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PubTALK – Living Differently: the Cultural Spaces of the Left
April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For the last pubTALK of the acadmeic year, we are looking forwrad to welcoming DR David Nettleingham who will be discussing ‘Living Differently: the Cultural Spaces of the Left’.
The history of British socialism, communism and anarchism in the 20th century was as much one of culture and community as it was of politics and policy. Theatres, cycling clubs, Sunday Schools, book groups and music festivals provided spaces and activities through which comrades socialised, learned skills and often raised their children. In the last 10 years there has been a resurgence of these kinds of spaces and activities – not tied to parties or international political camps as were their predecessors, but organised by groups of friends, communities on and offline, young people getting involved in politics for the first time. Some aim to revitalise the old, some are new responses to new challenges. This talk looks at some examples of the cultural responses to the political needs of today, putting them in historical context and asking what it means that this form of political engagement is on the rise.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and entry is free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to stay behind after the talks to continue the discussions for a drink or two. Please see our website for more information – https://www.kent.ac.uk/qstep/pubtalk.html
Looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