New Big Names Announced for Big Tent Summit & Festival, Bristol, June

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A host of new names including shadow Cabinet members, leading Ministers and Peers will be joining Radix Big Tent on the 10th and 11th June in Queen’s Square, Bristol for the Big Tent Leaders Summit and Festival. As well as politicians, newly confirmed star speakers come from the fields of journalism, non-profit and business, bringing a breadth and depth of experience and passion to the discussions.

Neil O’Brien MP,  Minister for Levelling-Up and Lisa Nandy MP Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will be delivering the key-note speeches at the Summit on Friday 10th June. Round-table discussions will include national and international perspectives on regeneration from English mayors and city leaders and from Councillor Asier Abaunza, who is responsible for the regeneration of the city of Bilbao, Spain.

Other sessions will be led the Bristol Housing Festival, the University of Bristol and the LSE amongst others.

Anneliese Dodds MP, Chair of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, Sir Vince Cable and Lord Andrew Lansley are amongst the politicians newly confirmed for the Festival, entitled Transitions, on 11th June. David Goodhart, founder of Prospect Magazine, Tom Brake, CEO of Unlock Democracy and Miriam Levin, Director at Engage Britain are some of the other new speakers who will be sharing their expertise across the four streams of the Festival: the drive to net zero; to a more equitable society; better public services; how new media leads to new conversations.

With all panel discussions offering the opportunity for the audience to put their points and comments, an Art Wall, a Speakers’ Corner and a Dragon’s Den-style event Pitch Pit, the festival-goers will have many chances to have their own say and shape the debate.

Ben Rich, CEO of Radix Big Tent, said, “We are getting very excited indeed now about the Summit and Festival. This really is an unmissable event for anyone in Bristol interested in business, politics or how to achieve a better society.”

Tickets are available here

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