Bristol is the place to be! by Anna Malzy

Dear GEEKED friends,

This is just a little post to let you know about two rather exciting events coming up over the next couple of months. Bristol, home of Banksy, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and one of the most confusing one-way systems in the South West, is playing host to IBT13 and the Women’s Literature Festival this February and March respectively. If you’re anywhere near this rather beautiful city then I urge you to check these events out.

IBT13 is a biennial festival of performance held in the theatres, living rooms, museums, bedrooms and woods of Bristol. The group who run the festival, In Between Time, write that part of their vision is to “encourage artists and audiences to think, to dream, to do things they have not yet imagined.” From the 14th – 17th February there will be theatre, poetry, opera, workshops, and exhibitions on display around Bristol’s winding streets.

Image ibt13 from

Image ibt13 from

A month later, on the 16th and 17th March Bristol’s Watershed will welcome women from around the country to the Women’s Literature Festival, a celebration of the diversity and creativity of women writers. There will be discussions about the history of women as writers, contemporary women’s writing, and an intriguingly titled session “Out of the Ivory Tower: writing feminism for a non-academic audience.” For those of us with a love for writing this sounds like an inspiring weekend of discussion and debate.

Women's Literature Festival logo by Robert Griggs from

Women’s Literature Festival logo by Robert Griggs from


Further information and how to book is available on the websites.

Do let us know if you make it to any of the events!


Anna Malzy is on a Masters in Gender, Media and Culture, which is finally allowing her to pursue her passion for looking at how gender is perceived and created within society, particularly on the stage. She is a Shakespeare nut, is happiest by the sea and wants a pet tortoise.

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