Dear friends, we invite you to join us to discuss, plan and collaborate Dangerous Ideas for Dangerous Times on the weekend of 31 May - 1 June.
We will be meeting in the halls and open spaces around Kings Cross to discuss radical, oppositional ideas amidst the onging economic and social crisis. Venues include: the Camden Centre, One KX, Westminster Kingsway, Lumen Church, Holy Cross and park with marquees, Calthorpe project and the streets and roads around Firebox.
Meanwhile, our local park will be transformed by musicians, artists, booksellers and stallholders, and open to festival-goers and members of the public alike. And there will be provisions for children provided by the Calthorpe Project on Saturday.
Here is the timetable.
Registration from 1pm, sessions start at 2.30pm. Of course you can turn up earlier, especially if you are able to help out! We anticipate long queues so do get here early to exchange your ticket for a wristband which will give you access to all the ticketed areas. There will be plenty to keep you entertained between 12-2.30pm!
We are rapidly running out of space but if we sell more tickets we will be able to put on more sessions. If you have an idea for a session, stall or workshop please do get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you,
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Clare Solomon, Firebox
Participants include: David Harvey, Tariq Ali, Lindsey German, Tony Benn, Nina Power, Owen Jones, Jeremy Corbyn, Laurie Penny, Paul Gilroy, Seumas Milne, Clare Solomon, Jolyon Rubinstein, Paul Le Blanc, John Rees, Vicki Baars, James Meadway, Rafeef Ziada, Richard Gott, Sanum Ghafoor, Chris Nineham, Kate Hudson, Danielle Obono, Neil Faulkner and many more discuss capitalism, war and the prospects for the left...
Edited Monday, 20 May 2013 - 15:00
Q. Where is the festval?
A. In the parks and halls of Kings Cross. Here's a venue map and additional information. And here is the timetable. Please be aware that this may change to accomodate last minute additions or edits.
Q: Where shall I pick up my wristband for entry to the ticketed areas?
A: from the registration desk at Firebox Cafe, 106-8 Cromer St, London, WC1H 8BZ
Q: What time can I pick this up from?
A: From 12pm on the Friday 31st May.
Q. Can I buy single session or day tickets.
A. Unfortunately we are unable to process this request this year. We want to ensure those who have bought two day tickets (whether standard rate or concession) get priority seating.
Q. Why isn't the festival free?
A. Unfortunately until we overturn capitalism there are still many costs involved to put on the festival. Venues, marquees, gazebos, outside tables & chairs, PA systems, outside power supplies, planning permission and public liability insurance, leaflets, posters and computer systems all cost money. There are a few open access areas and we'll work towards providing more of this next time.
Any excess money will go towards campaigning materials for future events.
On this note we'd like to thank all those who have given us discounts or free facilities.
Q: is it too late to book a stall?
A: No! Please email email@example.com to book one.
Q: Are there children's facilities?
A: Yes, the Calthorpe Project on Grays Inn Road has a lovely park with a few bits of entertainment being organisied including bread baking!
Q: are the venues accessible?
A: all the venues are fully accessible apart from the crypt of the 300 year old Holy Cross Church.
Q: What venues are being used?
A: The festival is being held over a number of venues including: the Camden Centre, several marquees in the local park, the Holy Cross Church, Lumen Church, Westminster Kingsway college, One KX and the Calthorpe project.
There will also be pop up perfomrances and other surprises at any stage of the two days...
Q: Where can I buy food and drink?
A: Firebox Cafe is providing food for the whole festival including lunchboxes, cafe service, a barbeque and more. Lumen Church also has a cafe and bar.
We expect queues for food during the breaks so we are offering prepaid lunches and dinners to help us get you all served quickly. Order yours through eventbrite along with your ticket for no extra charge. If you have already bought your ticket you can still edit your order to include food, again for no extra charge.
We also recommend two local pubs: the Harrison and The Boot. And there are a number of newsagents in the area including Manu's Indian Shop on Cromer St.