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Festival of Debate

Festival of Debate aims to kindle conversations that might help to shift some clouds from around big issues, and clear paths towards answers to questions that can sometimes seem too big to ask.

Now in its fifth year, the Festival of Debate 2020 festival was cancelled in late March due to the Covid-19 crisis but they’ve launched the brand new Festival of Debate Online.

See the Festival of Debate Online series of live streams and talks below, opening up discussion and debate of the key social, political, environmental and economic issues of the day. Come back for more soon!

All Festival of Debate Online events are free to access but if you would like to donate to support the festival, click here.

In Conversation with George Monbiot

Writer and environmentalist George Monbiot discusses the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on our society and the systemic change we need to be able to respond to it. Watch the recording from the live-streamed event.

Arts and Culture During Covid-19

How can the arts and culture sector weather this crisis and how can it respond? Sara Hill from Theatre Deli hosts a discussion via Facebook Live and YouTube with representatives from Sheffield’s arts and culture organisations to discuss these issues.