Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Of Our Time

Polly Toynbee

The Lost Decade

After a decade dominated by inward-looking rhetoric and panic-led austerity, the UK ended the decade on the path to an unclear Brexit, with thousands reliant on food banks for everyday sustenance. 

In conversation with long-time collaborator David Walker, The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee dissects the dark decade that was. From Grenfell through the property crisis to the Windrush scandal, this has been one of the most tumultuous of periods in British history. Is there hope on the horizon?

Of Our Times is a strand exploring how key issues of today and the future hinge around inequality. Come and join the conversation.

Books & Debate
Thu 14 May, 7.30pm