Walk: Old Market with Edson Burton

Edson Burton

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Writer and historian Edson Burton, co-author of Vice and Virtue: A History of Old Market, leads a guided walk around Bristol’s Old Market. From industrialisation to industrial decline, from music hall to television, from cinema’s hey-day to sleazy continental screenings, from Conservative club to Communist party, from overwhelmingly white to multicultural, from church mission to secularisation, from thriving centre to neglected corner, Old Market is a barometer of Bristol and British history. Burton charts the fascinating journey with a range of anecdotes drawn from interviews with past and present residents.

Image credit: Khali Ackford / Trinity Centre


Booking is online only and is managed by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (Festival of Ideas). Please get in touch via Eventbrite if you have any booking queries. Tickets must be purchased in advance – they cannot be purchased in person on the day.

Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. Staff and students at the following organisations can purchase tickets at the Partner Rate: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

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

This walk will meet at The Stag & Hounds (74 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EJ) and will end at the Trinity Centre.

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