Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

On Liberty

with Ali Smith, Rachel Holmes, Bidisha, Jackie Kay, Alison MacLeod, Billy Bragg and Neil Bartlett
Hosted by Shami Chakrabarti

A Brighton Festival Exclusive

Liberty is the UK’s oldest human rights organisation. It is a cross-party, non-party campaign group at the heart of the movement for fundamental rights and freedoms in Britain.

Founded in 1934, Liberty celebrated its 80th birthday last year – eight decades of holding the powerful to account, protecting civil liberties and promoting human rights for all. It campaigns on a wide range of issues in the courts, Parliament and the wider community.

This evening is a celebration of that work and, in particular, the Human Rights Act. The Act means that we can defend our rights here in Britain, and that the State must treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect – the foundations of any democratic society.

We have brought together a collection of writers and performers to highlight the role our Human Rights Act plays in protecting us all – young and old, rich and poor, you and your neighbour. More names to be announced

Mon 4 May, 8pm

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 recorded delivery) apply