Festival of Football Ideas

Football literature, art, film & music

Bristol May 30 - June 14, 2014

In association with Bristol Rovers Community Trust and
SHOP Community Interest Company

About FOFI

People who like football are people, just like us. Some of these people have other interests too. Some of them creative ones. It turns out artists like football. Poets like football. Academics, writers, comedians and even musicians; they all like football.
Many of them even love it.
Sometimes they all overlap gloriously. Imagine.
This is the Festival of Football Ideas.

Events

Festival tickets available through Eventbrite and on the door at the festival!

Pay for your tickets using the Bristol Pound here

Why not make an evening of it, in our Player’s Lounge?

 

Event Date Event Time Event Speaker Event Venue Event Tickets

Launch Party

May 30 7pm Beatroot Cafe Free

Altering the Narrative

First half

Chasing the Game – A Creative Twist on the Theft of the Jules Rimet Trophy

May 31 7pm Paul Gadsby At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

England v Argentina World Cup Trilogy

8pm DJ Spin Thief At-Bristol

Fans

First half

Engaging Football Fans in an Active Lifestyle Programme

June 1 7pm Colin Baker
Elizabeth Loughren
At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Femininity, feminism, soccer and sexism: the experience of female football fans

8pm Carrie Dunn At-Bristol

Football by Design

First half

‘The 12th Player’ Colour Experiment

June 3 7pm Colourstory At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Football Graphics

8pm Nick Hand At-Bristol

Stage and Screen

First half

Football Shorts: Film Competition

June 4 7pm At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Red Star Newport: the modern fable of a communist football team

8pm Paul Jenkins At-Bristol

Histories

First half

Around the world in eight football statues

June 5 7pm Chris Stride At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

A History of World Cup Posters

8pm Dr. Jean Williams At-Bristol

Football and Poetry

First half

Inner Goal: The Poetry of Football … a Journey in Rhyme

June 6 7pm Crispin Thomas At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Football: Beautiful Game, Ugly Sport?

8pm Musa Okwonga At-Bristol

The Shape of Football Writing

First half

Futebol Nation

June 7 6:30pm David Goldblatt At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Panel Discussion

7pm Hosted by Paul Ansorge At-Bristol

Comedy

First half

Game for a Laugh

June 8 6:45pm Darren Richman At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Blankety Quiz Football Special (First half)

7:30pm Luke Keen At-Bristol
Third half

Blankety Quiz Football Special (Second half)

8:15pm Luke Keen At-Bristol

Innovations

First half

Mental Winning

June 9 7pm Isaac Jover Cristobal At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

CFPR Editions: Unbelievable Print Tekkers

8pm Dr. Paul Laidler At-Bristol

Football in Portrait

First half

The Footballers

June 10 7pm Olivia Mann
Alison Palmer
At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Football and the Arts

8pm Dr. Mike O'Mahony At-Bristol

Left and Write

First half

Freedom Through Football: The Story of The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls

June 11 7pm Will Simpson At-Bristol £5 Buy
Second half

Football: Writing about the thing you love

8pm Daniel Harris At-Bristol

Feature Film: Sleeping Giant: An Indian Football Story

June 12 6pm Adhoc Films At-Bristol £4 Buy

Spain v Holland v DJ Spinthief

June 13 8pm DJ Spin Thief At-Bristol £4 Buy

Festival Closing Party

June 14 9pm Christmas Steps Free

‘Glory Hunt’

Throughout Throughout Colour Story Bristol Harbourside Free

Miniature Print Exhibition: Football

Throughout Throughout Invited artists At-Bristol Free

People

Dr Jean Williams

Dr Jean Williams

England 

Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga

England and Uganda 

Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris

England, Israel and Ghana 

Nick Hand

Nick Hand

England, Scotland and Wales 

Olivia Mann

Olivia Mann

England 

Alison Palmer

Alison Palmer

England 

Dr Mike O'Mahony

Dr Mike O'Mahony

Republic of Ireland and England 

Carrie Dunn

Carrie Dunn

England and Wales 

Paul Laidler

Paul Laidler

England 

Arthur Buxton

Arthur Buxton

England 

Paul Gadsby

Paul Gadsby

England 

Isaac Jover Cristobal

Isaac Jover Cristobal

Spain 

Dr Elizabeth Loughren

Dr Elizabeth Loughren

USA 

Dr Colin Baker

Dr Colin Baker

England 

Crispin Thomas

Crispin Thomas

England & France 

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Wales, England and Russia 

Chris Stride

Chris Stride

England 

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

England 

Luke Keen

Luke Keen

England 

Will Simpson

Will Simpson

England and Easton 'Autonomous Zone' 

DJ Spinthief

DJ Spinthief

England and Scotland 

Darren Richman

Darren Richman

England, France, Germany and Poland 

Supporters

Contact

Brett Atkinson
Director of FOFI
ShOp Community Interest Company
18/19 Christmas Steps
Bristol BS1 5BS

hello@nullfofi.org.uk

@bristol_fofi

The Venue

At-Bristol Planetarium

At-Bristol

Seriously…is there a better place to host a festival of football ideas than in a giant, silver football? More information about the Football, ahem, Planetarium is available from the At-Bristol site.

We have received very generous support from At-Bristol, without which FOFI would not have been possible.

Support us

The Festival of Football Ideas is run entirely by volunteers, not-for-profit – just for the love of it. If you would like to become a festival supporter, then please contact Brett Atkinson at hello@nullfofi.org.uk. If you would like to show your support by making a donation to the general running costs of the festival please click here:

Thank you in advance for your kind support – and contributing to the team effort.

Player’s Lounge

Why not make an evening of it by heading down to the Big Silver Football from 6pm, where there will be a dedicated bar to hang out, and various festival activities going on. It’s also a great opportunity to take in the Miniature Digital Print Exhibition.