Capitalism is in crisis. Society is rapidly polarising between Left and Right. Marxism Festival 2019 is the place to debate how we can beat back the rise of racism, fascism & the far right. But thousands of people from around the world will also be discussing the alternative to the system that means chaos.
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Where to find us
The venue for Marxism 2019 is the People's Palace at Queen Mary University, Mile End campus, E1 4NS. The nearest tube is Mile End on the Central Line.
Advance bookings finish at 5pm on Wednesday 3 July. If you have not booked an advance ticket you can buy one at the Box Office at the venue which will be open throughout the festival
We make every effort to ensure that Marxism is accessible for disabled people. Our venues are fully accessible.
We can generally arrange free accommodation in London during the event. This is usually "crash pad" type of accommodation on floors and in community centres.Read more
We provide a free crèche with a range of activities available for children of different ages up to 11 years. This must be booked by Monday 18 June.
Many campaigns and activist groups from around the country will be running stalls during the Marxism Festival. Check the website for updates
Bookmarks bookshop will be open every day during the Marxism Festival. They will have books by speakers at the event and books that complement meetings and courses.Read more
Marxism Festival is a four day political festival of socialist ideas hosted by the Socialist Workers Party.Read more
Mark Serwotka is General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS).
Marcia Rigg is the sister of Sean Rigg, who died in policy custody. She is a Black Lives Matter campaigner.
Ilan is the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter and the author of twenty books, the last one is The Biggest Prison on Earth: a History of the Israeli Occupation.
Costas Lapavitsas is an economist, former MP with Syriza and author of The Left case against the EU
Activists from the Extinction Rebellion campaign will be joining a panel on System Change not Climate Change
Kevin is joint General Secretary of the National Education Union and will be joining a special panel marking 40 years since the murder of Blair Peach: fighting fascism then and now.
Advance tickets are much cheaper than those bought on the door. The festival is a not-for-profit event and we keep ticket prices as low as possible. But we do have to charge for entry to cover the high costs of the venues, creche, staffing and accommodation.