The Letterpress Collective, Stanley Donwood, Richard King, The Print Project, Nomad Press and some other people present:

The International Festival of Apathy, Bristol

including The International Exhibition of Apathy May 13 – 25, 2016

Order of events:

Friday 13th May, 6pm – Deliberately unlucky festival and exhibition opening night, featuring the launch of Bristol Free Press. We start things with a sound system and cider gala in Centrespace gallery for Bristol Free Press, a proper cider drinker’s cider.

Saturday 14 May, 8pm – The worldwide premiere of ‘Broadmead the Movie’*, a film by Stanley Donwood and Mat Consume, followed by a performance by the highly analogue Chrononautz and poet Rick Holland. Tickets: £10 »

Sunday 15 May, all day fun:

10am – 2pm: Bakery Intervention – Nick Hand and Ellen Bills from the Letterpress Collective will be demonstrating the art of apathetic family printing at Harts Bakery. Tickets from the bakery £6, or £15 for a family, includes a drink and pastry. Is there more to life than Sourdough? You’d like to think so wouldn’t you?

7.30pm – Whenever: A Sunday Night In Bristol – Make Sunday Shite with Grumpyman DJs & BEAK> will play a 30 min total improv set to soundtrack a recorded motivation speech on creativity (If they can be arsed). Free entry (admission by ticket only)

Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm – A Screening of ‘Broadmead the Movie’*. Tickets: £5

Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm – A nice sit down evening with Three Cane Whale, civilized music for Apathetic People. Tickets £12 »

Friday 20 May, 7.30pm – Hey You! What’s Up With The EU?
A debate about the EU referendum with Gruff Rhys & John Harris, with reference to – and screening of – the 2004 Greece v Portugal Euro final. Includes half time musical entertainment. Also post match Eurodisco and Mainland Prog from Shit DJ. Tickets £5 »

Tuesday 24 May, 7.30pm – How Do You Solve A Traditionally Crafted Housing Crisis?
A debate about the national emergency in housing with Dawn Foster, Owen Hatherley and Emma Jackson. Followed by a screening of ‘Broadmead: the Movie’*. Tickets £5 »

Wednesday 25 May, 7.30pm – Closing Night Literary Salon with Jason Hazeley, author of the best selling ‘Ladybird Book Of The Hangover’ including a power point analysis of the history and effects of the hangover. Free entry (admission by ticket only) »

All apathetic events take place at Centrespace and Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA (just along the little lane next to Stanfords on Corn Street). Tickets on sale there or at Bristol Ticket Shop (

The exhibition will be open each day from 11-6pm each day 13th-25th May.

The Letterpress Collective print shop will be open as above (apart from Sunday 15th, when we will be printing at Harts Bakery).

We have a bar and a rig that can take SoME bass

Disclaimer: These events are all actually scheduled to happen. Please join us.
* if we can be arsed