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BYLINE FESTival

2-4 June 2017

DEBATE, think, laugh, dance and change the world!

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‘I believe that this festival can really start something’
— Martin Bell OBE

BYLINE FESTival

ONE HOUR FROM CENTRAL LONDON, PIPPINGFORD PARK, SUSSEX

FAMILY FRIENDLY. 

 
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BYLINE FESTival

A RIOT OF FREE SPEECH

PROTEST AGAINST FAKE NEWS AND ALTERNATIVE FACTS 

 
 
Very excited - in the era of fake news #BylineFest is just what journalism needs
— June Sarpong
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NIGHT

All You Need is Three Chords - and the Truth

A Riot of Free Expression

The Blow Monkeys headline at the RED CARPET LOUNGE

The Blow Monkeys headline at the RED CARPET LOUNGE

John Cleese hosts the Bad Press Awards and Trashies, the Rachel Kinsella Independent Media Award

John Cleese hosts the Bad Press Awards and Trashies, the Rachel Kinsella Independent Media Award

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Festival Ringmaster the COMEDY ZONE

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Festival Ringmaster the COMEDY ZONE

Festival Laureate Salena Godden at the BEATNIK LOUNGE

Festival Laureate Salena Godden at the BEATNIK LOUNGE

Surprise DJS and a comeback set from former BBC Radio One DJ NIHAL at CLUB DOME

Surprise DJS and a comeback set from former BBC Radio One DJ NIHAL at CLUB DOME

comedy zone

Venue for the Bad Press Awards presented by JOHN CLEESE Featuring top comedians and political satire, including Hardeep Singh Kohli, Julia Streets, Ahir Shah and many other surprise guests.  

BEATNIK LOUNGE

Open Mic, solo acoustic music, storytelling and Performance Poetry - featuring SALENA GODDEN, BILLY LUNN and many others

 
A venture that will sustain the information for a functioning democracy
— Sir Harry Evans

DAY

Say No to Post Truth Politics

 

MEDIA CIRCUS

The CRISIS of the Traditional Media

Speakers include TOM WATSON, CATHERINE MAYER, JUNE SARPONG, HARRY LESLIE SMITH, HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI, IVAN KRASTEV

ECHO CHAMBER

SOCIAL MEDIA: GROUP THINK AND IDENTITY

Speakers includeLUKE HARDING, HEATHER BROOKE, PETER POMERANTSEV, JOHN SWEENEY, SUE MCGREGOR, ISABEL HILTON

DATA DOME

OPEN SOURCE OR SECRET CONTROL

AUDITORIUM THREE: Deep data and Dark Money, Mass Surveillance, Hacktivism - speakers include Carole Cadwallader, Paul Radu

 
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Woodstock for the Facebook Generation
— We Made this Up Ourselves
 

DON'T WAIT

participate

 

BYLINE FEST IS A PLATFORM FOR A HOST OF PARTNERS AND A RANGE OF VOICES.

TRUMP OR TRUTH? brexit or bust? don't just REACT. TIME TO ACT

  • MEET THE WORLD'S TOP JOURNALISTS AND COMMENTATORS AT THE FRONT LINE BAR

  • JOIN CAMPAIGNS FOR EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABLE ACCURATE MEDIA

 

Learn everything from Constructive Journalism, to Stand Up, How to Write a Blues Song to How to Riot

The Original Korean War tent for the pop up version of the Front Line Club

The Original Korean War tent for the pop up version of the Front Line Club

Brilliant. Piers Morgan won’t be there.
— Julie Bindel