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.

In this photograph from 1916, the banner proclaims that women, and the firm of Thornycroft, have subscribed £12,500 in one week towards the war effort. Photo: Hampshire and Solent Museums (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hampshireandsolentmuseums/)
External Event

From: Saturday 7th June 2014
To: Saturday 7th June 2014

What’s a centenary good for? Can the Centenary of the First World War bring us together?

15.30 - 17.00

Leeds Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street Leeds LS1 3AB

British Future are hosting an event looking at the war and its relevance to today.

Nigel Farage. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter
British Future Event

From: Tuesday 27th May 2014
To: Tuesday 27th May 2014

Peak UKIP, or a political earthquake? Unpicking the European election results

9.00 - 10.30

British Future Kean House 6 Kean Street London, WC2B 4AS

After the election weekend spin, what do the numbers really tell us about the European election results and what...

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...

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: Thursday 1st January 1970
To: Thursday 1st January 1970

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

Thursday January 1970

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
External Event

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…

Cardiff

Friday 26th April 2013

Finding Your Future

19.00

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
British Future Event

Tuesday 15th January 2013

Uniting Our Communities: Integration in 2013

15.30

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

Chaired…

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...

Sign London and North. Photo: Julian Osley via Google images
External Event

From: Thursday 13th November 2014
To: Thursday 13th November 2014

North/South divide: does it exist?

18.00 - 19.30

IPPR North, 3rd Floor, 20 Collingwood Street, Newcastle NE1 1JF

Is it all that grim up in the north of England? Does London-based decision-making mean the North is often...

Great Britain play. Photo: National Theatre
External Event

From: Wednesday 10th September 2014
To: Saturday 10th January 2015

Great Britain

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT

Richard Bean’s new play is a fast-moving satire about the press, the police and the political establishment in Great...

Indian bicycle troops at a crossroads on the Fricourt-Mametz Road, Somme, France, 1916. Photo: John Warwick Brooke via Wikimedia
External Event

From: Wednesday 9th July 2014
To: Sunday 28th September 2014

Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One

Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

This summer will see a landmark exhibition to commemorate the remarkable but largely forgotten contribution and experiences of Sikh...

Photo: First world war soldiers
External Event

From: Thursday 19th June 2014
To: Sunday 12th October 2014

Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour

Folio Society Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

A major part of the British Library's contribution to the first world war centenary, Enduring War looks at how...

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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...