14 - 20 November 2014


Wherever you live, you can get involved in Parliament Week by taking part in historical walks, art exhibitions, online debates, panel discussions and more – there’s something for everyone. This programme will be continually updated throughout the autumn, right up until Parliament Week, so keep checking back for new events and activities.


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Forthcoming events

13 November

Brushstrokes Election

Location: Smethwick

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) students at Brushstrokes will have spent the run up to Parliament Week learning about what Parliament does and about how they can get involved through voting. This will culminate in the Brushstrokes Election. Students will choose three places they would like to visit.… Read more »

13 November

Plug Into Politics

Partner: UK Parliament
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

In your 20s and 30s and disconnected from politics but want to know more? Come and hear from some North East experts in a jargon free zone! Read more »

14 November

Acoustic Architecture #DoDemocracy

Partner: Soundcastle
Location: London

Protest. Suffrage. Slavery. Change. Celebration. Democracy. St George's, Bloomsbury. 15 young people. Soundcastle. 3 days. What might happen? Let's raise our voices and share our stories through music! #DoDemocracy! Read more »

14 November

Talking Mental Health with an MP

Location: London

As part of Parliament Week, the Centre for Mental Health has set up a project which centres around the exciting opportunity for young people to discuss mental health with an MP. The young people and the MP will then reflect on this experience in a blog to be released during… Read more »

14 November

Chartism in Newport exhibition

Location: Newport

This November marks the 175th anniversary of the Newport Rising when 5000 Chartists marched on the Westgate Hotel and clashed with troops. Over twenty were left dead in this struggle for democracy and our permanent exhibition tells the story of those who took part and the consequences of the event… Read more »

14 November

Democracy Today!

Location: Newport

“Democracy Today!” is a chance to rethink the six points of the People’s Charter of 1838. Come and write down your thoughts on what a People’s Charter should include in 2014. “Democracy Today!” is on our Community Wall and will show images of Chartist leaflets and broadsheets surrounding the space… Read more »

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Ongoing events today

From 3 November to 31 July

Women, Football and Society Workshop

Location: Manchester

Schools can book our new session, 'Women, Football and Society' which explores the history of women's football from 1890s to the present day. Pupils will use a variety of historical sources and simple dramatic techniques to explore ideas ar Read more »