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The Spirit of '68

think. debate. laugh. dance. and change the world 

WITH * frontline club bar * INDEPENDENT MEDIA AWARDS * NEW ORLEANS FLYING SPACE CIRCUS * TRUMPTON village FETE *  BAD PRESS AWARDS * occupy byline * constitutional crowdsourcing  

SPEAKERS include

HUGH GRANT * BARONESS SAYEEDA WARSI * GARY LINEKER * BONNIE GREER * VINCE CABLE * JUNE SARPONG * SANJEEV BHASKAR * LAURI LOVE * BIRGITTA JONSDOTTIR * FRANK RICH * KATE MOSSE * TOM WATSON * CAROLE CADWALLDR * LORD VICTOR ABEDOWALE * RUSHANARA ALI * LUKE HARDING * A L KENNEDY * ANTHONY BARNETT * MARTIN BELL * FRANCINE STOCK * JOHN SWEENEY * ROGER COHEN

performers include

JOHN CLEESE * SALENA GODDEN * THE BLOW MONKEYS * LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL * THE VAPORS * ANDY HAMILTON * JOANNA SCANLAN * THE MEMBERS * JONNIE BAYFIELD * DEPARTMENT S * THE PRISCILLAS * SASHA AND THE SHADES * YOUTH CLUB * THE COURTESANS * TOM HINGLEY (INSPIRAL CARPETS) * SEETHING AKIRA * JOHN ELLIS (VIBRATORS) * LEE BAINES AND THE GLORY FIRES * SMUTTY (THE ROCKATS) * FRANKIE FORMAN * ARGONAUT * PHOENIX CHROI * CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CHOIR * HOWS HARRY * DRAMARAMA * KINGS AND CASTLES * POWERDRESS

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

STAND UP COMEDY * WRITE A PROTEST POEM OR SONG * MOBILE JOURNALISM * MAKE YOUR OWN PLACARDS * CREATE YOUR OWN CARTOONS * PUBLISHING EBOOKS * GUERILLA PODCASTING * LEARN HOW TO RIOT * WAKE UP SUNDAY * PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY * VIRAL VIDEO MAKING * RETRO JOURNALISM * INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM FOR BEGINNERS * POST TRUMP DETRAUMATISATION * HOW TO STOP FUNDING HATE * WHISTLEBLOWER SUPPORT * CONSTRUCTIVE JOURNALISM * FACT CHECKING * SELF-HELP, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-DELUSION * RESTORATIVE JUSTICE * PODCASTS V RADIO * WHISTLEBLOWERS AND SOURCE PROTECTION

TOPICS AND THEMES INCLUDE

  COMPUTATIONAL PROPAGANDA: THE FIFTH BATTLESPACE * #METOO THE NEW AGE OF CONSENT *  WHITELASH * IN LIMBO - CITIZENS OF NOWHERE * HOMELESS VOICES * GAMING ELECTIONS * THE END OF FACEBOOK * MUNICIPALISM * FORGOTTEN WARS * CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN CRISIS * CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL * MODERN SLAVERY *  DARKER MONEY AND DARK ADS * POLITICS OF HEALTHCARE * ALT RIGHT FAMILY VALUES * GOOD FRIDAY DISAGREEMENT * MONSTERING MUSLIMS * IMMIGRATION * DEATH OF LOCAL JOURNALISM * LEVESON TWO * MODERN SLAVERY * CULTURE WARS AND SOFT POWER * SYRIAN DISINFORMATION * AUSTERITY AND THE PARADOX OF THRIFT * FAKE ARTS NEWS * BLOCKCHAINS OF TRUST * INTER-LOCAL JOURNALISM  * WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT LONDON * FRIENDSHIP AFTER FACEBOOK * MINDLESS MINDFULNESS * 

 

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

a RIOT OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM, IDEAS, music, dancing, COMEDY AND FREE SPEECH

YES, WE'RE BACK NEXT YEAR AT PIPPINGFORD PARK. BIGGER, BETTER, MORE DIVERSE

 
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think. debate. laugh. dance. and change the world 

RECREATE THE SPIRIT OF '68

 
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

 

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

DAY

Say No to Post Truth Politics

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Woodstock for the Facebook Generation
— We Made this Up Ourselves
 

DON'T WAIT

participate

 

 

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