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The Big Tent Festival 2022 Transitions

Festival of Ideas

Queen's Square  |  £15 / £10

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Share your ideas with politicians and policy makers from across the country.

The Big Tent Festival – this year focused on Transitions – gives you the opportunity to have your say on the issues that matter to you. With guests including politicians from local level up to Cabinet Ministers, business and community leaders and campaigners, the event provides the chance to debate and hear views in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Key topics under discussion at the festival include the drive to net zero and cost implications; how to achieve a more equitable society; the role of big data in public services; and achieving better conversation through new media and culture.

An Art Wall and a Speaker’s Corner provide extra opportunities for you to have your say – as well as enjoying the panel discussions with plenty of audience interaction. Discover the next generation of Bristol entrepreneurs as we match them with investors in our Dragon’s Den style event.

Speakers include: Ministers Michael Gove and George Freeman; Shadow Minister Stephen Kinnock; Liberal Democrat Party Leader Ed Davey; Green Party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack; and a number of MPs including Darren Jones, Kerry McCarthy and Layla Moran. Representatives from business include Bruce Daisley, former head of Twitter (Europe) and Mark Robinson, Chair of the Government’s High Streets Taskforce.

For more information on Big Tent and the festival, or to find out how you can get involved, visit their website.

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Special Discount Code

Use BRISTOL IDEAS for 15% off the ticket price. Please note – you have to add personal details before being asked to add the discount code.

This event is managed by the Big Tent Festival. Ticket booking is via their TicketSource page. Please check the Big Tent and TicketSource terms and conditions and privacy policies when booking as we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the policies. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Big Tent team.

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