Welcome to the events page

Here you can find out about British Future events, and other events relating to our key themes on our listings page. Do submit an event if you are putting something on relating to integration, identity, migration or opportunity.

Sign at Heathrow airport. Photo: dcmaster

From: Thursday 13th March 2014
To: Thursday 13th March 2014

Immigration: can trust be restored?

19.00 - 21.00

Jubilee Room, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Join leading political speakers to set out how they would approach immigration - and what approaches they believe could secure public trust.

Map of northern England. Photo: ilovepie

From: Wednesday 20th November 2013
To: Wednesday 20th November 2013

England and the north

18.00 - 19.30

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3ER

Englishness is on the rise. What does that mean for the north? Can Englishness unite across the north-south divide...

St George's Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square. Photo: garryknight

From: Monday 11th November 2013
To: Monday 11th November 2013

Who are the English? An Exploration of English Identity

18.30 - 20.00

The Great Hall, Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4JA

The long history of migration in England has created an ever changing and diverse population, so in light of...

Lib Dem immigration debate; 200

Monday November 2013

British Future at the Party Conferences 2013

British Future took part in events at all three main party conferences. The Labour and Lib Dem events focused...

English flag. Photo: crabchick

Saturday 19th October 2013

England, my England: A festival of Englishness

10.00 - 18.00

London College of Communication, SE1 6SB

Englishness is on the rise, in many ways. Despite our diversity, if we live in England we are increasingly...

Photo: Aliya Mirza
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Saturday 22nd June 2013

Windrush Day celebration

15.00 - 16.45

Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London

A service on Saturday 22 June will take place to celebrate the first Windrush Day. The service, which is on…


Friday 26th April 2013

Finding Your Future


Butetown Youth Pavilion, Dumballs Rd, Cardiff, CF10 5FE

The National Theatre Wales, supported by British Future, presents an event examining how many opportunities are available to young...

Photo: Darryl_SE7
British Future Event

Friday April 2013

Stephen Lawrence: 20 Years On

British Future is holding a Question Time style debate in Eltham called Stephen Lawrence: 20 Years On. This follows...

Bradford City FC
British Future Event

Tuesday 26th February 2013

Beyond Wembley: What can bring Bradford together?

18.30 - 20.30

Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Bradford City have thrilled a city and surprised the whole country by becoming the first team from English football's...

Photo: ChanMyaSoe
British Future Event

Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Bittersweet Britain: What unites & what divides us?

HMS Belfast – the Thames, near City Hall, The Queens Walk, Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH

To celebrate the first birthday of British Future and the launch of our 2013 State of the Nation poll,...

Photo: nickhutche
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Tuesday 15th January 2013

Uniting Our Communities: Integration in 2013


On Tuesday 15th January British Future and Policy Exchange hosted the Secretary of State’s first major speech of 2013.


The New Patriotism: Beyond the Spirit of 2012

Tuesday 27th November 2012

The New Patriotism: Beyond The Spirit Of 2012

18.00 - 20.00

The Westminster Arms, 9 Storey’s Gate, London, SW1P 3AT

Bright Blue and British Future are holding a panel debate discussing The New Patriotism: Beyond The Spirit Of 2012.

Conservative Party in Birmingham

Monday 8th October 2012

Conservative Conference fringe event

18.00 - 19.00

Rooms 109 + 111, Jurys Inn, Birmingham

Join British Future and Demos at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham for our interactive event Immigration and...

Labour Party conference held in Manchester

Monday 1st October 2012

Labour Conference event

12.45 - 13.45

Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5AN

Join British Future and Progress at the annual Labour Party Conference in Manchester to consider The Doorstep Challenge –...

Monday 24th September 2012

Liberal Democrat Conference event

13.00 - 14.00

Lancaster Suite (Ground Floor), Hilton Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FU

Join British Future and Centre Forum at the annual Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton to discuss Is it possible...

Scottish flags in Edinburgh
British Future Event

Friday 24th August 2012

Who are ‘Jock Tamson’s Bairns’?

10:30 - 11:30

Committee Room 3, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

British Future and the Scottish Refugee Council are hosting a debate on attitudes towards migration in Scotland as part...

Photo: masum777
British Future Event

Thursday 19th July 2012

Generation 2012: What are the challenges ahead?

18:00 - 20:00

Stratford Town Hall, 29 Broadway Street, London, E15 4BQ

British Future is hosting an interactive debate at Stratford Town Hall on the challenges facing Generation 2012 to find...

Promised Land poster
British Future Event

From: Sunday 24th June 2012
To: Sunday 24th June 2012

Are We Still Leeds?

16:30 - 17:30

The Carriageworks, Leeds

British Future's Matthew Rhodes and a panel of guests involved with the making of Promised Land discussed identity and...

Photo: Aliya Mirza
British Future Event

From: Friday 1st June 2012
To: Friday 1st June 2012

Refugee Jubilee Street Party

12:00 - 15:00

Trinity Gardens, Brixton

British Future hosted a Jubilee street party as a way of both celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee and acknowledging the...

Mark Easton event invitation
British Future Event

From: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
To: Wednesday 23rd May 2012

The Great British Breakfast


Punch Tavern, Fleet Street

Join Mark Easton, BBC Home News Editor and author of Britain etc., along with British Future at an historic...

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External Event

From: Thursday 3rd April 2014
To: Saturday 26th April 2014

Brick Lane by Phil Maxwell

Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

An exhibition of black and white photographs from Brick Lane, one of London's most diverse streets.

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From: Saturday 5th April 2014
To: Saturday 31st May 2014

From Street to Trench: A War that Shaped a Region

IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ

To mark the 100 year commemoration of the first world war, IWM North have gathered together the largest showcase...

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External Event

From: Saturday 25th January 2014
To: Wednesday 31st December 2014

Yorkshire Exhibition

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH

Yorkshire is the biggest county in England. It's the home of the longest steam operated railway in the UK...

Marian Kratochwil, The Puppeteer, 1955 © Courtesy of Tim and Joyce Jeal
External Event

From: Saturday 11th January 2014
To: Saturday 28th June 2014

Pole Position: Polish Art in Britain 1939–1989

Museums Sheffield, Leader House, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH

This exhibition showcases 60 works by Polish artists forced to flee mainland Europe during the second world war. Some...

Early Co-operative. Photo: sludgegulper
External Event

From: Saturday 12th October 2013
To: Sunday 11th May 2014

The People’s Business – 150 Years of the Co-Operative

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

This exhibition looks at all things co-operative. For 150 years The Co-operative has grown to first manufacture and then...

Ivor Cutler. Photo: cONZ
External Event

From: Friday 4th April 2014
To: Saturday 3rd May 2014

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler

Various venues, Scotland

A musical and visual journey based on the songs, stories and poems of one of Scotland’s most iconic exiles....

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External Event

From: Friday 20th September 2013
To: Monday 1st September 2014

A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Steet, Manchester M2 3JL

Desolate snowscapes. Dramatic stag hunts. Castle ruins. Tartan cloth. Highland cattle. Are these Victorian stereotypes of Scotland enduring and...

Scotland. Photo: Moyan_Brenn
External Event

From: Saturday 5th October 2013
To: Tuesday 6th May 2014

The Nation // Live | Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

This exhibition features works of art created through five community outreach projects, which investigate the contemporary relevance of major...