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Parliament Week 2015 @ People’s History Museum

Parliament Week 2015 @ People’s History Museum

Change your future: Do Democracy

16 November 2015 — 22 November 2015

16-22 November 2015, Parliament Week @ People's History Museum

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Can’t wait until the general election 2020 to make your voice heard?  Want to change your future?  Get inspired by the radical heroes of the People’s History Museum who changed history.  Learn from groups and activists who are making their voices heard.  Get involved with parliament and speak up about the issues you care about.

Change your future: understand Parliament
Mon 16 November,  1.00pm – 4.00pm

The Political Studies Association invite you to join academics, politics undergraduate students and a well known keynote speaker to discuss what parliament does and how it could improve in the future.
Suitable for sixth form students.

Women in Democracy – Discover Parliament
Tues 17 November, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Black, Asian and other ethnic minority women are drastically under-represented in parliament.  Find out how you can get involved in changing your future and helping your community.   The Parliamentary Outreach service will lead an interactive workshop.  Includes a special Women in Democracy guided tour of PHM.
Suitable for adults and young people.  Please note that this event is aimed at women from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

The Power of Petitions
Wed 18 November,  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Follow the Chartists and suffragettes and write your own petition to make your voice heard!  This workshop will give a hands-on experience of the most popular way ordinary people made their voice heard before democracy.  If you’ve ever signed an e-petition, come and see how they used to do it!
Suitable for adults and young people

All in this together?
Thurs 19 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm

A series of talks, workshops and training bringing together local communities, activists and decision makers.  Using our Show Me the Money exhibition as a springboard, the programme will discuss the challenges of austerity and its impact on marginalised groups, especially refugees and people seeking asylum.
Suitable for adults and young people

Death or Liberty – film screening and panel discussion
Thurs 19 November, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

The UK premiere of an exciting new dramatised documentary about the rebels, radicals and reformers exiled as convicts to Australia.  Based on the book by Dr Tony Moore, Death or Liberty tells the story of political prisoners convicted in Ireland, England, Wales and Canada and transported to the fatal shore in chains.
Suitable for adults and children 10 years and over with parental guidance

All in this together? Question Time
Fri 20 November, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Have you been inspired by Parliament Week and want to make your voice heard?  We’ve invited local decision makers and politicians to come and discuss the challenges of austerity and its impact on marginalised groups, especially refugees and people seeking asylum.
Suitable for adults and young people

Parliament Week

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Love PHM?  Join the Radicals and support the museum

Booking Requirements: Please visit individual event pages for full booking details