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

Progressive alliance building in South West Surrey

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU

Where now for progressive politics? Join Compass South West Surrey for an evening to discuss building a progressive alliance with national and local speakers. The South West Surrey group has been doing a lot of work on what alliance building might look like in the area for progressives and is...

London: Our Money, our City

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6pm - 8pm
City Hall

Our Money, Our City How can Londoners harness the power of the investment system to improve their city? London has the riches – in human and financial terms – to tackle the problems it faces. But our city can only thrive when people and money are aligned in facing down those...

Devon United – Doing Democracy Differently

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6pm-9.30pm
Newton Abbot Races Ltd Newton Road Kingsteignton

Event Description from Devon United... For our launch event on 4 October we will be joined by Paul Hilder, co-founder, 38 Degrees and Crowdpac, and former global campaigns director for Avaaz and  We have asked him to share his insights on how people...

Past Events

Compass Lancaster launch & Progressive Alliance

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 7.30-9.30pm
Lancaster Friends Meeting House - Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

In the 1980s the Labour party split and the result was 18 years of Tory rule.  Is this going to happen again?  How do we stop it?  Can Labour really win the next General election on it’s own, or does it need to work with others such as the Greens and Liberal Democrats?  How do we...

Liverpool: Universal Basic Income – should Labour lead the Way?

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 8-9.30pm
Large Meeting Room, Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, L1 3BT

A Discussion with Zoe Williams, Jonathan Reynolds MP, John McDonnell MP, Karen Buck MP, Neal Lawson (Compass), Anthony Painter (RSA). This event is in collaboration with Christians on the Left and is outside the conference zone, so open to all.  

Liverpool: Book launch: The Alternative – Lisa Nandy, Caroline Lucas & Chris Bowers

Sunday 25 September 2016, 6pm - 7.15pm
Merseyside Maritime Museum

Book launch: The Alternative: towards a new progressive politics   You're warmly invited to the launch of a provocative new book 'The Alternative' on 25 September presents one of the biggest challenges to the left of British politics. Based on two premises - that working together with...

Liverpool: Power & Politics in the 21st Century

Sunday 25 September 2016, 3-5pm
Black-E, Liverpool

As part of The World Transformed festival of politics, Compass is presenting a conversation on power and politics in the Twenty-First Century. 

The dawn of the 21st century saw much talk of a new age network culture and leaderless politics. We’ve seen the awesome power of social media to...

Birmingham: Building a progressive future

Thursday 22 September 2016, 7-9pm
Birmingham Impact Hub

Building a Progressive Future! 5 (draft) Principles Thursday 22 September 2016 7pm-9pm, Birmingham Impact Hub This is a free event but booking is essential, by clicking here A group of people from across the West Midlands have developed 5 (draft) Principles for a Progressive Future - and...

Brighton: Progressive Alliance: Panacea or Pipe Dream?

Monday 19 September 2016, 6.15-7.15pm
Buckingham Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

Brighton and Hove Lib Dem/ Sussex Progressive Alliance/ B&H Compass co production presents: A public meeting and Liberal Democrat Conference Fringe Event PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: PANACEA OR PIPE DREAM? Featuring Caroline Lucas, MP, Peter Kyle MP, Norman Lamb MP and others. A lively...

Brighton: The Alternative book tour

Sunday 18 September 2016, 13.00 - 14.00
Hilton Metropole, Buckingham room, Brighton

Hanging together or hanging separately: Can the Left work together? Social Liberal Forum co-hosts with Compass on the Progressive Alliance This event is part of the book tour for The Alternative and Compass' Progressive Alliance initiative. The book is based on two premises – that working...

Wealden: the potential for progressive cooperation

Friday 16 September 2016, 7.30pm
All Saints Church Hall, Church Road, Crowborough

There are many issues that unite people who support Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Greens and the non-party-aligned. But can the progressives in Wealden unite in a practical way that will provide a serious challenge to the Conservatives? Come and hear the respected MP Caroline Lucas,...

Together the People Festival: Brighton & Hove Compass Talk Tent

Saturday 3 September 2016, all day Saturday & Sunday

On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th September, Brighton once again plays host to the Together the People Festival, a festival of music, food, community, film and arts. Alongside legendary artists such as Brian Wilson and Suede, will be the returning Brighton and Hove Compass Talk...