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The Twittering Machine: Bristol Launch w/ Richard Seymour

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In surrealist artist Paul Klee’s The Twittering Machine, the bird-song of a diabolical machine acts as bait to lure humankind into a pit of damnation. Leading political writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour argues that this is a chilling metaphor for our relationship with social media. Through journalism, psychoanalytic reflection and insights from users, developers, security experts and others, Seymour probes the human side of the machine, asking what we’re getting out of it, and what we’re getting into.

Hostile Environment Book Launch with Maya Goodfellow

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the Bristol book launch of Maya Goodfellow's 'Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats'. As refugees drowned in the Mediterranean, the UK Government proudly announced that the aim of its immigration policy was to create a ‘hostile environment’ for undocumented immigrants. Despite study after study confirming that immigration is not damaging the economy or putting a strain on public services, migrants continue to be blamed for all the UK’s ills. How did we get here?

Bristol Transformed Festival 2020

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - March 8 @ 10:00 pm

Bristol Transformed returns for its second festival, bigger and better than before. Bringing radical ideas and culture to the heart of Bristol, we'll be covering everything from how to organise in your community, through to radical approaches to data justice. We will also be dedicating March 8th, International Women's day, to the discussion of the most pressing feminist issues of our time. There will be parties, live podcasts, art and food, showcasing the world that we can win if we come together and organise. We'll be joined by the biggest names and most interesting speakers from the British left and beyond.

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