1000 Trades Presents Political Therapy: An Evening with Polly Toynbee

Wednesday 22nd May

8:00 PM

14

Event starts in41d 2h 50m

Book Tickets

Join us for for what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking with longstanding Guardian commentator Polly Toynbee.

Date & Time

Wednesday 22nd May

8:00 PM

Price

14

Event starts in41d 2h 50m

Book Tickets

About Event

Join us for for what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking with longstanding Guardian commentator Polly Toynbee.

While for generations her ancestors have been committed left-wing rabble-rousers railing against injustice, they could never claim to be working class, settling instead for the prosperous life of academia or journalism enjoyed by their own forebears. So where does that leave their ideals of class equality?

Through a colourful, entertaining examination of her own family – which in addition to her writer father Philip and her historian grandfather Arnold contains everyone from the Glenconners to Jessica Mitford to Bertrand Russell and features ancestral home Castle Howard as a backdrop – Toynbee explores the myth of mobility, the guilt of privilege, and asks for a truly honest conversation about class in Britain.

Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author, and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC’s social affairs editor. She has written for the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times and been an editor at the Washington Monthly. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.

Enjoy a meal downstairs beforehand – book via 1000trades.org.uk

We regret that the venue is not wheelchair accessible

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