Young People’s Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

Festival of Ideas

Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones, curators of the anthology Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth, will be at Waterstones in The Galleries on Tuesday 26 November. They will be joined by contributors Mariam Khan (My Body, My Choice) and Malakaï Sargeant (The Latte Drinker That Spilled the Tea) to discuss their stories and just some of the topics featured in the wider collection: from race and equality to money and education. The event starts at 7:00PM.

Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth

It has never been harder to be a young person in Britain. One in four people under 25 are affected by mental illness and over half of the people under 25 have looked for advice on homelessness. University fees are rising, job opportunities are drying up, buying a house is out of reach for all but a privileged few. However, this generation is noticeably absent from opinion columns, comment pieces, and news reports in the mainstream media. Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth is here to change that with powerful and passionate essays from writers under the age of 24 based in Bristol and beyond.

The anthology of passionate young voices that has been curated by Nikesh Shukla, editor of the acclaimed bestseller The Good Immigrant, and Sammy Jones, written content Editor at Rife, an online magazine for young people run by young people and produced by Watershed.


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Tickets are priced at £8, £6 for concessions, and £4.50 for staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

This event is free for those aged 24 and under, please select the relevant ticket option at time of booking.