TWT19
21.09.2019 – 24.09.2019
Brighton

The World Transformed is about thinking big. It’s about imagining radical change and planning how to make it happen. And it’s about doing it together.

We’re a 4-day politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, working to build left power both inside and outside of Parliament.

Since 2016 we’ve been mixing big names with the most inspiring grassroots voices from all over the world, tackling topics that others overlook. TWT is a space for everyone - from seasoned campaigners to people who are brand new to politics.

TWT19 is about pushing the boundaries of what political participation looks like. Strategy games, treasure hunts, parades, reading groups, and theatre workshops will be at the heart of the programme. At TWT19 we will be practising a kinder and more generous form of discussion and encouraging a politics based on creativity, open mindedness and comradeship. We want to transform the way we learn together.

As much as anything, TWT19 is about setting a radical agenda for the Corbyn project and beyond. Four years on, we’ll be taking stock, asking: how is it going and where do we go next? At TWT19, we’ll be thinking together about the future of our movement and how we can make it stronger.

What does a world for the many look like? Come to Brighton to help build it.

Programme

PanelBrighthelm Auditorium
Mon 23.09.2019
What is Municipal Socialism?
Municipal socialism is becoming increasing widely discussed, particularly in the past decade. This session will start from the very beginning, exploring what municipal socialism means in the twenty-first century. We will hear from people and movements engaged in localising democracy for socialism, national liberation, feminisation of politics, ecology and beyond. We will explore the limitations and potential of municipalism to promote a socialist agenda before electoral success at a national level has been achieved.

Tickets

Unwaged
Free
Concession
£15.00
Standard
£25.00
Solidarity
£50.00

Get Involved

The World Transformed is a people-powered event run on a shoestring budget, mostly by a team of dedicated volunteers. We rely on the skills and creativity of our movement to make the festival run smoothly. If you’d like to help make the festival happen, we’d love to hear from you. As a volunteer you will have a free ticket, food (and accommodation and travel if needed).

If you’d like to volunteer, fill in this form.

If you’ve any questions about volunteering, contact [email protected]org

You can reach our press office at [email protected].

Questions or comments on the TWT programme can be sent to [email protected].

If you want to get involved in our Arts programme, please email [email protected]

See here for information on the 2018 programme.

For all other enquiries, please contact [email protected]

The World Transformed is a people-powered event run on a shoestring budget, mostly by a team of dedicated volunteers. We rely on the skills and creativity of our movement to make the festival run smoothly. If you’d like to help make the festival happen, we’d love to hear from you. As a volunteer you will have a free ticket, food (and accommodation and travel if needed).

If you’d like to volunteer, fill in this form.

If you’ve any questions about volunteering, contact [email protected]

You can reach our press office at [email protected].

Questions or comments on the TWT programme can be sent to [email protected].

If you want to get involved in our Arts programme, please email [email protected]

See here for information on the 2018 programme.

For all other enquiries, please contact [email protected]

FAQs

The festival is taking place in Brighton across eight main venues:

  • TWT Marquee, Old Steine Gardens (South side), BN1 1EL
  • 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL
  • Brighthelm Centre, North Road (corner with Queen’s Road), BN1 1YD
  • Brighton Table Tennis Club, The Fitzherbert’s Centre, 36 Upper Bedford St, BN2 1JP
  • Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF
  • Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN
  • The Old Market, 11A Upper Market St, BN3 1AS
  • Unitarian Church, New Road, BN1 1UF
  • Concorde 2, 286A Madeira Dr, BN2 1EN
  • Green Door Stores, 2, 3, 4 Trafalgar Arches, BN1 4FG

We can guarantee the following things at TWT:

  • Wheelchair accessible venues and arrangements for those with mobility requirements
  • Child-friendly venues throughout the festival and a crèche for children over two on Saturday and Sunday
  • Some affordable travel, accommodation and food options
  • If you would like to see a more comprehensive accessibility plan, if you would like to find out more about a certain arrangement, or if you have any particular accessibility or dietary requirements that you want us to know about, please get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Absolutely! The festival is fully open to Conference delegates and attendees, and with sessions running every day between 9am and 9:30pm, there is plenty of festival content for conference-goers to participate in.
  • If you’re on Facebook, we have set up a carpool group here where people can link up with drivers who are going from the same area as them.
  • Depending where you are travelling from, it may be cheaper to travel by train or by coach - we would recommend checking outNational Express and Megabus if you are coming from further away than the South East of England! And remember that since the beginning of this year 26-30 Railcards are a thing, so if you’re lucky enough, you may be eligible for 1/3 off in train tickets!

Brighton will be buzzing with activity during The World Transformed. Here are a few options for accommodation during those busy days:

  • We have secured a limited amount of basic communal accommodation for festival goers on a budget - you can find out more info and buy tickets online. You will be required to bring your own mat and sleeping bag!
  • We have set up a TWT Brighton group in couchsurfing.org, for local activists and visitors to pair up for a couch or a spare bed. You can join the group here. We also recommend you to check the TWT guide to a good couchsurfing experience (a compilation of good tips that it’s worth having a look!)
  • There are a number of youth hostels that offer affordable accommodation in Brighton - you can check in sites such as Hostelworld.com
  • Brighton has a number of campsites that have good facilities and are at easy reach from central Brighton (most of them easily accessible by car). One that it’s particularly easy to get to is the Brighton Caravan Club Site, situated less than 30 minutes away by public transport from our main venue in The Old Steine Gardens, or 45 minutes if you chose to take a morning/evening stroll.
  • For those who don’t mind commuting into Brighton, here’s a list of nearby towns where you may be able to find affordable accommodation: Shoreham-by-Sea, Saltdean/Rottingdean, Lewes (good train connection), Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Worthing (good train connection), and Falmer (good train connection).
We do not police which tickets people decide to buy, we just ask that people buy whichever ticket they feel they are able to afford. We have a tiered ticketing system in this way so that no-one is financially shut out of the festival. For example, every £50 solidarity ticket we sell enables us to provide one free ticket for those who are unable to afford paid options. So please help us keep the festival accessible to all by choosing the ticket option that you are able to afford!
No - if you’ve been confirmed as a TWT volunteer then you do not need a festival ticket.

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