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What’s next for Notwestminster?

Like many people and organisations, we’re going through some changes, but we are still here for each other. We hope to resume our Notwestminster main event in Huddersfield next February, and we’re currently looking for a new venue to partner with us. We’re also considering suggestions from our network for more online events. We hope to start welcoming participants, workshop pitches and sponsors soon.

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Notwestminster 2020

Do you want to be part of a kinder, more constructive and more open local democracy? If we want a more compassionate kind of democracy that matters for our everyday lives (and in which our everyday lives matter) then we can each be part of making that happen. Our sixth annual Notwestminster event was on 14th and 15th February 2020 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield. Archive links:

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Notwestminster 2020

Notwestminster 2020 | Democracy Solutions Day | PechaKucha Night



Notwestminster 2019

If we want to assemble a stronger local democracy, we all need to work together as citizens to help create it. Our fifth annual Notwestminster event was on 15th and 16th February 2019 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield.

Participants | Lightning talksWorkshops | Pledges

Notwestminster 2019

The best of Notwestminster 2019 – a compilation of our Pledges, Tweets, Pics, Videos, Words & Sounds

Notwestminster 2019 included workshops, Lightning talks, a Democracy Maker Day about deliberative democracy (hosted by Involve), a PechaKucha Night, curry, drinks and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy.



Notwestminster 2018

If we want a stronger local democracy, we all need to be part of the generation that makes it happen. Our fourth annual Notwestminster event was on 16th and 17th February 2018 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield. 

Ideas Bazaar Participants Lightning talksWorkshops | Pledges

Best of Notwestminster 2018

The best of Notwestminster 2018 – a compilation of our Pledges, Tweets, Pics, Videos, Words & Sounds

Notwestminster 2018 included a Democracy Maker Day, workshops, Lightning talks, a PechaKucha Night, creative activities to celebrate #Vote100, curry, drinks and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy.



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