The Fight For Reform: RIOT1831! guided walk

Event Details
Date: , 2024
Time: to
Location: Front of M Shed
Venue: M Shed, BS1 4RN
Price: Free/donation
With: Ralph Hoyte, Steve Poole
Series: Bristol Radical History Festival
Page Details
Section: Events
Projects: James Acland and The Bristolian (1827-1831)
Subjects: Riots & Disturbances
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Queen Square on the Night of 30 October 1831, 1831, W. J. Müller
Queen Square on the night of 30 October 1831 (W. J. Müller)

Join Satsymph host Ralph Hoyte and Prof. Steve Poole on a located audio walk which reimagines the 1831 reform riots in which the people of Bristol rose up and demanded electoral and social reform, burning the Bishop’s Palace to the ground (it used to be part of Bristol Cathedral), as well as sacking and liberating the New Gaol (it’s now a new development behind M Shed) and destroying much of Queen Square.

We will meet up outside the front of M Shed where your hosts will explain the background to the riots, show what ‘located audio’ is and can do, help you download RIOT1831! to your phone, then guide you along to the New Gaol and then Queen Square to sample the experience.

Bring your own smartphone. Headphones or ear buds provide the best experience, but are not essential. If you want to prepare in advance here are the details of the APP:



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