The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Rebuilding democracy

Sunday 5 November

Are human rights an aberration? A historical blip? Does the end of fossil fuels mean the return of slavery? How can we maintain equality of women and minorities if society returns to something nastier, shorter and more brutish?

This workshop will explore how to set up small-scale democracies. We’ll talk about where they’ve existed (from Occupy to the Paris Commune), practical tips for defending them, how to set them up, and where they normally fall down. We'll end with a bonfire, to celebrate the continued survival of British democracy, and burn some home-made guys.

Spoiler: we don’t know if this workshop will work.

DATE: Sunday 5th November 2017.
TIME: 11am - 6pm.
BRING: Stout footwear, some food to share.
TICKETS: Workshops cost £10 per adult and £5 per child. This includes admission to the grounds. To book a place, click here.
NOTE: Workshops are subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.