About the Festival of Politics

Hello! This year’s Festival of Politics will run between Thursday 19 October and Saturday 21 October.

Unlike in previous years, when the Festival has been held in August, for 2017 we’ve decided to move away from the crowded summer period. We hope this will help raise the profile of the Festival of Politics and broaden our appeal to a wider audience, in addition to our loyal supporters who come back year on year.

This is a trial move for one year. We will take on board the views of regular visitors and the new audiences we hope to attract before deciding if the change to October will be made permanent.