Balloon Debate: Saving Bristol’s Buildings

What buildings faced the proverbial wrecking ball? Hear the Balloon Debate record live at Arnolfini.

Chaired by Helen Moore (City & Country), panelists for the inaugural Balloon Debate of Bristol Doors Open Days 2017 were tasked with presenting their favourite recent Bristol building to the judges, the audience, and thereby save them from being cast out (or not!) of the balloon.

In round two, they put forward the case for a Bristol building – more than fifty years old – to be knocked down!

The buildings put forward and the decisions made were a light-hearted reflection on how we perceive heritage in our city.

Panelists include:

  • Martin Booth (Bristol 24/7)
  • Edson Burton (Writer)
  • Elena Marco (UWE)
  • Shankari Raj Edgar (Nudge Group)