IBT15 Bristol International Festival

Enter the Storm

12-22 February 2015

“From fog-covered bridges to vogueing and Virginia Woolf, the winds of change were blowing around the city.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

IBT15 invited audiences to take a walk in the clouds, experience a storm in a club and follow us into the shadows for a concert in a gothic mansion.

Extraordinary theatre, music, dance, live art, exhibitions, talks, parties, public art works and night walks took over Bristol. Taking Storm as the theme, the festival celebrated art as a powerful force for change. The festival brought artists & audiences from 33 different countries with 132 showings of 32 different events, enabling 190,885 Audience Experiences in Bristol.

View the IBT15 archived programme

Reflect on the storm by watching our IBT15 documentary…

Banner image: (M)imosa/Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M), Trajal Harrell © Oliver Rudkin

Image credits from top left to bottom right: Fog Bridge, Fujiko Nakaya © Max McClure. Niyizi, Ishimwa © Paul Blakemore. Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex © Paul Blakemore. Night Songs, Patrick Wolf © Paul Blakemore. The Storm © Oliver Rudkin. (M)imosa/Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M), Trajal Harrell © Oliver Rudkin.