Registration opens at 10:00. Please come to the Box Office to collect your delegate wristband. We recommend you arrive early to beat the last-minute queues and enjoy the communal space activities which are live from 10:00.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you (as an email on your smartphone to scan preferably or a printed copy.)
MAIN THEATRE: TALKS
MORNING ‘REFLECT’ SESSION RUNS 11.30-13:30
The Main Theatre doors open at 11:00 and the show begins at 11:30 sharp.
AFTERNOON ‘RETHINK’ SESSION RUNS 15:00-17:00
The Main Theatre doors open at 14:30 and the show begins at 15:00 sharp.
EVENING ‘REBOOT’ SESSION RUNS 18:30-20:40
The Main Theatre doors open at 18:00 and the show begins at 18:30 sharp.
Latecomers may have to wait until a break to be admitted.
There are two, 1.5 hour breaks throughout the day, and you're welcome to stretch your legs, grab refreshment and explore our other activity zones.
If you hold a single session ticket for just the morning, afternoon or evening you’re most welcome to turn up at any point during the day to enjoy the communal space activities.
However you’ll only be allowed in the Main Theatre for your allocated session.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
There's a hive of activity laid on for you away from the main stage with interactive workshops, hands-on activities and quiet spaces for reflection.
EXPERIENCE ZONE - COOPERS’ HALL, FIRST FLOOR 10:00-18:30
Join our amazing Headline and Associate Partners in the Experience Zone for a sensory and cerebral encounter. In alignment with our goal to be as zero waste as possible there won’t be the usual ‘expo’ stands... we’ve banned single-use plastic and paper and encourage creativity!
You can challenge your taste buds, test your agility with mini robots; take your nose down memory lane, talk like TED and nail how to create a start up in a day, to name a few. More details of the experiences here.
MAIN FOYER - BREAK-OUT VOICES PERFORMANCE 13:30-14:00
A feast for your ears! Break Out Voices is a community choir based in Windmill Hill, Bristol. The group’s entertainment style combine unaccompanied vocals with percussion, movement and noise-making to create engaging performances, often with a theatrical twist.
Led by local musician Kate Fletcher, Break Out Voices aims to engage as many people as possible in the joyful act of singing. They will be performing a repertoire of popular music to Reflect: Rethink: and Reboot to!
WORKSHOP ZONE - WESTON THEATRE, LOWER GROUND FLOOR - during the breaks
Having listened to the talks, the workshop space is an opportunity to explore ideas of your own and get to know each other in a friendly, informal and interactive space.
Entry is on a first come first serve basis, you must have a talks session wristband in order to attend.
Got an idea … Want a plan … Learn anything in 90 days! 14:00-14:45
With Opus Talent Solutions
Have you ever wanted to learn something new but never got round to it? If that’s a ‘yes’ then this workshop is for you. Come with an idea and leave with a plan. Opus Talent Solutions will be hosting the workshop. They’ll be discussing accelerated learning, how to make substantial progress in a short time whilst helping you create a plan to bring your idea to life.
Let’s talk about eco-anxiety! 17:20-18:20
With Caroline Hickman, Psychotherapist, University of Bath and Climate Psychology Alliance
Conversations about climate change and eco-anxiety can bring us face to face with mixed feelings of anger, hope, frustration and sadness. In this workshop Caroline Hickman will use creative methods to help you explore eco-anxiety and ask questions such as; does it affect children and young people differently to adults, why do we feel it, what can we do about it; is it all a problem, or could it maybe hold some solutions to the climate emergency?
WELLBEING ZONE, COOPERS' LOFT, THIRD FLOOR 10.30-18:15
Visit our Wellbeing Zone in the Coopers’ Loft hosted by Dil [https://www.dilyoga.co.uk/]. a local yoga and mindfulness facilitator.
You'll be able to relax in the space from 10:30 onwards, and she'll be running classes during the day to help you stay centred and positive as we Reflect, Rethink and Reboot:
14:00-14:45 - Grounding - Ever feel like you need to take a breath, relax and feel connected to your own body? In this session, Dil will guide you through gentle movements and mindfulness techniques from the Qi Gong and Yoga traditions. Expect a focus on breathing, relaxation, and playful movements accessible to all.
17:30-18:15 - Gratitude - It's easy to forget amongst everything that's happening around us to take time to pay gratitude, but when we do, it can be incredibly healing and an instant mood lifter. In this session, Dil will guide you through a restorative yoga practice moving into a guided meditation and setting intentions.
