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2019: Festival of Debate

An annual event in Sheffield, the Festival of Debate is a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses, keynote speeches and other public events exploring politics, economics and society.

2019's Festival will take place from April to June, this year's strands are:

  • Who We Are
  • Living Together
  • Our Democracy
  • Our Planet
  • Looking Forward

Highlights include: 

27 April: Democracy Day

30 April: Guy Standing: Universal Basic Income

11 May: Our Planet Hub Day

13 May: Afua Hirsch: Brit(ish) - On Race, Identity and Belonging

14 May: Future of Public Health

16 May: George Monbiot & George Marshall: How to Break the Silence on Environmental Collapse

1 June: Living Together Hub Day

Download the full programme here.

Tickets are on sale now!

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