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CONVERSATIONS FOR GROWN-UPS

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Altered State's mission is to foster intelligent debate and stimulate thought through live talks and podcasts. We explore politics, pop culture, contemporary lifestyles, and a green future. We strive to inspire forward-thinking ideas and to cultivate a community for the curious and open-minded, bringing hope to our society. Altered State supports Freestyle Bristol CIC. 

Upcoming Talks...

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TALK 3. 

AI
- IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.

We explain how AI works and if it really is the 4th Industrial Revolution. We’ll go through what it can do for us, our health and how it may help combat climate change as well as the concerns regarding truth and democracy, employment, crime and data privacy. Will we get the balance right between innovation and protective regulation? 

With:

 

Nigel Toon, co-founder & CEO of leading AI company Graphcore.

Heather Child, author of speculative fiction.

& Colin Gavaghan, Professor of Digital Futures at Bristol University. 

Our panel will be hosted by Bristolian Rudy Millard. 

April 24th @7.30pm, Hen and Chicken, 210 North St, BS3 1JF. 

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TALK 4.

OLD MCDONALD'S HAD A FARM
- THE POLITICS OF FOOD. 

We’ll try and envisage a sustainable global supply chain from farm to fork that can enable ethical choices. We’ll discuss the changed nature of what we eat and how it is produced as opposed to what we need to be eating. We take a look at the projected cost to society of the diet and obesity crisis that’s coming down the tracks and share ideas to help change the way the world consumes.

With:

Catherine Withers, sustainable Yew Tree Farm campaigner. 
Prof. Johnathan Napier, food and nutrition scientist. 
& Joy Carey, author and director of the Bristol Food Network. 
Our panel will be hosted by comedian Louise Leigh

 

May 16th @ 7.30pm, Hen and Chicken, 210 North St, BS3 1JF.

Coming Soon... 

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TALK 5.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO QANON - THE BATTLE FOR TRUTH IN THE NEW ERA OF CONSPIRACY THEORY. 

Is the truth under attack? We will ask why people are drawn to conspiracy theories and their potency in the age of digital communication and social media. Do conspiracies threaten the political process and our understanding of reality? How can we foster a sense of discerning fact in the face of lurid tall tales? 

A bit about the organisation we support...

Freestyle Bristol CIC was established in 2021 with the aim of supporting children and young people in Bristol, particularly those from marginalised communities, who aspire to work in the creative & digital media industries. The organisation provides unrestricted, in-person training sessions that allow young people to gain confidence, meet new people, and learn creative & digital media, as well as business management skills. The institution's goal is to elevate educational and career aspirations, facilitate access to careers in the creative media industry, and address inequalities in the creative and media sectors. The Freestyle Bristol website showcases the organization's work, with a focus on issues that are most important to young people in Bristol. Freestyle Bristol CIC addresses well-being issues among young people through healthy and social activities, including youth projects and sports, which promote interaction and participation. Freestyle Bristol delivers youth programmes in Easton, Horfield and Southmead for 10- to 16-year-olds. The organization now engages with over 100 individuals on a weekly basis. WHAT DO DONATIONS GO TOWARDS? Your donations will contribute to the long-term success of this institution, ensuring that it continues to provide young people in Bristol with the means to achieve their creative ambitions.

FAQs

What is your refund policy?

 

  • Our Tickets are non-refundable. 

 

What do I do if an event is sold out?

 

  • Sadly we will not be able to accommodate you this time, but please follow our socials and subscribe to our newsletter to find out about more upcoming events.

 

Do you livestream your events?

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  • We currently have no plans to livestream, but this may be something that we introduce at a future date. 

 

Is seating reserved?

 

  • Seating is unreserved, but please contact us if you have any special access requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Contact Us 

We’d love to hear from you 💬📢.

If we’ve left you hanging after reading our FAQs, or if you have any burning issues you feel we should be talking about, please get in contact with us via email 📥:

 

hello@alteredstate.org.uk

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