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Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly is Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Festival of Ideas and Festival of the Future City. His projects include We The Curious, Bristol Legible City, Brunel200, Bristol800 and the annual Bristol Great Reading Adventure. In 2014 he directed Bristol’s programme marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, the largest UK programme marking the centenary. In 2015 he directed the major arts programme for Bristol2015 – European Green Capital. He chairs many events in Bristol Festival of Ideas and has interviewed live on stage some of the greatest writers, musicians and politicians of our time. He is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England and has published 15 books on issues ranging from film and cinema history to Brunel and engineering, the future of cities and 100 years of Bristol aerospace. He is currently working on a book about Bristol and another on statues and memory.

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Events featuring this speaker

The Experimental City: A Documentary

Darran Anderson, Jonathan Carr, Roxana Slavcheva, Andrew Kelly

The Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) project was a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota.

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18 October 2019 2:45pm - 5:30pm Watershed

Delivering for Bristol: The Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address and Debate

Marvin Rees, Sheila Foster, Bruno Maçães, Tony Pipa, Lola Shoneyin, Ece Temelkuran, Andrew Kelly

As Mayor Marvin Rees reaches the end of his first term, he reflects on the work of his administration and where it goes next.

FREE View event
16 October 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm Wills Memorial Building

The Bristol Transformation: Creating Great Places

Nicola Beech, Andrew Billingham, Susan Halford, Andrew Kelly, Mike Keys, Sebastian Loyn, Richard Marsh, Fabienne Nicholas, Guy Orpen, Simon Power

Two significant areas of redevelopment are the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and the YTL Filton arena project. What's the vision for each project and for the city and West of England?

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18 October 2019 9:15am - 12:00pm Watershed

Can We Thrive as an Urban Species?: The Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2019

Sean Fox, Andrew Kelly, Helen Manchester, Susan Parnell

Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2019

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17 October 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm Wills Memorial Building

Beyond Apologies: Past Guilt and Urban Futures

Michele Curtis, Thomas Hermann, Lawrence Hoo, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Louise Mitchell, Olivette Otele, Anne Thomas, Andrew Kelly

Writers, artists, academics and activists debate how guilty cities should feel about their past and – critically – what cities should do about this to create better futures for all.

FREE View event
16 October 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm Watershed