What’s on at Notwestminster 2018

Notwestminster is a series of free events for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and anyone who is up for the challenge of making it better.

Main eventNotwestminster 2018Notwestminster – Saturday 17th February 2018

Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Main event tickets Participants | Workshops | Sponsorship


These lively discussion sessions are at the heart of Notwestminster. Our workshops are all designed by participants. They are a great opportunity to share ideas and learning about how we can work together to make our local democracy better for everyone.

Lightning talks

We’ve asked some of our participants to give a very short Lightning talk on the day. These quick-fire talks are aimed at getting us all thinking about the context for our work together. There’s a live webcast if you can’t be here on the day.

Ideas Bazaar

Our main event finishes with an Ideas Bazaar where you’ll hear ideas created on the day and be able to sign up to work together to try things out. This is a really important part of the day, because Notwestminster is about turning our local democracy discussions into action. 


The conversation will continue with our after-show drinks.

Fringe events

suffragette rosetteDemocracy in the Making: Vote 100

Thursday 15th February, 10am to 3pm (Drop-in event)
Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RY

Celebrate 100 years since women first got the vote with free creative activities for all!

Make suffragette rosettes to take away and add to a collaborative banner.

Join artist Amy Hirst as we mark an important moment in our shared history and explore the contribution we can all make to our democracy today.

You can also pick up information about Vote 100 in Kirklees, find out about voting and elections, and learn how our local democracy is changing in Kirklees.


Democracy Maker Day 2018Democracy Maker Day – Friday 16th February 2018

Democracy ClubWe’re holding a Democracy Maker Day where anyone who is already doing (or who wants to do) something practical to improve our local democracy can work together with others in our network.

The Maker Day is jointly hosted by Democracy Club and the Notwestminster network. All welcome.

Maker Day tickets

PechaKucha NightPechaKucha Night – Friday 16th February 2018

On the Friday evening at Notwestminster, you can take part in our special PechaKucha Night. This is an evening of rapid, thought-provoking talks about local democracy and other stuff that interests our participants. Think of it as our hustings and come along to learn something new and be entertained. It’s a fun way to find out what inspires some of our local democracy advocates and to hear about people’s passions and interests.

PechaKucha Night tickets

Friday night Curry

You’re also welcome to join us for beers and curry on Friday night. This is always a great way to meet everyone and we encourage you arrive on the Friday if you can. Anyone who registers for Notwestminster 2018 or our Maker Day will receive an invite to the Friday night curry.

Notwestminster 2018