TWT will be back in Brighton this year from the 25th - 28th September. Want to be a part of making the festival happen?
The World Transformed is only possible thanks to our amazing team of dedicated & talented volunteers. From running sessions to stewarding, design to digital content, and administration to accommodation, it's all down to our team of committed comrades.
We're particularly keen to hear from Brighton-based comrades this year, so if that's you, be sure to sign up!
The presale for #TWT21 has now closed! We've been blown away by how many of you have signed up for early release tickets and can't wait to see you in September. If you missed out on the presale, not to worry! Make sure you're signed up to our mailing list to hear about second release tickets and other festival-related announcements.
We're excited to launch a new series of audio and visual resources which unpack some of the concepts and ideas that are central to our work. First up, we spoke to activist and academic Jeremy Gilbert - political theorist, DJ, and long term TWT supporter - on the role of 'affect' (bodily emotion) in political practice, what we mean by 'collective joy', why these are essential for building a mass political movement, and how TWT has and can continue to embed this thinking in its work.
TWT is made possible by a small but passionate team. We've just made some very exciting new hires. You can find out more about them, and the wider team behind TWT here.
We're profiling TWT organisers over on our Instagram, so be sure to give us a follow there to find out more about the TWT team, as well as for your weekly dose of bite-size political education!
Throughout this series of TWT FM we’ve been exploring the theme of leisure. We wanted to focus on leisure in part because of the way it brings people together in moments of collective joy - something we at TWT view as being essential to building a vibrant left culture with a shared sense of purpose.
We're excited to announce this series' final episode - Holidays. During the pandemic, we’ve seen campaigners arguing for the “right to holiday”; now, as we finally begin to open up, we see the complications of permitting limited international travel as the pandemic continues to devastate other countries. Meanwhile, the hospitality industry within the UK braces itself for what could be its busiest ever season.
You can listen to the full series here, or by searching 'TWT FM' wherever you get your podcasts.
Despite what Capitalism may have us believe, it is leisure, not work, that sustains us. We hope this series - featuring 10 episodes, 50 contributors, and lots of experimental production - has helped you to pause and reflect on your own experience of leisure, so that together we can begin laying the material foundations for a post-pandemic world transformed.
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