Momentum organise political festival alongside Labour party conference



Momentum has organised its own fringe festival alongside this year’s Labour Party conference to set out its “positive vision for the future”.

The Corbynite faction has organised The World Transformed in order to promote “popular education” for their movement. The series of events will will include talks, workshops, film screenings, music, poetry and comedy in order to “build a shared vision” for politics. The events coincide exactly with conference, running from the 24 to the 27 September in a different venue in Liverpool.

The group say the festival will include grassroots groups who would usually not be present at conference, though no speakers are yet to be formally announced. 

“Getting Jeremy re-elected is essential,” their invite reads,

“But so is building a movement that has popular education at its core. A movement that has a vision of what the future should look like.

“So join Jeremy, John and thousands of other people from across the UK (and further afield), as we build our positive vision for the future together.

“Momentum is hosting The World Transformed during Labour Party Conference to offer Conference delegates, visitors, trade unionists, Momentum members and supporters and local residents the opportunity to come together, discuss big ideas, learn new skills, and build a shared vision for the future.”

The majority of events are free and open to everyone, including those who are not Labour Party members.

The group are also subsidising accommodation in Liverpool for supporters during the festival.

The announcement follows a series of Momentum-organised rallies in favour of Jeremy Corbyn over the weekend. Over 1,200 attended a demonstration in Swansea and 1,000 in Heartlands in Cornwall to support the Labour leader.

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