Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Two days of events, workshops and organising on the 12th and 13th July 2018

What's Happening?

Every year the Durham Miners’ Gala is in July – and it’s awesome. This year there’s a vibrant political Festival in the two days before, with cheap accommodation.

The austerity and political climate we face is blighting the lives of millions in our communities, and we have to be organised if we’re going to change it. So we’re bringing together the very best in community organisers, political trainers and alternative media to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Headline speakers at People, Pits & Politics

There will be:

There will also be music, comedy and drama. It’ll be a busy two days!

A few specific sessions are listed below. There will be many more added – keep checking back.



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Featured Events

One Million Climate JobsClive Lewis, Hazel Graham, Andrew Simms, Clara Paillard, Willie Black
Eclipse the S*n: alternative tabloid for the northWe Are Our Media, Jessie Jacobs, Andrew Wilson
Make Democracy Matter – Electoral ReformClive Lewis, Mary Southcott, Benj Eckford
Food Poverty CampaignsEmma Lewell Buck, Deborah Finn, Catherine Donovan
Low Pay No WayTalk Socialism, Owen Espley, Chris Williamson
The Financial Crash: 10 Years OnPaul Mason, Owen Espley, Sarah-Jayne Clifton
What’s socialism, then?Jamie Driscoll, Talk Socialism, Clive Lewis, Gerry Byrne, Nick Arnold, Rachel Broadbent, Ross Collins
Comedy NightMark Steel, John Scott
Community Organising MasterclassWe Can Win, Sotez Chowdhury
Film: K is for KarlPaul Mason
How to set up a Co-op MasterclassNigel Todd
Royal Mail or People’s Mail: a new kind of nationalisation?Dave Ward, Andy McDonald
How to Organise a DemoPeople's Assembly Against Austerity
A Very British CoupPaul Mason, Hilary Wainwright, Ken Loach
Citizens’ Journalism MasterclassRed Pepper, Eleanor Penny, Ruairidh Paton
Protest! Billy BraggBilly Bragg, Richard Grainger, Steve Pledger
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