Bristol Skeptics in the Pub is a monthly meeting and talk hosted by the Bristol Skeptics Society for those interested in science, history, psychology, philosophy, investigative journalism, and how to examine extraordinary claims of all types.
Bristol Skeptics in the Pub meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at Smoke and Mirrors. Admission is free with a collection during the interval (suggested donation £3-5).
Previous speakers include Simon Singh, David Colquhon, David Nutt, Susan Blackmore, and many more.
An Honest Liar
Wednesday, December 17 2014 at 7:30PM
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Smoke & Mirrors
8 Denmark Street, Bristol, BS1 5DQ
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Please Note: The date of this event has been changed to 17th Dec, a week later than originally advertised. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
Each December we try and do something different on the second Wednesday of the month as there is no talk two weeks later. This year we're going to have a viewing of the documentary film about James Randi, "An Honest Liar".
The film itself was recently aired on BBC Four under its Storyville strand of programming. So come down to Smoke and Mirrors and watch it on the big screen.
Admission is FREE and there will be a collection during the interval (suggested donation £3).
AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.