Past Festivals

Our first festival took place in 2016, in Liverpool, and has taken place every year since as an unofficial fringe to the Labour Party conference. Take a look at our programmes from previous festivals.

Check out the programme from our latest festival, back in Liverpool again.
Visit TWT23
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In 2022 we returned to Liverpool for the first time in 4 years. Back in the Black-E and accompanied by exciting new venues and a supercharged online offering, we brought together key actors from across the left to strategise in the wake of the hot-strike summer.
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TWT21 took place in Brighton from the 25th-28th September. Over 3,000 people attended TWT 2021 in Brighton for over 100 sessions, with highlights including John McDonnell in conversation with Bernie Sanders, the Zarah Sultana pub quiz, and our most extensive training programme yet.
Visit 2021 programme
Across the month of September we ran our first ever digital festival - necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic - with 90 separate events, including panels, workshops, trainings, rallies, courses, parties, cultural events and a podcast series. The festival was organised by a small staff team and 100+ volunteers, and over …
Visit 2020 programme
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Running from 21st to 24th September in Brighton, 2019's event saw 6000 attendees, 350 speakers, over 300 volunteers and 300 hours of political discussions, debates, workshops, skills training, performances, exhibitions, sports events, parties and more. For the first time, we built our own venue on Old Steine Gardens - and …
Visit 2019 programme
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2018 marked our second festival in Liverpool, with 6,000 attendees and 250 hours of programmed content. Highlights from the (opens in a new tab)programme included the packed out sessions In and Against the State, Feminism for the Many, Cybernetic Socialism: Project Cybersyn in the 21st century, I'm Literally a Communist: …
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In May 2017, we worked with local Momentum groups, local Labour parties, trade union branches and activist groups to bring together leave and remain voters, moving beyond the Brexit divide and delving into how we can take back control from economic elites and establishment politicians.In total, we hosted 5 events …
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The World Transformed 2016, was our first festival of politics, art, community and culture alongside the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool. With thousands of attendees and over 100 sessions, it was the most extensive fringe event at Labour Party Conference we'd seen in decades.
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