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2019: Review of the Year

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Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

  • Arts and society

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Who are we as a nation as the year comes to an end?

It’s been another year of turbulent news, divisive debate, and chaotic politics. Our headlines have been consumed by the goings-on inside Parliament, and election day is fast approaching. What have we missed in amongst all the Westminster turmoil? From climate strikes to the Women’s World Cup to the inception of the Greggs vegan sausage roll, there’s a lot else to talk about. What are the social and cultural moments that have defined who we are as a nation, and what has changed over the course of the year?

As 2019 draws to a close and election day arrives, we gather a panel of commentators to reflect on what’s been squeezed out of our frenetic news cycle, the moments that have given them hope, and where they see things going as we look ahead to a new year. 

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