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An Evening with Willy Vlautin

In celebration of his new novel 'The Horse'

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Renowned author and musician Willy Vlautin celebrates the launch of his new book ‘The Horse’ with a reading, Q&A and solo performance of songs inspired by writing ‘The Horse’.

Willy Vlautin’s previous works include: The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, The Free, Don’t Skip Out on Me and The Night Always Comes, with The Motel Life and Lean on Pete having been adapted into feature films. The former starred Kris Kristofferson and Emile Hirsch and the latter, starred Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi, and was  directed by Andrew Haigh.

Vlautin lives outside of Portland, Oregon and is the founding member of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines.

FORM presents

Format: Reserved seating

Age: 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)


Performance times

Doors: 19.30
Interview with Nikesh Shukla and Willy Vlautin: 20.00
Interval: 20.40
Willy Vlautin: 21.00
Audience Q&A: 21.35
Book Signing: 22.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

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About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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