Big Tent Ideas Festival: Regenerate

Up Next: 17th June 2023, 9:30am
Location: Dean's Park, York Minster, York

Join us on 17th June 2023 in the grounds of beautiful York Minister for a unique day of entertaining discussions and serious fun. Leading politicians, commentators, business leaders, academics – and most importantly the public coming together to debate the issues that really matter in a festival atmosphere.

Take part in discussions on physical and economic regeneration; civil society; sustainability; culture; public services; and how we can create a better place for individuals and communities.

There’s loads to get involved with – you can have your say in Speakers Corner. Watch local entrepreneurs pitch for funding and mentoring from our angel investors – and vote for your favourites. Enjoy food and drink from local providers in the festival atmosphere with our street entertainers. Express yourself on our Art Wall. Meet the authors at our book-shop. And check out the community fayre. Performances, interactive sessions and walking tours contribute to a vibrant, varied day.

Tickets are free but must be registered for.

Full details of the programme to be announced.

  • With
    • Prof Tim Bale Political Commentator & Author
    • Dr Hannah Barham-Brown Deputy Leader, Women's Equality Party
    • Melissa Benn Journalist & Campaigner
    • Simon Biltcliffe Leader, Yorkshire Party
    • Baroness Judith Blake Shadow Spokesperson for Housing & Communities, Labour
    • Sir Vince Cable Former Secretary of State, Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Liberal Democrat
    • Cllr Claire Douglas Leader, City of York Council
    • Greg Dyke Former Director-General, BBC
    • George Freeman MP Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, Conservative
    • Stephen Kinnock MP Shadow Minister for Immigration, Labour
    • Fiona Laird Director & Founder of National Youth Arts Trust
    • Lord Andrew Lansley Former Secretary of State for Health, Conservative
    • Rachael Maskell MP York Central, Labour
    • Sarah Owen MP Shadow Minister for Levelling Up, Labour
    • Prof Kate Pickett Author & Founder of The Equality Trust
    • Zack Polanski Deputy Leader, Green
    • Sir Tim Smit Founder, Eden Project
    • Julian Sturdy MP York Outer, Conservative
    • Rachel Sylvester The Times Health Commission
    • Matthew Taylor CEO NHS Confederation

and many, many more

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