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Guided walk Walking Reclaim the Night

Festival of the Future City
Sian Norris

Starts at Watershed  |  £8 / £6

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This guided walk follows the old Reclaim the Night route to explore issues of male violence against women and girls, and the challenges facing women accessing public space.

The Reclaim the Night movement began in the 1970s and was revived in Bristol in the late 2000s. The movement protested the idea that women should keep themselves safe by remaining indoors – an unofficial curfew put on women’s freedoms.

The walk will start outside the Watershed (1 Canon’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX) at the advertised time, before moving to Queens Square, the starting point of 2011’s Reclaim the Night march.

Tour headsets will be available for use, so please arrive in good time so that we can explain how to use them. If possible, please bring your own headphones to use with the headsets.

The walk will last approximately 45 minutes ending at Portland Square, St Pauls, and covering a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Most of the walk will be on level pavements. We aim to make the tour as accessible as possible, and there will be no stairs or high kerbs on the route. If you have any access requirements please contact us

The walk will carry on come rain or shine, so please bring the appropriate clothing.

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Sian Norris

Sian Norris is a writer and journalist specialising in reproductive and LGBTIQ rights. She is the European and Social Affairs report for the Byline Times, and her work has been published by openDemocracy 50:50, the Guardian, the i, the New Statesman, politics.co.uk and many more. Her upcoming book, Birth Violence, explores how the Far Right is attacking women’s reproductive rights in Europe. She is also the founder of the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival.

Image credit: David Sturdy

Booking Information

Booking is managed by Watershed’s Box Office. Book online or call 0117 927 5100.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. 

We only refund tickets if the event is cancelled. Full Terms and Conditions here.

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. Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility of a concession or partner rate ticket. No refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

Festival of the Future City

Festival of the Future City takes place every two years in Bristol. This year – due to the pandemic – the festival brings together live on-stage, live online and pre-recorded events. Check the project page for details and follow #FutureCity21 on Twitter.

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