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

Calderdale Compass launch

Saturday 24 March 2018, 13.30 - 17.30pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7 BY

Compass is a home for people, political parties and other organisations to work together to create a fairer society based on equality, sustainability and democracy, and to campaign together to achieve these aims. A new Compass group is starting up in Calderdale, which we hope will lead to the...

Past Events

Do we in the UK live in a parliamentary democracy?

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7.30pm
East Ham Working Men's Club, Boleyn Road

Don't miss the next meeting of East London Compass, to debate the question: "Do we live in a parliamentary democracy?" We'll be joined by Alex Runswick from Unlock Democracy and Christine Shawcroft from the Greater London Assembly and the event will be chaired by Rachel Collinson. They'll...

Lib Dems grapple with radicalism!

Saturday 10 March 2018, 18.15 - 19.15
Southport Ramada Hotel, Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DX

Compass is co-sponsoring a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrats' spring conference in March aimed at establishing a radical platform within the party, and doing so in a way that will allow or progressive cross-party co-operation. The meeting is being hosted by two Lib Dems who have worked...

Creating a vision for a Progressive Government – a cross-party approach

Saturday 3 March 2018, 4.30 - 5.45pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH

We're holding a session about our new project at the Green Party Spring Conference, in Bournemouth, 3rd March. The Common Platform is an ideas and policies space to bring together the best progressive thinking of our times - and to build the relationships that will make the next progressive...

Democracy for the many, not just the few

Monday 26 February 2018, 7 - 9.30pm
Richmond Unitarian Church, TW10 6TH

West London Compass and Make Votes Matter would like to bring together Labour Party members, supporters and others on the broad left across west and south west London to address electoral unfairness, and other topics in the debate around electoral change. Come to our meeting to hear speakers...

The Politics of Hope: from opposition parties to electoral success in West Cornwall

Thursday 22 February 2018, 7 - 9.30pm
St John's Hall, Penalverne Drive, Penzance

At the last election, the Tories took all the seats in Cornwall, despite some very close races. In West Cornwall, both the Lib Dems and Labour ran the Tories to the line; the Lib Dems lost out by some 200 votes. Cornwall and Britain need the politics of hope. Progressive Alliance for Cornwall...

Mothers for a Progressive Alliance Open Mic meeting

Saturday 20 January 2018, 11 - 1pm
Doreen Ramsay Court, 108 The Cut, London, SE1 8LN

Are you a mother with something to say about how austerity, NHS cuts, education cuts and anything else is affecting you? Come along to an open MIC session on Saturday 20 January 2018 from 11am to 1pm to share your views in an open and democratic space. 'Mothers for a Progressive Alliance'...

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...