The Guardian Open WeekendEvent type:
Location: Kings Place, London
The Guardian newspaper is hosting a weekend-long festival of ideas, innovation and entertainment with the paper’s editors and journalists joined by outside experts and thousands of readers at Kings Place in London on March 24th and 25th.
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, will take part in a Sunday morning panel, asking What is the new age of protest achieving? with BBC Newsnight’s Paul Mason, Anna Solomons of UK Uncut and Kai Wargalla from Occupy London, chaired by The Guardian’s Becky Gardiner.
One Saturday afternoon panel sees two politician-historians Kwasi Kwarteng and Tristram Hunt join Simon Jenkins, Kate Williams and Madeleine Bunting to ask What English history do we need? while another event sees playwright Jez Butterworth in conversation with Guardian theatre editor Andrew Dickson about the success of his play Jerusalem.
The weekend event includes dozens of events and hundreds of speakers.
For full listings and ticket information, visit Guardian Open Weekend
British Future’s latest activity on Twitter
Our @sundersays is speaking to @TimesRadio at 4.05 about Lee Anderson's comments
Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hatred in UK, particularly against women: @itvnews on new @TellMamaUK figures
Sharp increase in anti-Muslim hatred in UK, particularly against women | ITV News
The organisation Tell Mama was made aware of 2,010 cases of anti-Muslim hate between October 7 and February 7. | ITV National News
Does your school teach about #TheBritishEmpire?
Please help @UniofOxford @IOE_London with their research, exploring teaching & learning about the British Empire in English #secondaryschools & play a role in shaping the future of #education in this area
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Our friends at @RAMPproject are recruiting for a Communications and Events Officer, applications close 11 March. Details: https://www.w4mpjobs.org/JobDetails.aspx?jobid=91743
Almost all media coverage (left, liberal, centre & right) caricatures Muslim voters as primarily a foreign policy voting group. Certainly, there is high engagement, mobilisation + protest around Gaza. Higher priority given to economy, NHS gets ignored in almost all media coverage
Our @sundersays' column for @EasternEye this week discusses London's newly-renamed Windrush overground train line and how commemorating a more inclusive history of Britain can bring us together.
East Kilbride sporting giants extend warm welcome to town's asylum seekers with new partnership "to share in the joy of sport, fostering camaraderie, resilience and sense of belonging in a new community.”
David Neal, the Immigration and borders watchdog sacked for leaking reports to media, says "I've been forced into this because my reports aren't being published.... There's a strong public interest here and that's why I've done what I've done."
Immigration watchdog sacked after critical news stories
Reports about the carers' visa system and security checks on private jets had appeared in newspapers.
The most effective strategies are designed alongside asylum seekers says @jake_puddle from @britishfuture at the launch of the Asylum Welcome toolkit for local authorities at City Hall @LondonAssembly
The Asylum Welcome toolkit has lots of examples of what works and is completely free to use says @jake_puddle from @britishfuture https://www.london.gov.uk/programmes-strategies/communities-and-social-justice/migrants-and-refugees/asylum-welcome-toolkit