The People's Powerhouse Listening Event - RSA

People's Powerhouse listening event: future of the north

Fellowship news

  • Institutional reform
  • Public services

RSA Fellows are invited to a free online listening event with the People’s Powerhouse, Sarah Longlands (CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)) and three northern mayors, taking place on Monday 22 March at 10am – 12.30pm.

Inequality. Racial injustice. Poverty wages and underfunded public services.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

People’s Powerhouse invite you to share your views about what should change after Covid-19 at this free online listening event with people from across the north and three northern metro mayors: Andy Burnham, Steve Rotherham and Jamie Driscoll.

The People’s Powerhouse brings northerners together so they can decide what the future of the north should look like.

The People’s Powerhouse listening events give people an opportunity to share their thoughts to ensure those with influence hear about the issues that matter to people. They bring diverse voices together, to share the issues that affect northerners so better choices are made.


  • People-led Recovery (10am – 11am)

Join the conversation with Sarah Longlands, CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, about what a people-led recovery should look like.

  • Leading Recovery (11am – 12 pm)

People’s Powerhouse Chair Edna Robinson, Big Life Group, Trafford Housing Trust, will be joined by Northern mayors: Andy Burnham, Steve Rotheram and Jamie Driscoll.

  • Build Back Better. Recovery. Total Re-set? What’s next? (12.00-12.30pm)

Join Tracy Fishwick, People’s Powerhouse, to talk about what comes next. How can we build a people-powered movement for change? And how can we help leaders hear the voice of northern people in more direct and meaningful ways?

The event is open to all and free to attend. Register for your place.