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Venue Details

All of the events will take place at Circomedia's St Paul's Church, Portland Square BS2 8SJ.

The venue is approximately a two minute walk from Cabot Circus Shopping centre, ten minutes from Broadmead and Bristol’s central bus station, and twenty-five minutes from Bristol Temple Meads Station. There is limited metered parking available around Portland Square which is free after 18:00. Alternatively there is an NCP car park located a two minute walk away at Cabot Circus shopping centre.

Food and Drink

There is a bar in the venue which will sell tea, coffee and soft drinks for daytime events with the addition of alcoholic beverages

in the evenings. There will be a street food stall where you can purchase affordable and delicious food with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available.


The venue has ramped access and a wide aisled toilet at the front of the building. There is a hearing induction loop installed. If you require the hearing induction loop please email us at least one week in advance of the event to let us know.

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Festival team

Georgia Bladon, Festival Curator & Producer
Public Engagement Associate in Health Science, University of Bristol

Laura Dannequin, Associate Festival Curator

Ailsa McKay, Festival Communications and Coordination 

Havi Carel
Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Fiona Hyland
Academic Liaison, Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol

Nina Couzin
Institute Manager, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

Bridget Lumb
Professor of Systems Neuroscience, University of Bristol

Nicolas Young
Managing & Artistic Director, Circomedia

Kate Elswit
Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, University of Bristol

Jess Farr-Cox
Project Coordinator, Life of Breath

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