In conversation with Billy Bragg

In conversation with Billy Bragg

Starts: Fri 7th June 7:00PM
Ends: Fri 7th June 9:00PM
Venue: Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD
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Event organisation: Manchester Central Library
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Billy Bragg

Fri 7 June, 7pm (Doors & bar open from 6pm)

Pay what you can – £5, £10, £15

Booking recommended.

Manchester Histories are delighted to welcome Billy Bragg to open the commemorations of Peterloo 2019.

Join Songwriter, musician and activist Billy Bragg and writer and broadcaster Dave Haslam, with an introduction from Young Identity, Manchester’s young spoken word collective.

At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak. In this short and vital polemic, Billy Bragg argues that to protect ourselves from encroaching tyranny, we must look beyond this one dimensional notion of what it means to be free and, by reconnecting liberty to equality and accountability, restore the individual agency engendered by the three dimensions of freedom.

The event will be followed by an audience Q&A and Billy will be signing copies of his new book The Three Dimensions of Freedom. Copies of the book will also be available to purchase, with support from Blackwell’s University Bookshop. The bar will be open til 9pm.

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