the interconnectedness between nature, money and power.


13th September

Marcus Keppel-Palmer, Associate Head of Law at UWE

The Law is An Ass, especially where Social Media is concerned.

Social media and the law are not necessarily happy bedfellows, and the ability to tweet can often frustrate lawyers as people have their own views of the law. This talk will look at topical concerns around social media and the law, including Cliff Richard and Tommy Robinson, and will also look at some dos and don'ts around social media


20th September

Rissa Mohabir, Author of Under the Shade of a Tree- Somali Women Speak

Responding to the unprecedented global crisis of displaced people (65 million) of which over half of the population are women, Under the Shade of a Tree- Somali Women Speak tells the personal recollections of peace time in their community before conflict and violence dictated they leave their homeland to join the familiar route of refugees across Europe before settling in Bristol. Their insightful reflections offers hope to the question “What helped you to go on?”

Rissa Mohabir will describe the process of creating safe listening spaces for trauma narratives.


27th September

Jeff Dowson, Bristol Screenwriter and Crime Novelist

The Fascination of Crime

Why crime? Why does it fascinate us so much? Why do crime dramas and thrillers dominate the TV schedules? Is the thriller just an easy option… Or does it deal with what really matters? Jeff Dowson, author of the Bristol set Jack Shepherd thrillers, will explain why he believes the genre is important, is commonly the biggest section in any library fiction section or bookshop and why he chooses to write about it, treading the delicate story-telling balance between mystery, violence and humour.


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