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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Past Events

The Great Health Debate, Godalming

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7:30 - 9:30
Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU

The meeting on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 is entitled "The Future of UK Health Policy in the 21st Century: The Great Health Debate", and the keynote speakers will include experts and speakers from a range of political parties: - Larry Sanders (Green Party Health...

Mothers for a Progressive Alliance launch

Saturday 18 November 2017, 11am - 1pm
Doreen Ramsey Court, 108 The Cut, London, SE18LN

On Saturday 18th November,  the 'Mothers for a Progressive Alliance' is getting together for the first time. The group is being launched by Jane Chelliah, the blogger 'ambitious mamas' to push for issues that affect parents, particularly mothers, to be explored and adopted at a cross-party...

Good London report launch

Monday 6 November 2017, 4 - 6pm
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA, UK

What sort of city to do you want to live in and how can we make it happen?

Join us at the launch of our new report on Good London on Monday 6th November, 4-6pm at City Hall.

Supported by the Trust for London, we spent 2016 hosting a series of workshops, events and deliberations with...

Compass Gathering and AGM

Saturday 4 November 2017, 10.30 - 5.30pm
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

This year our yearly gathering will take place on Saturday 4 November, at Toynbee Studios near Aldgate. It's the chance for the Compass clan to get together, check in, discuss our strategy, our local groups and our ambitious plans for the future. More details, including timings, sessions...

Bristol group launch

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 18.30 - 20.30pm
Unite the Union, Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AY

During the last election, Bristol progressives from all walks of life came together to campaign for a more equal, sustainable and democratic future. We played a huge role in delivering progressive wins in many key seats and fundamentally reshaping the narrative of British politics. However...

Flatpack Democracy meets Salisbury Compass

Saturday 21 October 2017, 10.30am - 1pm
Salisbury Quaker House, 51 Wilton Road, SP2 7EP

On 21st October, Peter Macfadyen, the founder of Flatpack Democracy in Frome, will be coming along to a gathering of Salisbury Compass to tell the story of how a small group of local people triggered an international movement for democratic participation. Doors will open at 10.30 and Peter...

Compass West London

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7.30pm
Northfields Community Centre, Room 1, 71a Northcroft Road, London W13 9SS

As summer has drawn to a close, it's time to look back on our efforts in the General Election and look forward to the party conferences and plans for Progressive Alliances in the London Council Elections next May. Come join us on 3rd October to talk about: Our performance in electing...

Hegemony or One More Heave?

Monday 25 September 2017, 3 - 4.30pm
Fabrica, 39 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG

What caused the swing to Labour at the last election and how can this surge be sustained and extended? How can we build a progressive bloc to beat the regressive alliance, not just to win an election but to support and sustain a radical progressive government? How can political parties better...

PR, Progressive Alliances and Patisserie

Monday 25 September 2017, 9.30am - 11am
Fabrica, 39 Duke Street, Brighton. BN1 1AG

What do we want? Democracy. How do we get it? Together! Join us on Monday 25th, 9.30 - 11am, for a breakfast on the theme of upgrading our democracy and progressive cooperation. A recurring tension of our times has been the disconnection between the ‘people’ and the system that is meant...

Alliance building for a progressive future – what next?

Sunday 24 September 2017, 8 - 9.30pm
Lancing Suite, Holiday Inn, 137 King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF

Join Caroline Lucas, Lisa Nandy, Barry Langford and Francesca Klug to debate where next for alliances on the left. The event is open to all - come with your ideas!

Salisbury Democracy Cafe

Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 -12
Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street SP1 3UT

Salisbury Compass will be holding the city's first Democracy Cafe in Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday 16th September, 10am - 12. The organisers promise it will bean oasis of reasonableness in a desert of rising intolerance and polarization - so don't miss out! Free to attend - all are welcome.

Book Launch – All Together Now: the Progressive Alliance and the 2017 General Election

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 6.30 pm - 8pm
The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU

Join us at the launch of our new book, 'All Together Now' (pre-order your copy here), based on first-hand testimony of the Progressive Alliance in 2017. 'All Together Now' reveals the inside story of the PA campaign at the recent election, whilst also exploring progressive alliances...