Festival Tickets 2024

The ABCs Festival is a two-day interactive event at Bristol’s Arts Mansion at Ashton Court from 10-11 July 2024.

Join hundreds of people who are transforming their local economy and participate in practical workshops, inspirational panels, and ideas surgeries.

In the evening we're also hosting live bands and DJs from across the UK!

Discount Offer: 25 for £25

We're offering 25 tickets for just £25 each! These are for marginalised communities, young adults, disabled individuals, and those living in areas of deprivation.

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Working with Public Institutions: how to get your local council on side

Alternative Business Models – an Introduction

Why Can’t We Own It? Disability and democracy in the workplace

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We’re Good for It: social investment stories

Arts Mansion

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN

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Stir to Action’s ABCs of the New Economy Festival 2024 is being held at the Arts Mansion at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol.

Now publicly owned, and managed by the arts charity Artspace Lifespace to create public benefit, Arts Mansion at Ashton Court has been reclaimed from its original owners' links to slavery as a grassroots inclusive and progressive space.

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Wednesday 10 July - Check-in from 9.00, Sessions 10.00 - 18.30

Thursday 11 July - Check-in from 9.00, Sessions 10.00 - 18.00

ABCs Primer

The ABCs of the New Economy is our practical primer and event guide to inspire local economic change.

Once again we're all facing real political instability and economic pressure. Made worse by huge wealth inequalities, rocketing prices, an endless housing crisis, and persistent failure to take real action on climate. For all the promises from our politicians about bouncing back, levelling up, and sharing prosperity, it’s just not happening for most of us.

Despite crisis after crisis, new economic ideas are still largely unknown across communities, and it’s time for a post-pandemic movement to inspire local economic change.

The ABCs of the New Economy is an accessible ‘primer’ on all aspects of the new economy, sharing straightforward tools and ideas for workplaces, communities, and movements for change.

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Book cover of the ABCs of the New Economy


The Mansion is a step free venue with an accessible toilet. The South Lawn entrance is not wheelchair accessible, there are a number of steps to access the venue. Wheelchair access is via the Mansion’s front door, see image below:

There is a slight step up to the front door but we have a ramp available if needed. Blue badge holders can also park here. Directions to front of Arts Mansion:

Please always let us know in advance if any of your attendees have access requirements so we can offer extra assistance and support. Free tickets are available for carers, email us for details events@stirtoaction.com


What are the arrival and departure times?

The venue is open for ticket holders to check in from 9am on Wednesday and Thursday, with the event expected to wrap up by 1am on Wednesday, and by 6pm on Thursday.

Can I buy a ticket on the door?

Yes, subject to availability. We expect tickets to sell out before the event, so it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance online.

Are bursaries available to get a free ticket?

Depending on sponsorship, we will occasionally promote discounted tickets for this event. Subscribe to the Stir to Action newsletter to be notified of offers.

I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund for my ticket?

Click on the Ts&Cs tab for full details on cancellations and refunds.

Can I bring my kids?

The festival is aimed at ages 16 and over.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Should you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch at events@stirtoaction.com.

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Festival Booking Terms & Conditions

Day Tickets

Programme information published on this website is subject to change. We will try to notify you as soon as possible of any changes. If, as a result of a schedule change, you would like to switch your day ticket, contact events@stirtoaction.com (subject to availability). No refund will be made for schedule changes, unless a written request is received no less than four weeks before the festival starts



Refunds will only be made if a written refund request is received no less than four weeks before the festival starts. Send your written request via email to events@stirtoaction.com. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the event, no refund will be made other than in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the festival organisers. No refund will be made for non-attendance.



In the event we have to cancel the festival, we will endeavour to inform all ticket holders at least two weeks before the festival is due to take place, although please be aware that this is not always possible. In such an event, all ticket fees paid to date will be reimbursed in full. We are unable to reimburse any other costs that may be incurred (i.e. travel, accommodation). In the event that festival dates have to be changed, ticket holders may request a full refund if the new dates are not convenient. Should you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact the festival team via events@stirtoaction.com.

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