Get Involved In Parliament Week

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 62 months ago
Get Involved In Parliament Week


Get connected to Parliamentary democracy for a week, and decide for yourself if Russell Brand's right to say nobody should bother voting. Parliament Week runs 15-21 November; many of its events are aimed at under 25s and this year there's a focus on women in democracy. Most events are free, though you'll probably need to book in advance. We've picked out a selection but you can browse everything that's happening in London on the website.

Stop and Search Film

A short film about the issues surrounding young people and stop and search will be online all week, made by youth media enterprise Exposure, followed by a screening in South Tottenham on 21 November. Free, 1.15pm

Parliament Hack

No, not in the GCHQ sense. Take your coding skills to New Zealand House on Haymarket to develop apps using Parliament's data sets. 16-17 November, free, from 9am

Thinkers Brunch

'Mazí Mas' means 'with us' in Greek - join Grub Club for a Sunday brunch on 17 November with food from London's migrant populations. £8.80, 11am and 1pm

Young People's Question Time

Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy chairs a panel of politicians, including Nadhim Zahawi, Natascha Engel, Julian Huppert and Baroness Young, who'll take your questions. 18 November, free, 6.30pm

The Pendulum of Power

MPs Andrew Lansley and Angela Eagle take part in a panel discussion about the relationship between Government and Parliament, held at the Cabinet Office. 20 November, free, 2pm

Women in Leadership: Inspiring Potential

This panel debate focuses on ways women are contributing to UK public life, particularly in media, arts, science and politics, and the obstacles that discourage them. Mariella Frostrup, Ronke Phillips, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Uta Frith and Jude Kelly are all on hand. 20 November, free, 7.30pm

Should We Jail Only the Most Dangerous?

A discussion with Carlene Firmin, Prof Elaine Player and Rob Allen on prisons, politics and reform, at King's College. 21 November, free, 6.30pm

There are some other, less obviously Parliament-y events like the Travelling Museum of British Invention and a guided walk Tracing Trade through the City by the Museum of London, so do have a poke around at everything that's happening.

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Last Updated 11 November 2013