Festival of the Future City: The Mayor's State of the City Address 2022

Wed Oct 26 2022 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building | Bristol

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Festival of the Future City: The Mayor's State of the City Address 2022
Mayor Marvin Rees delivers the Annual State of the City address.
About this Event

As the city continues to deal with the impact of coronavirus, the cost-of-living crisis and the many ongoing challenges facing cities worldwide, in this tenth State of the City address and debate, Mayor Marvin Rees looks at the city’s future and how the city is delivering for the citizens of Bristol.

He looks at the immediate and ongoing challenges – such as housing, mental health, transport, the need for warm places, climate change – as well as what he is embedding for the long-term development of the city, from improved business opportunities and investment to culture.

He will also reflect on the changing nature of the city, and how the city can continue to deliver under different governance arrangements.

The event will also feature a new poem from the Bristol City Poet, Kat Lyons, and presentations by the youth mayors Anika Mistry and Jeremiah Dom-Ogbonna.

Following the address, Mayor Rees will take questions and be in discussion about global challenges facing cities with city representatives in Toronto and Lagos as part of a new international project with Bristol Ideas.

This event is in partnership with University of Bristol and Bristol City Council.

Ticket Booking

Tickets are free but we have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to four per transaction to limit the number of ‘no shows’ and ensure as many people as possible can attend.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. Full Terms and Conditions here.


  • The Great Hall in the Wills Memorial Building has an induction loop systems.
  • There is level access via double doors to the left of the main entrance and a lift to the Great Hall and Reception Room.
  • There are accessible toilets for public use on the ground floor.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • There is free disabled on-street parking available on University Road.
  • More information here.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom


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