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

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...

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...

Buckingham: Progressive alliances with Caroline Lucas, Lisa Nandy, Chris Bowers

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

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 inWealden unite in a practical way that will provide a serious challenge to the Conservatives? Come and hear the respected MP Caroline Lucas,...

Green Party Conference: Panel on Progressive Alliances

Friday 2 September 2016, 18.30­ - 19.45
Great Hall

Progressive Alliances: The case for cross­party working and why it could be a game­changer for the Green Party ​   Following the panel discussion, Compass Greens cordially invite you to join us in repairing to a highly recommended pub to carry on discussing amongst...

Past Events

Brexit: Common Cause

Thursday 11 August 2016, 6.30pm - 10pm
Tomatitos Tapas Bar 38 Lion Street, HR3 5AA Hereford

A Brexit inspired meeting to understand what we want and should be campaigining for as Britain moulds a new shape for itself. Can we find a progressive form of common cause behind which we can unite? What will Britain look like in three years? Do you like what you see? How would you make it...

Liverpool: Building progressive alliances with John Harris, Lisa Nandy MP, Tom Crone & Goscia McCain

Monday 25 July 2016, 6.30pm - 9pm
Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane Liverpool L 13BT

Following our post-Brexit alliance building event in London on July 5, we are delighted to announce a meeting in Liverpool to discuss what alliance building might look like, where next, and how we start building a politics that is not based tribal politics. If you missed the event, you can...

Frome: Where do we go from here? With Caroline Lucas & John Harris

Friday 22 July 2016, 8pm - 11pm
Rook Lane Chapel - Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN

This event organised by Cllr Pippa Goldfinger in Frome is sold out, but there will be recordings of the speakers and discussion and follow-up meetings. The EU referendum has left many of us feeling directionless and hopeless. What does it mean for our country? How do we heal some of the huge...

Brighton: Hanging together or hanging separately: Can the Left work together?

Monday 18 July 2016, 1pm - 2pm
Buckingham, Hilton Metropole

Hanging together or hanging separately: Can the Left work together?   You're warmly invited to this event co-hosted by Social Liberal Forum and Compass to discuss one of the biggest challenges to the left of British politics - whether the left can work together? David Howarth (SLF...

Post-Brexit alliance building with Caroline Lucas MP, Clive Lewis MP, Vince Cable, John Harris and Amina Gichinga

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, doors 6pm
Emmanuel Centre - 9-23 Marsham Street London, SW1P 3DW

Politics is in crisis and the repercussions from the result of the referendum are being felt socially, politically and economically. For many people, it feels like the country is being torn apart. If we want a politics and economy that puts all of us first, it's time to come together and...