Weekend tickets sold out within minutes, but the whole programme will be live online soon. We’re thrilled that such a fantastic line-up of authors will be joining us to celebrate the Alternative Jubilee.
We’re ringing the changes by centring the festival around Newington Green this year. Home of London’s original dissenters and rabble-rousers, it feels a fitting place to celebrate our return after 3 years.
Our main venue is the utterly fabulous Mildmay Club, the only surviving radical club in London and still a working men (and women)’s club. It’s usually members-only but we’ll be flinging open the doors and letting everyone enjoy the unique building and its retro vibe. We’re following in the footsteps of Killing Eve, Renee Zellweger, Stewart Lee and Michael Kiwanuka to name just a few of its ‘turns’. Both the main hall and upstairs venues have a bar attached, and the members’ bar downstairs is a perfect place to take refreshment between events. We’ve got DJs playing sets into the small hours on Friday and Saturday so WhatsApp your fun mates and plan the best bank holiday you’ll have had in a long time.
Our other venue, the Unitarian Chapel (now the Newington Green Meeting House) also has a long and illustrious history – Mary Wollstonecraft was a regular attender and there’s a plaque on ‘her’ pew) and we’ll be running a bar there too. It’s worth reminding yourself that each drink you imbibe in festival bars directly supports the festival.
Both venues are fully accessible and we’ll be streaming some events for those who can’t attend in person.
More news soon! We give sneak previews of the programme and other offers to our Priority Mailing list members so do join up (link on home page) – we won’t bombard you!
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