Tag: event

An evening with Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie

Last week I went to see Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie in conversation at my local Waterstones, as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. It was a really fascinating evening, but before I get into it, I …

Philip Pullman in conversation with Horatio Clare

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see Philip Pullman, the creator of His Dark Materials, in conversation with travel and nature writer Horatio Clare in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. The two of them talked, …

‘The Book of Dust’ midnight launch

Last night I went to the Bristol Waterstones midnight launch of Philip Pullman’s new book, The Book of Dust. That’s right, after all that anticipation, I now have my hands on a copy! The whole night was just lovely. First …

Laura Bates at The University of Bristol

Last week my friend took me to a talk by Laura Bates at the University of Bristol. I didn’t really know anything about Bates beforehand, beyond the fact that she wrote the book Everyday Sexism, which I haven’t read. …

Salman Rushdie at the Bristol Festival of Ideas

The Bristol Festival of Ideas is fantastic and I look at the listings every year, but they seem to constantly change, so it was a friend who alerted me to the fact that Salman Rushdie was coming to my …