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#16: What did the Nineties do for us?
Wed 19 October 2016, 19:00 – 21:30 BST
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From New Labour and Cool Britannia to the feminism-lite of the Spice Girls, the 1990s shaped much of how we live today. But what is the true legacy of the decade? Did it usher in a brave new Britain of fun, diversity and forward-looking politics? Or sow the seeds for a more materialist and less equal society than ever before?
Join broadcaster and journalist Katie Puckrik, editor of The Question and presenter of the Bigmouth podcast Andrew Harrison and Observer columnist Miranda Sawyer in a debate chaired by writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun to discuss the pros and cons of a pivotal decade and ask, are the Nineties worth saving or do we need to forget the decade in order to face the future?
The talk takes place on Wednesday 19th October 2016 in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7:30pm. Guests are invited to stay afterwards at the not-for-profit members’ club to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.
This will be the 16th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.
The House of St Barnabas is a charity whose vision is to create a future where lasting work is a reality for people affected by homelessness and social exclusion. Participants in their Employment Academy are given work placements throughout their not-for-profit members' club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience in a vibrant, inclusive and culturally driven space and City&Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.
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