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The UK’s festival of eco ideas, art and entertainment is back in the centre of Bristol from 15 – 23 June.

With two weekends of free family entertainment alongside nine days of inspiring talks, workshops, art, music, poetry, comedy and films – Arnolfini is the main festival venue and late bar.

There are also a number of events during Big Green Week related to the Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden project.

Comedy Double Bill: Tony Hawks and the Ugly Animal Preservation Society
Sunday 16 June, Screening 2.30pm, Comedy 6pm, £9.50

Join comedian Tony Hawks for a screening of the film of his best-selling book Playing the Moldovans at Tennis followed by a Q&A session. Followed by an evening of comedy with a conservation twist, as six comedians compete for the audience vote.

Tony Juniper: What has Nature Ever Done for Us?
Thursday 20 June, 12.30pm, £7.50

Tony talks about the ‘natural services’ that keep the economy going, and which we take for granted, until they suddenly switch off. An Evening of Fast Food! Thursday 20 June, 8pm, £8.50 Eight speakers, ten minutes each, dish up an evening of fast food, and look at how we fix our broken food system, including Chef Allegra McEvedy, and Riverford Organic’s Guy Watson.

George Clarke: Amazing Spaces
Friday 21 June, 12.30pm, £7.50

Channel 4’s George Clarke (Restoration Man, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces) talks about the way architecture can transform our everyday lives.

Discussion Double Bill: Beyond (Party) Politics & Beyond (Eco) Campaigning
Friday 21 June, 6.30pm & 8.30pm £7.50 each discussion.

Two Independent Mayors, two former Directors of Friends of the Earth and the current UK Director of Greenpeace, reflect on what the future holds for politics and for environmental campaigning

Alice Roberts: Survivors of the Ice Age
Saturday 22 June, 12.30pm, £7.50

BBC presenter Prof Alice Roberts discusses the lives and extinctions of the megafauna that roamed ice age America and Eurasia, with some behind the scenes insights from the filming of her latest BBC series, Survivors of the Ice Age, made with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol.

Poetry & Music Double Bill with John Hegley, Susan Richardson and Three Cane Whale
Saturday 22 June, 6pm & 8.30pm, £8.50 each event.

An evening of poetry and music, including; John Hegley, Susan Richardson (Radio 4 Saturday Live poet), followed by acoustic three-piece Three Cane Whale.

Tickets for all BIG Green Week events at Arnolfini are only available from