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A People Powered Festival of Politics, Internationalism and Solidarity

Arise is a festival of people powered politics, internationalism and solidarity, discussing left ideas to change society for the better

Solidarity ✊ Struggle 📣 Socialism 🌹


Arise Festival brings the left together to fight for socialist solutions to the crisis and support workers in struggle!

You can find all our upcoming events here.

Whilst all online events will stream for free, as a volunteer organisation we need your support. Please consider becoming a Friend of Arise Festival today and support us for just £5 a month.



Jeremy Corbyn MP // Shami Chakrabarti // John McDonnell MP // Richard Burgon MP // Grace Blakeley, author, The Corona Crash // Rebecca Long Bailey MP // Simon Fletcher // Jo Grady, UCU // Jess Barnard, Young Labour // Kevin Courtney, NEU // Kate Hudson, CND // Steve Howell, author, Game Changer // Heidi Chow, Director, Debt Justice // Holly Turner, NHS Workers Say No // Ruth Hayes, Labour Women Leading // Gemma Bolton, Labour NEC & CLPD // Lord John Hendy QC // Mercedes Villalba MSP // Adrian Weir, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom // James Schneider, author, Our Bloc: How We Win // Nadia Jama, Labour NEC // Ryvka Barnard, Palestine Solidarity Campaign // Asad Rehman, War on Want // Marian Carty, Goldsmiths UCU // Jack Sargeant, Welsh Senedd // Louise Regan, NEU // Steve Turner, Unite AGS // Rachel Garnham, CLPD // Geoff Bell, author, The Twilight of Unionism



Yasmin Dar, Labour NEC // Dr. Sonia Adesara, Keep Our NHS Public // Mish Rahman, Labour NEC & Momentum NCG // Sabby Dhalu, Stand up to Racism // Joan Twelves, ZeroCovid.UK // Fraser McGuire, candidate on Socialist Future slate in Young Labour // Andrew Murray, author Is Socialism Possible in Britain? Reflections on the Corbyn Years // Katherine Harlow , LGBTQ+ candidate on Young Labour’s Socialist Future slate // Shelly Asquith, Stop the War Coalition // Donna Guthrie, BARAC // Lara McNeill, Labour NEC Youth Rep // Andrew Fisher, former Labour Party Executive Director of Policy // Laura Smith, No Holding Back // Prof. Keith Ewing. Institute for Employment Rights // Kate Osborne MP // Mike Jackson, Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners (LGSM) // Kim Johnson MP // Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now // Ian Lavery MP // Özlem Onaran, Professor of Economics, University of Greenwich // Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP // Sarah Woolley, BFAWU // Jon Trickett MP // & more.


Tribune // Peace & Justice Project // Morning Star // Brazil Solidarity Initiative // Momentum // Labour CND // Campaign for Trade Union Freedom // Labour For Irish Unity // Labour Briefing (Co-op) // Liberation // Labour Assembly Against Austerity // Friends of Bolivia // Institute of Employment Rights // Labour Outlook // Labour & Palestine // Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America // Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign // Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs & more.


Arise is a festival of ideas like no other, featuring a month of dozens of unique sessions and different formats, including “In-conversations withs,” Q&As, book launches, policy seminars, exclusive interviews, interactive workshops, film watchalongs, “Lefty lunchtime” streams, political education forums and more.

We hope Arise Festival will also be back in-person next year, please donate to help to make that happen.

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