Revolution 2019 is a three-day festival of Marxist ideas, hosted in London by Socialist Appeal, with talks and discussions on current events, history, philosophy, and economics.
This year's event commemorates Britain's revolutionary history - from the 19th century Chartist movement, to the 1926 general strike, to the political battles taking place at the present time.
With the status quo collapsing all around us, these movements provide valuable and inspiring lessons for activists looking to organise, fight, and transform the world today.
The full schedule for the weekend is now online at our dedicated festival website, including recommended background reading and watching for all sessions. Or see below for a timetable of talks to look forward to.
Buy your ticket now for this exciting festival and join the revolution!
REVOLUTION FESTIVAL 2019
Student Central, Malet Street
Visit our festival website for the complete weekend programme, including details of sessions and speakers, and recommended reading and videos for all sessions.
Friday 25th October (London Welsh Centre, Gray's Inn Road)
18:00 - 19:00 - Registration
19:00 - 20:30 - Opening rally for a socialist Labour government - with guest speakers, including:
Rob Sewell (editor of Socialist Appeal)
Ian Hodson (BFAWU president)
Paul Holmes (Unison NEC)
Mike Hogan (Liverpool Wavertree CLP)
Fiona Lali (Students4Corbyn and #UnseatBoris campaigns)
Saturday 26th October (Student Central, Malet Street)
10:30 - 12:30:
Upper Hall - Why Marxists must fight for open borders - Niklas Albin Svensson
Room 3E - Marxism, Keynesianism, and Modern Monetary Theory - Adam Booth
Room 3D - From Peterloo to Chartism: the rise of the British working class - Josh Holroyd
13:30 - 15:15:
Upper Hall - From student strikes to the Green New Deal, how do we fight the climate crisis? - Helena Nicholson
Room 3E - The 1949 Chinese Revolution - Daniel Morley
Room 3D - Marxist economics: how capitalism works, and how it doesn't - Nigel Warren
15:30 - 17:15:
Upper Hall - Which way forward for Israel-Palestine? - Fred Weston
Room 3E - The origins of the family: in defence of Engels - Natasha Sorrell
Room 3D - The fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Stalinism - Marie Frederiksen
17:30 - 19:00 - Spain's revolution against Franco: the great betrayal - Alan Woods (Upper Hall)
19:30 - 23:00 - Join the Party! Festival social - Venue TBC
Sunday 27th October (Student Central, Malet Street)
10:30 - 12:15:
Upper Hall - Marxism and science: tipping points, catastrophe, and revolution - Ben Curry
Room 3E - Scotland and the National Question - Ellen Morton
Room 3D - The revolutionary philosophy of Marxism - Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick
13:00 - 14:45:
Upper Hall - The fight against colonialism: then and now - Hamid Alizadeh
Room 3E - The early years of the British Communist Party - Ben Gliniecki
Room 3D - The Marxist view of history - Fiona Lali
15:00 - 16:45:
Upper Hall - The Troubles in the North of Ireland - Shaun Morris
Room 3E - The crisis of the European Union - Jorge Martin
Room 3D - The 1926 General Strike - James Kilby
17:00 - 17:30 - Why we need a revolution - Alan Woods (Upper Hall)
We also ask that all those attending from London add an additional £10 donation to their order. This is to help subsidise the extra costs involved for those travelling from further afield.