Kyle and Will headed down to The World Transformed festival in Brighton on 23 September, hoping that it would be as good as last year’s event in Liverpool. Over the four days we witnessed a thriving political culture – where MPs, intellectuals and activists shared platforms on a whole range of topics: education reform, neoliberalism, addiction, the NHS and more.
It was particularly pleasing to see so many panels on work-related issues, including:
- Radical Demands From the Grassroots: ‘A Woman’s Place Is…’
- Whose Job Is It Anyway? Radical Childcare
- Workers and Technology
- Trade Unions and the Technological Revolution
The festival is run by a small group of activists with the help of volunteers, and we thoroughly appreciate all the hard work that went into the event.
On the first day, we managed to catch the ‘Lifelong Education’ panel (hosted by Holly Rigby) on the morning of the first day, which was a fascinating participatory session attended by teachers from the all over the globe.
Another highlight on that day was the ‘Why the Pundits Don’t Understand Politics Anymore’ panel hosted by the Independent’s Kirsty Major and included Novara’s Ash Sarkar as well as Matt Zarb-Cousin, Rachel Shabi and Stephen Bush.