5x15 Bristol - 5 speakers, 15 minutes each.

5x15 Bristol is the hit talks event producing sell out events in Bristol since 2015. Each line up features an eclectic selection of brilliant speakers talking about their passions and sharing their knowledge or personal experiences.

Speakers for Thursday 20th June are;

Anders Lustgarten: “Art in the Era of Culture Wars”.

Award-winning playwright and activist, Anders Lustgarten, on art, politics and power.

Polly Barton: My Year of Talking About Porn

Writer, Polly Barton, on the story behind her critically-acclaimed book, Porn: An Oral History.

Nancy Medina: Brave Space vs Safe Space

Artistic Director of the Bristol Old Vic, Nancy Medina, on drama therapy and holding space for tough topics.

Viv Groskop: One Ukrainian Summer

Award-winning author and comedian, Viv Groskop, on falling in love and coming of age in the USSR.

Lawrence Hoo: No Permission Required

Bristol based poet and co-founder of CARGO, Lawrence Hoo, on self-sufficiency, inspiration and story.

What’s Included?

  • A night of speakers talking about their passions
  • A chance to hear from some of Bristol's most diverse voices
  • 15 minutes from each speaker

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (Adult standard ) £15
Child (Events are suitable for children over 16 years old ) £12
Student (Students with ID ) £8
Senior Citizen (Senior citizens over 65 years old ) £12

Available dates

How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

All guidelines will be followed

On the day

Doors open at 7pm for the bar and the event starts at 7.30pm. The venue is The Station on Silver Street so The Galleries car park is the nearest NCP or buses go regularly to Rupert Street.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

Any questions?

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Available dates