Bernie Sanders to speak in Bristol

Bernie Sanders to speak in Bristol

Posted on: 20 Apr 2017

The political firebrand and benevolent democrat is to address an audience at Bristol’s Festival of Ideas on Saturday June 3rd. The talk will be held at St George’s, tickets go on sale at 10am today.

Bernie Sanders Bristol

One of the few positive aspects to be drawn from the latest American presidential election was the surge in popularity of US Senator Bernie Sanders, who drew more than 13 million votes for his democratic candidacy.


Despite ultimately losing out to Hilary Clinton, Sanders’ affable manner and passionate rhetoric brought the ideals he stands for into the political limelight, thus altering the American political discussion - all without an organisation or financial backing behind him.


In June, he is taking time out from his second term in the US Senate and the promotion of his New York Times best-selling book, Our Revolution, to give an address to Bristol at this year’s Festival of Ideas.


Bernie Sanders will speak at St George’s Bristol at 12pm on Saturday June 3rd. Tickets will be available online from, in person from the St George’s box office or by phone on 0845 4024 001. Booking opens at 10am today (April 20th).


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Sam Mason-Jones

An ardent Geordie minus the accent, Sam seemingly strove to get as far away from the Toon as possible, as soon as university beckoned. Three undergraduate years at UoB were more than ample time for Bristol (as it inevitably does) to get under his skin, and so here he remains: reporting, as Assistant Editor, on the cultural happenings which so infatuated him with the city. Catch him at