These classes are open to all levels, and we'll have mats and some props available on the day. If you have a specific requirement to be able to take part, please let us know in advance via contact@TEDxBristol.com No need for any yoga clothes, but you're welcome to bring some if you wish.
We'll have up to 20 spaces available on the day for each session, so please book on to the class at the registration desk throughout the day.
WHAT TO BRING AND WHERE TO EAT!
As part of our ‘Smart Planet’ initiative, TEDxBristol is working towards achieving zero waste and carbon neutrality at our events.
We’ve teamed up with our hosts Bristol Old Vic, and partners 1766 Bar and Kitchen, Bristol Water, Bristol Waste, City to Sea, and Artspace Lifespace to creatively tackle the challenge this presents!
To kick-start the changes we’ve focused on some easy wins on the ground. Some decisions were straightforward, others were more challenging. We would love your feedback on your experience.
We looked at different aspects of the event, from ticketing, to travel, to catering, to working closely with our partners to eliminate single-use items or using more ‘stuff’. Where we could not avoid waste, we are doing as much as we can to ensure that anything disposed is recyclable.
So here are the things you can bring or do to help us be planet friendly.
Bring your own reusable coffee cup, straw, plastic or stainless steel pint glass and / or water bottle, food container and cutlery like a spork or chopsticks!
Use the City to Sea Refill App for all your H20 needs!
Pack or plan a snack: locally grown apples come with their own edible packaging and are great thought food! Or how about having a go at making something to share with fellow delegates?
Dine in to avoid single-use food packaging/cutlery. 1766 Bar & Kitchen have put together a scrummy menu especially for our delegates, packed with local produce and served on their finest dinnerware which gets washed up rather than binned! Why not book a table to beat the queues?
Eat Local - enjoy original menus and support local employment and small businesses in the process, keeping Bristol’s economy thriving.
Here are some suggestions within 5 - 10 minutes walk
Harbourside Street Food Market (delicious variety of street food choices - open from 11 to 4pm)
1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
No.1 Harbourside (generous & delicious, local produce, good prices!)
1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5UH, 0117 929 1100
Gosha’s House (Polish dumpling extravaganza - deceivingly filling!)
19 King St, Bristol BS1 4EF
Small Bar (draught and bottled brews, plus BBQ burgers and dogs, in a craft beer bar)
31 King St, Bristol BS1 4DZ
The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer (17th Century pub, serving usual pub-style gastronomic delights)
17-18 King St, Bristol BS1 4EF
Three Brothers Burgers
Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, 0117 927 7050
Oowee vegan (fastfood vegan bites)
65 Baldwin St, Bristol BS1 1QZ, 0117 280 0152
Fancy exploring a little further?
Try walking a bit further (10 minutes walk from Bristol Old Vic) across Queen Square and the harbourside to Wapping Wharf Cargo, where you will find a range of small eats in the hubbub of local businesses stacked in converted shipping containers! http://wappingwharf.co.uk/cargo
GETTING HERE & ACCESSIBILITY
Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world.
Bristol Old Vic is located on King Street, a 5-minute walk (0.2 miles) from the City Centre Harbourside.
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME...
We care passionately about the environment at TEDxBristol and are working with our ‘Smart Planet’ partners to do things like reduce our carbon footprint and minimise pollution. With that in mind we’d ask that you avoid driving to TEDxBristol if possible.
There are bike racks on both King Street and Prince Street.
Bristol Old Vic is a 15-minute walk (0.8 miles) from Bristol Temple Meads railway station, or there are regular buses from outside the station.
There is also a ferry which runs from the railway station into the City Centre.
Bristol Bus Station is a 15-minute walk (0.7 miles) away.
For further bus enquiries please visit the First Bus website
Full details on the Bristol Old Vic website
TEDxBristol and Bristol Old Vic aim to be as accessible as possible for anyone who needs a little bit more help to attend the event.
Wheelchair seats are available - please let the Box Office know if you require a wheelchair space at the time of booking / ahead of the day.
This event will be captioned (converting live spoken word into text that appears on a screen for deaf or hard of hearing audiences.)
Please visit the Bristol Old Vic website for full access details: https://bristololdvic.org.uk/access
Bristol Old Vic, King St, Bristol BS1 4ED