Paint Your Town Red - Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones in conversation with Grace Blakeley

Thursday, 27 May

Paint Your Town Red - Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones in conversation with Grace Blakeley

Short url: 

https://squ.at/r/89bo

Housmans is pleased to welcome Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones to discuss Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too, the story of how one city in the north of England decided to level up without waiting for Whitehall. 

Across the world, there is a growing recognition that a new kind of economy is needed: more democratic, less exploitative, less destructive of society and the planet. Paint Your Town Red looks at how wealth can be generated and shared at a local level through the experience of Matthew Brown, the driving-force behind the Preston Model. Exploring how different communities around the world are applying similar principles to take back control, Paint Your Town Red gives us a real blueprint for the wholesale transformation of society. 

“Paint Your Town Red is a timely reminder that despite years of austerity and neoliberalism there are now genuine economic alternatives emerging in many towns, cities and regions across the UK.” — John McDonnell, former Shadow Chancellor

Speakers

Matthew Brown is Labour’s leader of Preston City Council and a Senior Fellow for the Democracy Collaborative, tasked also with promoting Community Wealth Building across the UK and abroad.Rhian E. Jones is a writer, historian and author of four books on politics and popular culture. She is an editor at Red Pepper.

Grace Blakeley is staff writer at Tribune magazine and the author of Stolen and The Corona Crash.

HOW TO ACCESS THIS ONLINE EVENT

An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you on the day of the event. We will use the email address used to register for this event. Confirmation emails and invitation links sometimes end up in spam folders, so please check there before emailing the shop. Thank you.

TICKET INFORMATION

There are three available tickets for this event: if you’d like a copy of the book then choose the book plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please consider buying a solidarity ticket at £3. There’s also a free access ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

Book plus event entry £10.99

Date & Time: 

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Housmans
5 Caledonian Road King's Cross
N1 9DX
United Kingdom

Directions: 

Two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals

We are a not-for-profit bookshop, specialising in books, zines, and periodicals of radical interest and progressive politics. We stock the largest range of radical newsletters, newspapers and magazines of any shop in Britain.

categories: 

  • book shop/info shop/library / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film

opening times: 

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6.30pm
Sunday 12 noon to 6pm