September 3, 2021
From Socialist Appeal

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for this year’s Revolution Festival – a three-day festival of Marxist ideas, hosted by Socialist Appeal, taking place in London between 29-31 October. 

With a range of fascinating talks on pressing topics, and an incredible line-up of speakers, this year’s festival will be our biggest in-person event to date. Buy your ticket now!

The pandemic has sharpened the class struggle worldwide, with workers and youth beginning to move against the capitalist system – a system that is responsible for racism, state violence, oppression, imperialism, and the global climate catastrophe.

The rottenness of capitalism has been laid bare for all to see. Two years on since the outbreak of COVID-19, the ruling class is carrying out a fresh wave of austerity and attacks, looking to make workers, the youth, and the poor pay for the crisis.

And while billionaires like Jeff Bezos are shooting off into space, billions are struggling to make ends meet back down on Earth.

A growing number are pointing the finger directly at capitalism as the root of the problems facing society. That is why the theme of this year’s festival is Socialism In Our Time – a demand that resonates with the new generation, to whom the status quo offers no future.

Capitalism must be overthrown. But to do this, we need to get organised, and arm ourselves with the revolutionary ideas required to transform the world.

So buy your ticket now for this exciting and inspiring festival – and join the revolution!

Festival website

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Talks and speakers

Topics include:

The history of philosophy – book launch with Alan Woods

COP26: Can capitalism save the planet?

Culture wars and the fight against racism

Marxism vs libertarianism: The economic calculation problem

How to build a revolutionary party

The origins of class society

Capitalism vs science: Innovation, industry, and ignorance

Will there be a boom? – capitalism, crisis, and cycles

…And many more

Speakers include:

Alan Woods – author of Reason in Revolt

Rob Sewell – editor of Socialist Appeal

Fred Weston – editor of In Defence Of Marxism

Ben Gliniecki – national organiser for Socialist Appeal

Fiona Lali – national organiser of the Marxist Student Federation

Hamid Alizadeh – editor for

Natasha Sorrell – NEU activist

Adam Booth – author of Understanding Marx’s Capital

Daniel Morley – writer for

Logistics and locations

Revolution Festival 2021 will take place in London between 29-31 October, at Friends House, NW1 2BJ.

The festival will begin with a rally on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a series of parallel breakout talks. Saturday evening will end with a plenary session, launching Alan Woods’ new book on The History of Philosophy.

This will be followed by a social at The Knights Templar Wetherspoons, near Chancery Lane.

The festival will close on Sunday with a discussion on the need for revolution. After this closing session, there will be a special talk discussing how you can get involved with Socialist Appeal and join the fight for revolution.

A full timetable will be published nearer the time. And details of all the incredible talks and topics at this year’s festival will be provided in the weeks ahead. The relevant rooms will be signposted at the venue on the day.

Each session will begin with an introduction from the speaker, followed by a discussion from the floor. All ticket holders are welcome to join the discussion – don’t be afraid, there is no such thing as a stupid question!

Finally, please help spread the word throughout the weekend by using the hashtags #RevFest2021 #SocialismInOurTime and #Marxism on social media, along with a picture of yourself at the festival.

So don’t hesitate – buy your ticket today and join us for Revolution Festival 2021!