Events – November 2016

Here’s our selection of a few events coming up in November that relate to some of the themes explored on the blog as well as linking to conversations that are happening in contemporary human geography.


The Cabot Institute Annual Lecture: Ideas to change the world on 25th November, 6pm, in the Wills Memorial Building. Free entry (booking required).

The annual Cabot lecture discusses some unique solutions to global problems, including climate change and electricity generation. Speakers include Professor Tom Scott with ‘Diamonds are forever’, Dr Eric Morgan on ‘Working with the weather to manage parasites’, and Professor Keri Facer on ‘The Human Element’ which will be followed by a Q&A. Also includes an introduction by Mayor Marvin Rees on how to make Bristol a fair and sustainable city.

Find out more here.


Film: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, 7th and 8th November, 8pm, at Cube Microplex cinema. Tickets are £3-£5.

Werner Herzog’s new documentary explores digital technologies and their implications for the world through a series of interconnected stories, from research into football-playing robots to video game addiction. Herzog may not raise any new questions about the consequences of technology’s role in society, but he brings his unique documentary style to the digital landscape.

Find out more here.


The Future of University/Cultural Partnerships on 11th November, starting at 9am, in Watershed. Free entry (contact Watershed for booking information).

What makes a successful partnership between a university and cultural organisation and how can this be applied to future projects? This all-day workshop explores the partnerships that have worked, using case studies of the South West to demonstrate this.

Find out more here.


Submerge Festival, 18th-20th November, various times and locations.

The Submerge festival brings together a wide variety of performers from audiovisual artists to electronic musicians. Named for each event’s attempt to submerge the audience through immersive performances and the locations themselves: underground church halls and a coroner’s court. Highlights include The Lost City, where the audience will be enveloped in complete darkness for an audio performance.

Find out more and see the full programme here.


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Feel It Festival, 17th – 20th November, in St Paul’s Church. Free entry – tickets required for some events.

The Feel It Festival explores breathlessness, pain, and the subjective experience of being human through a series of workshops and performances. The festival raises questions of how we understand and represent both our own pain and the pain of others, relating it to philosophical questions about subjectivity and the senses.

Find out more and see the full programme here.


Daphne Wright: Emotional Archaeology, all month, at Arnolfini. Free entry.

‘Over twenty-five years, Wright’s work has been driven by a relentless curiosity in the ways in which materials can express unspoken human preoccupations. The artist often turns to traditional craft and figurative techniques in order to explore intimate and domestic issues such as parenting, ageing, care and our relationship with animals. Simultaneously both exquisite and shocking, in Wright’s work the personal is always political and what seems benign and non-threatening is shadowed by something darker and more troubling.’ (from the Arnolfini website).

Find out more here.











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