F*ckUp Nights Bristol – September



12th Sep 2023




The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB

Most people f*ck up at some point…and most people live to tell the tale.

F*ckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Events across the globe get 3 or 4 people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional f*ckup/mistake. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, stories like these will all be told.

At this second event we wil have three fabulous speakers who are going to share their mistakes.  No happy ending for any of these three stories!

  • Anour Taylor – Is going to tell you a story about dealing with the life-long effects of a life-changing mistake. Strap in.
  • Laura Aiken – In 2019, Laura had a seemingly impressive career in engineering and construction, a house, great friends, and a long-term relationship headed for marriage. By May 2020 she would have none of those things.
  • Ian Harris – Ian was approached in 2011 by another Ian Harris with an offer he couldn’t refuse: “I’ll give you $1,000 to take over your Twitter account.” What could possibly go wrong?

Anour said that some mistakes provide a great learning experience, and eventually turn into a positive thing, others bring consequences that will impact you for the rest of your life. His story is one of living a full life within the boundaries of those consequences.

Amidst a promising engineering career, Laura’s world imploded due to persistent workplace sexism, resulting in burnout, a broken relationship, and leaving her job. Hear Laura’s untold narrative of fighting in a system not designed for her, a tale of personal failure and the failure of an industry, with no happy endings.

These will be real stories, from real people and there will be lessons we can all learn from.

Let’s change the narrative, let’s #ShareTheFailure and learn from it.


Book your place via the button below! All tickets include a glass of wine or beer or two soft drinks plus some canapés (enough to keep your hunger at bay until later in the evening). BCI members can get £5 off any ticket price by using the promo code BCI when they book!


6:00pm – doors open & networking

6:30pm – canapés

7:00pm – presentations start.  Each presentation is 10 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A

8:00pm – networking & drinks

9:45pm – close

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