The Speakers’ Forum is a platform for radical thinkers, activists and academics, a place to learn, enjoy a debate, and find inspiration to take action. In the evenings it transforms into a Radical Cinema with Reel News.
Speakers in 2021 (tbc):
Roger Hallam (Extinction Rebellion co-founder), Clare Farrell (XR Fashion), Jojo Mehta (Stop Ecocide), Pete The Temp (from Homer to Hiphop), Robin Boardman (XR Youth), Jamie Kelsey Fry (People’s Assemblies), Amelia Womack (Green Party Deputy Leader), Molly Scott Cato (Green economist), Cllr Simon Pickering (Green Chair of Stroud Environment Committee)… more info coming soon.
Speakers from 2019 included:
Mary-Ellen Archer challenges human rights violations, austerity and Universal Credit, calling all of us to join Disabled People Against Cuts.
Paul Mobbs, activist and environmental investigator, questions our reliance on mobile phones.
Jamie Kelsey Fry of New Internationalist on new movements for social and climate justice, plus how activists can make the most of the media.
Dr Phil Wadey shows us how to identify, record and save footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways at risk of being extinguished.
Frances Foley, of the Citizens’ Convention on UK Democracy, on how Citizens’ Assemblies work and could get us out of the messes we’re in.
Reclaim the Power on why the network took on energy company Drax and the hostile environment for migrants at its recent action camp.
David Taylor, curator of green-history.co.uk and longterm Green Party member, with a big picture look at Green politics.
Roger Hallam, one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion, reviews its success and where to go from here.
Amelia Parisian of Edventure Frome looks at community regeneration.
Seize the Day treat us to a convergence of music and politics.
Hector Christie, Gerald Miles and Jim McNulty shine a light on the culpability of supermarkets.
Simon Fairlie, editor of The Land magazine, tackles the charged topic of animal husbandry with nuance and a different perspective.
Tamasin Cave of Spinwatch puts a spotlight on vested interests.
Paul Allen (CAT) on how to meet the Climate Emergency head on.
Nicola Peel looks at how mushrooms can clean up oilspills, agroforestry stops rainforest destruction and plastic be used as a building material.
Duncan Law, community energy advocate, looks at realistic ways to respond to the climate crisis.
And not forgetting Brixton Tea Party who serve teas, coffees and flapjack throughout!
Thank you to all the speakers. We hope you find inspiration to take action from these talks.
RADICAL CINEMA with REEL NEWS
Film evenings in the Speakers’ Forum from 7pm… programme tbc
A big Thankyou to all our speakers, film makers & cinema curators!