Momentum announces four day Politics, Art and Culture Event
The World Transformed will take place in Liverpool alongside the Labour Party Conference 24 – 27 September.
As part of the Labour Party Conference fringe, Momentum will host four days of politics, art, music and culture, with the support of contributors including Ken Loach, Diane Abbott MP, Clive Lewis MP, Owen Jones, Ann Pettifor, Ed Hall, John McDonnell MP, the Chapman Brothers & Arabella Dorman. This series of events, called The World Transformed, is an important step in developing a new politics of participation and involvement.
The event will be a space of inclusive and respectful debate, discussion and ideas where attendees have the opportunity to contribute to a radical, positive vision for the 21st century. Attendees of The World Transformed will find contemporary struggles in conversation with new ideas. The event will also be an opportunity for often unheard grassroots voices to connect with the Labour movement.
With over 150 hours of workshops, talks, gigs, film screenings, art exhibitions, book launches, children’s activities, we aim to inspire all to take part in the new politics with their own ideas and contributions.
Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said in a promotional video for the festival: “I’m going to be there, because I want to see a world transformed. All those people, with all those ideas, ambitions and energy, are going to be there as well. Come along and join us – you’ll have a great experience… Doing things together benefits us all, educates us all, makes us strong, and does change the world”.
Deborah Hermanns, an organiser of the event, said: “Politics is part of our everyday lives – in our living rooms, work places, art and culture – not just within formal debates and arguments. With the inspiration of art, film and music, the World Transformed is the opportunity for us all to come together to be free to truly imagine a better future.”
“The World Transformed is about reclaiming politics from Westminster, and Liverpool is the ideal city to host the event. The event is free for all and accessible by providing free space, travel and accommodation for grassroots groups who would never be able to afford to exhibit at Labour conference. Politics shouldn’t just be for politicians. We want to build a movement that leaves no-one behind in its bid to empower communities and transform society.”
Speakers: Aaron Bastaani, Alex Nunns, Alex Scrivener, Alex Williams, Amina Gichinga, Ana Terriente, Andy Green, Ann Pettifor, Anthony Barnett, Assad Rehman, Barbara Jacobson, Ben Chacko, Bice Maiguashca, Cat Boyd, Cat Hobbs, Clive Lewis MP, Colette Williams, Diane Abbott MP, Ellen Clifford, Emma Rees, Faiza Shaheen, Heather Blakey, Helen Hester, Hillary Wainright, Ian Hodson, Jacqui Howard, Jeremy Gilbert, John Christensen, John McDonnell MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Jon Lansman, Kara Wayland Larty, Kate Shea Baird, Ken Loach, Laura Parker, Laura Williams, Leo Panitch, Mark Serwotka, Matt Wrack, Neal Lawson, Neil Lawson, Nick Dearden, Nick Srnicek, Owen Jones, Paul Mason, Paula Peters, Pragna Patel, Rachel Shabi, Richard Seymour, Sarah Jayne Clifton, Selina Todd, Shelly Asquith, Simon Parker, Tatiana Garavito, Vanessa Olonenshaw, Zita Holbourne & more to be announced.
Music: All We Are, Barbie Shop, Stealing Sheep & more to be announced.
Contributing artists: Arabella Doorman, Art for Action, Darren Cullen, Ed Hall, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Kennard Phillps, Michael Beitz, Patrick Lowry & more to be announced.
Groups: Again Again, Alborada, Barcelona en Comu, Basic Income Network, Black Activists Rising Against The Cuts, Black Lives Matter Manchester, Brick Lane Debates, Compass, Disabled People Against Cuts, Global Justice Now, Hillsborough Justice Campaign, IO Publishing, Jacobin, Jubilee Debt Campaign, the Labour Representation Committee, Momentum, Momentum Football, Momentum Women, Momentum Youth and Students, Morning Star, Novara, Podemos, Red Pepper, Talk Socialism & more to be announced.
The full programme will be available at www.theworldtransformed.org at the beginning of September. There will be a series of big announcements over the coming month, including internationally renowned speakers, artists, musicians and filmmakers.
– The World Transformed
– A free four day celebration of politics, art, culture and community
– Hosted by Momentum and powered by a coalition of grassroots groups
– Happening at the Black-E, the UK’s oldest community arts venue
– In Liverpool alongside the Labour Party Conference, as part of the wider fringe
– 24th – 27th September
– Mix of workshops, talks, gigs, film screenings, art exhibitions, book launches, kids activities and more
– Topics include: The Future of Work – We Should All be Feminists – Sanders and What’s Next – The Labour Party as a Social Movement – Building Black Power – Rent Strikes – The Debt Society – Football as a Force for Social Change – What is Momentum for? – What Can a Left Government Do? – Brexit and The Rise of The Far Right – Universal Basic Income – The Future of the Unions – and more