Momentum to host city wide politics and music festival in Brighton! 

Following Jeremy Corbyn’s appearance at Glastonbury, Momentum, the grass roots campaigning organisation will host The World Transformed, a city wide, four day festival of politics, music and art as part of the Labour Party Conference fringe in Brighton from September 23 – 26.

The World Transformed banner at Brighton Pride 2017

The World Transformed banner at Brighton Pride 2017

The World Transformed, 
a city wide festival, will take place across nine venues in Brighton, including a theatre, a nightclub, and a church turned art gallery. Organisers expect thousands to attend!

Open to both conference delegates and the public, the festival will host over 200 speakers and artists including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, highly acclaimed DJs Horse Meat Disco, international award winning director Ken Loach, Guardian columnist Abi Wilkinson, Labour MP for Wigan Lisa Nandy, veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith, New Statesman columnist Stephen Bush, Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti, award winning theatre director David Thacker, newly elected MP for North West Durham Laura Pidcock and Mercury Prize nominated jazz and hiphop artist Soweto Kinch.

The festival will feature more than 160 hours of workshops, debates, live music, art exhibitions, children’s activities, plays, and parties, including a ‘political games corner’, interactive art exhibitions, pop up think tanks run by various groups including Mums for Corbyn, a four day Hackathon tasked with building the tools needed to win the next election, workshops on how to make a viral video, a play telling the stories of striking miners and live streams of the Labour Party Conference.

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “The World Transformed has shown itself to be a powerful new space on the Labour Party conference fringe for people to debate policies, exchange ideas, and expand our political horizon with arts, music and culture. Events like these complement the main conference, open up politics and help develop a strong campaigning movement to elect a Labour government for the many not the few.”

The World Transformed organiser, Anastasia Palikeras, added: “Unlike George Freeman MP’s Conservative Glastonbury invite only festival for 150 people, our city wide festival will be open to the public, attract thousands of visitors and span nine venues across Brighton. The World Transformed will be a chance to celebrate Labour’s extraordinary electoral comeback, while also debating the ideas that will shape the future of Britain and seriously considering what a Corbyn led government could achieve.”

Ticket prices are varied and include:

♦ £15 student and low income

♦ £20 standard ticket

♦ £30 solidarity ticket helps subsidise tickets for the unwaged

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