The Compass office and Compass groups all over the UK run events to bring people together to discuss current issues, create policies and organise for action. Many of our events are recorded and you can listen to them in our Library.

 

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Upcoming Events

Designing Democracy for the 21st century

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 6pm - 9pm
Committee Room 5, House of Ccommons

Join Neal Lawson of Compass and Eddie Molloy of the Electoral Reform Society as they attempt to answer the questions: Why do we need a constitutional convention? and How do we design one that will have the best outcome for citizens? Speakers include: Aisha Dodwell, Global Justice...

Brighton Rocks! Power Sucks? Creating a new democracy for Brighton & Hove

Saturday 7 May 2016, 11am - 4.30pm
Brighthelm Centre, Brighton

An afternoon of creativity, conversation and engagement reflecting on the issue of democracy and power DEMOCRACY AT A LOCAL level faces an unprecedented challenge. The impact of massive cuts in local government budgets, and the increasing removal of control over key services raise fundamental...

Past Events

“The Divide” Film Screening

Sunday 24 April 2016, 19.00
Quaker Meeting House, 17 Woodville Rd W5 2SE

A screening of the film 'The Divide'; a documentary illustration of living with high degrees of inequality, offering insight into the lives of the rich and the poor. Following the film there will be refreshments and a discussion. Parking available.

We The City

Saturday 9 April 2016, 12.00 - 17.30
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA London, United Kingdom

  Come along and have a say in the future of our city London is one of the greatest cities in the world, and one of the most divided. Spend an afternoon in conversation with ordinary Londoners, artists, poets, activists and politicians, and join in workshops on power, living, moving and...

Power in London with George Monbiot, Chido Dunn, Faiza Shaheen, David Wearing

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 6:30pm
The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

In the run-up to the Mayoral and Assembly elections in May, Compass and Verso Books in association with Foyles, are hosting a series of conversations asking how could we organise our communities and our city differently? London can look the same as it did in Victorian and Edwardian times,...

The Living Wage Campaign

Tuesday 5 April 2016, 19.30
Northfields Community Centre, Northcroft Road, W13 9SS

Emily Kenway from the living wage foundation will talk about low pay, the politics and the policies, followed by a discussion which will consider the launch of the “My Fair Council” campaign and campaign actions for economic inequality in Ealing.  

Moving in London with Owen Jones, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Daniel Trilling, Rachel Shabi

Wednesday 30 March 2016, 6:30pm
The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

In the run-up to the Mayoral and Assembly elections in May, Compass and Verso Books in association with Foyles, are hosting a series of conversations asking how could we organise our communities and our city differently?

London is a city of constant movement. People and capital have always...

Race & inequality in London with Liz Fekete, Aaron Bastani & more

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 7pm
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT

Verso and Compass present: Our London

A series of conversations in the run-up to the London Mayoral elections

London is the space where people from across the globe make their lives, histories and communities, creating one of the world’s great cultural hubs. But while our capital is one...

Working in London: Nick Snick, Joanna Biggs, Will Davies, Emma Dowling

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 7pm
107 Charing Cross Rd London, WC2H 0DT

Verso and Compass present: Our London

A series of conversations in the run-up to the London Mayoral elections

London is the space where people from across the globe make their lives, histories and communities, creating one of the world’s great cultural hubs. But while our capital is one...

Meeting of Merseyside Compass on the EU referendum

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 19.00
Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

We will have tea/coffee/biscuits available for members from 6.30 and will start the meeting at 7pm. Cynthia Dereli will be giving us a 30 minute presentation on TTIP to be followed by Kevin Peel (Labour Alliance for Europe) for 30 minutes on the national, regional and local imperatives for...

Lewes – The Corbyn Effect : Six Months of Labour’s Dream or Nightmare?

Monday 7 March 2016, 19.30
The Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling Street, Lewes, BN7 2RD

  Lewes Labour Party presents a night of conversation with Zoe Williams, Guardian columnist, and Neal Lawson, Compass Chair - all welcome.

The event is free, but please register in advance to guarantee your place gill@leweslabour.org.uk.

The venue is fully accessible.

Annual Gathering 2016

Saturday 5 March 2016, 11am - 6pm
The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR

After a year's hiatus in 2015, we're back with our annual Compass gathering. This year we're going to explore big political questions: how do we make systemic change happen in this political and global context? How could we be organising to have more impact? As always, our events are...